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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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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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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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Welcome (Back) to Queen’s and Enjoy Your Honeymoon

This is how it starts..

Welcome to Queen’s University, to the city of Kingston, and to our special little place on the Internet called Gradifying. I’m the Chief Editor, Dustin, with a little preamble to our first post of the year from Chengcheng. This is

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This summer, take a hike (for your brain) – Reprise

The Gradifying team is paying homage to summer posts from the past, and rightfully so.  Kingston in the summer is a beautiful place, teeming with activity and providing the opportunity to break those chains that have kept you bound to

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Planning for the summer (with the dust kicked off for 2016)

For our long time readers, some of you may remember the ever clever Atif, who blogged as part of the Gradifying team for several years and is now a real life, working member of the big bad world. Go Atif

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What to Do in Kingston This Summer Redux

For the next series of posts, we’re going to retrieve those topical gems hidden in the sands of time, before going on a short hiatus and then resuming in August. I had annotated the post below with new information, updates,

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Family & grad school: the epic battle in time management

As Sharday mentioned in last week’s post, this month we are focusing on guest posts and interviews with people who have experience with topics that the Gradifying team hasn’t written about as much as others. One topic we haven’t covered is what life

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Planning for your future (meals) ft. Andrea Brennan

One of the earliest lessons that I learned as a grad student was that purchasing lunch everyday is unsustainable on a student budget. Looking back, it was common to spend $30-40 per week on lunch and snacks on campus; costs which

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It’s all about the skills….’bout the skills, ‘bout the skills

This week I attended what might have been the most helpful workshop I have ever attended. I signed up for this workshop because like many other graduate students, I don’t want to stay in academia. I really needed help. Where

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