September 22, 2014

Careers Day is just around the corner...

School might have only just started (and this might be hard to believe), but the fall season is the most popular recruiting time for employers. That's why on Wednesday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CAPS will host Careers Day, the largest career fair on campus. If you are graduating in April, or in your first few years of university and are exploring your career options, it's a great event to attend.

Careers Day will see over 200 employers coming to the Butterdome to meet with YOU. The fair is for students studying in all disciplines, and is a great way to connect with employers from organizations and industries you are interested in, and also get a job. Here are some tips for making the most out of the day.

September 16, 2014

Just Ask: Six Tips for Finding an Answer

Asking a question might seem simple enough, but sometimes it can be difficult deciding where to start. Hallie Brodie, Manager of InfoLink, shares her insight on getting answers to any and all questions you might have. 
The reasons that each of us have made our way to the U of A are unique and personal, however there is one common driving force that brings us all here: curiosity. University is all about the pursuit and transfer of knowledge. Whether you are investigating the possible outcomes for an equation, researching developments from the past, or are trying to predict the best method to communicate, for every project, essay, or report that you work on, you will find yourself looking to answer a question.

Seeking an answer to an academic question usually seems like a natural thing to do. But for some reason, asking a question outside the classroom can sometimes feel embarrassing. Nobody likes to look dumb. And I’m here to tell you that you should never feel foolish for asking about something that you don’t already know. Promise. As the Manager of InfoLink, the U of A’s campus information service, I can assure you that whatever your question is, someone else has probably already asked it. And if they haven’t, then the question that you have will likely capture the imagination of those that will help you find the answer.

September 08, 2014

Time Management for Academic Success

The beginning of the semester is filled with new classes, studying, events, friends, and more. Mebbie Bell with the Student Success Centre explains how managing your time now will help you succeed later in the semester. 

As the new academic year begins, set yourself up for success (and significantly less stress!) by creating a schedule with which you can stick for the entire term:

September 02, 2014

We're here for you: a message from the Dean of Students

Welcome to a new academic year!
Dr. Robin Everall
Interim Vice-Provost and
Dean of Students

Whether you are new to the University of Alberta or are returning to school, it’s exciting to see our campuses come alive with the energy of students. You play a key role in our vibrant University community, and it is my hope that you’ll find your experience here to be valuable and fulfilling.

In student services, our mission is to help you achieve your full potential as a U of A student — within the university community and wherever life takes you. While we hope your experiences here will be positive and engaging, we know that you may encounter obstacles. The Dean of Students portfolio is here to help you turn those difficulties into successes. Whether you need to improve your grades or just need someone to talk to, our services and resources are ready for you.