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Don't Attend Office Hours? Here's Why You Should...

Office Hours

Attending office hours makes for a more engaged student. As a final year undergraduate student, Kenny shares why you should attend more of your professors' office hours!

By: Kenny Yang 7120 reads | 0 comments
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Great Resources for Your Summer Job Search in Government

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Thinking of applying for a summer job in government? Take a look at some valuable online resources for the municipal, provincial and federal levels of government listed in this week’s CSI blog post! Read on to find out more.

By: Abbas Virji 7449 reads | 0 comments
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Five Key Advantages of Working in the Non-Profit Sector

Professional Development

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 8494 reads | 0 comments
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Accelerating Your Career Through Community Involvement

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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 6624 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 21284 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 9282 reads | 0 comments
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Are YOU Having Fun? It's Essential!

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After that long, endless onslaught of papers, exams and presentations, it’s time for your mind to get some rest. But you might be surprised at just how important it is to have fun. Read on to find out why!

By: Abbas Virji 5664 reads | 0 comments
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Myths and Tips of What You Can Do In Government

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There are many myths that are prevalent about working in government, whether it is at the federal, provincial or municipal level. But do these myths actually hold any truth? Read on to find out more, and to also discover a fantastic event opportunity to network with government representatives from all levels!

By: Abbas Virji 6517 reads | 0 comments
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Exams: How to Handle The "Threat of Academia"

Exam Preparation

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 6376 reads | 0 comments
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Exploring Your Career Options Through Co-op

Personal Development

Career exploration is a lifelong journey. You are likely to be exploring new fields you may not know exist, and you may find yourself switching occupations quite a few times (which is perfectly acceptable). If there’s one thing to do with regards to your career exploration, it would be to start now

By: Abbas Virji 5087 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Studying Effectively

Professional Development

Finals season is coming up, and so is the daily intake of caffeine by students – you know who we’re talking about. Exam stress is a natural part of life that everyone will face at one point or another, but there are ways to ease the amount of stress - read on to find out more!

By: Abbas Virji 8718 reads | 0 comments
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Rekindling The Fire: Murderball, Motivation, & Acceptance

Murderball

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 5949 reads | 0 comments
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Creating Your Own Luck

Personal Development

Navigating the job market today is not an easy task. Application processes are becoming longer, qualifications that you may need are becoming greater, and there’s sometimes not as many jobs available at some times of the year. But there are ways to overcome all this, and it's not even that difficult.

By: Abbas Virji 6608 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Workplace Wardrobes

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With Halloween fast approaching, the OLC Career Chat on October 29th looked at dressing up. Not in costume, but for work. Check out the advice and resources we discovered to help you and your wardrobe transition from the classroom to the office

By: Elizabeth Moffat 7639 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your BA Is Worth More Than You Think

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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 7142 reads | 0 comments
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From Costume to Dream Career

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With Halloween this week, many of us will be dressing up as something we want to be. For interviews and in the workplace, it doesn’t have to be Halloween for you to dress up for your dream career because you should be dressing for the part every day. 

By: Stephanie Munez 14402 reads | 0 comments
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Wearing My Power Heels

Professional Development

Do you have a clothing item or accessory, that when you put it on makes you feel confident and your very best? Elizabeth shares her power item and why you should find one too.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 5983 reads | 0 comments
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10 Must-Have Clothing Items for Work

Personal Development

Putting together a wardrobe of work-friendly options can be intimidating, especially if your a student or recent grad with a limited budget. Elizabeth provides 10 must-have items to transform your closet without going broke.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 31653 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Conversation

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Interacting with others happens on a daily basis, whether it is at a business meeting, presentation, or an informal conversation with a friend or co-worker.  Mastering this skill can lead to better relationships between co-workers, friends and clients.

By: Stephanie Munez 8691 reads | 0 comments
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Inspiring Commencement Speeches for Your Future

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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 13611 reads | 0 comments