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Like A Boss - Five Bad Habits That Might Be Holding You Back Professionally

Tags: Interview, CareerPath

As Telfer students, you are at a crucial stage of your life: one during which you can experiment, grow, and of course, make mistakes. The good news is that your years at Telfer are also the perfect time for you to learn from those mistakes and to break those bad habits that could eventually become detrimental to your career. Here are five bad habits that many students are unaware of… and a few tips on how to break them.  Read more ›

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Tags: Interview, Interview Tips

A very wise hiring manager once told me this: “Not asking any questions during an interview is shooting oneself in the foot. As a recruiter, I see it as a lack of preparation and/or interest. Either way, for the candidate, it’s the end of the road.” If recruiters can deduct valuable information from your answers to their questions, they can, and will inevitably, deduct just as much information from your questions.  Read more ›

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Tags: Personal Branding

Of all dress codes, business casual is certainly the hardest to define, and yet the most common in the workplace. For most Telfer students, this ubiquitous concept may be just as hard, if not harder to decode, than the most advanced accounting notions. Practically absent from work environments until the mid-60s, “business casual” has grown to become a “standard” in many professional settings. Yet, there is still no clear definition of what business casual is or should be. Here are a few tips to help you grasp this concept and put your best foot forward at work without committing any faux pas.  Read more ›

How to make the most out of a mentor-mentee relationship?

Tags: mentorship, Career Development

“Mentorship is a two-way street — a relationship between humans — and not a transaction.” (Fawal, 2018)  Read more ›

Starting a Public Service Career with the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

Ever wanted to get work experience in Finance and Accounting? Are you looking to represent Canada internationally? As one of the largest employers in the National Capital Region, the Government of Canada has thousands of student positions available in over 150 departments and agencies. And getting access to these positions is super easy through the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP).  Read more ›

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Tags: Humans of Telfer, Student Profile

“I became a Telfer student over a year ago. During my first year, my main goal was to meet new people, focus on my studies, etc. In my second year, however, I started getting involved with the Telfer Student Council and various Telfer clubs, and assimilating further the content of my courses. This is what I would call “the Telfer experience”. I think we should all remain open to the various opportunities offered to us.  Read more ›

The Importance of Networking early on

Tags: Networking, involvement

“Wow, you’re only in first year? It’s so great that you’re networking early on”, was the common response I got from recruiters when I mentioned I was a first-year Telfer student, attending Telfer Accounting Club’s wine and cheese in my first weeks of school.  Read more ›

Humans of Telfer - Ifrah

Tags: Humans of Telfer, Student Profile

“I love Telfer because the concepts we learn in class apply to what we will face in the workplace.  Read more ›

How to finish the school year off strong?

Tags: Exam Tips, Motivation, Exams

It is March, when all of your midterm exams, assignments and projects are piling up before the term ends. Then comes the dreaded month of April, a stressful period of final exams. It is hard to stay balanced and focused on the end goal when all of these impeding deadlines are fast approaching and when summer is just around the corner.  Read more ›

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Tags: Humans of Telfer, Employer Profile

“Over the years, I have been delighted with the opportunity to meet a number of bright, ambitious Telfer business school students. From the podium at March 7th’s Ladies of the Law brunch, I could see the diverse crowd of attendees, and I felt comforted.  Read more ›

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