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Top 5 Overlooked Volunteer Opportunities

Life Experience

While it may seem difficult to find experience in your field of study, there are a large portion of volunteer opportunities that are often over looked. Read on to find out what they are!

 

By: Nicole Strutt 3436 reads | 0 comments
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At The Bottom End: On Sucking At Your Job

Dave's Diary

Sticking with something to the point where you develop enough skill to love it isn't easy, especially when considering career choices. So, if you don't feel 100% impassioned by your work right away, that's okay! Here's why.

By: David Lindskoog 4151 reads | 0 comments
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Accelerating Your Career Through Community Involvement

Personal Development

It may only be the start of the semester, but you’re probably already piled with work. However, there’s no better time to get involved within your community than now, especially with so many volunteer opportunities around with the new year. Find out how being involved can jumpstart your career.

By: Abbas Virji 2419 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Join a Student Club or Organization

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Want to be closer to your university? Looking to gain valuable experience in your field of study? Want to have valuable connections that will last you a lifetime? Joining a student club or association just could give you the solution you need!

By: Nicole Strutt 6094 reads | 0 comments
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(Stop) Talkin 'Bout My Generation

Generation Y

Confession time: I think it would be really great if everyone decided that it was past due time to stop writing about millenials. You've worn me down, and I've had enough. Here's why.

By: David Lindskoog 3352 reads | 0 comments
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Why Does Rejection Hurt So Much?

HOPE

No matter how well you've prepared for it, rejection hurts on a gut-wrenching , tear-jerking scale. Why does it hurt so much? Perhaps more importantly, how can we deal with it? Dave proposes two conceptualizations of rejection, and some tips for dealing with it to go with each.

By: David Lindskoog 4954 reads | 0 comments
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You Can Only Plan So Much

CSI Blog

What are your plans for the future? Does this question make you cringe? Don't worry: you're not alone. The pressure to have our future plans all figured out can be overwhelming. But the truth is, we don't need to have it all figured out. How can we predict the future when it's always changing?

By: Lindsey Verbeek 2923 reads | 0 comments
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Exams: How to Handle The "Threat of Academia"

Life Experience

Exams are often seen as "the great threat" in academia. This article explores why we often get anxious about exams, and offers both practical and personal tips to reduce the threat they pose!

By: David DiTomaso 2500 reads | 0 comments
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Loving Your Job vs. Loving Youself

Career Exploration

Should our most important values be fulfilled by the job we do? Anything less tends to be viewed as "just a job." The result is predictable: a bunch of unsatisfied people who think they should be in more fulfilling jobs. Dave argues it's better to love yourself than your job.

By: David Lindskoog 3084 reads | 0 comments
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Rekindling The Fire: Murderball, Motivation, & Acceptance

Acceptance

Movies can be a powerful way to help us change our perspectives, and even motivate us towards our career goals. This article takes a look at how the film "Murderball" can help you change your view on what you don't have, and appreciate what you do.

By: Samantha Sito 2715 reads | 0 comments
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Future Careers

the future of careers

While current career options at present may not always look great, there’s a lot to look forward to in the future. New fields are being developed almost every month, and new opportunities in a range of disciplines seem to be popping up fairly frequently – so what does the future hold?

By: Abbas Virji 2318 reads | 0 comments
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An Education

Indigenous

I have discovered that learning from others, is the greatest way to avoid making mistakes; and listening to others with the intention to truly understand, is the greatest way to gain a real education; after all… “An education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he/she learned in school” (Albert Einstein).

By: Christina Coolidge 3202 reads | 0 comments
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Taking Risks

Stephanie Munez

Ever wanted to take a risk, but didn’t know where to start or what kind of risks to take? Read this article for five tips on taking professional risks from Cosmo editor, Kate White.

By: Stephanie Munez 3144 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your BA Is Worth More Than You Think

transferrable skills

A common misconception - especially in the student world – is that a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree does not hold much value compared to specialized degrees such as a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), or a Bachelor of Science (BSc). This is far from true.

By: Abbas Virji 3423 reads | 0 comments
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Three Things You Didn't Know About Grad School

Grad School

Thinking of applying to grad school? Wondering what it's really all about? Dave shares the three biggest lessons he learned during his own graduate school experience.

By: David Lindskoog 2964 reads | 0 comments
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Inspiring Commencement Speeches for Your Future

Career Services

Graduation is an important milestone in your life, and it highlights when you’re going to be stepping into the ‘real-world.’ But what can help you stand out from the already-crowded job market? Some remarkable entrepreneurs have a bit of advice for you. Read on to find out more…

By: Abbas Virji 4139 reads | 0 comments
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What Can You Do Every Year?

endless possibilities

With Convocation happening this week, it gets us all to think about the time it will be our turn to walk across the stage and get our parchment. What do you plan on doing once you graduate? This article will be sharing tips on what you can to do for your career every year.

By: Stephanie Munez 2186 reads | 0 comments
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Mental Health and Wellness

Health

As humans, we will all have times in our life when our mental health is not at its best. Our health can be affected by a life event or brain chemistry that causes our brain to be strained and suffer from mental illness. This blog post intends to provide you with a few tips on how to manage mental illnesses common amongst university students, like stress, anxiety, and depression.

By: Stephanie Munez 4698 reads | 0 comments
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Happenstance: Exploring your career options

CSI Blog

Are you worried about your career path or worried that it is not following your big plan? Plans are not set in stone and can always change course. Read about happenstance and explore your vast career options!     

By: Stephanie Munez 3444 reads | 0 comments
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Does "Not In Demand" = Immoral?

Dave's Diary

I recently came across an interesting argument. It went something like this: It's immoral to study something that is not in demand according to labour market needs and projections. Here's why I don't think that's true.

By: David Lindskoog 2232 reads | 0 comments