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  • How science can promote wellbeing
    Posted on September 21, 2020 | By GradProSkills    
    Life is full of surprises! Some are great experiences, others might be unexpected setbacks. It is normal to feel helpless for a short period, but focusing on the negative aspects of life in the long term can be harmful to your mental health. Here we share how positive psychology - a scientific field of research - can support you to thrive and achieve wellbeing. Read more
  • Top 10 strategies for TAing a virtual course
    Posted on September 8, 2020 | By GradProSkills    
    Being a TA is often the first experience of a graduate student in a position of authority to teach and evaluate learners’ development. Supporting a professor as a TA is a big responsibility - and now that our workshops are taught online, that list of responsibilities got longer and diversified. Here we share 10 strategies to make your TA online position a successful experience. Read more
  • 7 Strategies to Overcome the Challenges of Working and Studying at Home
    Posted on July 3, 2020 | By Eloïse Fairbank    
    The COVID-19 event radically changed working conditions for graduate students, with campuses and libraries closed, working from home (#WFH) became the “new normal”. Here we present 7 strategies to help you adapt to a new working lifestyle and find a balance between your academic and personal life. Read more
  • 7 easy steps to do a literature review
    Posted on June 4, 2020 | By GradProSkills    
    A literature review is a fundamental part of your thesis writing process. It provides the theoretical framework, methodology, concepts and problems that frame your research design. Learn 7 steps to do a literature review efficiently and still be thorough. Read more
  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview
    Posted on May 7, 2020 | By GradProSkills    
    It is likely that virtual interviews will become the "new normal" during the early stages of the hiring process given social distancing protocols. Here we share seven strategies that will build your confidence and set the optimum environment for a successful online interview. Read more
  • 6 Steps to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Perfectionism in Graduate School
    Posted on April 19, 2020 | By Eloïse Fairbank    
    Graduate students around the world experience feeling like a fraud due to an inability to internalize accomplishments. This is closely related to perfectionism, when someone sets high standards for themselves while being highly self-critical. Unfortunately, many grad students often experience both impostor syndrome and perfectionism, which can lead to harmful emotional and professional consequences such as depression, anxiety, and burnout. Read more
  • 7 Ways to keep in touch with your fellow grad students during social distancing
    Posted on March 26, 2020 | By Esther Schott    
    With Universities closed and social distancing in effect, we’re all learning to navigate a new reality. Here’s 7 ideas for staying in touch with your fellow grad students that will keep you in the loop. Read more
  • Experiential Learning (EL) helps you to gain skills by doing something you like
    Posted on March 4, 2020 | By GradProSkills    
    Do you need experience leading projects and working with communities to demonstrate you are a team player? These kinds of skills (leadership, project coordination and intercultural communication) are what employers call “soft skills”, and they are the key to your successful integration into the job market. An effective way to develop them is through activities outside the classroom and beyond your traditional course work. Read more
  • Taking the Spring break to recharge and destress
    Posted on February 20, 2020 | By GradProSkills    
    Concordia Library is more than just a quiet place to study and a place to borrow books. The library has evolved with technological developments and student needs to become a services provider for academic support, both in terms of specialists who help with research and a hub for technological tools to enhance the learning experience. Read more
  • Concordia Library’s hidden gems are far more than just books and articles
    Posted on January 22, 2020 | By GradProSkills    
    Concordia Library is more than just a quiet place to study and a place to borrow books. The library has evolved with technological developments and student needs to become a services provider for academic support, both in terms of specialists who help with research and a hub for technological tools to enhance the learning experience. Read more
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