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  • Roy Osing
    Published 2 years ago
    Why Do Successful People Forget the Things They Were Taught?

    Why Do Successful People Forget the Things They Were Taught?

    To have a successful career and be an indispensable employee to an organization, there is one thing you have been taught for most of your life you must turn your back on.
  • Uptothe T
    Published 2 years ago
    What If...

    What If...

    We've all been there. . . feeling insecure and uncertain of the choices that we've made in life. Asking ourselves, WHAT IF I had done things differently or taken a different path? These types of questions can truly eat someone alive, even more so when you are unhappy with what you're doing currently as a career.
  • Ankita Upadhyay
    Published 2 years ago
    How to Have a Productive, Respectful Discussion

    How to Have a Productive, Respectful Discussion

    No matter what profession you're pursuing, you are bound to have a discussion with a group of people at some point. While you are free to express your ideas in a thoughtful, creative way, there are some rules you and your peers should abide by in order to have a progressive discussion. Respect is key. Everyone must maintain a respectful nature for the entirety of the discussion. If you're a student, teacher, or an employee please read through this list and feel free to share any of these tips with your colleagues the next time you engage in a discussion.
  • Jordan Ashleigh
    Published 2 years ago
    I Want To Be a Pirate!

    I Want To Be a Pirate!

    “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” — Apple Ad 1997 referring to the misfit economy.
  • Nicholas Goodman
    Published 2 years ago
    Presentation: Sharing Your Soul Through Art

    Presentation: Sharing Your Soul Through Art

    Every time, every SINGLE time, I write a poem and put it up on Facebook, the little gremlins in my mind start chattering about how worthless I am as a person.
  • Eva Lee
    Published 2 years ago
    Is It Worth to Count Money on Resume Writers?

    Is It Worth to Count Money on Resume Writers?

    Writing a resume is a skill not possessed by many. There are some rules outlined when it comes to drafting resumes such as a chronological, functional, combination of the two, and targeted resumes. Along with that, there are a myriad of different things that are expected from the job-seekers by the recruiters. Since candidates are not aware of the rules, they generally rely on the content that is available online and on the experts. There are resume writers who draft resumes for candidates based on their profile, education, skills, etc. Job-seekers can avail their services if they think it can be beneficial for them, but hiring a professional has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. As writing a good resume is critical in landing a job, a candidate must take into account all the pros and cons of hiring a resume writer.
  • aureliablood
    Published 2 years ago
    Here’s to the Dreamers

    Here’s to the Dreamers

    **Note: This post does not mean to ignore anything that is for your safety or if anyone is trying to keep you from something that may jeopardize your well being
  • Justin Tavares
    Published 2 years ago
    How To Succeed In A Business Environment As A Young Person

    How To Succeed In A Business Environment As A Young Person

    As a student, finding a summer job to earn money for the upcoming school year can be a troublesome task. Many students stick to jobs that are traditional "student" jobs, such as working at coffee shops, fast food restaurants, or at a camp. While these jobs are of course fine for thousands of students, I had the absolute pleasure of working with a fantastic Toronto-based company, which I will leave nameless as these steps can apply to a variety of business-type jobs. Here's how I had fun learning, meeting amazing people, and saving to pay for University while doing it.
  • Cat Charity Jude
    Published 2 years ago
    Resume Writing Sucks (Literally)

    Resume Writing Sucks (Literally)

    Go ahead. Type in your search bar, "how to write a resume." You'll get links to software, a cute little "Wikihow," and.... well, not a whole lot else.
  • kelsey newhook
    Published 2 years ago
    You Can Be Anything You Want to Be

    You Can Be Anything You Want to Be

    My parents always had a plan for me. They've been saving since I was just a tiny girl with barely any brain cells, that I was going to graduate with honors, attend post secondary shortly after, and then finally bring home the big bucks. They made it very clear from a young age that I am capable of anything I put my mind to, that I can be whoever I dream of being. Thankfully, I did graduate with honors, I worked my ass off to be able to have multiple options in career paths and make everybody who loved me proud. I thought that was good enough. However, their dreams extended my own. My cousin is a chartered accountant, very good looking girl with her head on her shoulders, big house, no kids, and a successful husband. One day, after taking a year off school to work full-time and save some money (I saved a lot) my parents sat me down and told me I need to hurry up and go to college, that I'm "wasting precious time." Tired of hearing it, I decided I would walk in my cousins footsteps and get a degree in Business. I was rushed into the decision, and there was no turning back once it absorbed into my parents head. Now, I'm not saying that I didn't want to go to school, I very much did, I hoped for a career that I could brag about and be comfortable with financially. I did enjoy the thought of being a business women. However, this is coming from the girl who flunked grade ten math, and I thought it would be a good idea to be an accountant...yeah, right. Anyways, I get accepted for school, my parents are on top of the world, and I kinda am to. Yay me, I got accepted, life was going to come together. Then it all sunk in, four years of being broke and attending school for something I don't even have a passion for. I wanted to work in education, less money but more desirable, for me. I hinted to my mom that I wanted to become a teacher just shortly after she purchased my thousand dollars worth of business textbooks; she basically turned her head the other direction. Apparently that idea was a bust and was to be forgotten. School starts, I'm getting A's, and I'm proud, but I am anything but happy. Accounting class comes, and it is the WORST thing to sit through. You know when you kinda just have to listen to someone ramble on for hours about something you really just don't care about and nod your head like you understand? Ya that was me, and I planned on being the accountant. I dropped out of school four weeks into the program. I felt lazy, stupid, and selfish for doing so. But why? Because I let my parents down? My dad was ridiculously rude about it, passing passive aggressive comments my way every chance he got. I wasn't useful, and I better find a rich husband, according to him. I did not deserve to feel bad over my own life choices. I must admit, I did want to go to school, I didn't want to sit at home and work some shitty retail job for the rest of my being, I just didn't want to do something that didn't make me happy. Don't get me wrong, a business degree is an amazing thing to achieve, and I would love to have achieved it, but why waste my time. I quickly applied for the education program, and I got accepted for the Winter 2018 term. My heart is warm knowing that I get to do something I have a passion for, I'm quite content and humble now knowing that this is what I get to do with my life. My parents aren't the most impressed with my choice, but I refuse to let others dictate my future. I'm grateful for all they've done for me in regards to pushing me to be my best, but they have no right to tell me what is and what isn't going to happen for me. My career choice may not make me rich, but it will fulfill me with joy that other jobs cannot provide me. Of course I know money is an important factor in all things, but money will never mean everything. Do not let anybody tell you what's best for you, figure it out all on your own and pave your own path to success, whatever success may mean to you. Whether it be to travel, start a family, or to just live day-by-day and figure it out from there, do exactly how you see fit.
  • Fatima Rodriguez
    Published 2 years ago
    Freshman Year

    Freshman Year

    A few tips for your first year of secondary school.
  • Khadijah Malik
    Published 2 years ago
    5 Things I Learnt From My University Experience

    5 Things I Learnt From My University Experience

    It’s September and lots of new students will be starting University for the first time. I started University back in 2013 and did a degree and have just completed my Masters. Even though I had a difficult time adjusting, I’ve learnt a great deal about myself and how to approach student life in the 4 years I was a student. So, here are five things I learnt that you might find handy.