Dave’s Diary: 3 Tips For Your Blog


As this blog’s editor, one of the many joys I get to experience is the annual inundation training of those of our wonderful volunteers who aspire to contribute to the blog. I get to discuss things like “what makes a good blog article” and a few of the basics of good, simple online writing.

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Dave’s Diary: Getting A Handle On Conflict

Life Balance

There’s no denying it – people see and understand the world differently, and it’s only a matter of time before perspectives clash, right and wrong get mixed up, and feelings get hurt. But it’s pretty clear that different people handle conflict uniquely.

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Dave’s Diary: Conflict – The Nature of The Beast

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Conflict. Why oh why do you plague us so? You are an inevitability – it’s just a matter of time before someone or something disagrees with someone else, and they’re suddenly in a position of deciding between actions towards resolution, mediation, antagonization, or blissful ignorance.

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Dave’s Diary: Building Awareness of Self-Awareness


It was a pretty straightforward account of how knowing what are strengths are can help us to build on and expand those strengths into new areas.  The problem, of course, is that this viewpoint presupposes that you actually do know what your strengths are.

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Dave’s Diary: Stay In Your Comfort Zone!

Life Balance

We’ve all heard the phrase “comfort zone.”  We’ve probably all been told at one point or another to get outside of it, too. But what exactly does that mean?  We can make all sorts of fancy diagrams and models to illustrate the concept, but does that really do justice to lived experience?

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We Are All Canucks: Scoring the Job

We Are All Canucks

If you have a passion for hockey and can afford to work without a weekly pay cheque (a $1000 honorarium is provided at the end of the term), then applying for a Co-op job with the Vancouver Canucks could prove to be an unforgettable experience. Landing a coveted internship isn't easy, but if you're up for the challenge, read on and you could soon be calling yourself a Canuck.

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Just Like Bunko: Make Excellent Mistakes

Just Like Bunko

What is your fear? Is it fear of… Heights? Taking risks? Making mistakes? Something else? Answers will vary but one of my biggest fears is making mistakes. However, despite this fear of mistakes, throughout several Co-op work terms over the last couple of years, I have had my share of experience making them.

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Dave’s Diary: Sigmund Freud’s Resume Advice

Dave's Diary

There was a time when going for help or advice regarding your career path looked quite a bit different than it does today.  In recognition of the many strides we’ve taken in the field of career development and career counselling, I decided to call on an old friend for some resume advice the way that he would have given it back in his day.

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Just Like Bunko: Persistence Trumps Talent

Life Experience

Have you met people in your life that have ample talent but struggle with motivation? Back in middle school, I was never a bright student. Like Bunko, I put too much emphasis on thinking inwards and constantly exerting energy towards tasks that were not producing positive results.

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Just Like Bunko: It's Not About You


In the summer of 2008, I worked 40 hours a week while going to school with a full course load. Managing time was essential to getting things done.


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