While you probably know how to deal with a broken bone or the flu, handling a mental health crisis isn’t quite as straightforward and should not be taken lightly. If you know someone who is dealing with some mental health issues and aren’t sure how to help, here are 6 things you can do. [Read more…]
Peer support works, and Dal has two on-campus peer support workers who are here to provide free, nonjudgmental, confidential support. Learn more about the benefits of peer support! [Read more…]
Having a good landlord can make or break your off-campus housing experience. Constantly fighting to get every little thing repaired (and not having much luck) can be incredibly frustrating, let alone worrying about them dinging you for every pinhole. Don’t get me wrong, there are incredible landlords out there. These are ones who genuinely care about your well-being and will go to bat for you if they need to. And those are the ones we want you to find! So here are some signs of a bad landlord, and some tips to help you navigate a potentially bad situation. [Read more…]
With the holidays right around the corner you may be finding your wallet is feeling a little light. It can be difficult to stretch your summer earnings until the end of term, but it’s not impossible. [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. 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’s how you can. [Read more…]
Dalhousie offers free counselling to students at the Student Health & Wellness Centre on the 2nd floor of LeMarchant Place (1246 LeMarchant St.). Whether you’re a new student at Dal or King’s, or this is your last year, here’s what you can expect and what you should know about seeing a counsellor on campus.
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!
After reading the syllabus for your class you have discovered two daunting words: GROUP PROJECT. No matter what program you’re taking, group work will likely be unavoidable. Some people love the idea; others are filled with fear and conflict. Regardless of what category you fall in, it’s important to know how to make the most out of the situation. Luckily, there are great workshops and resources on Dal’s campuses that help you get the most out of your group work experience. Here are some quick tips to help you survive!
It’s that time of year where coffee consumption on campus is almost as high as student stress levels. Getting overwhelmed this semester? You can’t always make stress go away, but you can learn how to manage it. Here are 5 ways to help you take on your stress! [Read more…]
It’s easy to get stressed out this time of year. The excitement of the start of the year has faded, you’re dealing with midterms, and thinking about what needs to be done before the end of term and exams. Fortunately, Dal has a lot of services and resources available to help support you. [Read more…]