How to Prepare for Law School During Your Undergrad

Throughout my first year of law school, I noticed how different it was from my undergrad in the arts and realized that I would have benefited from earlier preparation in a few key areas. If you are interested in attending law school, you can prepare by working on certain skills in your undergrad. While some

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How to Ask for a Great Reference Letter

Despite often being neglected until the application deadline, reference letters are crucial for the selection committee to gain a better sense of who you are. They provide additional information regarding your suitability for the award / position that cannot be conveyed solely in your resume, grades, or application statement. While your personal statement provides insight

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4 Financial Literacy Tips from Target Alpha

Managing our own money and understanding how money works are more important than ever. Although more schools are offering financial education as a course, many students still lack financial literacy: the abilities to manage one’s earnings, understand money, and invest. Recently, I had the honour of speaking to Aikeda Sayram, the CEO of the Target

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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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4 Things Every High School Student Should Know About University

Most high school students are anxious about attending university.  You’re supposed to figure out exactly what you want to do with the rest of your life, while becoming an adult. As the end of my third year quickly approaches, I have learned some things that I would like to share, in hopes of preparing high school

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How You Can Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle

When you ask a student about having a work-play balance, there’s a great chance that you will not be taken seriously. With all the curveballs school throws at you, it gets increasingly hard to maintain this so-called healthy lifestyle. However, after hearing and considering all the student complaints, I want to go over some ways

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How to Apply for the Federal Student Work Experience Program

The 2015-2016 Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) campaign launched on October 28th. FSWEP is a national job inventory that full-time students from across the country can register for.  Then, students are matched for positions in the federal service and interviewed. One of the great things about the program is that you do not need

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Considering Law School? This Article Is For You!

Whether you are in high school or post-secondary, it is important to think about the steps to reach your future career goals. If you are thinking about law, there are a number of considerations to take into account years before you apply to law school-chiefly, why are you interested in law? Once you have explored

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Social Media: Career Killer or Career Booster?

Throughout high school, I had this negative perception of social media as a sort of guilty pleasure if you will. Undoubtedly, outlets such as Facebook and Twitter lend themselves to be easy distractions while studying. Now in my later years of undergrad, my views on using social media have shifted; social media can facilitate career

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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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