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Career Change: Try Something New!

CSI Blog

How can you get into a different industry than what you studied? Emy Sun studied electronics and later got a job at Microsoft as a software engineer. Find how how she made the transition and what it took to make it happen.

By: Jingya Wang 2803 reads | 0 comments
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Top Government Summer Jobs for Students

Canada Summer Jobs Program

Whether you are a political science major or just interested in politics or working for the government, there are a variety of summer job opportunities available for students. Read on to discover what job opportunities are available for you for Summer 2014!

By: Nicole Strutt 6563 reads | 0 comments
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Five Key Advantages of Working in the Non-Profit Sector

non-profit sector

Working in the non-profit sector may be associated with myths such as there's no room for upward movement, limited responsibilities, and that there are not many opportunities available. However, there are a significant number of advantages related to working in non-profit organizations.

By: Abbas Virji 3577 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Overlooked Volunteer Opportunities

Sustainability Peer Educators

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 3508 reads | 0 comments
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At The Bottom End: On Sucking At Your Job

Career Choice

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 4247 reads | 0 comments
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Accelerating Your Career Through Community Involvement

Volunteering

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 2449 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Join a Student Club or Organization

Professional Associations and Clubs

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 6388 reads | 0 comments
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(Stop) Talkin 'Bout My Generation

CSI Blog

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 3426 reads | 0 comments
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Why Does Rejection Hurt So Much?

Personal Development

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 5061 reads | 0 comments
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You Can Only Plan So Much

Career Exploration

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 2997 reads | 0 comments
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Exams: How to Handle The "Threat of Academia"

Personal Development

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 2548 reads | 0 comments
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Loving Your Job vs. Loving Youself

Career Stories

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 3134 reads | 0 comments
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Rekindling The Fire: Murderball, Motivation, & Acceptance

Personal Development

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 2755 reads | 0 comments
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Future Careers

3d printers

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 2360 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 3275 reads | 0 comments
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Taking Risks

Kate White

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 3295 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your BA Is Worth More Than You Think

Professional Development

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 3462 reads | 0 comments
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Three Things You Didn't Know About Grad School

Dave's Diary

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 3033 reads | 0 comments
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Inspiring Commencement Speeches for Your Future

jerry zucker

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 4481 reads | 0 comments
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What Can You Do Every Year?

Co-op

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 2240 reads | 0 comments