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Midterm season is upon us! It’s that dreaded time of year again to decipher your chicken-scratch notes and wish that you took handwriting in middle school. How can you possibly recall everything your professor said during those long lecture hours? Not to worry! We’ve got seven easy study hacks that’ll help you remember your lecture […]

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Learning doesn’t have to stop at graduation. It isn’t until you go out into the real world and get a full-time job that you develop a stronger understanding of what topics and skills you’d like to explore in order to build your career. This is where McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education comes in. With […]

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Many myths have been woven about the insurance industry. Some assume it’s boring. To others, it may seem like number crunching and not much more. For those who work in insurance however, it is neither boring nor solely focused on numbers. It’s an exciting industry where no two days are the same. Here’s why. The […]

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In today’s economy, generating leads is an essential part of any business’ sales and marketing strategy. It’s one of the best ways to help a company attract new followers and grow its market. What’s more? A Lead Generator is an entry-level position that can be a great starting point for students and grads aiming to […]

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When Alyssa Spagnolo first heard that she would be shadowing the Canadian Football League’s Commissioner Jeffrey L. Orridge through the CEOx1Day program, she was very excited and a little confused. “As a female who has hardly ever watched football, I was curious about the reasons for the pairing,” she said. She later discovered it was […]

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Inside and Outside Sales professionals work in totally opposite environments, despite striving towards similar goals. Both aim to market their company’s product or service and spread brand awareness, but they use very different approaches. For instance, if you enjoy face-to-face social interactions, you might be be more suited for an Outside Sales position. If you […]

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Do you want a career that offers you independence and control? Well, you should consider a commissioned Sales position! Employees working on commission have great incentive and motivation to excel on the job because the better they perform, the more they earn. Also, they generally have a lot of say in their schedule, so they […]

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Like many millennials, I have a strong desire to be a part of something big. Just thinking about working for a cutting-edge tech company, the next groundbreaking mobile app, being involved with a major video game studio and working to help grow the popularity of martial arts worldwide gets me pumped up! But these are […]

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Intimidated by the idea of working on commission? Don’t be! If you’re a “people person” who enjoys control and self-management, you may suit this revenue model more than you think. Many students and grads could thrive in a commission-based position, but they’re turned off by the idea of an unstable salary. However, there are a […]

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From Banks to Insurance companies, nearly all Financial Services institutions need an Actuary! These professionals play a huge role in determining risks and helping the company make smart, impactful decisions – really, this is what Financial Services is all about. Wouldn’t you love to work at the core of that? Surprisingly, Actuary roles are not […]

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As students and new grads, you might not have actually worked in Financial Services yet – and that’s perfectly okay! Every professional has been in your shoes, trying to figure out how to hatch their careers without prior experience in the field. The answer? Transferrable skills. Bringing the abilities you’ve developed from other jobs – […]

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When you’re studying for an important test like a certification exam, every minute you have to prepare counts! A certification in the Financial Services field can be a big boost for your career, but they can be challenging to obtain. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication to learn all the material required […]