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  2. It's important to recognize how much our mental health impacts our overall well-being and quality of life. May 3rd-9th is the CMHA Mental Health Week campaign, where CMHA is encouraging individuals to express and understand their emotions, no matter how uncomfortable they may feel. During this pandemic, many of us have experienced low feelings of depression, anxiety, and isolation, making mental health more important than ever. Throughout my time in university, I struggled a lot with my own mental health due to the constant pressures of trying to balance school work, extracurriculars, social l
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  4. MCAT is the standard in Canada for medicine, however, there are no medical schools that accept students after grade 12. There are a few in the US (BS/MD programs) and many more in the UK/Australia (MBBS programs). Canadian medical schools need a 3-4 year university degree before applying for medical school. This might help: https://www.afmc.ca/web/sites/default/files/pdf/2021_admission-requirements_EN.pdf
  5. I'm from india but I've been studying the Igcse/AS/A2 level syllabus, due to which studying for neet has been a hassle for me. I want to enquire if any medical school would accept me if I did MCAT instead of neet? Could you suggest some if you can?
  6. Hi! I think this is possible to achieve, definitely not easy though. It becomes stressful and exhausting to manage and balance good grades, a social life, and getting enough sleep as it is, and many students have extra curricular activities or part time jobs on the side which makes things even harder. I believe that with proper time management everything can be achieved, like I said though, it definitely is not easy to get in the habit of proper time management but it is a very useful skill to have.
  7. Hi Tony! I think we can acieve all three if we can manage our time well. However, if we need to work while studying, I think it is hard to have enough sleep. Thanks, Julie
  8. Hi! Thank you for sharing your education experience with us! I am studying in a Graduate Certificate program in Human Resources Management. We have seven courses every semester. We are learning Canadian Employment Law, Occupational Health & Safety, Compensation & Reward Strategy, etc. Time management is really important because we have many individual and group assignments. Thanks, Julie
  9. Hi everyone, What you can do with OR without a psychology degree One could say that I enjoy learning or that I really did not know what I wanted to do with my degree. After my psychology degree, I knew I still wanted to do therapy but I didn’t’ really know how to do it at that point. I still had no idea what social work was (that’s a whole different blog post :)). However, I did find a program that absolutely changed the way that I view the world. This was the Assaulted Women and Children’s Counselling and Advocacy (AWCCA) program at George Brown. Although I had a psychology degree
  10. The possibility, and very probable reality that you may not get into the program or school of your choice is not talked about enough. A lot of times we hear of the success stories, we talk about our peers admissions and we post about our accomplishments. Very rarely do you see a Facebook post from a friend that says “I didn’t get into engineering!”. There is an obvious reason for this, and that is simply explained by human nature, we don’t celebrate what we perceive to be a ‘failure’ or ‘step backwards’ and I can tell you from experience that I personally felt a bit ashamed and embarrassed to
  11. One of the main reasons I chose to attend Waterloo was because of the co-op program that was offered to its students, granted it was offered in your program and you were able to keep up a specific GPA. The prospect of working 4-8 months in between my study terms sounded very exciting, as there were a lot of benefits that could be considered: 1) Expanding your network by increasing the number of professionals you meet within your industry 2) Having relevant experiences to add onto your resume 3) Getting to travel to new cities/countries if you chose to work abroad 4) App
  12. It was the summer of 2013, I had just graduated high school and was ready to start my new life as a university student. I was so excited to be living away from home for the first time and experiencing what it would be like to make all of my own choices without requiring permission from my parents such as going out late, eating whatever I wanted, hanging out with my friends, and other typical activities teenagers liked to do. I think a lot of students can relate to the sentiment of living as their own person for the first time and truly figuring out who they are outside of high school and their
  13. Hi everyone! If you are reading this post it means you could be interested in a degree in psychology! I am here to help you figure out whether this is the best path for yourself and will hopefully provide a little bit of information that I wish I knew when I was making my career decision. I am 29 years old and finished my degree in Honours psychology in 2014. Growing up, I can remember fondly wanting to be a therapist, one that is depicted in movies with the beautiful office and outfits, supporting individuals and families with their experiences and problems. Truthfully, I w
  14. What is your profession/industry? Guidance Counsellor/Education What do you do in your position? Counsel Students and Parents with respect to preparation for post-secondary, and connecting families with community supports. What education, skills, and experience do you need? Bachelors and Masters Degrees, EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH YOUTH, DEMONSTRATED COMMITMENT TO THE PROFESSION. What inspires you about your work? I sincerely enjoy working with our students, helping them unlock their unique talents and skills, thereby preparing
  15. Hi everyone, Recently, Dr. Simone reached out to us to offer a description of her career as an Educational Psychologist. Hope you all find this informative! "Personally, I was always curious about learning and learners so it made sense to me that I would become an educational psychologist. Educational psychologists are interested in how people (children and adults) learn, the difficulties they might have learning, how the learning environment might hinder or foster learning and what can be done to modify the learning environment so that people can be successful in their learning.
  16. In addition to being an ESL/EFL teacher, you could work as an IELTS examiner if you have education and work experience related to TESOL. What is IELTS? IELTS is a high-stakes English test for study, migration and work. There are two types of IELTS tests: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The IELTS Academic test is designed for people who apply for higher education or professional registration in an English-speaking environment. The IELTS General Training test is designed for people who go to English-speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs.
  17. In my last post, I talked about my master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). If you want to be an ESL/EFL teacher but do not plan to obtain a master’s degree, TESOL Certificate or TESOL Diploma is suitable for you! In Canada, private language institutes require ESL teachers to have the TESOL Certificate. The public education system (e.g., public high schools) requires ESL teachers to have the TESOL Diploma. Although I have a master’s degree in TESOL, I still need a TESOL Certificate or TESOL Diploma to work as an ESL teacher in Canada. To obtain the TESOL
  18. Hi everyone! I am Julie. I obtained my master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). What is TESOL? The TESOL program is designed for students who wish to become effective English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL) teachers after graduation. The courses of TESOL involve Understanding Second Language Learning and Teaching, Syllabus and Materials Design, Teaching and Learning Vocabulary, Teaching and Learning Grammar, Teaching Reading and Writing Skills, Teaching Listening and Speaking Skills, etc. If you wish to teach international students English
  19. Right after high school, I was in UBC Sciences. Over the years, I studied mainly Math. I was pretty good at it, but soon I felt very lost in life. I had no idea what I wanted to do with a Math degree. In the summer of my 2nd year, I fell into a heavy depression. In the coming years, I majored in Psychology in the hopes of understanding myself better and alleviating my depression. That was also the wrong move. I finished my time at UBC after 4 years and was still lost. Eventually, I got a job with my family business and went back to school years later. Lessons 1. Don't rush into Unive
  20. Back in high school, I felt that I really excelled in the math and physical science subjects. I wanted to be a Theoretical physicist. Thinking about physics allowed me to delve into the secrets of the universe. I felt that I was almost in this "dream state" contemplating the inner workings of the natural world. I remember other students praising me on my math and physics abilities. I thought this would be the path for the rest of my life. However, in the coming years after high school, I realized that the process of finding my ideal career path would include many twists and turns before settli
  21. What is your profession/industry? Teacher What do you do in your position? Teaching secondary school students about history, social sciences What education, skills, and experience do you need? 4 year honors degree, 2 years of teachers college (1 year when I did it) What inspires you about your work? I love that my job is different everyday and that I get to build meaningful relationships with students, which helps them achieve their goals. What kind of person do you think it takes to do what you do? Someone who
  22. Hi Abigail! Thank you for the hope! That’s an awesome goal to have! I hope your journey to becoming a teacher works out for you as well!
  23. Sounds fun! I want to get a bachelor in technology aswell! I want to be a Communications Technology teacher.
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    Hi Renusha! My name is Abigail and I want to be a secondary English and Communications Technology teacher. I find that teaching is fun aswell, I have tutored students in the past and it felt good knowing that I was able to help them succeed. I hope your journey to becoming a teacher works out for you!
  25. Hello, the information you provided is interesting! I am aware of professions called "Credit Counsellor" and "Credit Analyst," but I never heard of professions where there are quality assurances for credit card applications.
  26. Hello, the information you provided is fascinating! I am aware that there are many careers in the medical field, but I never knew there are careers associated with medical devices/medical equipment. There must be a lot of good feelings developed when having a job that is associated with medical devices/medical equipment.
  27. Hello, the information you provided is interesting! Professions that involve sourcing textile products and retailing must be incredible on the job.
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