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How Emotional Intelligence helps?

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Last week in her post, Vanessa talked about whether viewing intelligence as a fixed or malleable quality has a big difference in responding to academic failures. Like her, I am in favor of a more flexible theory about our intellectual

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What Is Missing in “Socialize”?

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In grad school we tend to “verb” the need of making friends as, socialize, which sounds rational, aimed and mature. In socialization, we strive to be more interesting, appealing and impressive; we take this occasion as a chance to practice

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Dreaming True-Reflection and Direction

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What would i do differently in graduate school? When this question came across my mind, I reviewed quickly my two-year study at Queen’s, and surprisingly found nothing special have to add to my graduate study schedule. This is not because

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Changes-World of Complexity

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  Spring is a season of change: returning chilly air, blossoming seeds, frequent exchanges of sunny and rainy days, susceptible body conditions, increasing presences of animals and…bugs. But change is not always observable. It sometimes happens in a causal relation

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Let’s meet in half way

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It seems like that Kingston will welcome the first week of April with a mix of rain and sunshine. For students who are wrapping up their final week of tutorials, volunteering works, or other events, this is also a hectic

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The Anxiety of Group Discussion

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  Turning to your neighbors, responding to questions, discussing concepts or difficulties in readings and then voicing your ideas in front of the whole class seem to be a usual scenario for university students doing their coursework. This kind of

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A Lake Retreat-Attending a Quiet Life

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We need nature not just for physical health, but-as importantly-for sanity. No week should be counted complete if does not include one or two minutes given over to the clouds, the trees and the streams: emissaries of perspectives, patience and

Posted in Events, Staying Well

Coming Home–Moments of Those

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When my homesickness began to devastate my productivity in every aspect of life in Kingston, I decided to pack my luggage and booked air tickets to home. After 15 hours’ direct flight, I finally arrived at the Hong Kong International

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Go Beyond Output: Attending Academic Conference

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Attending an academic conference means more than just speaking in front of a group of audiences. Any form of (effective) communication involves the two-way interaction: give and take. And the effectiveness of such an interaction, in my eye, surprisingly depends

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Reflections on Attending the Career Fair and Network Reception at Queen’s

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Now we have arrived at the last day of October! Congratulations to those who have made most use of the career workshops and events during these weeks and have figured out a piece (or a whole) of their career planning!

Posted in Jobs and Careers, Student Perspective, Uncategorized

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