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Dealing with Criticism in the Workplace

Taking criticism can be tough. Whether it's at home, school, or on your co-op placement, unexpected comments from family members, teachers and employers can really stress you out. At some point though, we all need to receive a little negative feedback because it's an important part of learning. While there is a definite difference between destructive criticism and constructive criticism, you may u... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Dealing with Test Anxiety

What is test anxiety? Let's face it, everyone feels a little anxious before they take a test so how can you know if you've got test anxiety or just a normal case of the nerves? If the anxiety you feel before a test is a result of not preparing, it's a normal reaction. However, if you are adequately prepared but still panic, your reaction is not normal and you may suffer from test anxiety. ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Designing a Job

Jennifer Allison envisioned spending her days designing custom interiors and beautiful spaces when she chose the interior design co-op program at Fanshawe College in London, Ont. In fact, she didn't just want to learn how the work should be done, she wanted to actually do it and that’s what a co-op program is all about. A co-operative education program offers students the opportunity to integr... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Dig Out of the Procrastination Pit

When my nephew, Mike (Some names have been changed), went away to university to study engineering, he was bogged down with more work than he could have imagined. Mike was always scrambling to get assignments done. All-nighters fueled by coffee and panic sometimes even turned into how-much-can-he-get-done-before-class-is-over-and-he-has-to-hand-it-in sessions. One day, as Mike slouched in his desk ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Distance Learning - Anywhere You Go, There You Are

With the ease of internet access and the relative capacity of the average home computer, internet-based online learning is becoming a viable option for students looking to expand their academic horizons without leaving the comfort of their own pyjamas. Many universities have adopted online learning programs as a complement to their courses available on campus. Perfect for the student who i... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Do You Get to Drive?

Campus Starter pulls over a paramedic for some fast medical advice. I hammer on the horn and blast the siren as my partner in the back of the ambulance treats and reassures a burn patient. “Everything will be alright,” I can hear him say. And everything would be alright if I could just get this truck driver in front of me to pull his semi over to the side of the road. I look... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Do Your Research

Once you have an idea of what you want to do and what kind of education you need, you'll have to find a university or college that not only offers that particular program, but one that best meets the majority of your needs. Be sure to research any school that may be of interest to you. You can begin this research on Campus Starter by searching many di... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Doodling For Dollars

Greg Brown is a 24-year-old animation student at Sheridan College. He recently left the program to take some time off, and went to work for a small animation company in St. Catherine’s, Ont. In the highly competitive world of animation, Greg is learning that choosing between work experience and completing his education isn’t an easy choice. Campus Starter writer Jake Kennedy spoke with him ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Educating Politics

While most of you are probably counting down the last days of school, Canadian politicians are counting down the days until the Federal Election slated for June 28th. Yes, the world of politics is now front-page news as each leader tries to convince eligible voters to vote for them. If you're turning 18 before Election Day, congratulations you will become a registered voter in Canada, able to ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Engineer Yourself a Career

Without engineers, life would be pretty boring. When you get home from school, do you like to slouch in front of the computer, surf the net, and send an email or two? Thank an engineer. Maybe you travel on buses, ride a bike, or drive a car. Thank an engineer. Or maybe you just like to chill out chatting to your friends on the phone. Again, thank an engineer. OK, you get the picture. But wh... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Environmentally Friendly Careers

A lot of students often wonder how they can practically apply the skills they learn in natural and technical science areas (such as geology, chemistry, biology, etc.) to real world problems. It can seem hard to focus these skills into a meaningful area of research, but one study option that is adaptable to almost any science field is environmental science.What is environmental science? I... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Evolution of a Career in Biotechnology

Everyone knows the hype that centred on Dolly, the world's first cloned sheep. But there is a huge team of scientists and technologists behind the scenes that made Dolly possible. Campus Starter sat down with Dr. Ron James, now retired former Managing Director of PPL Therapeutics (the company that cloned Dolly), to talk about how students can get started in the fascinating field of biotechnology&#... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Experience Volunteering

Volunteering is currently practised by over 6.5 million Canadians as a way to give back their time, energy and skills to their communities and those less fortunate. In return, volunteering offers a sense of confidence, self-satisfaction and an opportunity to meet new people in new environments. For youth, volunteering also provides valuable experience for the job market and a chance to develop new... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Fast-Tracking

"I Keep Hearing About Fast-Tracking-What Is It?" What is a fast-track option, and why was it started? The fast-track (post-degree) option was an obvious solution to a growing problem. Graduates with perfectly good degrees from well-known universities realized that graduation does not necessarily mean a career is waiting. So were their four years wasted? Not when they can ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Feed Your Brain

You’ve probably heard many times before that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And why (although you hate to admit it) is that advice right in this case? Read on to find out why eating a healthy breakfast can kick-start your day. BREAK THE FAST You know those mornings when you sleep through the alarm, stub your toe on the bed, get shampoo in your eyes, and then put your s... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Festival

No matter what the season, there is always something to celebrate in Canada. Each province hosts festivals that are unique to their environment and culture, giving Canada a diverse variety of celebrations from coast to coast. Time your Canadian studies to coincide with one of these special events - it's worth it. Autumn Festivals Toronto Film Festival, Ontario In its 27 years, The ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Fill'er Up: Finding the Fuel of Tomorrow

Imagine pulling up to a gas station and having a choice of gasoline, bio-diesel or electricity to fill your tank. It's not as far off as it may sound when you consider what some countries are testing as alternative fuel sources. While some may sound a little weird, the scientists and geologists of today are leaving no source unexplored in the search for the power of tomorrow. For instance, Spa... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Financial Aid

In an ideal world, education would be free. However, so would popcorn, CDs, cell phones and designer purses. Almost all students need some form of financial aid, so it's important to know what's what when talking financial aid. So if you don't know your bursary from your scholarship, check out the information below!Amortization: The process of gradually repaying your loan over an ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Find your Edge

Many students face the same problem with tuition money or the lack thereof-they don't know where they'll get the money to pay for their education and yet they don't apply for any scholarships because they don't think they have an edge. Unlike loans, scholarships don't have to be repaid and really should be a student's first consideration. However, because they don't need to be repaid, scholars... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Finding Free Money

The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation was created to increase access to post-secondary education by reducing students' indebtedness. The Foundation offers both a Bursary Program, and an Excellence Awards Program, Check out their website www.millenniumsscholarships.ca for further information on applying. WITH THE RISING COSTS OF EDUCATION, you may wonder if you'll ever be ab... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Functional Resume Sample

Roberta C Boss 1245 Marshall Drive # 4 Kingston, ON K0H 2W0 (613) 456-8589 becky@violets.com OBJECTIVE To obtain a management position in a technical manufacturing company. SUMMARY OF ACHIEVEMENTS Corporate Planning Provided strategic research and analysis for product ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Get Your Own Place

Everyone in high school dreams about getting his or her own place. Being free to do almost anything at anytime, will be balanced with the added responsibility of supporting yourself. There are a lot of hidden costs involved in moving out and setting up a livable apartment, even with the help of a roommate. Plan for the big step between living at home and making a home now, and moving out will be ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Global Forensic Investigator

As I rode my bicycle rickshaw through the crazy traffic of Piccadilly Circus in London, England, I looked up at the enormous flashing billboards and watched the double-decker buses speeding around me, drivers sitting on the wrong side, and I thought, “Am I really here?” I had been away from Canada for over a year and now I was working nights in London cycling people around on rickshaw... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Going Greek — Is it for you?

You probably have some vague concept of fraternities and sororities. You may have seen a TV show, a movie, or read a book, depicting life in one of these time-honoured social systems. Or maybe you have a parent, or an older sibling who was “Greek” (a term for a fraternity or sorority member, since most of the group’s names are a combination of letters from the Greek alphabet). What ma... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Graduation Day

Well, graduation is just around the corner - can you believe it?! While you've been focusing most of your energy on final exams and choosing which university or college you'll attend, the staff at Campus Starter has collected a few definitions you're bound to hear as you literally put the cap on your high school days. Grade Point Average The average grade earned by a student, figured by... > [more] Canadian Article Search
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