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Elizabeth Baisley

Elizabeth Baisley is currently studying for an Master of Arts in Political Studies at Queen's University, where she works as a teaching assistant. She recently completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights & Human Diversity at Wilfrid Laurier University's Brantford campus. Elizabeth's academic interest in the rights of marginalized populations translates into her volunteer work and extracurricular involvement in the fields of rights advocacy, immigrant settlement, literacy, health, environmental issues, and local democracy. In September 2013, she will begin her PhD in Politics at Princeton University.

Recent Articles by Elizabeth Baisley

20+ Apps, Tools And Programs That Will Make You A Better Student This Year

20+ Apps, Tools And Programs That Will Make You A Better Student This Year

Elizabeth Baisley
Get ready to go back to school: the 20+ best tech tools for taking notes, managing your time, studying, researching and more!
The Benefits And Challenges Of Intensive Summer Courses

The Benefits And Challenges Of Intensive Summer Programs

Elizabeth Baisley
Summer short courses allow you to network, specialize, get experience abroad and experience another campus.
How To Leverage Your Coursework To Gain Transferable Skills

How To Leverage Your Coursework To Gain Transferable Skills

Elizabeth Baisley
The skills you gain through your coursework can be even more important than the content of your courses. How can you leverage your coursework and assignments to develop transferable skills?
Paying For School With A Student Line of Credit: What You Need To Know

Paying For School With A Student Line of Credit: What You Need To Know

Elizabeth Baisley
With tuition costs rising, students look to various funding sources including scholarships, bursaries, paid employment, government student loans, and student-run credit unions. In addition to (or instead of) these funding options, students can consider a student line of credit.
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, meaning that it might not be feasible to apply to every program that interests you. Yet, with so many options for graduate study, it can be difficult to narrow down your options. Here are some strategies to manage the information overload that can ensue during the hunt for the perfect graduate program!
Paid Work During School Year Hinders Students’ Studies, Say Professors

Paid Work During School Year Hinders Students’ Studies, Say Professors

Elizabeth Baisley
In response to rising tuition costs, more Ontario university students are working during the school year. Faculty and librarians suggest that this work could be hindering students' academic progression and success. They also note concern with students' preparedness when entering university.
How To Find Volunteer Work That Will Help Start Your Career

How To Find Volunteer Work That Will Help Start Your Career

Elizabeth Baisley
Finding a meaningful volunteer opportunity can sometimes be as much work as finding a meaningful job. Check out these tips to help you determine which non-profits, companies and positions will help you launch your career.
Need A Student Loan? Try Self-Funding First

Need A Student Loan? Try Self-Funding First

Elizabeth Baisley
Just because you might be able to fund your education completely on scholarships or loans doesn’t mean it’s the best idea. Self-funding allows you to gain new skills, explore various careers and network in professional communities--and you won’t have to pay back interest on the money you earn.
Apply for scholarships, bursaries and grants to help pay your tuition

Apply for scholarships, bursaries and grants to help pay your tuition

Elizabeth Baisley
Scholarships, bursaries, grants, and awards are often called "free money" because they provide students with interest-free funds that don't need to be paid back. Maximize your scholarship hunting potential with these helpful tips and tricks.
Resume Tips: How to make the hobbies and interests section of your resume more effective

Resume Tips: How to make the hobbies and interests section of your resume more effective

Elizabeth Baisley
Although you need to be honest, you likely have more hobbies and interests than you will include on your resume, so use the most suitable ones for each application. In addition to your education and work experience, your hobbies and interests can demonstrate that you have specific skills that are requested in the job posting.
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