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Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, it’s off to work we go!

Whether you are close to departing the academic womb or not, thinking about your future job is important at any stage. One of the questions from Chengcheng’s post that got me thinking was “What does your dream job look like? How

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Resources galore – the SGS has your back!

This is my cat Meanie. Meanie is having trouble understanding what the SGS has to offer him. Don't worry all you Meanies out there. We've got your back!

Well, it’s here, folks! Another semester begins, and of course it has come in like a lion! About a week ago, I was getting ready for the SGS Welcome and Resource Fair. I was scheduled to give a little blurb

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Dissertation-writing Paradise

Me writing this post.

You may be reading the post right now because the title seems like a contradiction in terms. Some people enjoy diving head first into dissertation writing. … Perhaps I shouldn’t say that, because I haven’t yet met someone who was

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Career Week for the Digital Age

career meme

Career Week: October 19-23, 2015 – register here You probably keep hearing about Career Week – maybe you’ve heard your colleagues talking about it, or maybe you’ve seen posters about it on campus. You’ve definitely received emails alerting you to

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Don’t know what you won’t know (about Orientation)

Our September series here at Gradifying is going to be all about Orientation; official events at Queen’s, getting to know the city as a new resident, and other things you want to know about when you’ve just picked up your

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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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Today’s Welcome and Resource Fair


I missed the pancakes, but I didn’t walk away empty handed. The Bartlett Gym (Physical Education Centre​ [PEC]) was packed this morning as I joined the standing-room-only crowd for a presentation by key Queen’s figures including Ann Tierney (Associate Vice-Principal

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Guest Post–Rana Pishva on Dissertation on the Lake, or: How my Dissertation got its Groove Back

Dissertation on the Lake won't lead you up any garden paths--just wooded ones.

Today we have  a guest post from Psychology’s Rana Pishva, MSc (PhD in the works). Look forward tomorrow to a report from the joint SGS/SGPS orientation event that’s open to all (remember, the one with the pancakes?). ——————————————————————————————————————————————– Dissertation on

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Re/Orientation: Graduate Welcome and Resources Fair

Bullet points: Pancakes You got questions? The SGS has answers Campus and community resource fair Tours Accessibility If you’ve already been here (at Queen’s) for a while, don’t skip ahead assuming this post isn’t for you. Our August post series

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Gradifying Poll

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