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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Five ways volunteering opportunities prepare you for the workforce

Five ways volunteering opportunities prepare you for the workforce

Through my time volunteering since high school, I have personally grown and I have seen my colleagues also develop through their support of volunteer initiatives. These are five ways volunteering has prepared me for the workforce. Consider these when you're trying to determine if volunteering is for you!

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Choosing a co-op program was the best choice I've made

Choosing a co-op program was the best choice I've made

Applying for co-op jobs is tedious, nerve-wracking and a long process. But during this time I want to reflect on how choosing a co-op program was the best decision I've ever made. I initially wrote this blog post when applying for my last co-op term in university. I have re-written it as a student who has now completed co-op! #OneStepCloserToGraduation

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