Neuroplasticity

nnoun mass noun The ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, especially in response to learning or experience or following injury. The idea that our minds are not just set, unchangeable, static, makes so much feel possible.  I have grown up in a world that encourages us to believe that talents and abilities […]

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Nothing Comes From Nothing

At this time of year we are bombarded with advertisements trying to entice us to buy more, get this, give that . . . My favourite marketing strategy is the ‘buy one get one free’ or ‘buy two get two free’.  “Come listen to this presentation and get your free paring knife.”  We are led […]

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Go To Class

We are at that time of year when students are frantically selecting courses for their upcoming year of university.  I love getting to talk with first year students about what courses they want to take, what they hope to do with their degree . . . Best of all, I love the students that come […]

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Overeducated and Underemployed?

There has been a lot of coverage recently of the high youth unemployment rates in Canada.  The national unemployment rate is 7.2% while the youth unemployment rate is 14%.  If these statistics have not scared you enough, what about the $23.1 billion in lost wages that Canadian youth will experience over the next 18 years? […]

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A New Student’s Guide to Career Planning

At our fall and spring open houses I offer sessions on career services and planning.  There have been many times when I have been standing outside of the room encouraging prospective students and their parents to join me and I have been told “Oh, we don’t need that for another 4 years.”  This is exactly […]

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An open letter to employers (well…anyone, really) – Guest Blogger

I am delighted to introduce my latest guest-blogger Jenn Nelson.  Jenn graduated from Huron in 2010 with a BA in History and Political Science and then went on to complete an MA in Public History at Western University.  She has a abundance of experience and expertise in the promotion of museums and cultural institutions through […]

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From Classroom to Career – What Skills Will I Take With Me?

Last Thursday we hosted a Campus/Community Roundtable where we invited business and not-for-profit managers and leaders to join with faculty and administration to talk about Liberal Arts degrees and their transferability and applicability to the world of work.  Before the session we conducted a survey to discover what attributes are most frequently needed in order […]

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The Importance of Extra-Curricular Activities for Career Development

I am delighted to introduce my second guest blogger, Whitney. Whitney is completing her fourth year in an Honours Specialization in English Language & Literature at Huron. She served as the editor-in-chief of the Grapevine Magazine for the past two years, and volunteered at Western’s Gazette, Grubstreet, the GetLit Society, We Eat Films, and CHRW […]

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