Finding A Mentor As A Post-Secondary Student

Mentorship can be an amazing accelerator for your career. A mentor can share their SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”. The information they would have liked to have known when they were in school. For you, that SIWIKE is often stuff you didn’t even know you needed to know. And for all the importance […]

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Recognizing Tomorrow’s Leaders: In Conversation With Loran Scholars Foundation CEO Meghan Moore

Meghan Moore is the CEO of the Loran Scholars Foundation. She’s responsible for the strategic leadership and management of Canada’s most comprehensive merit award (valued at over $100,000). Working with academic partners, staff, and a network of volunteers, mentors, and donors, they identify and support talented young students. These students show a strength of character, commitment to service, […]

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How I Became a Loran Scholars Finalist: In Conversation with Marika S. of Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific

We here at Student Life Network recently congratulated the 2019 winners of the Loran Scholarship. A small group of extremely incredible students, these young people prove that you can accomplish great things if you are genuine, confident, and put the work in. In an effort to help all of you, we’ve gotten in contact with some […]

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How To Study the Month Before Your HSC Exams

HSC Exams…That’s all that stands between you, and finishing Year 12 forever, and getting into your goal ATAR. But how should you study for it to make sure you maximise your marks? Find out in this video! Subscribe for more vids ► http://www.youtube.com/c/ArtofSmartTV In this video, Rowan from #AOSTV shares: – Why you need to conduct a post-HSC trials review
– How to identify your priorities that you need to focus on – Why you need to develop something called a wall-chart
– How you should structure your study time during the holidays Have more questions about studying for your Year 12 HSC Exams? Leave them in the comments – we’d love to hear from you! So take a second and say ‘Hey’ and ask a question 😉 — FOLLOW ART OF SMART FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/artofsmart/ HSC RESOURCES: http://www.artofsmart.com.au/hsc-resources — ABOUT #AOSTV At Art of Smart we’re on a mission to help you answer the difficult question, “What am I going to do with my life when I finish school, and how do I get there?” We provide world-class K-12 tutoring and mentoring to help you get options for life after school, career and leadership mentoring to help you develop the skills needed when you finish school, and help you road test your dream careers. Everything we do is based on over 8 years of research with Australia’s top students, and work with over 10,000 students around Australia. Find out more here: http://www.artofsmart.com.au/

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A World of Possibilities: Student Works Success Stories

The Student Works Management Program gives students a chance to try entrepreneurship within a highly supportive environment. Participants learn to manage all aspects of a business from hiring, to project management, marketing, sales, and operations. Perhaps even more valuable, the Student Works program exposes students to a network of talented mentors who empower them with […]

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learning while working // the self-learning journey #1

Sign up for Dashlane and get 10% off the premium subscription: https://dashlane.com/mariana After a whole summer of testing and interviews I just got the news last week that I got the job. But why is this important for you? Because my learning journey is going to change… a lot. So, first of all, I will have to pause my History degree; since this is a full-time job I’m not sure how I would be able to manage classes that take place during the day so I am going to wait to see when it will be manageable to continue this degree. However, if you’ve been around for a while, then you are already aware that I absolutely love learning new stuff. I decided then that I would initiate a solo learning journey and I will be focusing largely on languages. The goal here will be to learn three languages and incorporate that type of studying into a regular schedule. I will study those solely on the basis that I enjoy them and not because they will be particularly useful for my professional life. I want to share this new challenge because I believe that it can give you some insight on whether it is possible to learn new things while you have a full time job and also while you are managing a small business or engaging in a side hustle, which in my case is this YouTube channel. The purpose of this challenge will be to give you some tips, shed some light on my routines and basically just update you on my learning progress and whether it’s too hard or actually manageable. My experience here on YouTube is seeing most creators abandoning full time jobs to do YouTube only, and since I’m doing the opposite, I think that sharing my experience can be positive to some of you. In my opinion having a job shouldn’t only be a stepping stone towards starting a business. Some people actually want to pursue something in their field of studies and I think that should be celebrated and not frowned upon. Also, I truly believe that you can only produce content that has a reflection on your current lifestyle; as much as I love making YouTube videos, it’s impossible for me to constantly make content that doesn’t have an immediate applicability on my life. I prefer to put content out there that feels organic to me than using the same formula over and over again. So if you know other YouTubers who work full-time jobs and share their experiences on their channels, please name them in the subscription box because god knows I’m going to need advice. So the plan here will be to learn three languages with a variety of sources and methods; I will have a main textbook, I will be using Duolingo and I will also access other materials and resources like sound files, progressive reading materials, and workbooks. Instead of establishing hard learning goals, my main purpose will be to engage in a regular learning schedule. After that routine is established I will look into creating a goal list that keeps me on track and also creates a sense accountability. I will be sharing updates on this challenge or journey ideally once a month here on YouTube and I will also keep on uploading once a week per usual but you’ll probably see the contents here varying a bit – I will also be talking about routines, habits and other productivity related things. Since my job will probably involve a big amount of studying, the note-taking, planning and organising stuff will keep on coming. Most of the editing is going to be delegated to a big friend of mine who also has a channel on YouTube which I will link down below, and that is why you can still expect regular content here. If you’re also embarking in a self-learning journey yourself, you can use the study planner that I shared last week, which is basically a tool to organize and write study notes, plan for projects, index files and do anything that is related to studying or other types of academic related organization. I will also list down below a video playlist that I believe can be quite helpful, and also a list of YouTube creators who give advice on productivity and motivation and have great tools and resources as well. Also, this self-learning challenge is supposed to be experimental. The goal here is to try different types of learning, routines, note-taking techniques and organization methods and show you the results. I will tell you what works and what doesn’t and that insight is supposed to help you out knowing if something can work for you or not. Self-learning playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeMrc9psFYLKXiWFXbjla78Gpm3RLWsH5 Mary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClHtzu0bgHNXiEuQwEMfw1g Notion Academic Planner: https://www.notion.so/academicplanner/Academic-Planner-51ebed5ba012497d8050fcb7715895ea YouTubers w/ productivity resources: – Thomas Frank
– Matt D’Avella
– Ali Abdaal
– Break the Twitch
– Muchelle B
– Rowena Tsai
– studytee
– Lavandaire
– Amy Landino
– Elliot Choy F T C : This video is sponsored by Dashlane. Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator

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When the Stress of School Is Getting Too Much, Should You Take a Sabbatical?

Being a student is hard, every one of you knows this. However, not everyone realizes just how hard it is. According to research cited by ABCNews, one out of every five students reports having suicidal thoughts. One in ten students actually attempts suicide. That’s how hard it is! Taking a sabbatical is a great way […]

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Taking Notes: Paper vs. Laptops vs. Apps

Show of hands, how many of you use laptops to take notes in class? Do you need to take notes on your laptop or can you use a pen and paper? Maybe you use a voice-recording app that’s been pre-approved by your teacher/professor or you share notes with friends. Is there a real difference between […]

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Letting Go Of Your High School Grades

All through middle school and high school, I was at the top of my class. Growing up in my small town, people knew me as the kid with good grades. Acing every test was important to me academically — I’ve always liked to feel like I’m doing well — but it’s become important to me […]

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Study Finds That More Maritimes Students Are Dropping Out

A new study finds that university students in the Maritimes are dropping out at an alarming rate. Student advocates are raising concerns about the bigger and bigger number of students who aren’t graduating from university in the Maritimes. “I think it is absolutely concerning that, especially in the Maritimes, the drop-out rate after the first […]

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