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Meaningful Networking: 140 characters (or less) at a time

My previous post was intended to promote the Destination Kingston event hosted by the Science to Business Network (S2B) at Queen’s. The event turned out to be very well organized and well received by panelists and attendees, alike. The event

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Calling all Science Students – Destination Kingston: building an innovation cluster through talent growth and retention

Over the course of the last year, the Gradifying team has dedicated a considerable amount of attention towards employment-related resources including the non-academic job search, networking, personal branding, etc. In fact, since Sept. 2014, we have published 16 blog posts

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Lessons from the surf: a brief reflection

I have just returned from spending the past week in the Outer Banks (OBX) of North Carolina with a group of 13 friends, most of whom are current or former grad students at Queen’s. The 7 days spent away from

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This summer, take a hike (for your brain)

Spring has indeed sprung, as most obviously noted by the mass orgies of midges that basically dominate the entire waterfront of Kingston.  If this is your first spring/summer in Kingston, these innocuous creatures won’t be around for very long, so get

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Planning for Your Future (conference)

Well I’m up this week to continue with our theme of conference season and the timing couldn’t be better.  I just got back from the Experimental Biology (EB) conference held in Boston.  EB is a massive conference… like 14,000 attendees

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Work-Life Balance: Defining Work vs. Personal Time

The balance between work and life for a grad student is generally tilted in the favour of school.  For a majority of time during my Master’s, my approach to work-life balance was as follows: grind away until all your work

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… And Access for All?

Open Access (OA) journals have emerged as a contentious alternative to traditional paid-access (PA) journals.  The mission of OA journals is to increase accessibility and visibility of academic research; access of which would otherwise be limited to a small proportion

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Reflection While in Grad School

As I reflect on this past year, I realize how long this year felt compare to others, and that’s not to say that the year dragged on.  In fact, I would say that this year has been one of the

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Personal Branding and Advertising Your Expertise

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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,

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The Conclusion of Career Week – The Employable YOU

This afternoon I had the pleasure of sitting in on the well attended, last session of Career Week called The Employable YOU – Identifying your Program Specific Skills.  In this post I am going to provide a brief overview of

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