Volunteering perks: Elevate your resumé and support your community

Young adults of various ethnicity put their hands together over a black and white poster that says "Donate" and "Volunteer"

Organizations across the Lower Mainland give their insight on the benefits of volunteering.

Hello from Zambia: Student-led Livingstone Trip

waterfall, victoria falls in zambia

In June and July, a group of Douglas College students are working with communities in Zambia through our Zambia Global Leadership Program. Each student will be sharing their experiences in a couple of posts. Today’s post is from Hailea. —– Every year the students that participate in the Zambia Global Leadership Program plan a trip to Livingstone to see Victoria Falls and go on a safari. This year, that trip happened to fall on my birthday weekend, so I was lucky enough to spend it in both Botswana and Zambia. I spent the day before… Read More

Hello from Zambia: Lessons Learned

maria laughing with a brick wall behind her

In June and July, a group of Douglas College students are working with communities in Zambia through our Zambia Global Leadership Program. Each student will be sharing their experiences in a couple of posts. Today’s post is from Maria. —- Traveling has always been a learning experience. By experiencing firsthand the way of life and communicating with other strangers, locals and tourists alike, I learn more about the culture an traditions of the place. In addition, by having different interactions, I also learn a lot more about me as a person- my strengths, my… Read More

Hello from Zambia: Turning Tables!

In June and July, a group of Douglas College students are working with communities in Zambia through our Zambia Global Leadership Program. Each student will be sharing their experiences in a couple of posts. Today’s post is from Tefa. ——- After a couple rough weeks everything is back on track! Being part of a project like this has its ups and downs! Not everything is sunshine and rainbows but the key is to not forget why are you here, what makes it all worth it and most importantly what can you do to… Read More

Hello from Zambia: Through Adversity Comes Resilience

3 douglas college students with two zambian kids

  In June and July, a group of Douglas College students are working with communities in Zambia through our Zambia Global Leadership Program. Each student will be sharing their experiences in a couple of posts. Today’s post is from Hailea. —– As you’re walking through the town centre, you see people holding smartphones while wearing tattered, ill-fitted clothing. Some women wear beautiful traditional dress, while others wear casual business suits. Children beg for money holding blind women’s hands, while men sell smartphones on the side of the street. Zambia is full of contrasting… Read More

Welcome to Zambia!

In June and July, a group of Douglas College students are working with communities in Zambia through our Zambia Global Leadership Program. Each student will be sharing their experiences in a couple of posts. Today we’re starting with Tefa! ———- After a long, long, loooooong journey the Zambia GLP team made it to Zambia! It’s crazy to think that we have been here for 3 weeks now. So far I’ve learned that Zambia is a welcoming country with awesome people and a sense of community that surprises me. All in all it has been… Read More

Adventure is out there!

Change is inevitable, kids. It’s a simple (and often tough) lesson we all learn growing up. Sometimes change can be really daunting, sometimes it can be oh, so wonderful, and sometimes it’s exactly in between. I, for one, can account for being right in between. Very recently, I found out that I got accepted into the nursing program at Langara College. I’m beyond thrilled that I got in, because I’ve been waiting and stressing for a while about it! I’ve always been up for a challenge and love trying new things so… Read More

I’ve come so far…

  “You’re just in your second semester?” “You’re so young!” I get these questions every day, and honestly, I’m just as shocked as you are at how far I’ve come. View this post on Instagram Wednesday morning grind just turned brighter with these t-shirts! #SquadGoals Tag your awesome squad here! #LifeAtDC #Prabhably #Sleepy #BadHairDay #DouglasCollege #StudentEngagement #GetInvolved A post shared by Douglas College Student Life (@studentlifedc) on Feb 3, 2016 at 11:23am PST   I’m a member of the Life at DC team and I was also recently elected to be a… Read More

Résumé: The Place Where You Put Your Life’s Passion to Paper

Résumés. We use them to get our first jobs and we know we’ll use them every step of the way towards our ultimate career. It’s a sheet of paper that details all of our professional and educational accomplishments. No pressure! Now, I don’t know about you, but for me, making a résumé on my own isn’t so easy. It’s hard to remember everything that’s relevant to my résumé, let alone write it in the correct order and structure it properly. Questions begin to pop up like, what are employers looking for? What… Read More