Despite successfully completing a Master of Arts degree in the recent past, I never thought I would be capable, academically speaking, of getting into grad school. It seems like we all know at least a few people - the real high achievers - for whom that doesn't seem to be the case. They walk the … Continue reading Three Things You Didn’t Know About Grad School
When a post like last week's is as popular as it is (so far it's definitely the most-read article I've written here), it's rather difficult to know how to follow up. Of course, it's nice to have some momentum, and in an effort to leech build off of that momentum, I thought I would continue … Continue reading Do We Need A New Word For “Career?”
A little more than two years ago, I wrote a post titled "Academia vs. Students: Disconnected." The post felt a little bit controversial as I voiced some criticisms of the state of higher education (and it's no secret to readers of this blog that I'm employed at a university), though it seemed to be received … Continue reading Generation Jobless?
Though I'm a big hockey fan, I rarely write about the sport. Today though, I'm feeling inspired. Full disclosure on what you're about to read: I'm a huge Edmonton Oilers fan. Last night, the hockey world bore witness to a memorable goal celebration by the Oilers' rookie forward, Nail Yakupov. With 4.7 seconds to go … Continue reading Nail Yakupov: Emotions At Work Are Okay
Heard of Movember? It's a fundraising movement for prostate cancer research in which men (mo bros) and women (mo sistas) alike dedicate the month of November to growing a moustache. In other words, it's pretty much the best thing ever. Over the last couple of years, Movember's popularity has skyrocketed to the point where it's … Continue reading On Moustaches & Professionalism