Student Life

Millenials Suffer From Nostalgia

Okay, I know what you’re thinking. It seems like everyone is obsessed with talking about millennials. The shocking truths. How to market to us. Our job prospects. How we ruin everything. How it’s not our fault that we ruin everything. Figuring out how millennial you are. Even about our breakfast habits.

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This picture is actually called “Multiethnic Group of People Social Networking at Cafe”. It’s so millennial.

However I’m going to add to the over saturation of this discourse.

I want to talk about nostalgia. And how us millennials are suffering from it.

(Disclaimer: One reason I’m tired of these millennial articles is how they paint a whole generation with a huge broad stroke. And now I’m about to do that. I’m a hypocrite.)

Is it too late?

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Thank You GLgbt* & GCSU

One of my favourite times of the school year is April. Not just because exams and final assignments are finishing up. And not because classes are done. I actually got super sad this year as I saw my friends starting to think about their courses for next year, and I realized that I’m done taking courses for my undergrad.

The reason it’s one of my favourite times of the year is because this is the time that different student clubs and organizations start hiring their new executive team members and setting plans for the coming year. (more…)

My One-Year Anniversary with TED

On March 28, 2015, I did the coolest thing ever.

I’ve referenced it a couple times in my blog. It’s been my fun fact for every ice breaker since then. And I’ve probably told you about it or mentioned if you’ve talked to me since then.

I gave a talk at TEDxYorkU.

But I never actually wrote a full reflection about it. So here we go. It’s only a year late… (more…)

Lunik: The Place To Be On Wednesday Night… and all the other times.

I’m currently sitting in Lunik, watching “Where They From” by Missy Elliot on a projector screen while student do homework or destress after a long Wednesday. Even faculty and staff members are hanging out in Lunik. All while sipping on some Molson Canadian Cider.

Straight *fire emoji*. (That’s what cool people say, right?)

Why?

It’s Late Night Lunik, one of my favourite parts of the week.  (more…)

The Best Job Interview Tips That I’ve Been Told

The last semester for university students proves to be quite stressful at times. Between trying to keep up grades to ensure that you actually graduate, thinking about, applying and waiting on graduate schools and trying to find jobs, there’s a lot of moving pieces and a lot to think about. It can be hard to sift through all of the responsibilities we have in order to succeed. As well, today is the annual career fair held at Glendon, and I’m sure a ton of people are going to get a bunch of scared shocked nervous snl scream

I’ve started the job application process, which means it’s time for me to start heading into interviews. I’ve already had one, and am hoping to have a couple more in the near future. Now I’ve always been pretty confident during interviews, but when it comes to finding my first full-time position, I feel out of my element for some reason. It’s probably because of the pressure I am putting on myself, but in these times I find myself relying on some great feedback I have received in the past.

  1. Arrive early.

    I don’t think this excuse would work…

I normally arrive early for things anyway. Tardiness makes me nervous and anxious, even if it’s just coffee with a friend. For interviews, my sister always said to arrive 10-15 minutes early. Especially if you’re relying on public transit, you’ll want to make sure to give yourself enough time, in case there are any delays. I like to find a Tim’s or Starbucks close to where I am interviewing and plan to arrive there and grab a coffee or tea before my interview. (Remember the gum for afterwards!)

2. Research the organization you’re interviewing for.internet modern family research social media stalking

You should probably already know about the field and industry that you’re applying for, but it pays off to know a little bit about the specific organization you’re interviewing. Being able to bring up specific facts about the organization can give you a competitive edge. Look into some of the challenges that the organization face to – looking on social media, finding reviews and newspaper articles. That can help you prepare answers that help address some needs that the organization might be looking to meet.

3. Look Good, Feel Goodwill smith handsome men in black cocky look good

Everybody knows that you should dress professionally for an interview. But make sure you feel comfortable. You don’t want to be pulling at your tie because it’s too tight, or be tripping over a new pair of shoes just because they look nice. If you look good, you’re going to feel good – any little bit that makes you more comfortable and confident helps!

4. Speak slowly.just american everyone sarah wants

My mom likes to remind every time I have an interview or presentation to speak slowly. I have a tendency to speak fast and start mumbling, especially when I’m nervous or really excited about what I’m saying – both of which happen during interviews. So by making sure I take my time while speaking ensures that I can get my point across.

5. Remember each interview is a learning experience.

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Not every interview is going to result in a job, unfortunately. But you can’t let that get you discouraged. Learning what types of questions are asked, especially for a specific field or type of positions and practicing some common answers will give you the confidence you need to be the best candidate. You can even ask for feedback from the interviewers so you know what to work on going forward!

Go forth and interview!

The Return Of Juancette

Since first year, Francette has been my bae. (ew. Did I just say that?)

We decided to get together a film a couple videos to talk about graduating this year, and part of that was rewatching a video we filmed in first year. So without further adieu….

And check out some of our bloopers here!

To watch our video where we reflect on 5 year and graduation, visit Francette’s blog!