Things they don't tell you about university

Things they don't tell you about university

Hi, recent university graduate here. Yes, I’m ecstatic that I’m not going back to school this year. No, I’m not bored, but Yes - I am making back-to-school content. Throughout my five years at the University of Waterloo, I learned that there are just some things you can’t prepare for. There were also some things that I wish I knew earlier in my university career so that I could benefit from them throughout all of my studies. Now, some of these offerings may be University of Waterloo-specific, but generally the premise is the same: here are some not-as-well-known things I learned through university.

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A letter to first generation university graduates

A letter to first generation university graduates

It’s finally here. Whether you’re like me and walked across the stage this week to pick up the most expensive piece of paper you’ll ever own, or you’re heading there soon, we know that this has been a long time coming. As first generation grads, we have faced unique circumstances that some of our university peers haven’t. I’m here to tell you that at the end of all of it, the struggles we may have faced will put us ahead in our future careers and life in general.

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How to build an online portfolio

How to build an online portfolio

As a recent university graduate, I know how important a portfolio is. I have now applied to over 60 jobs (the grind never stops haha) and although I’m not where I want to be just yet, I know the value in being able to display your work in a way that is accessible to potential clients or employers. I know making a portfolio can be daunting. I’m sure you have so many experiences you want to share! Here are some quick steps that can allow you to narrow down your focus and build your online portfolio.

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