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Social Network – The Stage of Job Hunting

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Years of work experiences in Canada’s small city have verified a hidden (people do not talk about it) and well-worn (people all know it) principle to me: 99% of job offers come from your connection.  I remembered when i heard

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Help Beyond Grad School: Finding Your Mentor

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How to find a mentor may vary depending on your field, but across the board it is a universally necessarily asset in order to get connected to people in your field and for getting a head start on your job

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Coffee and Cramming: Cafes Around Kingston to Study In

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Graduate work can often be isolating; whether it’s long hours in the lab, in the library or in your home office pouring over books, experiment results or excel sheets. Sometimes a change in your work space is much needed and

Posted in General, Holidays, Kingston, Productivity, Staying Well, Student Perspective, Teaching, Thesis, Uncategorized

Graduation and … Career!

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When I was in the second year of my master study, it was also my second year in Canada. During this time, I had realized that my lack of Canadian work experience would negatively impact my future job hunting (the

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Tech Tips: Making your life as a graduate student a little easier

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Classes are well underway, essays are due, tests needs to be marked and your own research still needs to get done somehow on top of that. How do you keep it all organized? It can be a difficult task to

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How smart are you?

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People in graduate programs are accustomed to being the brightest in their undergraduate classes and experiencing academic success with greater ease than many of their peers. Graduate school is different; the formula is not as straightforward as reading the material

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The 101 on the SGS and the SGPS

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Having worked at the front desk of the SGPS office since this past February, there’s a question I’ve heard surprisingly often. Is this the SGS office? Though the SGPS and the SGS have very similar names and both cater to

Posted in General, New Students, Orientation, Professional Development, Skill Development, Uncategorized

Why Gradifying is so important.

Welcome to Queen’s or welcome back! If you are just starting then your whole first week is planned for you. We will be kicking off this Gradifying year by helping you with your second week and beyond.  I just finished

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The grad school time machine

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Hey everyone! I am glad to be starting off our last set of posts under the theme “What would you do differently in graduate school?”  I have been here for 4 years now with another 3 to go, so there has

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The magic of gardening

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I have spent the better part of the last decade surrounded by the most incredible and interesting organisms on the planet — plants. My research, field methods and protocols have helped me learn to identify hundreds of different local species.

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