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Work – Life Balance: What happens when “life” makes work harder?

Friday, January 31, 2014

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Work – Life Balance: What happens when “life” makes work harder?

One of the greatest skills and assets that we can develop as young professionals is the ability to clearly communicate with our co-workers; to let them know how we are doing, what we are working on and when we need help.

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Developing self-awareness: a lifelong endeavour

Friday, November 29, 2013

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Self-awareness is a gradual, lifelong process that may never be fully realized. However, we can always lean about ourselfs and take steps to develop our self-awareness while we are at university or soon thereafter.

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SeedStories: Arts Internship – The Experience Comes Full Circle

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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SeedStories: Arts Internship – The Experience Comes Full Circle

He set up a community clinic in Lima, Peru – and it all started at McGill. Antoine-Samuel Mauffette Alavo, BA Joint Honours Political Science/International Development Studies 2007, reflects on his Arts Internship experience, connecting it to his more recent experience as a graduate working as an Internship Coordinator for the Faculty of Arts Internship Office.

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SeedStories: How Engaging! Community Engagment Day at McGill

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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SeedStories: How Engaging! Community Engagment Day at McGill

Would you like to make a difference in just one day? If so, in just a matter of days, you can link up with the Montreal community and become more engaged with grassroots volunteer opportunities and social justice initiatives. To take part, you just need to be anywhere on the McGill campus. This Friday, October 4, you can get involved in the Montreal community by participating in McGill University’s second-annual Community Engagement Day.

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SeedStories: Our lucky winner has a trip of a lifetime

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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SeedStories: Our lucky winner has a trip of a lifetime

Sarah Boucher, who graduated in 2012 with a BSc, majoring in Biology, was the lucky ‘OMG! Win a free trip!’ grand prize winner from our 2012 Convocation Contest. She won a $1,500 travel voucher, and used it towards a trip of the Western US. Sarah is currently doing her Master of Teaching in Elementary and Secondary Education at the University of Toronto. Read on to hear about her trip of a lifetime.

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Wine tasting 101: A crash course in wine appreciation

Monday, January 14, 2013

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Wine tasting 101: A crash course in wine appreciation

Last December, the McGill Young Alumni organized a wine tasting event at Martlet House to introduce recent McGill grads to the world of wine appreciation. Alexandre Jipa, BEng'88, who offered insights on a variety of wine-related topics, from vintage to service and tasting techniques.

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SeedStories: Lasting memories of a presidential campaign

Friday, December 7, 2012

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SeedStories: Lasting memories of a presidential campaign

When I first got an offer to join President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, I was both excited and anxious. Although I was a fanatical viewer of The West Wing and had made a number of class announcements in Leacock 132 during my student politician days, I didn’t know what to expect. My mind shifted through the possibilities. Would I be writing speeches? Would I be answering questions about the opponent’s latest gaffe in an MSNBC interview? Maybe I could help clean the Lincoln Bedroom.

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Work your best angles: My international student advantage

Thursday, December 6, 2012

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Work your best angles: My international student advantage

In his first Alumni Career Services blog post, recent grad Ali Janjua discusses the international student advantage that has helped him professionally. In his own words, "I believe that being an international student and having to readjust my whole way of life to assimilate into North American society was one of the greatest benefits of attending McGill. While a large portion of my education came from being in a classroom, the additional education I received outside the classroom now proves invaluable in all aspects of life, particularly my professional life."

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The weather is (finally) sunny, and Convocation is in the air…

Monday, May 30, 2011

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The weather is (finally) sunny, and Convocation is in the air…

We love this time of year; young women and men running down Sherbrooke Street in their McGill caps and gowns. The sun is shining and the James McGill statue is festively adorned with red and white balloons. It can only be Convocation!

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The Hot Plate at the Toronto Holiday Party!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

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The Hot Plate at the Toronto Holiday Party!

Young Alums April Engelberg and Amanda Garbutt attended their first alumni event recently; the Toronto Holiday Party featuring Andrew Potter BA‘93. They sent us an account of the event and include an excellent fig and olive tapenade recipe for anyone looking for new ideas during the holiday period and after.

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