How to Make the Most Out of Your Remaining Senior Year of High School

Graduation season is approaching for high school seniors. With your time at high school coming to an end, this can be an emotional and overwhelming time. Many are anxiously anticipating acceptances from colleges and universities, planning what to wear for prom, and balancing extracurriculars, all while studying for upcoming AP, IB and diploma exams. It

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The 6 Types of MMI (Multiple Mini Interview) Questions You Will Encounter

Some distinctive differences between a traditional panel interview and the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) are the number and variety of questions. In a panel interview, you can anticipate the standard questions such as “Tell me about yourself.” and “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” and prepare accordingly. However, when it comes to the MMI, there

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Volunteering Abroad: How to Make Your Trip Worth it

While travelling abroad to do volunteer work has always attracted many people in varying professions, in recent years it has been a growing trend among youth, particularly university students. Volunteering abroad can give students so many incredible experiences and lessons that they can carry with them throughout their lives. You learn to appreciate other cultures,

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How to Practice for MMI (Multiple Mini Interviews) Questions

For those who are pursuing a professional health program, February marks the start of frantic and often last minute preparations for the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) — the standard interview process employed to screen candidates for medical, dental, physiotherapy, and dietetic programs. MMIs involve a series of stations presenting situational/ethical challenges, for which the candidates

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The Importance of the Information Interview & How to Ace it

As a fourth year student planning to graduate this April, a few questions are constantly lingering in my mind: What will I do after graduation? How will I gain employment? What will set me apart from other applicants? With over 300,000 university students graduating every year, the job market is an intimidating one to enter.

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The Power of Public Speech: A Short Guide To Impressing the Masses

Who has watched a Tedx Talk? Interesting people have presented some fascinating ideas on that stage. However, it is their skill of oral communication that keeps us captivated throughout a 20-minute talk. You don’t have to have watched a Tedx Talk to appreciate that public speaking is one coveted skill. Some of the greatest leaders,

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Volunteering 101: Importance, Benefits and Tips

It has been an enjoyable, relaxing winter break, lying on the couch, watching Netflix for hours and texting our friends until our thumbs hurt. Since we are well-rested and have an exciting new  year ahead, why don’t we consider volunteering? Volunteering is looked upon in a different light depending on who you talk to. Some

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My 3M NS Fellowship Application – Thriving Through Adversity

(Preface to Application) This is my sixth, (and final), year as an undergraduate student – albeit not consecutively. Stories such as mine are often unheard of and not explicitly and voluntarily narrated. Perhaps because at first glance, stories such as mine tend to be grasped as outlandish, and more so, as constructions of failure rather

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The Benefits of Studying Abroad & How to Get Started

Throughout my life, I’ve had the privilege to travel to numerous countries, including China, Australia, France, and Germany. Furthermore, I’ve been raised in a variety of places, from my tiny birth place of Pullman, Washington to College Station, Texas, to New York City and Toronto and finally Edmonton and its suburb Sherwood Park. As a

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Building Responses for MMI Questions (Multiple Mini Interviews)

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) are used in the application process for Medicine, Dentistry, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programs. A MMI involves a sequence of stations in a circuit. For each station, a scenario is typically presented on the door outside of a room. You are then given a time limit to walk to your

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