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2014: Looking back on a few milestones, and forward to clarity and direction

If I had to sum up 2014 in one word, it would be dynamic – constantly changing and full of activity. I had some big milestones in 2014. The first 3 months of 2014 were crazy. I was preparing for

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A Little Catch-bag of Leftover Tips

I’ve been having a lot of casseroles lately. The key to a good casserole is having a lot of good ingredients, but sometimes a casserole is missing a couple crucial ingredients. With a little touch-up to fill in the gastronomic

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Personal Branding and Advertising Your Expertise

Over the past couple of months the Gradifying team has examined a number of topics that relate to successfully navigating the road to meaningful employment.  Within these topics (strategies for conducting a job search, networking, preparing for a job interview,

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Keeping the dream job interview in mind

Recently, I was chatting with a friend that was gearing up for a big job interview (a “dream job” interview if you will). I’m not at the point in my degree where a dream job interview will happen just yet,

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Writing the Job Letter: What’s Too Much Information?

Building on our October series on career events, we’re going forward in November with some posts about the actual application phase of job seeking. Feel free to write to us with any requests! This is too loose to qualify as

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Take a Sail on the Internship

I expect that few graduate students embark on a Master’s or PhD degree without having an occupational end-goal in mind. We here at Gradifying have been focused this month on writing about career preparation. Career Week here at Queen’s finished

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Pre-Post-Doc, Minimizing your Exit Wounds, and Finding the Cure for a Bad Case of Adjunctivitis

Pre-Post-Doc, Minimizing your Exit Wounds, and Finding the Cure for a Bad Case of Adjunctivitis October is a long month, as you may agree, and so I’m popping in again this week before Dustin closes us off on the 27th

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The Conclusion of Career Week – The Employable YOU

This afternoon I had the pleasure of sitting in on the well attended, last session of Career Week called The Employable YOU – Identifying your Program Specific Skills.  In this post I am going to provide a brief overview of

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Reporting Live from Career Week (well… on Friday Oct. 17th)

Ladies and gentlemen, grad students of all disciplines, Career Week is upon us at Queen’s.  As both Amanda and Sharday alluded to, October can a hectic time for grad students; one in which we often find ourselves planning ‘the next

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October: a month of (career planning) opportunities

  October is always a busy month for Grad Students here at Queen’s. Midterm season is approaching which means lots of e-mails from students, busy office hours and of course, exam and/or assignment marking. Grant season is gearing up so

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