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You Decide!

For three weeks now, I shared with you my resources and advise on MaEwan School of Business programs and courses. With so many options available, the opportunities are endless. Now comes decision time. Program space is limited and deadlines are approaching. If you haven’t chose a major yet, now is the time.

It’s a hard decision, but it’s exciting. You are now empowered with all the knowledge and resources to make an informed decision about your future.

And remember: make a decision that’s best for you (not anyone else). In the words of my favorite instructor: You decide!

Please continue to reach out with any questions or comments.

Have a great summer!

J.

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Classmates and parties

Over the course of my blogging career, I’ve been talking about getting involved at school and with the community. Now, I’m going to talk about getting – or rather staying – involved with your classmates.

These are the people you spend the most time with as a student, so you should try and keep in touch with some of them during your educational experience and after you graduate.

Although you are busy during school, try to plan a few class outings throughout the year. This will help you get to know your classmates’ true personalities – not just how they are in a stressed-out spastic state.

Here are a few great pubs and bars to plan your parties at. Most of them offer guestlists, so you won’t have to waste precious drinking time in line.

All the resources

As your resource expert, it’s only fitting that my last post be about the resources at MacEwan. Tip # 7 on the student success program’s list of ten, but number one on mine:

Learn about the services at MacEwan

You can access so many services as a MacEwan School of Business student. They include:

Centre for Sport and Wellness                     Parking

Benefits, Counselling, Bookstore, Student Resource Centre…

And the list goes on.

Please make use of all that’s available to you.

With the top ten tips for being a successful student, you are on your way!

Blogcamp

Last year MacEwan School of Business hosted Blogcamp. In true boot-camp fashion, 50 bloggers gathered to post for nine hours straight. The goal was simple: get as many votes as possible.

The resulting posts are not only amusing, but also full of useful information.

Click here to read students reason for choosing Macewan school of business.

A word of advice

Here’s a tip that many students don’t make use of:

Ask for help.

There’s no shame in it. Asking for help is instead something that aids your success as a student. We don’t know everything, that’s why we’re in school!

If you need help academically reach out to peers, instructors or student services.

If you need help personally, reach out to friends, parents or MacEwan’s counsellors.

Part-time jobs

I have been in university for five years, and I have been a workaholic every year. Since I have been in university, I have always had a part-time job. So I have a few tips to help you decide about a part-time job while your in school.

  1. Find a job that you love so that it doesn’t feel like “work” as much. If you can find a job where you like the people you work with it makes a world of difference. Also, finding a job in your chosen field can look great on your resume so keep that in mind when your searching for that part-time job.
  2. Prioritize! A job is important, but you must remember that school is your number one priority. Don’t overextend yourself and think you can do more than you can.
  3. If you have a job already, book off exam weeks ahead of time. Theres nothing worse than asking your boss for exam week off only to find out that everyone else you work with already booked it off!
  4. Remember you may need your boss as a reference for your resume someday, so maintain a professional attitude and do the best you can at your job. It may pay off someday.

 

Hope those tips help if your thinking of finding a job soon or are wondering if you made the right decision by keeping a job while in school.  If your needing some help finding a part-time job, check out Kijiji’s website to search for one.

MacEwan winners

Two MacEwan student groups have recently been recognized for their involvement in school clubs.

The first group, four business students, won the ‘Alberta Deans of Business Case Competition’ in Calgary. The competition showcases students’ strategic problem-solving abilities, which MacEwan students excelled at.

The second group won an Honorable Mention award for their participation in the Model UN Conference in New York. They competed with thousands of other students from around the world.

These students, many from the School of Business, are awesome examples of actively getting involved with school. By giving more of themselves to their educational experience, they will definitely get way more out of it.

So think of these students when you’re considering whether or not you should join a club at school…it will probably pay off.