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Change, Creativity, and Resilience: How Your Telfer Student Services Centre Has Adapted to the COVID 19 Pandemic

Tags: Students, Change, covid19, Happier

We are now midway through the summer break. As many of you are about to start their next summer class or a new part-time job, our leaders here at the Student Services Centre are finally able to catch a breath after a grueling period of adaptation. At the Telfer Undergrad Office as in the business world, crucial decisions had to be made, and contingency plans had to be implemented. This week, two of our esteemed colleagues are sharing their insights on change, creativity, and resilience.  Read more ›

COVID-19: EDC’s Recent Hires from Telfer Share Their Virtual Onboarding Experience

Early Spring is my favourite time of the year for our student program. It’s when I finally get to see months of networking, attending events, and interviewing come to life in the form of new student hires all in one room eager to kick off summer onboarding.  Read more ›

What Do You Want the Society to Think of You?

Tags: mentorship, job search, Perspective, Happier

Most of the time, we as students – and professionals – have to deal with a lot of pressure. Having to go to work, making sure we get good grades, trying to spend some time with our friends and family. All of that can become overwhelming, especially while we are trying to figure out what we actually want to do in life. However, I believe it is actually good to not know where we will be in five years, or exactly what our professional journey will be like. In my case for example, I’m a third‑year accounting student, but four years ago, I saw myself enrolling in the nursing program, simply because I thought it fitted my personality better. And guess what, I picked accounting, and I love it.  Read more ›

How to Open Doors by Volunteering While at Telfer

As Telfer students, we can gain many personal and social benefits while volunteering in our community. Volunteering can also help you achieve your career aspirations. So if you find yourself having a couple of extra hours to spend, why not get involved for the following reasons:  Read more ›

CO-OP: Overcoming the Fear of the Unknown

Tags: COOP, Job Experience, Happier

Before entering my first CO-OP placement, I did not know what to expect. (I tend to freak-out over the unknown.) I imagined myself being overwhelmed with all the tasks and projects that I would be entrusted with. This fear was due in part to the fact that I had never experienced office work before. Having only worked in restaurants and retail stores, I did not feel prepared despite having attended all the necessary workshops and even a few 1-on-1 meetings with the CO‑OP staff.  Read more ›

“I Hate My life!”: How Getting Involved on Campus Has Positively Transformed my Telfer Experience

Tags: Experiences, involvement, Happier

After finishing my first year of university, I wouldn’t have told anyone I was enjoying my time there. I didn’t love my classes too much, I wasn’t sure if my program was for me, and I didn’t know too many people. The idea of returning for my second year and to go through it all over again was a daunting prospect..  Read more ›

My Favourite Fun and Motivational Career and Business Podcasts

Tags: Career Development, Motivation, Podcast, Happier

Sitting in the car, on the bus or in the library? Maybe you are going to the gym or just lying in bed. Do you need some career advice, motivation, or entertainment? Here are my two favourite fun and motivational career podcasts!  Read more ›

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