As you may know by now, I define "new grad" as anyone who's graduated within the last 2 years; but some may identify as a new grad long after that. I define the "new grad" experience as being the adjustment from the comfort and safety of schooling and permanently being surrounded by peers to the … Continue reading 20 GIFs That Describe 20 Different New Grad Feelings
The most used word for a person in their early twenties has got to be "budget". (Could be a few other things also...that I won't mention for the sake of keeping it classy). Every person I know right now is budgeting. What does budgeting mean? It simply means allocating a specific amount of money to … Continue reading Tips to Manage Money Better, For the Spenders
Social media is amazing - the fact that you can reach thousands of people in a matter of seconds without ever leaving the house is unprecedented. It's 2019, and things are changing dramatically right in front of our eyes. Back in the 19th century, it was common that people would open shops in their small … Continue reading Is Entrepreneurship For You?
This week's graduate graduated with a diploma in Interior Design Technology 2 years ago, but her strong relationship management skills and friendly demeanour led her to be a high-performer in her position as a Bilingual Customer Service Associate. Do you have a passion for helping people and love interacting with customers? Read on below to … Continue reading In Conversation With…A ‘Customer Service Associate’
I attended my first formal networking event in my second year of university. Having had no professional work experience and no clue what I wanted to do with my life, I made a number of newbie mistakes, which included (but was not limited to): 1. Wearing open toe heels a couple inches too high, with … Continue reading How to Behave at a Networking Event
This week's featured graduate has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from a recognized university, and has worked at Canada's top corporate bank since graduating in 2017. A medley of hard work, networking and emotional intelligence helped this forward-thinking graduate to have found his dream job in less than 2 years out of school. Intrigued? Read … Continue reading In Conversation With…An ‘Internal Consultant’
With tax season among us and graduation season looming upon us, I couldn't help but let my mind wander and think about all the things my eighteen years of schooling failed to teach me prior to thrusting me into the real world. While I must take some responsibility for not proactively doing something about this, … Continue reading Life Skills Schools Should Teach Students
Networking is an art, in the same way that sales is an art. The whole point of networking is to form professional relationships with people who will eventually have a vested interest in your success. It is a mutually beneficial, low cost yet long-term investment in yourself, your career, and your success. After I graduated, … Continue reading How to Have a Coffee Chat