While you might think that the DSU elections are something that doesn’t concern you, it’ s actually really important to vote on March 12 or 13. The DSU executive has a huge impact on campus life, from creating programming to deciding on which issues we’re tackling. It’s important that you vote for someone who aligns with your values. And it’s your democratic right and responsibility! Still not convinced? Try these reasons to vote. [Read more…]
For many of us, each week brings a new existential crisis. What am I going to do after I graduate? Am I in the right program? What am I doing with my life? It’s not the end of the world to ask these questions—in fact, it’s perfectly normal. But the anxiety that comes with them can be a big deal. While we can’t completely relieve that stress, we can offer these 7 things you can do when you have no idea what to do. [Read more…]
You may have a sparkling personality, shiny teeth, or a flawless academic transcript, but those may not be enough to land you the job you want. You need to do some work to impress your future boss, but never fear, just follow these tips! And then try out the new and improved you at the Job and Career Fair on February 8, from 11am–3pm in the McInnes Room. It’s a great way to connect with potential employers, find a summer job opportunity, or connect with future grad schools! If you can’t make it to the Fair, these tips will help you any time you’re trying to land that awesome job. [Read more…]
Maggie MacLellan is a 2nd-year master’s student studying Community Health and Epidemiology. Born and raised in Dartmouth, N.S., Maggie completed her BSc with a major in Psychology at Dal and chose to stay for a second degree. Want to know more about this program? Check out what Maggie has to say about why she chose the Community Health and Epidemiology program and what it’s like to be a grad student.
You’ve chosen your degree, but what’s your major? Some students come to Dal with a major in mind and some don’t. Either is OK! Even students who come with an intended major often change their mind as they discover new areas of interest. Whichever group you’re in, it’s important to start the process early. [Read more…]
Want to be inspired to make change in your world? Or maybe learn to be a true leader who can inspire others? Go to DAL Lead! and you can do it in a day! The student-led conference gives you the opportunity to present your own initiatives on campus, be inspired by other students’ ideas, learn the secrets of becoming a successful leader, be motivated by guest speakers, and discover how to inspire others to get involved. [Read more…]
With the semester quickly coming to a close it can be hard to focus on anything beyond getting through exams and taking some well-deserved time off. However, there are already a ton of great events in the works for the coming year! If you’re new to Dal, these will all be new to you! [Read more…]
Writing a cover letter is not high on most people’s lists of fun things to do, but having a good one is crucial to getting you hired. It’s the first thing an employer will look at when reviewing applications. It’s also potentially the difference between getting an interview or ending up in the dreaded “no” pile. Sound intimidating? Don’t worry! We talked to our friends at the Bissett Student Success Centre and came up with 11 things you should never do in a cover letter!
You may have heard about co-curricular records at Dal, and if not, chances are someone at some point will tell you that, “you can put it on your CCR.” And it’s not a bad idea, because it’s basically a transcript of all the great non-academic things you do at Dal. [Read more…]
Getting a part-time job may be the last thing you’re thinking of right now as you deal with midterms, papers, and the general frenzy of university. But if you plan your time well, there are some great benefits of working while you’re in school. It definitely isn’t for everyone, but keep these things in mind if you’re thinking about it. [Read more…]