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Tags: job search, LinkedIn

LinkedIn has many features which allow users to access new and different information, and as a platform created on the basis of expanding user’s professional network, it is a great place to start your job search.  Read more ›

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Tags: COOP, Humans of Telfer, Student Profile

“For me, choosing Telfer was an easy decision. After attending some of the info sessions offered by the University, I was able to gain valuable information on the CO-OP program. This program will provide me with the opportunity to meet and engage with potential employers, which will be very beneficial, especially when I enter the workforce. This was one of the many reasons that I chose Telfer, and I think it is one of the reasons that you should too.”  Read more ›

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Tags: job search, Job Experience

Have you ever felt that your lack of job experience put you at a disadvantage? Well, you are definitely not alone! Many students have never held part-time or summer jobs and are in the exact same position.  Read more ›

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Tags: job search, job, Decision, Future

I’m not sure if any of you have experienced this, but a thought that has been on my mind since I’ve started thinking about life after university has been whether I want to work for the private or public sector. As someone who has experience in both sectors, I find it even harder to decide, but I have found many opportunities and advantages for both.  Read more ›

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How do you get over 17 million people to willingly dump ice-cold water over their heads? Simple. You present it as the #IceBucketChallenge. Challenges are effective because they encourage people to step out of their comfort zones and to have fun doing so. The list of 2018 viral challenges is endless: the Kylie Jenner lip challenge, the cinnamon challenge, the hot pepper challenge and the chubby bunny challenge, just to name a few. Now, I present you with the latest and greatest challenge — the #CareerDevelopment challenge. It starts out with simple tasks, only increasing in difficulty as you move down the list and start building your confidence with each challenge met.  Read more ›

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Some people radiate confidence, as if they are natural born leaders. However for most, confidence is a skill and mastering it is like mastering Excel, it just takes practice.  Read more ›

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Tags: Humans of Telfer, Student Profile

''When I started first year, I struggled to decide whether Telfer was the right place for me. This year, by getting involved in the Telfer Finance Society, I feel like an integral part of the School. As marketing director, I have had the opportunity to work with an amazing team, expand my network, and gain real-world marketing knowledge. I urge students to get involved:  it helped me feel like I truly belong here and now I know that I am where I am supposed to be.''  Read more ›


Tags: MISA

I vividly remember countless times when I would have to explain to people what my specialization was. Most of them would respond “What the heck is MISA?” and then I would rattle off what the acronym stands for (Management Information Systems and Analytics) like a machine gun. They would then become even more perplexed because they had never heard of such a thing. This scenario happens a plethora of times and as soon as you start explaining what it is you actually do, they become bored and intimidated, and suddenly that accounting homework they have procrastinated on becomes extremely enticing to start. Even though that was a specific and maybe a bit exaggerated example, this cloud of unfamiliarity in regards to information systems is starting to vanish. Just in one year alone, I have seen first hand that people within the Ottawa community, whether it’s students, company employees, or even professors, are becoming progressively more aware of the field and the vast potential it has within the sphere of business.  Read more ›

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Tags: Humans of Telfer, Student Profile

“After attending Telfer’s open house and watching a panel of older students talk about their experiences, I was struck by how some students had managed to make so much out of just four years. I made my decision to come to Telfer the second I walked out of that room. However, something I didn’t expect to feel in my first month of university was isolation. Since I come from Ottawa, I didn’t feel the initial pressure to build connections with the people in my program, but since I didn’t force myself to make friends, I found myself feeling alone. It has been difficult, but I’ve made an effort to get out there and talk to people, and I think I’m on my way to finding a good balance. One step I took was applying to the Women in Management Network as a first year representative. I hope that by the end of these next four years I leave Telfer with a better understanding of myself and my abilities. I am aiming to take advantage of as many opportunities as I possibly can in order to make the most of my time here and would recommend anyone in their first year to do the same!”  Read more ›

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Tags: Time management

As motivation lessens and stress increases, it is common to neglect healthy sleep patterns. Hitting the sack at a reasonable time and getting up early in the morning gives you more energy and ample time to get everything done. In a technology-based society, so much time is spent on mobile devices without us even realizing it. Instead of checking social media when you first rise, get up, shower and eat something. This will give you a healthy start to the day and will make you more prone to study or to be productive.   You will be surprised at how much you can accomplish before 11 a.m.  Read more ›

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