Life Experience


What Can You Do Every Year?


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 1695 reads | 0 comments

Mental Health and Wellness


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 3630 reads | 0 comments

Happenstance: Exploring your career options

Personal Development

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 2369 reads | 0 comments

Does "Not In Demand" = Immoral?


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 1754 reads | 0 comments

Reflections on September

Life Experience

My schedule over the next two weeks is full. I've given up on the blissful pleasure of having zero emails in my inbox. My throat feels especially raw, and my voice has that soft sort of gratey-ness that only comes from talking too loud and too often. By the end of my work day, I will have consumed at least four cups of coffee. This can only mean one thing: it's September.

By: David Lindskoog 1876 reads | 0 comments

Intentionality: It's Not A Secret

Career Exploration

What do we mean by the word "intentionality"? David examines some helpful - and unhelpful - ways the word has become popular, and how the right intentions can be useful in your career and life.

By: David Lindskoog 1772 reads | 0 comments

Strike a Balance

Life Experience

If you are the beginner of yoga, you may find some balancing postures really challenging, such as the tree pose. As for throwing pottery, if your clay is not centered on the wheel when you begin to pull up the piece, it will be off balance.  

By: Jeannie Chong 1813 reads | 0 comments

Unpaid Internships: Drawing A Moral Line

Dave's Diary

David follows up on his earlier post on unpaid internships, and asks: How do we determine whether an unpaid internship is moral?

By: David Lindskoog 3170 reads | 0 comments

From Plan To Planning: My Career Shift


My plan was all set, my classes were all chosen and off I went to continue with my education. I didn't talk to anyone working in the field and I didn't know what I might be in for. Big mistake.

By: Maryland Quijada 2190 reads | 0 comments

Hot Digital Media Jobs

Career Exploration

Are you interested in Digital Media? If yes, why not turn your interest into a career? There are many Digital Media career options available nowadays. You may be surprised at the careers that match your interests and relate to many of the things you want to do!

By: Jeannie Chong 1478 reads | 0 comments

7 Tips to Succeed at Your Summer Internship

CSI Blog

Summer is just right on the horizon. Instead of going to school or the beach, many students choose to do an internship during summer in order to gain work experience and learn new skills. So, how can you make the most out of your summer internship?

By: Jeannie Chong 2112 reads | 0 comments

Is Volunteering on Campus a part of Campus Life?


Find out how volunteering can help you become more engaged with your University! Rebekah shares her personal experience and why you should get involved too.

By: Rebekah Abebe 1497 reads | 0 comments

9 Keys to Success After Graduation

CSI Blog

With all the hard work and perseverance over four years (or more), graduation is a joyful and special time full of recognitions and anticipations. In other words, you have to get ready to the competitive world and say goodbye to your comfort zone. 

By: Jeannie Chong 2323 reads | 2 comments

Go Ahead, Contradict Yourself

Dave's Diary

Life is full of contradictions, especially when emotions are taken into account - and careers for that matter. This isn't always easy to acknowledge, and it can be incredibly difficult to act on, but it's also an inescapable fact of life, and as such, of career development. So go ahead, contradict yourself.

By: David Lindskoog 1997 reads | 0 comments

Does Humour Work At Work?

Workplace Success

Do you have a sense of humour? Do you believe that humour at work helps you improve productivity, boost morale or even breed creativity?

By: Jeannie Chong 1703 reads | 0 comments

Mentor Your Way

CSI Blog

Do you know what Bill Gates, Yves Saint Laurent, and Plato have in common? They all had incredible mentors. Whether you’re beginning your career journey or you are well on your way, it is always nice to have someone along for the ride who can provide you guidance, support, and wisdom.

By: Jeannie Chong 1917 reads | 0 comments

Work Towards Your Career, Not an Hourly Wage

Life Experience

Taking summer courses or working for the summer? Thinking about what to do during summer? Why not spend some time volunteering? You’ll be surprised about how much you can gain from a valuable volunteer experience.

By: Jeannie Chong 1207 reads | 0 comments

Building Your Wings: Jeannette's Unforgettable Bolivian Experience


Jeannette Friesen went to Bolvia with the Students for Development program, where she worked with the Solidarity and Free Trade Movement. While there she learned about the importance of culture and came home more motivated then ever to pursue her goals in international relations.

By: Kiran Dhanoa 2751 reads | 0 comments

Kevin's Calgary Adventure: A Successful Co-op Story


Wondering what you can do with your degree and career? Read on to find out how Engineering Science student Kevin McNiece's co-op placement with SNC-Lavalin has helped him find his career passions while gaining the skills required to secure his dream job in today's competitive job market.

By: Kevin McNiece 3179 reads | 0 comments

Brave-Up on the OLC: 15 Things You Should Keep Doing No Matter What [Part 1]

Jason's Blog

As we continue our journey through life, we experience a myriad of events, emotions, and people. Some of these we bump into regularly because of their worth. Here are 15 things you should keep doing no matter what.

By: jhyeh 1136 reads | 0 comments