Category Archives: university

The Waiting Game

  A Primer on the University Application Process So here is a parent’s point of view about having a child go through the university application process. You and your child have thought about which program and which university. That’s a … Continue reading

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Marketing Universities

zimmytws, shutterstock If you get the Globe and Mail newspaper, you might have noticed yesterday’s front news section has several university ads. That’s right, it’s “confirm your university choice” time for Ontario’s Grade 12 graduating students who have or expect offers … Continue reading

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Humanities vs. STEM

hidesy, shutterstock.com I studied English at university. My son intends to study engineering. My career path was indirect. This recent Workopolis post shows that engineering is one of the top five degree choices for landing a job in your field: … Continue reading

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Access to Higher Education?

Stock-Asso, shutterstock.com My son is finishing Grade 12. He’s got a math and science brain, and has applied to a number of universities to study engineering or science. This is a stressful and exciting time: the applications went in before … Continue reading

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Education and Preparing for the Working World

  RiAus TV How do you explain to a teenager what it’s like to work for a living? Even articulate people are hard pressed to describe what they do at work, and the skills and aptitudes needed to do that … Continue reading

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Setting the Stage

Wallington Hall. Ken Crosby, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9269944 In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell writes about success. It’s not a recipe book on how to succeed. It’s more the opposite: about how certain (sometimes random) opportunities or advantages help people succeed. Advantages often … Continue reading

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