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Wednesday 30 August 2017

App-y Back to School

Since I’ve been working in a tech department for the past year (I know, not the most expected place for an English major, but it’s worked out well), I thought I’d mention a few apps I’ve come across that have helped me countless times whenever I had a school-related issue.

Monday 28 August 2017

10 Things To Do Before The First Day of Classes

Can you believe it? Summer is almost over and the most dreaded/loved (take your pick) time of the year will soon be upon us.

As you prepare for what may be your first year or your final year on campus here at the University of Alberta, here are a few things to check off before the first day.

Friday 25 August 2017

Is One Faculty Harder than Another?

It’s one of the most debated questions among students at any university: which faculty is the hardest? I could hear students disputing this very question way back when I first stepped onto campus for Orientation and can still hear it while sitting in HUB, or CAB, or any other building at the U of A. For some reason, university students just love arguing and trying to prove that their faculty is indeed harder and requires a lot more work than any other. However, based on my own extensive research (which was not official in any way…. I just tried three different programs), I have come to learn that no faculty is easier or harder than another. Here’s what I’ve found:


Wednesday 23 August 2017

What Should You Bring On Your First Day of Class?

With everything else going on, it's easy to forget something important on your first day of classes. Here are some items the YouAlberta team thinks you should definitely consider bringing on your first day, from fidget cubes to day planners.


Monday 14 August 2017

Summer’s Different When You Grow Up

Summers are different now. The broad daylight still stretches out late into the evenings and the gleaming sun still leaves streaks of pink and orange across the sky before it turns itself in for the night. Although the days are still long and the breezes still warm, things have changed.

Wednesday 9 August 2017

12 Interview Tips and Tricks to get you a Fall Job

Its job-hunting season for those looking to make a little extra cash in between, before, or after classes! Which means that soon enough, you will probably (hopefully) find yourself in an interview some time soon. If your interview-taking skills are feeling a bit rusty (I know mine are), this post is for you. These tips will try to go beyond the usual, dress professional, don’t chew gum, shake their hand etc. that you’ve likely already heard.


Wednesday 2 August 2017

The Student Guide to Brewing Kombucha Tea

I’ve always been the type of person that will try anything once — I love new hobbies and activities (especially if the outcome is delicious). After using my precious student pennies to buy bottles of store-bought kombucha (it can be pricey), I realized that I had to embark on an adventure and become a brewer.

So, this summer, I started brewing kombucha tea at home — I am not an expert (yet). But, there are several reasons why I think it’s a beneficial drink for students.

Monday 31 July 2017

Dealing with the Pressure to Choose Your Future

What "future" will you choose?

“What are you going to do after you graduate?”

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