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    Coping With Stress: Build Emotional Resiliency

    Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened, or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger – whether it’s a real or an imagined one – the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction, or a stress response. The stress response is your... >Full Story

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    Planning and Time Management for Students On the Job

    The old adage reminds us that "People don't plan to fail but a lot of people do fail to plan." During a war, we find a tank operator and a general. Which function is more important? It is probably the general, at least in this sense. One can be the best tank operator on the line, get out there everyday and... >Read More



    Networking: A Career Planning and Job Search Tool

    by Donald E. Wetmore In tackling life's challenges, whether it be looking for a job, studying, buying a car, you can go it alone or enjoy the help of others. Networking is a major time management tool helping us to learn from others, get introductions more easily, and save precious resources of time and money in the process. I have accumulated...... >Read More



    Job Search Tip: Write a Cover Letter that Works

    On my supervisor's desk swam a sea of 500 cover letters that answered the question:"Why do you want this job?" I didn't envy my supervisor's task of shortlisting only 100 of the 500 applicants. To my surprise, she said it wasn't too difficult to weed out the 400 losing letters. What was it about those 100 winning letters that stood out? In...... >Read More



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    Preparing for the Search: Do a self assessment to help you find a job you'll enjoy What kind of job will be a good fit for you? Job hunting checklist Find more job leads by looking beyond the newspaper ads 5 sure fire tips NOT to get the job Network your way to a new job Search for home based jobs Resume/CVs and Cover Letters: Preparing...... >Read More



    Finding Significance in Your Work

    Is it unrealistic to expect your work to mean more than just the next paycheck? Not long ago, I attended a seminar where the speaker gave an impressive account of how technology is changing our world. His presentation included many examples of the fast pace of change and its impact on our lives and careers as we head into the... >Read More



    Advice from a Prof: Get through Life Without Really Trying

    At the age of 41 I find it strange being asked to give advice to students on what makes a successful life. By some measure I have been successful. I finished my PhD on time, and was a university endowed professor by the time I was 40. I've been married 18 years … to the same woman, and I have... >Read More



    Advice to Freshmen (First Year) Students

    I was hopelessly naïve in my first semester at university. It took me over a month to realize I didn't have to go all the way across campus to staple my assignments; I could in fact staple my math homework in the very same building where I handed it in. And it took me a while to figure out... >Read More


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