April Exam Season

By: Catherine Johnson

As the semester is coming to an end, most of us have exams, papers and deadlines on our mind. Exam season can be extremely stressful, especially when you’re not taking care of yourself properly. As a student, it is easy for our emotions to take over. When our emotions take over, we forget to: eat, sleep, drink, relax and do things that make us happy. Here is a check-list of things to do each day in April to ensure a healthy mind and body this exam season! Continue reading

The 5 Stages of Applying for Summer Internships

The 5 Stages of Applying for Summer Internships

By: Julia Solimine

It’s already March, which means that soon the school year will be over and the student-filled campuses will desert themselves until the Fall. Although it’s referred to as summer break, majority of students don’t really have a ‘break’ for these four months. Many of us look for jobs throughout this time to increase our experience and build our resume. Student internships are a great option for summer jobs, as they build your experience, increase your network, motivate you, and teach you real, work-place skills you may not learn in the lecture hall. Applying for internships is nerve wrecking for most students, regardless of your GPA or previous experience. This is why I have compiled the five stages of applying for summer internships, as a way to prove to all the nervous applicants that they are not the only ones who feel this way.

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10 Fun Things to do in Ottawa with your Mentor/Mentee

10 Fun Things to do in Ottawa with your Mentor/Mentee

By: Taylor Mair

We all know the “winter blues” can get the best of us at times, but what better way to make the best out of the cold than chillin’ with your newly-acquired BFF?! Spending time with your CUSS Mentor/Mentee will not only get you closer to receiving your CCR Credit, but it will also give you a chance to explore our beautiful city and the fun activities it has to offer!

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5 things I learned from the CBC Ottawa Tour

By: Georgia Fox

I believe CBC is a prominent factor in the life of anyone living in Ottawa. Every student has listened to the radio shows or watched their news broadcasts at some point in their lives. This past week I was given the chance to participate in a tour of the CBC news station in downtown Ottawa with the Communication Undergraduate Student Society at Carleton. Here is what I learned from the experience:

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Why Get Involved in a Club or Society?


Why Get Involved in a Club or Society?

By: Erin Boyle

The first time experiencing anything different will always be nerve-racking. Starting university in a city you aren’t familiar with brings the nerves to a new extreme. As much as one thinks they are prepared for their first day of university, no one can mentally prepare you for how you’re going to feel when sitting in a lecture hall with two hundred other people wanting to pursue a career similar to you or, maybe you’re like me and you’re unsure of what you want to be when you’re older (which is even more nerve-racking). For my fellow first year students or even students in upper years, if there is one piece of advice that I could give to help the nerves disappear it would be: join a club or society.

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The Next Event to Attend: A Hackathon

The Next Event to Attend: A Hackathon

By: Sabrina Rannala

As a communications student, I am always looking for opportunities to network, learn new skills, and explore the different career paths within communications. Normally this means attending networking nights, expert panels, and other similar events – until recently. For the first time, I decided to try attending a hackathon after seeing an advertisement on Twitter. Not quite sure of what to expect I signed up, but after going I am very glad I did.

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5 Things My Dog’s Instagram Taught Me

By: Heather Polson

I started this Instagram account out of the blue because I enjoyed taking photographs of my dog, and I wanted to save them and share them all at the same time. What other option is better than creating an Instagram account!? I figured that there would be a few followers including my friends and family. However, within a couple of months, the numbers were growing larger and larger. These are the 5 things that I had learned while being in charge of this upcoming Instagram account that is still growing in numbers.

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Fleishman Hillard/High Road Blog

Fleishman Hillard / High Road Tour 
By: Michelle Vuong
This was my first behind the scenes public relations tour. I had no idea what to expect from their presentation, but without a doubt it was eye-opening and exciting. Surprisingly, the majority of their staff had started off as interns for their company, so much of their knowledge was geared towards the student perspective. This is what I learned.

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