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Like a Boss: Leveraging a Non-Business-Related Summer Job

Tags: Transferable Skills, resumé, Job Experience

Let’s face it. Although most Telfer students were hoping to land a summer job in their field of study, many spent the last few months selling clothes or serving food. Sometimes, one simply has to pay the bills or to start somewhere. If you think your last summer job or current part-time job is inconsequential with regard to your professional journey think again. Here is how you can use a seemingly mundane job as a stepping stone towards your success in the business world.  Read more ›

Like a Boss - Five Pieces of Professional Advice I Wish I Had Received Earlier in My Career, vol. 1

Tags: Experiences, Career Development

We are already midway through summer, and this welcome break from school may have given you the opportunity to take stock of what you have achieved so far, and to reflect on what you want to accomplish next in your academic and professional journey. With that in mind, five staff members at the Student Services Centre (SSC) have graciously accepted to share with you key pieces of professional advice they wish they had received earlier in their career.  Read more ›

Dressing the Part: 5 Common Myths About “Professional Attire”

As you evolve at the Telfer School of Management and enter the business world, slowly but surely, you will have to abide by a “professional attire” dress code, either for an interview or for a networking event. As the business world and technologies have evolved considerably over the last few decades, the idea of a “professional attire” has transformed. It is worth going over and debunking some myths surrounding this concept that are making things overly restrictive and complicated.  Read more ›

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 ›

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