How to Make the Most Out of Your Summer Research Position

Congratulations on acquiring an undergraduate summer research position! Paid or unpaid, this can be a great chance to explore what academic research is like and acquire skills both at the bench and beyond. In this article, I will primarily address how those in experimental life sciences can make the most of their summer; however, many

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How to Find a Summer Job

Summer is here! If you’re looking to earn some extra cash this summer, here are a few tips to landing your first part time retail or service job. Ace your Resume While it’s fine not to have traditional experience, you should demonstrate that you have some key skills. This is why a skills based resume often works

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SHAD: The Summer Program Every High School Student Should Participate In

Recently, I had the chance to catch up with Kyle Blaney, of SHAD, to learn more about their fantastic SHAD summer enrichment program for high school students. Learn more about this incredible program in our Q&A below! Natalie: Tell us about the SHAD summer enrichment program.  Kyle: SHAD is a unique and intense summer program for high achieving students in

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My First Week in the Baltics: Meeting the Ambassador & Overcoming Language Barriers

Well folks, I’ve been in Latvia for over a week now, and want to give you my first impressions of work at the Embassy and the city of Riga. I’ve settled in a place in what is known as the Quiet Center, since there are no bars or party places, and it feels really safe.

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6 Smart & Productive Ways to Spend Your Summer

With the winter semester completed, many undergraduate students are left with a simple question that is often difficult to answer – What do I do this summer? Unlike high school where summer spans 2 months from late June to August, the official summer semester at most universities can begin as early as mid-April and run

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Check in to the Summer Adventures of an Embassy Intern in Latvia!

Hello NSN members, My name is Natalie and I’m the Director of the Student Ambassador Program- and soon to be, intern at the Canadian embassy in Latvia! Right now, I’m sitting in my living room, surrounded by boxes. Over the next few days, I will be packing up my place and putting my belongings into

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