Wikipedia people you want to be like. Obama for instance. (ha i’m never going to be like Obama, but hey, its some good motivation and a good way to get ideas on what kind of things to get involved in). For example, if your in the political field like me, wikipedia someone prominent in that field, like Fareed Zakaria — a pretty famous journalist. Read the education section (their early life is pretty interesting too). I realised 2 really important things from just his biography alone:
Montreal is getting colder, McLennan is getting fuller, and the energy drink supply on campus is getting lower and lower as we speak, this can only mean one thing: its that time of the year again people…yep, finals are around the corner. This being your first or your last year here at McGill, hopefully I can prevent at least one of you from having a full-on exam stress meltdown (it happens to best of us, trust me).
Believe it or not, sleeping is actually not only for the weak, caffeine is not always the answer to everything, and the right amount of stress can actually help your performance rather than hinder it during exams.
Given the exam season is starting up once again, I find myself a bit too distracted by the various items on my phone when attempting to study. With all other things one can do on a phone these days, I’ve decided to try to use technology to it’s maximum capacity to motivate and organize myself better for my exams. Below is a list of some of my favourite free Smartphone apps (Sidenote: I have an Android):
Is there a country you have always wanted to visit? The one place you wanna go to in your life but never had the chance to go yet? Well, going on exchange can be this one opportunity! Choosing where you want to go is not easy, there are so many places we can go – where we want to go. The hardest part is to decide what your four choices will be and in which order. Then it’s a long wait. Wait for the faculty approval, for the host university approval… In my case the whole process took pretty much 11 months. But now I know Australia will be mine pretty soon and that’s all that matters! (more…)
What do you think is the number one way students get jobs out of university? Okay, the title may have given the answer away (oops), but contrary to popular belief, job boards and other classic application processes are not the most common way people get a job in Canada. While Online job boards account for 24% of hires in Canada, traditional networking accounts for 35% of them! So yeah, networking is kind of a big deal.
Luckily, McGill does provide plenty of opportunities to start building a wide professional network; and remember, it does not matter if you are in first year and getting a “grown-up” job is not in your priorities just yet, because it is never too early to start building your network; long lasting relationships are the most trustworthy after all. (more…)
I went to the Annual Mentoring Cocktail a week ago at which a dozen of mentors from the surrounding area were present. The point of the evening was to meet and talk to as many mentors as possible to try to gain information on their background, what they are doing now and how they got there. After talking to a few of them, I can tell you they are all doing really cool things since they graduated and just love their job and are eager to share their experience with students. (more…)
Let’s say that you need a job as soon as possible. What are you going to do? Hum, I am looking for a Marketing Coordinator position within the Montreal area = 199,000 results. Do you really have enough time banked on your “free-time” account to click on every single link?
Well, as for one, don’t have that kind of time. But I still would like to find a position.
In order to make your searches fast…ER, you can use a tool called ‘advanced search’.
Barely surviving the midterms? Feeling sleep deprived, not going out as much as you would like? Not managing to balance everything you need to do? Want a solution? Here is one, but you’ll have a work on yourself for that! (more…)
Last month, I received an invitation to attend the PreWHS and World Health Summit in Berlin as part of the youth delegation – consisting of 44 students selected from 18 countries across the world. Having vice-chaired for McGill’s Model United Nations World Health Summit committee last year, never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined being offered the opportunity to attend the real thing but a year later!
Temperatures are rapidly dropping, coats and boots are being dusted off, the second round of midterms is around the corner, all signs of colourful clothing have begun to disappear in the streets… is that a Canada Goose? Yep, it is clear: Winter is coming. Even though it is not even November yet, we are all now feeling that crispy, cold wind that has definitely scared off Summer and is beginning to intimidate Fall. In this post I will temporarily move away from career advice and focus on some tips I have gathered throughout my 4 years here at McGill on how to cope (or attempt to, to the best of my abilities) with our beloved Montreal Winter. (more…)