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Summer Loving, happened so fast

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Summer. Full of so much potential and free spots to work in coffee shops. The summer can be where the magic happens or it can be wasted time. Spring to the rescue! I am convinced that the spring semester does

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2 Tips on Nurturing “Baby” — Dissertation Boot Camp Reflections

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In last week’s post, Dustin offered some useful suggestions for PhD students with a baby (or babies!) to raise. While this week, I would like to start with baby in its metaphoric sense. Every Master and PhD student has a

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The Bermuda Triangle of productivity; stress, motivation, and time management;

In this subtle metaphor, the plane is your productivity.

Reflections on February I have two conflicting goals around this time. I have a lot of work to do but do not really feel like doing it, which leaves me feeling woefully behind. February is (typically) cold and I want

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Alternative Treats — Dissertation Boot Camp & KCFF

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The first month of this semester flied quickly, greetings to February! This winter appears to be very tropical for Canada, which is absolutely a relief especially for the newcomers to Canada like me.But on the other hand, things have gotten

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Waging a war on FINE

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I came to a startling and dark realization during a recent conversation with a friend whose schedule was the most jam packed of any person I knew. I asked her how she was doing. She was listing the unfathomable amount

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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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A new approach to making the most out of a conference

I promise this will make sense once you read.

Conferences are opportunities where you share your work, expand your knowledge, and importantly, network with people in your field. Networking is a neat buzzword and across all areas is inextricably tied moving your career forward. Academia is no exception. It often

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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!

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

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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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