How to Personalize Your Dorm Room on a Budget

Sep 2 2015 - School

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By now many of you are settling into your dorm rooms or will within the next week. This is an exciting time because in many cases, this will be the first time you live away from home. Unfortunately, the standard dorm room isn’t the most inspiring place to study or spend your time in. Also, with a student budget, your decorating budget could be minimal to none. Not to worry! Before you spend money on the trendiest decor, in today’s blog, I will be sharing some of my favourite ways to personalize your dorm room on a budget.

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How to Save Money when Buying School Supplies

Aug 19 2015 - Saving, School

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If you haven’t noticed (or maybe you’re trying to avoid it), its back to school time! If you are heading back to school in September, costs can add up very quickly. Don’t know where to start? Good Housekeeping has a great list for back to school shopping supplies, from three-ring binders to disinfectant wipes. Keep in mind that you might not need everything, so shop according to what you will ACTUALLY use. Below, I have included some of the most common items I purchased during my university career; I hope this helps you when determining what you need this year.

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The Benefits of Networking

Aug 11 2015 - Work

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‘How did you hear about this role?”

“Oh, I actually know someone.”

I can’t count the amount of times that I have had this exact conversation with family and friends. There is definitely a hidden job market that isn’t online. When I started my career in public relations, I met with several people to discuss their roles and backgrounds.  It was a great opportunity that allowed me to expand my network and determine what I needed to do to land a similar role..Little did I know that I would end up receiving a call from a communications manager that a spoke to earlier. Her department was hiring a communications coordinator and she ended up recommending me for the role. I started a few weeks later.

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How to Update Your Wardrobe on a Budget

Jul 29 2015 - Saving

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Ladies and Gentleman, it’s time to update your wardrobe! Wait! Before you pull out your credit cards and go on a much needed shopping trip, for the latest crop top, festival wear, yoga pants, or office outfits – let me share some of my tips for updating your wardrobe on a budget. Keep in mind that these tips can be applied to your entire family!

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I’ve Graduated! Now What? How to Prepare For Your Career.

Jul 23 2015 - Work

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Congratulations to the class of 2015! It’s been a few weeks since you’ve graduated and now it’s time to kick back, enjoy the summer…and wait… does that mean you’re an adult? You’re not going to school next year, you’ve graduated college or university and so the logical next step would probably be to find a job. Ok, no problem.

You have a degree, so you’ll be fine. Right?

Before you drop everything in a panic, don’t worry I’ve been in the same position. I need you to take a deep breath. Yes, you did graduate. Yes, you don’t need to go to school in September. Yes, you are an adult.

Now that we have come to that realization, let’s talk about three key steps you can take to landing the perfect job.

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