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Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, it’s off to work we go!

Whether you are close to departing the academic womb or not, thinking about your future job is important at any stage. One of the questions from Chengcheng’s post that got me thinking was “What does your dream job look like? How

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What time is the ‘right time’? On the timing of your job search

I’m about half way through what I hope to be my second last semester at Queen’s and I have often wondered when I should start looking for jobs. So I figured I would do some digging and see what I

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Notes on Today’s Career Week Workshops

Workshop: Career Planning – the versatile graduate (what is your grad story? how would you tell it to a potential employer, in an application, for networking) — For grad students, the key to finding a job: How to translate your skills

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Career Week at Queens–What’s next?

(Image from Google. Hi Folks, Are you ready for the 3rd Annual Career Week at Queen’s? Crashing schedule of your classes and the workshops? That’s not the problem! The writers of Gradifying are going to a variety of workshops this

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Career Week: Turning Learning into Earning

One of the many workshops to come...

When: October 11th (Tuesday) to October 14th (Friday) * Learn about all workshops here.   The term is picking up speed, and I’m pretty sure most of us will be at warp-speed here in a couple of weeks. In the

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Bridging the Gap between Academy and Job Market: a few things to know as a Queen’s student


Hello everyone! I am Junyu, a new writer for gradifying blog. I am a recent graduate from Queen’s Master program in Cultural Studies. It is my great pleasure today to share my experience of building up a professional career profile

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Finding a balance in grad school

Striking the balance

Work-Life balance – the most fantastical and elusive concept in grad school. Two things we know for sure, 1) It is essential, 2) grad students are bad at it. How does this happen! Well grad students tend to say yes

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Resources galore – the SGS has your back!

This is my cat Meanie. Meanie is having trouble understanding what the SGS has to offer him. Don't worry all you Meanies out there. We've got your back!

Well, it’s here, folks! Another semester begins, and of course it has come in like a lion! About a week ago, I was getting ready for the SGS Welcome and Resource Fair. I was scheduled to give a little blurb

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Transitioning From Student Life to the Workforce

Joining the crowd.

With the winter term over and the world transitioning from spring to summer, some are preparing for a welcomed transition from graduate studenthood to the workforce. I have recently had the good fortune to sit down with a colleague and

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Being on Both Sides of a TAship

I have been a grad student for more than six years. That’s bought me a lot, and as I’m approaching the end of this stage/journey/self-imposed sentence/dream (all of above), one of the things I’ve recently realized I’ve picked up is

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