Friday, August 18, 2017

Gearing Up for Classes in September!




It feels like it was just yesterday when I completed my last exam and was ready for the start of summer! The start of the new academic year is right around the corner. I hope everyone is having a great summer and are slowly changing gears to prepare for this September.


Whether you’re ready or not, I have prepared a quick list to ensure you set yourself up for success this school year:

Self Care and its Importance




As we are in the midst of finishing up our exams, and embarking on a fresh new start in September, I thought I would take the opportunity to emphasize the importance of Self Care. It is absolutely important to ensure we take time for ourselves with the lack of sleep and procrastination, dedicating time to focus on your health can be difficult. However, taking care of your mental and physical health is essential for your academic performance! Below are a few tips I use during exam season to keep myself in good health.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Big Companies, Recruitment, and Social Media


By Arifa Chowdury, Career Assistant (Work Study student)

The amount of time that people spend on their phones daily is astonishing. Considering how much time is spent checking social networks, it’s no surprise that Canadian businesses are becoming increasingly active on media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Reddit etc. Companies now tap into social media to reach customers, and are using these social networking sites for customer service, sales and recruiting.

As a Business Management student, I aspire to work for one of the four big accounting firms or a major corporation in Canada. Reaching out to these companies may seem far-fetched for us, but little do we realize that these companies have built strategies, and are constantly upgrading them to reach out to talented candidates via social media.

In this blog, I’m going to walk you through the various methods by which big companies recruit via social media.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Time to Choose Your Program and Study for Midterms!




By Hira Ali, Academic Assistant (Work Study student)

Choosing Your Program

For those of you who haven’t selected your program yet, fear not! The time to choose your program in the summer semester has arrived! If you have completed 4.0 credits, or are currently in process of completing this, please declare your program between June 30th and July 28th - next Friday! This application period is for Limited programs. Of course, for those of you who are considering Unlimited programs, you may do so during this period or anytime!


Thursday, June 22, 2017

It’s Almost time to ‘Get Started’ on your Course Enrolment!



By Tharchika S., Academic Assistant (Work Study student)

Are you an incoming 1st year student? Do you want to explore the campus, get your UofT Student Card (TCard), and connect with staff and peers about course selection and more? Well, Get Started is the right program for you!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

You Can Be An Entrepreneur If You Set Your Mind To It: Part 2

In Part 1, we talked about how to get to conceive an idea – but you might wonder…


Taking Your First Steps and Getting Support

Not only is it important to have a great idea, being able to take action and to execute it, is equally, if not more important when launching a startup. When you’re taking your first steps towards starting your own business, keep in mind that the goal of starting something is to show that you’re able to make a profit (no matter how big or small) out of something that you’ve created or to solve a problem that exists. From there, you can either scale up on your existing idea or apply the knowledge that you’ve gained towards better ideas.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

You Can Be An Entrepreneur If You Set Your Mind To It: Part 1



By Amy Wang, Events Assistant (Work Study student)

Like many millennials, one of our biggest worries is finding a suitable job and jump-starting our careers after we graduate from university. Many students seem to have a clear plan on what they want to do after graduating: enroll in grad school, finish grad school, and then get a high-paying job.

Monday, January 9, 2017

‘Bounce Back’ on your academics with Effective Study Strategies


By Jenna Lam, Academic Assistant (Work Study student)


Happy New Year! Welcome back to starting a new semester at UTSC!

The start of a new semester is always exciting – it’s your chance to take everything you’ve learned about studying and bringing it with you into your new courses. Speaking of studying, when was the last time you took a moment to pause your studying – to check-in, evaluate, and re-think your studying strategy? At first, it may feel counter-intuitive… why should I give up any more precious time to re-plan my studying, if I can just continue going full-charge at my textbook? It turns out that studying is more than just memorizing what we need. Studying is a skill like any other – one that can be refined, re-strategized, and re-thought!

#newyearstudyresolutions #bounceback