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Humans of Telfer – Nora

“As a 2nd-year student who has recently switched from Management to Finance, I am grateful for all of the opportunities Telfer has offered me. From participating in the Co-op program to joining many different clubs like the University of Ottawa Muslim Students Association, UNICEF, and uOsmile; my university experience has been both busy and enriching.  Read more ›

The Next Step – Tips on Writing a Follow-up Email After Your Interview

“I have just had an interview for my dream job! What is my next step? What can I do to increase my chance of getting the job?” Many students are unsure of what their next step should be after an interview. A professionnal follow-up email is a great way to establish connection with the interviewers and to get any updates or information regarding the position.  Read more ›

Humans of Telfer – Rushika

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“If there is one thing I have learned at Telfer, it is that students should take advantage of the amazing professors who teach at this school. They are extremely knowledgeable and are always happy to help us understand the class material or to give us some career advice. I truly believe that students will have an enriched undergraduate experience by talking to at least one of their professors during their time here.”  Read more ›

Why Going on Exchange is Good for You

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It’s almost a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presented to you. No – it’s not only just presented to you: you are actually encouraged to take it. The opportunity to experience new countries, new cities, new people, new everything. And it’s handed to you on a silver plate by the University of Ottawa.  Read more ›

Humans of Telfer – Belal

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“As I am finishing up my undergrad here at the Telfer School of Management, I realize that I have learned so many invaluable lessons that apply not only to just school but to life in general. In short, meet as many people as possible, inside and outside Telfer. You never know who you may connect with and whether they can help you or not in your career goals.  Read more ›

Five Things to Remove from Your Resumé

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Studies have found that the average recruiter scans a resumé for less than 10 seconds before deciding if the applicant is a good fit for the position. When you have little time to impress a recruiter, every word on your resumé counts. That’s why it’s important that you’re making the most of it and not filling it with words and phrases that are not going to make an impact. Here are some things that you should consider eliminating.  Read more ›

Humans of Telfer – Andrew

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“After reflecting on the past 4 years at Telfer, I realize there have been moments where I lost sight of what the purpose was. There is a mentality that’s instilled early in students that it’s simply about getting that piece of paper.  Read more ›

Tips to a Successful Skype Interview

Video and Skype interviews are increasingly common in today’s workforce. You have probably been asked to do a Skype interview at least once or twice in your life. If not, you will be asked to do one then sooner or later. With more and more employers using Skype for their first-round interviews, it’s a good idea to take your digital interviewing skills to the next level. Here are five key tips on how to ace your Skype interview:  Read more ›

Humans of Telfer – Lovelyn

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“In 3rd year, I switched majors from Accounting to Human Resource Management. In high school, I didn’t have anyone to look up to when thinking of programs to apply to.  Read more ›

Finding Balance Between Academics and Extracurricular Activities

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Have you ever found yourself being overwhelmed with school work and extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.)? We all have something to do at school to keep ourselves busy and involved. Nonetheless, sometimes we are having trouble finding the right balance between academics and social life. The imbalance could lead to counter-performances in either academics or extracurricular activities; if we cannot find a way to manage the pressure, it will slowly turn into stress.  Read more ›

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