Just A Story About Picking Careers…

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I tried thinking my way into a career path once. Not just tried; my face was scrunched up, it felt like my bedroom was shaking, and I think my hair even went blond for a moment. I was adamant on deciding everything I ever wanted in life right then and there. If I just concentrate hard enough, I thought, then I’ll be able to find whatever answer there is hidden deep inside me. Wouldn’t that have been nice? Not knowing what I wanted to be was a confusing thing, especially for my… Read More

Mission Statements for School

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After reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, I was inspired by the idea of visualization, also called affirmations or mission statements. Hill is so compelling when he discusses how writing down your goal and visualizing it happening every day means you’re almost guaranteed to accomplish it. Eventually I was won over to his side. The influence of Hill’s writing wasn’t immediate to me. It took a long time and a healthy dose of skepticism before I started to take his ideas seriously. I started to take in other sources of… Read More

Career Fair: Grown Up Carnival!

Hosted every year by the Student Employment Centre at Douglas College, the Career Fair gives students an opportunity to connect with employers in their field. It’s a prime occasion if you are looking for a job, volunteer opportunities, or just to gain some information about your field. Prior to the career fair, the Student Employment Centre hosted a Career Fair Preparation Workshop that I was able to attend. The idea of this workshop had me a little bit confused… what was there to learn about preparing for a career fair? Well, Michaela, there is a whole… Read More

Your Future Career: Straight Path, or Labyrinth?

The most underrated horror story is definitely the one where a student starts their post-secondary education and figures out that they absolutely hate the major/program they’re in. A close second to that horror would be the sequel where the student’s younger bro starts school with no idea what he wants to do with the rest of his life. Ahh, but there’s a happy ending! The career counsellors in the Student Services department at Douglas College are an enormous help with students who are in this ‘stuck’ position. The counsellors host a Career… Read More