The transition from high school to university is a big one, an important one, and sometimes even a scary one. You’re spreading your wings, finding some new independence, and discovering new abilities and talents. And that will become apparent when you first step foot into a Dal classroom or lecture hall. It’s going to be different from what you’re used to, so here’s the lowdown. [Read more…]
Do you know what the secret is to having an amazing university experience? Do stuff. Broaden your horizons. Make it about more than your courses and GPA. Yes, those are incredibly important, but they’re nothing if you don’t experience life outside the classroom as well. Besides, getting involved will likely help that GPA. [Read more…]
Do you know what the secret is to having an amazing university experience? Do stuff. Broaden your horizons. Make it about more than your courses and GPA. Make sure you get involved and experience life outside the classroom as well (it will likely help that GPA, anyway). [Read more…]
If you’re starting in Agriculture at Dal, you’re probably wondering what to expect when you arrive on campus. One of the great things about being at Dal AC is that you get the services and resources of Dal in an intimate, tight-knit setting. And where else are you going to find cows and lumberjacks on campus? You’ll discover a lot of great things when you arrive, but these 15 tips will help get you started. [Read more…]
For this international student spotlight, I had the opportunity to chat with Amber, a Dal student from the Netherlands. Amber Bonsee is a third-year International Food Business Major at Dalhousie’s Agricultural campus in Truro. Her home university is Aeres University in Dronten. Amber is 20 years old and currently on a food safety internship in Kamloops, British Columbia. She told me about her move, making friends, and advice she has for students considering studying abroad. [Read more…]
You may find yourself quite content here at Dalhousie. However, there are tons of ways to get involved! Including running for a position in the DSU elections, especially if you are passionate about your Dalhousie community! Even if you’re already involved, if you have ideas or want to be one of the ‘voices’ for the Dalhousie students, run for a position in the DSU election! [Read more…]
Finding a job can be hard. It can feel like deadlines, interviews, and emails turn your brain to mush. Perhaps you don’t know where to start. Read on for some useful information like upcoming job fairs, how to find local jobs, and advice on improving your résumé.
There are a lot of reasons to do your taxes. They can seem especially confusing if this is your first time doing taxes in Canada. You might be skeptical as to why doing your taxes should be a priority, when you consider your midterms, your social life, extracurricular activities, and all the other responsibilities you have as a university student. I felt the same way!
However, if your annual income is below $50,000 CDN, you probably have an opportunity to receive some tax compensation dollars from the Canadian government. Here are 4 reasons to do your taxes. [Read more…]
Job interviews can be pretty intimidating, especially if you’ve never done one before. It can be even worse if you’re interviewing for your dream job, or even a graduate program. But there are ways to lessen the pain, make it more bearable, and even ace that interview. If you make the most of the Summer Job and Career Fair on February 2, you may wind up with a full schedule of interviews coming your way, so now’s the time to get prepared! [Read more…]
Dal Lead! is a one-day conference on Saturday, Feb. 11 that focuses on expanding your leadership potential. It 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…]