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Behind the Screen: Seeing McGill Social Media from the Inside

socialmedia (1)Recently, my boss did something saintly. It really hit her one afternoon that I love writing and social media…and she knows social media writers. To be honest, I was incredibly flattered that she read any of my pieces at all. She ended up contacting major social media McGill staff to see if they would like to meet with a humble, young blogger. Much to my appreciation, they accepted.

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From Your Friendly Neighborhood Work Study

workstudyLittle known fact, McGill gives the most financial aid to students in Canada (so says MacLeans University reviews).

If you’re receiving any kind of government aid, such as OSAP, you’re likely eligible for the Work Study program. And even then, you can apply for McGill Financial Aid.

This is just a friendly reminder that WORK STUDY application is OPEN on the Financial Aid area of your Minerva.

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Is Passion a Reality?

4dbc1f1e4c2099399307131I recently got in a very heated debate with a good friend over the idea of following your passion.

As an English major with a deep set yen for all things literary, I consider my passion pretty strong and worth following. He disagreed, saying that graduates today are too often told to follow their passion and pursue outlandish dream jobs with no real perspective for the careers that actually need to be filled.

What I thought was interesting, though, was how often I began hearing this “Don’t follow your passion” speech.

It seemed to be popping up everywhere as convocation ceremonies began. What exactly does this mean?

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Everyone’s a Critic

Constructive-CriticismCriticism is a difficult tool. In the right hands, it can fix, improve and perfect. But it’s all in how you take your tea, so to speak. Not everyone is going to sugar coat it and oftentimes it’ll just be given to you straight. It’s understandable that these things can make you feel a bit bitter, but criticism is meant for you to use so that you can be better. It’s meant to be considered and applied but not destructive. You should be proud of the work you accomplish but open to the possibility of imperfection. Everything in moderation *sips tea*.

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What to do this Summer?

empThis is the last week of final exams (hallelujah!) which means that it is basically summer – well not officially, but you know what I mean. It’s time to drop the books, and make plans for the next four months. But what should you do?

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Thanks to our CaPS Bloggers!! Summer is coming…

summerCaPS would like to say thank you to all our amazing bloggers for the 2015-2016 academic year!!.

Your posts have been informative, insightful and entertaining!!

We are also lucky that a few have decided to stay all summer long. So stayed tuned for their new posts about their summer endeavors and adventures!

Working for the Weekend

 

BLOGLast week I worked my first shift after a long four months of summer vacation (those of you who’ve read my bio know that I work part time at an independent grocery store). Now that I’ve been working there for a little over a year, I can genuinely say that I enjoy and appreciate my humble, minimum-wage job. But I didn’t always carry such a positive attitude towards part-time work.

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Our 2015 – 2016 Bloggers

musingA new academic year means we have some new bloggers joining us!

Check out their bios in the Who Are We section and come back often to read their bi-weekly posts on campus life and getting ready for their future careers!

How to deal with stress

 

Screen Shot 2015-02-10 at 11.50.02 AMWe all have to deal with stress! Some of us know how to deal with it but other don’t handle it very well ( especially during exam time). But the sooner you know how to deal with it the better since stress will ALWAYS be part of your life: in your studies, in your job, and of course in your personal life.

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Volunteering in the MTL Roller Derby League

Roller derby season is just around the corner, and I can barely wait! For those of you that don’t know, roller derby is chaos, adrenaline, diversity, community, and much more. (more…)

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