What’s a Millennial to Do? Tips for Navigating the Post-Secondary Industry

https://forum.academica.ca/forum/whats-a-millennial-to-do-tips-for-navigating-the-post-secondary-industry?utm_source    John Partington, Transfer Options Coordinator, SAIT Much has been written about the plight of the millennial workforce. The majority of the literature oscillates between a doom-and-gloom rhetoric, where there is no hope for young workers, and the suggestion that there might be opportunity in the adversity they face. These paradoxical messages seem to… Read More

Viral Admissions Essay-Costco & Ivy

Viral Admissions Essay-Costco & Ivy Admissions officers explain how a high school senior’s viral essay helped her get into the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, and Cornell and Stanford. High-school senior Brittany Stinson recently shared with Business Insider a humorousadmissions essay that got her into five Ivy League schools and Stanford. That essay — which got… Read More

Want your child to get into college and have a good life? Here’s how.

“On Parenting” writer Alison Slater-Tate, at the Washington Post suggests the increasing pressure to get into so called “Dream Colleges” may be creating an unnecessary arms race that can inadvertently place students at risk for prolonged anxiety, sleep deprivation and burn-out. The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s report “Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the… Read More

International Students please thank Joe Rotman!

I believe the late, great Joseph Rotman would be thrilled to see our lobby efforts to extend work eligibility for Canada’s international Students praised by The Economist. “Canada, until recently an also-ran, now emulate Oz. In 2014 it set a goal of almost doubling the number of foreign students by 2022. It has streamlined visa… Read More

Highest & lowest-paying degrees

CTV News reports that new university graduates worried about high levels of student debt and bleak job prospects in a stagnant Canadian economy should be pleased to learn that bachelor’s degrees remain a valuable asset in the workforce, according to a new study. The Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia’s annual “Putting Degrees to Work… Read More