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The 6 Tricksters You Meet In Grad School

The 6 Tricksters You Meet In Grad School

Elias Da Silva-Powell
It can be hard to manage the various responsibilities of a graduate student. Juggling research, coursework and the ever-receding...
Queen's Graduate Student Lands Job At Library Of Parliament

Queen's Graduate Student Lands Job At Library Of Parliament

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Infographic: A Generation Of Loaners

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Members of Gen Y are having trouble finding employment after graduation and their pockets are paying for it. A study released by...

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Applying To Grad School? Advice From An Expert At Queens University

Applying To Grad School? Advice From An Expert At Queens University

Elias Da Silva-Powell
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Make The Most Of Your Career Centre: Getting Out There

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Quick Tips From A McMaster Grad In Graduate School

Quick Tips From A McMaster Grad In Graduate School

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Why Graduate Students Should Get Involved On Campus

Danielle Lorenz
As a student graduate or otherwise there should be more going on in your life than just your schoolwork. Many students think that...
Graduate School Helps Kinesiology Grad Start Public Health Career

Graduate School Helps Kinesiology Grad Start Public Health Career

Elias Da Silva-Powell
Many students are eager to find a job in their chosen field after graduating, and most find one. But how many find two? After...
Unique Ryerson Digital Specialization Program Provides Career-Essential Skills

Unique Ryerson Digital Specialization Program Provides Career-Essential Skills

Cassandra Jowett
Next year, third-year Ryerson University student Pamela Livingstone will graduate from the Ted Rogers School of Management with a...
UBC Engineering Grad Chooses To Study Abroad And Complete Her PhD In France

UBC Engineering Grad Chooses To Study Abroad And Complete Her PhD In France

Cassandra Jowett
You know what they say: it's not what you know but who you know. That old clich turned out to be true for Raha Vafaei: while...
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Should You Go To College After You Finish University?

Rachel McKee
In the fall, I took part in the Communications and Marketing Networking Night at University of Toronto Mississauga. It was my second time...
Joining The World Of Academia: Insight From An Associate Professor At York University

Joining The World Of Academia: Insight From An Associate Professor At York University

Arina Kharlamova
Sometimes, the next step that you take as a student can be the most mysterious - especially if you're interested in entering academia....
A Barrel-Full Of Continuing Education Options In Agriculture

A Barrel-Full Of Continuing Education Options In Agriculture

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What do you call someone who is outstanding in their field? A farmer! Besides being an opportunity for a lame joke, nothing else...
Mining-Related Master's Degree, PhD And Post-Grad Programs

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How To Find Out If Your Major Is Right For You And What To Do About It

How To Find Out If Your Major Is Right For You And What To Do About It

Christina Pellegrini
So your college or university major isnt what you thought itd be. Maybe, the career opportunities you thought youd have havent panned...
Have You Ever Thought About Getting Involved In An Undergraduate Research Journal?

Have You Ever Thought About Getting Involved In An Undergraduate Research Journal?

Danielle Lorenz
There is a misconception that submitting to academic journals is only something that professors and upper-year graduate students do....
The Pros And Cons Of Getting A Master's Degree: Is Grad School Worth It?

The Pros And Cons Of Getting A Master's Degree: Is Grad School Worth It?

Ishani Nath
First, they told you that a bachelor's degree was the way to a higher salary. Now it seems that graduate school is the new destination...
The 8 Dos And Donts Of Applying To Grad School

The 8 Dos And Donts Of Applying To Grad School

Clare Tattersall
DO Visit the school you are applying to and connect with faculty and prospective supervisors. Having that face time with a member...
What Should You Do After Your Master's Degree?

What Should You Do After Your Master's Degree?

Danielle Lorenz
Once youre in a master's degree program, one of the most important things you have to consider is what you will do after you finish your...
Grad Student Says A Semester Studying Abroad In Sweden Opened Doors

Grad Student Says A Semester Studying Abroad In Sweden Opened Doors

Cassandra Jowett
Adam Kingsmith isn't overly diplomatic about how spending a semester in Sweden has helped his international relations career: he says...
Do You Need A Master's Degree To Start A Green Career?

Do You Need A Master's Degree To Start A Green Career?

Ishani Nath
The world is changing and, although this may be an inconvenient truth, you're ready to do something about it. While the rest of your...
How I Became A Media Intern In Toronto

How I Became A Media Intern In Toronto

Ishani Nath
It was reading week 2009, but no matter how much reading, or not reading, I did, I couldnt seem to find the answer to the one question...
The Benefits And Challenges Of Intensive Summer Programs

The Benefits And Challenges Of Intensive Summer Programs

Elizabeth Baisley
People might think that it's a bit strange for students to spend their summer not only at school but also studying genocide. Last...
Queen's University Engineering Physics Graduate Student Making An Impact One Nanocantilever At A Time

Queen's University Engineering Physics Graduate Student Making An Impact One Nanocantilever At A Time

Cassandra Jowett
In the Engineering Physics PhD program at the Queen's University School of Graduate Studies, Jennifer Campbell is working with tiny,...
Grad School: A Different Kind Of Gap Year

Grad School: A Different Kind Of Gap Year

Ishani Nath
The summer before I moved to Toronto to do my master's degree at Ryerson University, I was terrified that I had made the wrong decision....
Post-Graduate And Continuing Education Options In Insurance

Post-Graduate And Continuing Education Options In Insurance

Lauren Stein
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Growing From The Post-Graduate School Rejection Letter

Growing From The Post-Graduate School Rejection Letter

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Cool Graduate Degrees And Certificate Programs For Technology Grads

Cool Graduate Degrees And Certificate Programs For Technology Grads

Elle Kamensky
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Need A Change After Graduation? Travel Abroad For Grad School

Need A Change After Graduation? Travel Abroad For Grad School

Cassandra Jowett
After graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics and working for a few years in...
Geography MA Student Starts Her Career With The National Inuit Organization

Geography MA Student Starts Her Career With The National Inuit Organization

Danielle Lorenz
Becky Mearns is a first-year geography MA student at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. Beckys undergraduate degree, also from...
How To Organize Your Graduate School Search

How To Organize Your Graduate School Search

Elizabeth Baisley
Applying to graduate programs can be time consuming and expensive, so it might not be feasible to apply to every program that interests...
Danielles Grad School Update: Second Term, End Of Term

Danielles Grad School Update: Second Term, End Of Term

Danielle Lorenz
Im officially half way through my Masters program ! w00t! So what has happened since my midterm update ? A LOT. This term was among...
Doctoral Grads Important To Canadian Work Force - But Half Are Overqualified For Their Jobs

Doctoral Grads Important To Canadian Work Force - But Half Are Overqualified For Their Jobs

Danielle Lorenz
The number of Canadian students pursuing university education has increased greatly over the past several decades. In turn, this has...
Danielle's Grad School Update: Second Term, Midterm

Danielle's Grad School Update: Second Term, Midterm

Danielle Lorenz
Im six weeks into my second term, and although there are some similarities from last term , there's a lot going on that's new, too....
How To Establish A Good Relationship With Your Teaching Assistant (From A TA's Perspective)

How To Establish A Good Relationship With Your Teaching Assistant (From A TA's Perspective)

Danielle Lorenz
In first-year classes with tutorial groups or labs (as well as second and third year classes), your teaching assistant is probably...
Canada's Best Global Business Schools

Canada's Best Global Business Schools

David Cadiente
Bloomberg's Businessweek placed six Canadian schools in their expanded 2010 list of Top Global Business Schools including four...
How To Get Your Work Published As A Graduate Student

How To Get Your Work Published As A Graduate Student

Danielle Lorenz
As a graduate student, you are encouraged to do other activities other than those associated with your course work. This can...
Danielles Grad School Update: Month 4

Danielles Grad School Update: Month 4

Danielle Lorenz
I think I was a little bit too cocky the last couple of months, because December pummeled the crap out of me. It was like getting a...
On Being A Teaching Assistant (TA) In Grad School

On Being A Teaching Assistant (TA) In Grad School

Justin Bengry
Grad school funding comes in many forms . Some students are lucky enough to be awarded fellowships (scholarships that don't need...
Danielle's Grad School Update: Month 3

Danielle's Grad School Update: Month 3

Danielle Lorenz
Three months in, and Im starting to get a hang of things here . But November was still a very difficult month to be a...
Making Long Distance Relationships Work During Grad School

Making Long Distance Relationships Work During Grad School

Justin Bengry
Baby, please don't go Anyone can find themselves suddenly having to endure the challenge of maintaining a relationship across borders....
How To Find Your Home, Sweet Home Away From Home At Grad School

How To Find Your Home, Sweet Home Away From Home At Grad School

Justin Bengry
Finding your Home, Sweet Home can be an ordeal when you go away to university. And since most new grad students will need to...
Danielle's Grad School Update: Month 2

Danielle's Grad School Update: Month 2

Danielle Lorenz
You know that old adage, Time flies when youre having fun? Well, it flies when youre in grad school too! In October, I noticed...
3 Ways To Build Your CV During Grad School

3 Ways To Build Your CV During Grad School

Justin Bengry
A curriculum vitae, or CV, is not a resum . ( Recommended reading: When it comes to grad school, what's the difference between a...
How To Deal With Moving Away To Grad School

How To Deal With Moving Away To Grad School

Danielle Lorenz
Now that youre starting your master's degree, you have to get used to a new campus in a new city, make new friends, find your...
Graduate School Options For Business Students

Graduate School Options For Business Students

Valerie Aguiar
For most business graduates, the natural choice after graduation is working for a few years and then heading off to business school...
What To Do When You Hear Back About Your Grad School Application

What To Do When You Hear Back About Your Grad School Application

Danielle Lorenz
You applied to grad school. You sussed out what programs you were interested in, you wrote a CV , you asked for reference...
When It Comes To Grad School, What's The Difference Between A Resume And A CV?

When It Comes To Grad School, What's The Difference Between A Resume And A CV?

Danielle Lorenz
A curriculum vitae (predominantly called a CV, although sometimes a vita) is a biographical account that outlines ones career and...
Danielle's Midterm Grad School Update

Danielle's Midterm Grad School Update

Danielle Lorenz
The weeks and days leading up to my move to Ottawa to start my program at Carleton I was really nervous. Would I get along with...
Why The Graduate Secretary Should Be Your New BFF

Why The Graduate Secretary Should Be Your New BFF

Justin Bengry
There are few people more important to your life in graduate school than the graduate secretary of your department. This person...
Fellowships, Scholarships And Paying For Grad School

Fellowships, Scholarships And Paying For Grad School

Danielle Lorenz
The good thing about grad school: you take fewer courses and fewer years to complete your degree. The bad (bad, bad) thing about...
How To Find A Super Supervisor For Graduate School

How To Find A Super Supervisor For Graduate School

Justin Bengry
Once you get to grad school, the choice of primary academic supervisor to guide your research and writing is critical to your...
You've Got The Write Stuff, Baby: Your Grad School Research Statement

You've Got The Write Stuff, Baby: Your Grad School Research Statement

Danielle Lorenz
Aside from having the grades to get into the program, writing your research statement is the most difficult part of the whole...
How To Figure Out Which Grad School Location Is Best For You

How To Figure Out Which Grad School Location Is Best For You

Danielle Lorenz
Youve been doing your research to apply to grad schools: looking at the school, the program, the faculty, its facilities and...
How To Decide Whether To Stay At Home Or Go Abroad For Grad School

How To Decide Whether To Stay At Home Or Go Abroad For Grad School

Justin Bengry
You might not have gone far from home for your undergraduate studies. Perhaps you only went as far as the nearest major city. Or,...
Getting Ready For Grad School: Grades, Exams And Application Deadlines

Getting Ready For Grad School: Grades, Exams And Application Deadlines

Justin Bengry
Even though the Fall 2010 term hasnt even started, its already time to start thinking ahead about admissions in 2011. A year in...
How do I make the most of an academic conference?

How do I make the most of an academic conference?

Cathy Keates
Question: Im going to an academicconference this summer with a professor. Since I want to go to grad school, how can I make the most of...
On The Personal Factors That Can Affect Success In Grad School

On The Personal Factors That Can Affect Success In Grad School

Justin Bengry
Academic advisors might warn students about heavier workloads, research expectations, and the increased competitiveness of grad...
Should You Go To Grad School?

Should You Go To Grad School?

Danielle Lorenz
Youve put in somewhere between four and six years into your undergrad and you're now considering other options for the following...
This Is What They Don't Teach You In Grad School

This Is What They Don't Teach You In Grad School

Justin Bengry
You can only learn how grad school works by actually experiencing it. Many future (and even current) grad students are not sure...
Book Review: Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision To Go To Grad School

Book Review: Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision To Go To Grad School

Danielle Lorenz
OK, so you liked doing your undergrad. You liked what you studied, you liked the social atmosphere of your school and you're...
Not being accepted to grad school changed my perspective of failure

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Danielle Lorenz
I have known since second year that I wanted to go to graduate school , get my master's degree and earn my PhD. So, from the summer...

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