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Reflection While in Grad School

As I reflect on this past year, I realize how long this year felt compare to others, and that’s not to say that the year dragged on.  In fact, I would say that this year has been one of the

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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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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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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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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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MyGradSkills.ca – The Non-Academic Work Search

This month at Gradifying we have been discussing professional development and some resources that are available at Queen’s to help you develop, professionally.  As Sharday discussed in her most recent post, the launch of MyGradSkills.ca took place last week and

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A few quick tips on getting settled in your department

Even though I was not new to Queen’s when I started grad school and had already spent 4 years in the Biology department, I had to re-orient myself in my new role as a grad student. Since August is all

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Living With Accessibility Issues

Our posts this month have engaged in conversation about what accessibility is and how Queen’s has been involved in improving accessibility. Queen’s has been making a number of great efforts to make its resources accessible to all students. But what

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