If you haven’t declared your major yet, or if you’re thinking about switching, now is a great time to start exploring your options! Dal has over 200 majors to choose from, and with so many options, picking one can be intimidating. Once you’re in one, you may feel pressure to stick with it, but switching happens more often than you think. [Read more…]
Planning your courses, thinking about the future, and juggling all of the opportunities in between can be daunting, especially if you’re not quite sure where it’s all going to lead you. Luckily, Dal has some experts to help you through it—your advisors. [Read more…]
Planning for the future can be scary, and your university experience can be a bit tricky to outline in a single resume. Everyone has a range of skills and experiences that don’t always get the credit they deserve. So you need to highlight your transferable skills and relevant experience.
Do you have questions about sex, drinking, stress or your health in general? Too shy or too busy to ask in person? Dalhousie Student Health & Wellness has an online resource called Ask a Nurse. It was created to allow Dal students to ask anonymous personal health-related questions to a health professional without the need for an appointment. On the website you can also scroll through the frequently asked questions page to see what other students are asking. Here are the top 5 questions that have been submitted so far. [Read more…]
Let’s face it, university can be hard. Sometimes you blink your eyes and it’s already week 10 and you never caught up on that one course that has been slowly slipping through the cracks all semester. It can be scary knowing you might be about to fail a course—especially if it’s never happened to you before. [Read more…]
When I was in grade 11, I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which means I worry irrationally about anything and everything. While I’ve learned how to cope with my illness and understand how it affects me, it doesn’t make school any easier. And when it comes to exam season, my anxiety can turn an already stressful situation into a nightmare. [Read more…]
Maybe it’s a test, maybe an assignment, or perhaps you didn’t get the job you wanted. Everyone has setbacks sometimes—and that’s OK. It’s all part of life. How interesting would life be if you were just constantly #winning? You need to deal with falling short from time to time, and learn to move on. Here are some tips on growing stronger from your failures. [Read more…]
Chances are, before you started university you spent over 30 hours per week at school, but only had to spend about 6 hours on homework. Did your teachers take attendance and make sure your assignments were handed in on time? Well, things are different now that you’re here—especially when it comes to how you should spend your time. Follow these 6 time management rules to help you take charge.
Being a university student is tough. There’s coursework, midterms, papers, part-time jobs, and extracurricular commitments, all while attempting to maintain a social life and stay healthy! Being resilient to the ups and downs of life is essential to your overall well-being and success. The good news is that you can learn how to do it, and it’s easier than you may think! [Read more…]
You’re three weeks into the school year and are likely already getting swamped with assignments—group work, presentations, papers, and all the other fun stuff. Luckily Dal has great libraries with a ton of resources to help you survive your school work. [Read more…]