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Four ways studying abroad will make you more employable

A student builds a bridge in Bolivia on his study abroad experience.

For the workers of tomorrow, job security may be simply a thing of the past. This emerging sentiment suggests employees must “be ready to make career shifts and changes as easily as breathing.”

A major factor in the shift between the stable workplaces of the past and the uncertainty of today is the increasing rate at which globalization changes industries, breaking down borders that previously kept positions static.

Behind the Scenes: Orientation

Side profile of Adele speaking to students outdoors
Happy End of Orientation Warriors!

We hope you had a spectacular week meeting new people in your faculty, navigating campus, and cramming in as much fun as you can before classes begin.  Everyone involved in it certainly enjoyed every aspect of bringing Orientation to life for you. 

New term, new you: Goal-setting tips to make this your best term yet

Students walking on campus by the Tatham Centre

Welcome to the start of the new fall term!  For some of you, this may yet again just be another year, another term.  For others, this upcoming term could mean something entirely different.  This could be a brand new chapter in your life. 

Getting involved and standing out

Emily helping a student in a workshop.

In today’s competitive atmosphere, it’s no surprise that many students are trying to find ways to develop new skill sets to succeed. Especially in an environment like Waterloo, flooding with overachievers and innovators, students often find themselves searching for opportunities to help them stand out against others.

Building the bridge from Waterloo to the world

iBASE volunteers and students.

Learning comes in many different shapes and forms. Some students learn best through reading, some learn best through group study sessions, and some may learn best through hands-on experience. With exams coming up, it’s important to note that everyone has different learning styles and the University of Waterloo offers a plethora of resources for students to learn, grow, and thrive within their environment.

Summer hotspots in the region near you

Elora Gorge.

With exams coming up, it’s important to take some time out for yourself; basking in the sun and enjoying fun hobbies as much as possible, especially before you’re stuck in a cubicle with your nose in a book all day. UWaterloo students tend to stay in the campus bubble during this busy time, but remember that this city holds some amazing spots nearby for the leisure time that you need and deserve!

Evolving from mentee to mentor

Maddie Campbell

John C. Maxwell once said, “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” No matter who you are or where you come from, everybody wants the opportunity to show off their leadership chops.

Celebrating diversity, inclusivity and the ‘SUM of us’ at Pride 2017

June marks national Pride month; a month in which we seek to eliminate discrimination and prejudice by recognizing the LGBTQ+ community worldwide. Every year, a Pride Parade is held in the heart of Downtown Toronto, where thousands march to celebrate diversity, gender variances, and the right to be whomever they may be.

In celebration of Canada’s big 150

Fireworks display at Columbia Ice Fields.

This year, July 1 marks a momentous occasion for more reasons than one. Not only is the University of Waterloo turning 60, but the Federation of Students is turning 50, and of course, the land we call home is turning the big 1-5-0! There are a ton of celebratory gatherings happening both on and off campus in light of these exciting times. After all, what’s a birthday without a little celebration?

Recognizing the Indigenous Peoples of Canada

On June 21, not only did we celebrate the summer solstice, but we also celebrated a very important occasion: National Aboriginal Day (note: the Canadian Federal Government intends to change the name from National Aboriginal Day to National Indigenous Day).

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