How to Succeed in Your Arts Degree

Congratulations on starting your arts degree! With that said, your next few years will involve a ton of writing, stress, and critical analysis. To help with the transition, our 2 National Young Leaders, Ava Cramp, and Jason Liu provide tips on how to succeed in your arts degree. On writing papers: When I entered university,

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A Guide to Surviving Grade 12

In hindsight, I could have improved a lot of things in  grade 12, the year that was my most challenging and fast-paced in high school. The problem with hindsight is that it is completely useless to the me of the past. However, hindsight is valuable to my  present self and perhaps to you, dear readers.

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How to Ace Studies on Global Health & International Relations

Having multiple perspectives is beneficial for studies and a subsequent career with a focus on global health and international relations. To expand your perspectives, there are several things you can do. Firstly, check out small seminar based classes. Since discussion is encouraged, you can broaden your perspective by speaking and arguing, a form of learning

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4 Quick Study Break Exercises

Exercising can be difficult to fit into the school year. Personally, I find myself skipping my workouts and becoming more sedentary as the school year progresses. While replacing my workout time with studying has been beneficial for my GPA, it is important to find a balance between the two. This balance is the most easily

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5 Things Every Science Student Should Know

Welcome to university! Over the next few years, you will be exploring your interests, developing critical skills and learning about fascinating topics, and more importantly, becoming the best version of yourself. With the plethora of opportunities at your fingertips, students can be overwhelmed. To prevent this from occurring, here are five things every new science

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10 Things Communications Majors Should Know

Welcome to the world of communications; a fast growing industry that’s fast paced and ever-changing. In communications, there are heaps of areas to explore and tons of opportunities for you to discover. Now that you’ve entered the realm, here are ten things communications majors should know that will help you through your program: 1. Don’t

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Why You Should Try Undergraduate Research

Research and university come hand in hand for graduate students and faculty members, but did you know undergraduates of all disciplines from music to genetics to literature can conduct their own meaningful research project? Undergraduate research goes beyond the stereotypical science laboratory and can include fields such as public health policy, archeology, physics, and engineering. Even

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5 Things Engineering Students Should Know

Welcome to engineering! Over the next few years, you will tackle mountains of assignments, confront difficult exams, and compete for coveted internship positions to earn your iron ring. This long and somewhat arduous journey can be made somewhat easier by keeping the below suggestions in mind. In most universities, the first year is common for

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How to Make the Most of Your Science Degree

September brings a clean slate to achieve our goals, whether they are geared towards academics, personal and professional development, or extracurriculars. Make the most of your science degree with tips from four of our National Young Leaders! Good luck! 1. Take non-science courses.  My advice to a new science student is to create breadth in your

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First Year University Anxiety, a Blessing in Disguise

Without a doubt, starting university is a scary experience. Five years after my first frosh experience, I still remember the anxiety mixed with the excitement for an uncertain future. At the time, I thought I was one of the few students who experienced this mix of emotions; however, I later learned this sentiment was felt

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