Tag Archive | "Young Alumni"

Mahalo McGill!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Mahalo McGill!

Back in June, we wrapped up our annual OMG contest, which featured a $1,500 travel voucher from House of Travel as the grand prize. Out of the 2,500 entries, a big congrats goes out to our lucky winner Sarah Nouraeyan, BEd’14! We’re looking forward to hearing updates on her trip in the coming months. Speaking of updates, the 2013 OMG contest winner, Chrysantheme Senou, used her winnings to travel to Hawaii, and has kept an incredible blog and photo diary of her experience.

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You planted the seeds, now see how they’ve grown!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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You planted the seeds, now see how they’ve grown!

During the summer we were proud to launch McGill’s first crowdfunding platform, Seeds of Change, to graduating students like yourself. The response we received to this initiative was incredible: during a two month test period of the website, nearly 400 donors gave close to $18,000 to nine different projects! Thank you so much for your support. But that was just a warm up… the site is going live to a much wider audience in mid-September, so stay tuned!

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Sports and Work – How recreational sports can help you professionally.

Monday, August 4, 2014

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The benefits of playing competitive sports are not limited to one’s health or enjoyment; they extend to the workplace as well. In fact, studies show that employees who regularly participate in sports are amongst the most successful and make some of the best co-workers.

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Work Smart – Productivity hacks to help you manage your work load.

Friday, July 25, 2014

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In any professional environment, increased productivity remains a goal that people continuously strive for and often fail to achieve. by utilizing certain tricks, we can help ourselves manage our time better and be more productive during our day. Here are 5 tricks that may help increase your productivity.

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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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