Friday, June 19, 2009

RICH BEFORE 30!! (Can your dreams still come true?)

Hey everyone!

Have the recession blues got you feeling down? Here's some inspiration!
I found a really cool article from the "Job Postings" magazine from the Academic Advising and Career Center. It discusses some really useful tips to help you on your road to success. I found it extremely helpful and I really think you should drop by the AA&CC and read it if you get the chance. Here's a quick summary of the 10 steps:

1. FOCUS: Do what makes you happy - Don't over-commit yourself. Figure out which activities will help you achieve your primary goals and learn to say 'no'.

2. PRIORITIZE: don't waste time on things that don't make you happy

3. WORK HARD: and maintain your enthusiasm!

4. RESEARCH: Identify role models in your industry and research what they did.

5. MENTOR: Get a role model to mentor you.

6. TEAM BUILD: Work with people you admire.

7. DO FAVOURS: Go out of your way to lend a hand

8. VOLUNTEERS: Get next to the bigwigs by helping out with special projects

9. TAKE RISKS: create and take opportunities to learn new things.

10. FOCUS AGAIN: Don't let money get in the way of doing what makes you happy.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What is 'Get Started'?

Get Started is a one day academic orientation event created for incoming students. The program is designed to introduce you to, and help you use all of the tools necessary to have a successful first year at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Why you should go:
--> you will get the opportunity to meet staff and faculty members
--> get the chance to interact with other first year students
--> you will also get the chance to choose which first year courses
--> get tips & advice from a Coach - a senior student.
--> you will get to explore the campus
--> get your new UofT Student Card

Find out more and register here: