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(Stop) Talkin 'Bout My Generation

Diversity & Inclusion

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 7028 reads | 0 comments
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Why Does Rejection Hurt So Much?

Work Search

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 8553 reads | 0 comments
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You Can Only Plan So Much

Career Peers

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 5441 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 5519 reads | 0 comments
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Loving Your Job vs. Loving Youself

Career Services

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 6461 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 5419 reads | 0 comments
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Future Careers

urban shepherd

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 6439 reads | 0 comments
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An Education

Life Experience

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 10244 reads | 0 comments
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Taking Risks

persistent

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 13285 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your BA Is Worth More Than You Think

Career Services

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 6478 reads | 0 comments
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Three Things You Didn't Know About Grad School

Professional Development

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 6273 reads | 0 comments
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Inspiring Commencement Speeches for Your Future

sheryl sandberg

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 12287 reads | 0 comments
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What Can You Do Every Year?

career exploration

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 5073 reads | 0 comments
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Mental Health and Wellness

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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 9204 reads | 0 comments
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Happenstance: Exploring your career options

Career Exploration

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 8726 reads | 0 comments
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Does "Not In Demand" = Immoral?

Life Experience

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 4733 reads | 0 comments
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Reflections on September

CSI Blog

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 4844 reads | 0 comments
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Intentionality: It's Not A Secret

Work Search

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 5528 reads | 0 comments
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Strike a Balance

Career Exploration

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 5300 reads | 0 comments
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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 9378 reads | 0 comments