As we head into September and school starting up again, we asked our 2017 grads to look back on their first days of college, and what they know now that they wish they knew then.
“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard
Spontaneity and shear optimism were two of the many concepts that fused my motivation, to embark on my first solo vacation earlier this year. I truly believed that, with a mindset such as that, I would encounter nothing less than a glorious experience; however, my anticipated trip to Cuba quickly confirmed that theory to be incorrect, and yet, I’m glad it turned out to be that way. One of the most versed travellers of all time, Ibn Battuta, explains this unusual revelation quite well, when he stated: “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Continue Reading
Exam time! The campus halls are lined with stressed out students cramming for the next test or reliving the answers from the one they just completed.
Exams often mark the end of a semester or a school year but they can also mark the end of a journey and a start of a new beginning. This month our grads share their exam time feelings and how it’s evolved since they first sat down to their first exam.
In a recent job application, the form asked me to list all positions I had held since graduating from secondary school. Yikes! Considering that was over 30 years ago, and that I’m on my third career now, I thought that might lead the interviewer to ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up. Continue Reading
You and I both have come across countless articles that provide tips and tricks to build a successful life or career. We’ve read them and they tend to focus on things like time management, goal setting, developing your communication skills and relationship building.
Those are no doubt important and crucial to your success. However, I think there’s one tip that often gets overlooked. It’s reflection.
Taking time to reflect on yourself is essential to your professional and personal success. Reflection keeps you in control. It builds your confidence and it develops your learning. Continue Reading