Three Things You Didn’t Know About Grad School

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

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?

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)

Paying For University: How Far Will You Go?

*This is just a special reminder that the words that appear here represent my opinions, and not those of my employer. Cheers! Back in June, the Canadian federal government decided it didn't want foreign workers to come into the country to work in strip clubs. Of course, the move soon attracted attention from lobby groups … Continue reading Paying For University: How Far Will You Go?

A BA That’s Definitely Not Worth It

Alternative titles for this post: Why I'll Probably Never be Rich; How Unemployment Became Profitable. Sometimes I stumble across something that simply hits a nerve. It doesn't happen too often, but when it does, my usually calm, big-picture perspective becomes uncharacteristically erratic and obsessive, at least until I've sorted out why it is that I … Continue reading A BA That’s Definitely Not Worth It