I’m sure at one point or another this thought has crossed your mind: You’re sitting in a lecture, losing concentration and zoning out. Probably also resisting the urge to check your phone for the 15th time in five minutes, as you look over at the PowerPoint slide on the board and wonder what relevance it will have in the “real world.”
I wasn’t very involved in high school. Actually, I was (and still am) an introvert. I drew energy from creating time for myself, which in high school meant whenever I was off work and out of school because I didn’t see the value in extra-curricular activities.
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Are you on LinkedIn? If not, you should be. With over 590 million members worldwide, LinkedIn is the most trusted professional networking platform. In today’s modern job market, it is an essential tool for job seekers looking to gain an edge.
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If there’s one thing I appreciate, it is the opportunity to try on something before I am required to commit to it. It might just be me, but having the ability to try on clothes before buying them, or spending a few weeks in a course before deciding if it’s really for me gives me the comfort of knowing that I am making the right decision for a particular goal I want to achieve (i.e., refreshing my wardrobe, or boosting my GPA).
It’s officially 2019! I’m sure you have big things planned this year both academically and personally. Are you planning on boosting your GPA? How about landing your dream job/internship? Or perhaps just aiming to get into better shape? Whatever it is, this time of year is perfect for setting goals.
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The jump from university to the real world is a colossal canyon that cannot be crossed in mere months. At this point in our lives it is one of the most significant changes we’ll have to face that simply cannot be rushed. Continue reading “3 things every new grad should know”
Every year in September, a cohort of students write a three-day exam just to wait two and a half months for the results. It is a very stressful process, and to top it off the results are published online. Pressure to pass and avoid shame. I know a lot of people (that graduated the year before me) who wrote the CFE this year. The results came out last Friday.
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I knew this event as Breaking Into Finance, but this year the Undergraduate Commerce Society (UCS) has re-branded the previous event in collaboration with the Department of Management to enhance the structure and itinerary of the first annual Finance Professionals Conference (FPC).
Continue reading “An inside look at finance”