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Waging a war on FINE

Im fine

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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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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Life after grad school?

This week’s post is courtesy is Thomas Ferrao.  In September 2015, Tom completed his MSc. in the physical activity epidemiology lab of the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.  Since his graduation, Tom has taken the ‘real-world’ head-on and has

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Our Woman in Russia: Anastasiya Boika on Researching Abroad

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This next series of posts is going to be made up of guest writings and interviews with people who have experience with topics that the Gradifying team hasn’t written about as much as others. Today we’re starting off with the topic of studying

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From “Where did my money go?” To “Where DOES my money go!”: Budgeting your Bones

Divvying up the money!

We’ve been having a bit of fun this month at Gradifying. We’ve taken a break from focusing on academics, because it’s been a long year. It’s been a long year, and we figure it’s probably about that time to bring

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