A Life Beyond ‘Do What You Love’

Although I frequently guide students towards careers that will enable them to do something that they love and are passionate about, this article makes an excellent point that it is not always as easy as “do what you love” nor should it be. By GORDON MARINO May 17, 2014 Student advisees often come to myContinue reading “A Life Beyond ‘Do What You Love’”

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The Most Important Things For My Career Are:

I frequently meet with students who are struggling to figure out their path in life.  Often I find the challenge is that they are spending a lot of time worrying about what they think they SHOULD be doing and not enough time reflecting on what they WANT to be doing.  As I have stated manyContinue reading “The Most Important Things For My Career Are:”

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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 comeContinue reading “Go To Class”

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What Now? A Recent Graduate’s Success With Finding a Job

This post is a follow-up post from a previous guest blogger Sonja Fernandes. Growing up I was told, “Get an education and the job will come to you”. As it turns out, this is NOT the case. With that being said, I am sure I am not alone when it comes down to deciding whatContinue reading “What Now? A Recent Graduate’s Success With Finding a Job”

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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?Continue reading “Overeducated and Underemployed?”

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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 exactlyContinue reading “A New Student’s Guide to Career Planning”

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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 throughContinue reading “An open letter to employers (well…anyone, really) – Guest Blogger”

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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 orderContinue reading “From Classroom to Career – What Skills Will I Take With Me?”

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The Value of a Liberal Arts Degree

In particular, Arts and humanities students often have a difficult time identifying potential career paths.  Often their choices are influenced by the idea that a liberal arts background is not particularly transferrable and the most obvious next step is teacher’s college, law school or grad school. Although those are three great choices, they are, byContinue reading “The Value of a Liberal Arts Degree”

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