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Volunteer on-line…make a difference and develop your skills

I don’t want to underestimate the anxiety that you may be feeling at the moment. Dealing with the uncertainty that this pandemic has created and the impact on your study and career opportunities will be challenging. But the current situation also ...


What’s it like to work at CERN?

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research, or CERN as it is more commonly known, is a mecca for particle physicists. Founded in 1954, it was here that Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web. University of Warwick PhD student Edward Millard ...

25 Ways Of Making The Best Of Each Day : Just For Today For Educators During Covid19

Choose ONE of the following tips. You may want to post it on your mirror at home or pin it to your desktop and remind yourself of what you need during this time. Just for Today I will acknowledge that we are all grieving the world as we once knew ...

How to create a CV that impresses, in 7.4 seconds!

It’s fair to say that the job market will be more challenging than most this year. In this period of uncertainty, the economic impact of the coronavirus means that the number of opportunities available this year is likely to be lower than in ...

10 Ways To Kick Start Your Day Just for Today

Just for Today I will think about what makes me happy and snowball ( use paper snowball or a real one if there is any snow) any negative thoughts away.  Barb Brown Just for Today I will visit my old neighbourhood and call an old friend. ...

101 Ways To Kick Start Your Day In A Positive Way: A Guide For Educators Parents and Students

This is a collaborative blogpost by Erin Luong and I along with a few ideas from friends.  As mental health educators we believe that a focus on our mental health and well being is foundational to all education. It is impossible to focus on ...

How I found my desired job when I didn’t even know it existed 

Ever heard about “planned happenstance”? It’s about always getting yourself ready for unexpected opportunities coming to your life, because unplanned events could lead to good careers. My whole career path until now has been all about seizing ...

How to prepare for the impact the coronavirus outbreak may have on your career plans

Unprecedented… unsettling… anxious. All words that can be justifiably used to describe the situation we find ourselves in and how we all may be feeling in response to it. Employers will potentially be reviewing their plans for graduate recruitment. ...

Moving School Counselling Online #scchat

I don’t often get very nervous, but last night as I co-moderated #scchat , I was very nervous because I wasn’t sure I could keep up with the pace of the chat. My role was posting the questions in a timely manner. I knew there was a team around me ...

Dear School Counsellor

You make a difference don’t ever forget it. You are a helper and you go about each day doing your best . It’s in your DNA. Now is the time to maybe step back a bit and take care of you and your family. Each day is precious and needs to be savoured ...

Develop your self-reliance and become your best resource

This is the first of three blogs on self-reliance which relate directly to a series of workshops I delivered at the University of Warwick earlier this year. There are many reasons that I was drawn to research self-reliance. I wanted to develop my ...


Covid 19 and Careers

How can you think about your future when the world’s so uncertain?  A career “plan” seems out of kilter with a rapidly changing landscape and yet…maybe this is the right time to pause and take stock of how we live our lives.  We can’t ...

How to develop a technology career with a humanities degree

Humanity is living through a digital and technological revolution but there remains a global shortage  of people in the Information Technology sector. Businesses, organizations and governments alike are desperate to close the gap in the IT ...

Being Helpful In An Unprecedented Time

None of us expected this (a global pandemic ) and even for those of us in the field of helping others, it does bring some anxious feelings so imagine what our youth are feeling. Schools in Calgary are closed for an indefinite period, maybe even ...

HOPEFUL THOUGHTS

You have a purpose don’t ever forget it. What has this pandemic given you the opportunity to do ? How can you grow today? What can you learn? What are you supposed to do today that is meaningful? Feel all the feelings and journal away. ...

No ideas? That’s why we have Careers! 10 ways Careers Consultants can help you.

Are you feeling that many other students you know have sorted out their lives and have begun to receive job or internship offers? Perhaps you’re feeling anxious as other students seem so much more certain and confident about their plans? Or maybe ...

How to succeed in a consulting case study interview

Last time out, Florian from StrategyCase.com offered advice on how to prepare for a consulting career. This week he shares his perspective to help you perform confidently in one of the most important stages of the consulting recruitment process, the ...

How can you prepare for a career in consulting during your degree?

At StrategyCase.com former consultants from top level firms advise prospective applicants on how to make successful applications in this competitive sector. Here Florian offers his insight on what you could do during your time at university to ...

Counsellor Talk : Applying What You Know To Life

As a counsellor it is easy to share what might work . Practicing it and living it is the real test to functioning well. Here are a few strategies and tips that I not only have recommended to others, but have used myself: Wake up each day and try a ...

My Warwick Summer Internship experience

The Warwick Summer Internships (WSI) have been developed exclusively for University of Warwick students and paid opportunities will be available this summer at either small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s), charities or with an internal ...

Five things to know before you become a freelance journalist

Greta Solomon is a writing coach, published author and a University of Warwick Psychology graduate. Here she shares what she wished she had known before taking the plunge into the lifestyle of freelance journalism. Back in 2002, after two staff ...

Is Anxiety The Same As An Anxiety Disorder?

I hear it all too often, youth saying they have anxiety when what they really mean is that they are feeling anxious. If you listen to the news you would believe that our youth are in crisis . The data would suggest otherwise 1 in 5 Canadians will ...

How to succeed on an internship: the employer’s perspective

What are an employers expectations and objectives when they hire an intern? Titanium Tutors, created a digital marketing opportunity last summer and here, the company’s founding director Joe Hytner, shares his experience. We were already planning on ...

How to succeed on an internship: the interns perspective

Oscar Smith is a Politics, Philosophy and Economics student at the University of Warwick. Here he shares his experience as an intern with Titanium Tutors. It’s fair to say that there is a bit of a panic scene amongst students when it comes to the ...

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