August 06 2014
Today's blog post comes from Nicole Hoffman, CAPS' Communications Intern, who recently completed a semester abroad at Université Catholique de Lille in Lille, France.
When my parents
asked me why I wanted to spend a semester in France, I told them “studying abroad
will make me more employable.” I had read it somewhere on a travelling website,
and at the time I had suspected that it was an
July 25 2014
I've written elsewhere on this blog (more than once) about CAPS' approach to career development. It is one that emphasizes action over planning, that recognizes the role that happenstance plays in shaping people's careers and that normalizes career uncertainty. These themes are also taken up in many of the guest bloggers who have contributed to this blog over the past couple of years.
July 11 2014
Today’s blog post comes from Monica Chahal,
recipient of a Green and Gold Student Leadership and Professional Development
Grant. The Green and Gold Grant is administered by CAPS and funded by the
University of Alberta Annual Fund. At CAPS, we strongly encourage students to
actively engage in their career and follow their curiosities because such
action often reveals – even creates –