Making it all add up

“So what are you going to do with your degree?”

It’s a common question at many holiday gatherings every year, often causing consternation among students who worry they don’t have the skills or experience to land a job in the competitive workforce.

To combat that stress, Queen’s Career Services and the Alma Mater Society (AMS) created the It All Adds Up campaign. The campaign aims to challenge the myth that students must always be adding more and more work, volunteer and extracurricular activities in order to succeed in the future.

Colin Zarzour, Academic Affairs Commissioner, AMS, says media coverage of the skills gap has made students fearful of their future job prospects. However, he has found from conversations with other students that they tend to sell themselves short.

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