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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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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It's my birthday and I'll blog if I want to - How to support local bloggers

It's my birthday and I'll blog if I want to - How to support local bloggers

It’s crazy how fast this last year went by. It feels like just yesterday I wrote my last birthday blog post on 22 things I’ve learned in 22 years. In that blog post I focus a lot on introspection and my thoughts of how I’ve gotten to where I’ve been. This years’ birthday is more significant. This is the year that I’ve graduated university, will be moving into the full-time work force and will be reaching milestones like moving in with my partner. I’ve also largely committed to my blog this year, posting weekly blog posts and wanting to grow my community.

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