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How to Choose a Supervisor Wisely

The stars represent the universe of knowledge. It's a visual metaphor.

This week I’m following up on Dustin’s post about (net)working smart, not hard, by reflecting on what it means to make a good or a bad choice on the core of your network: your supervisor. Last week Dustin used the

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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,

Posted in All, General, Jobs and Careers, Student Perspective Tagged with: , , , , – 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 took place last week and

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GPS launch: Get your professional development skills at

Multi-tools for multitasking

Today is the day that a new online tool becomes available to grad students in Ontario. It’s a set of free self-paced professional development “courses” collected under the banner of Queen’s, in fact, has been instrumental in developing some

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Resolutions for a New Year, Or At Least the First Term Of It

We’re back from what I like to think of as our mid-season break (six seasons and a movie, eh, Atif?) and since I’ve learned not to ask how the holidays were in order to avoid the despairingly cynical answer “what

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