Preparing for a McGill-Sponsored Exchange

foreign-exchange-studentBig changes are coming my way for the 2016-2017 academic year – I’ve been accepted to attend Durham University in England on a McGill exchange! This is going to be a huge life change, but one for which I am extremely excited to begin preparing. (more…)

My (Academic) New Year’s Resolutions

shutterstock_62795851Welcome to 2016! This post comes a bit tardy of January 1st, but better late than never. Similar to others, I like to make resolutions to myself in order to make each year as wonderful and full of potential as possible. As we are students here at McGill University, it is important that we make the most of our university career and ensure success so this should most certainly include academic resolutions! I want this semester to be my best and most productive yet, so here are a few of my academic New Year’s resolutions. (more…)

Staying Organized and Ready for Opportunities

checklist1One of the greatest struggles I face as a busy student is keeping organized and up to date with all of my appointments, meetings, classes, and extracurricular activities. Sometimes keeping up with my calendar feels like a full-time job in itself! Over the past two years I have found a few methods that help me to be my best, well-organized self so that I am able to maximize my time to be able to participate in all of the important activities in my life! Here are some tips and pointers from yours truly. (more…)

How to Start Networking at McGill

Business Communication Duplicate modelWe always hear about networking as students and how important it is, but I know that nobody has ever told me exactly how to do so. This post intends to explain what exactly networking is and why it is valuable to your degree, show you the different networking opportunities available on campus, and how to prepare for them.  (more…)

How to Find A Community Outside the McGill Bubble

CommunityEveryone knows how difficult it is to find a community as a student but it can be even more difficult here in Montreal if you do not speak French. On-campus communities are an incredible opportunity to join but often don’t allow for exploration of the city. I was lucky enough to find a community as well as a job last year during my first term at McGill outside of our neighborhood and this has lent itself to some wonderful opportunities. (more…)

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