Presentation: Career Education & Campus Well-Being

Don't you just love conferences? Despite the fact that my personal well of social interactivity typically runs dry well before most conferences end, I always enjoy the opportunities conferences provide for intellectual stimulation and professional development. Last week in my hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) held their … Continue reading Presentation: Career Education & Campus Well-Being

Generation Jobless?

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?

Presentation: From Community Advisor to Professional

A few weeks ago I was invited to do a keynote presentation for the Community Advisors (CAs) in residence buildings at Simon Fraser University, during their mid-year training. The topic, unsurprisingly, was career exploration, with a focus on how the CAs might be able to transfer all the great skills and experience they are gaining … Continue reading Presentation: From Community Advisor to Professional

Modern Career Education For Healthy Campuses (VIDEO)

How does career education factor into student well-being on post-secondary campuses? This is a question myself and a colleague asked not too long ago, and we came up with what we thought was a pretty good answer. The result was the production of the following video, as part of a promotion by SFU Health and … Continue reading Modern Career Education For Healthy Campuses (VIDEO)

Reading Into Reading Week

My latest Career Options Magazine blog is posted! The topic this week? Reading week. Here's an excerpt: It’s got to be one of the happiest weeks of the semester. A shining beacon of hope amidst academic despair. An oasis in an arid scholastic landscape. A break of sunshine in an otherwise cloudy four months of … Continue reading Reading Into Reading Week