Friday Finds: Weekend reading

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Your questions answered about the September campus recruitment drive

GlobeCampus TalentEgg founder Lauren Friese and recruiters from KPMG and Sun Life Financial (find their company profiles and numerous jobs for students and new grads on TalentEgg.ca) answer questions about the September campus recruitment drive, which is probably happening now or very soon on your campus whether you know it or not.

Ch-ch-ch-changes: Government student loans are changing

Maclean’s OnCampus – “Upon opening that fateful letter that tells you how much student loan funding you’ll receive, you might find yourself the recipient of a non-repayable grant from the Federal government that you never asked for. If free money seems to good to be true, fear not: it’s part of a new Canada Student Grant Program that is being implemented for the first time this semester and means that you will receive extra dough you won’t have to pay back later.”

Work from home job scam tips

Studenomics – “As many recent college graduates are struggling to find work the traditional route, they turn their attention towards emerging careers. An industry that has been on the rise for years is the work-from-home/make money online field. There are many legitimate work from jobs but the sad reality is that there are many work from home job scams around.”

To drug or not to drug: Students are using [drugs] to help with studying

Maclean’s OnCampus – “Are these drugs being used in Canada? According to this OnCampus story from a few months ago, they certainly are, and they’ve been around for awhile. Ten years ago, McGill University’s director of mental health services told the Montreal Gazette he believed that five to 10 per cent of the university’s students were using Ritalin to help them study.”

10 job tweeters you should be following

CNN.com – “I follow many people whom I think give great advice, post informative articles and know what they’re talking about. Seeing as the Twitter feed refreshes constantly so that I see new posts instantly, it’s like having a scrolling news ticker about only the subjects I want to read. I suggest you do the same to improve your job search.”

Weak economy sparks rebirth of funeral sciences

GlobeCampus – “Tough economic times – from the Great Depression to financial dips – have precipitated an increase in students interested in funeral sciences. Stephanie Kann, program director at the Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Illinois, said interest in mortuary science historically has spiked when the unemployment rate hits 8 per cent. It saw a 20 per cent increase this year over last.”

Barack Obama: Education speech in Dayton, OH

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Cassandra Jowett is TalentEgg's Content Manager. She joined the team as a student intern in the summer of 2008, and since then her heart has never really left the Egg Carton. Cassandra is a recent graduate of the Ryerson University School of Journalism, where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism with a focus in writing and editing for newspapers. She has also written and edited for The Globe and Mail, The National Post, t.o.night newspaper and other publications.