I’m halfway done my co-op term, and honestly can say that I’ve enjoyed it a lot for the past 2 months. The skills that I’ve gained through working on projects and tasks really give me applicable insight to what goes on in the real world. My favourite part? Getting feedback from my co-workers and manager that I’m a valued member of the team, and that I make impactful contributions that help the team move towards our common goals. The best feeling is knowing that the others around me know I strive to work hard to make my contributions, and that they appreciate it. It’s a clear sign to me that “you’re on the right track to getting somewhere, and hopefully able to get an earlier start to climbing the corporate ladder.” And honestly I need that, because I have yet to discover a sufficient amount of careers that are suitable for an English undergrad student. In plain English, I’m subconsciously stressing over where the actual heck I’m headed in life, but have a bit of a loose feeling that I am likely heading in the right direction.
Many of you are probably asking, “what’s the academic transition like? How does it get harder?” Although you have less classes than you did in high school and more “free time,” with university comes a heavier workload. Sure, you get more time off, but most students end up using that time to learn and study on their own, because you will probably have some classes in which you need to do some extra self-study to actually get the lecture content.
For all students who choose to move out for university, housing is a hot topic, especially because many first years live on residence. Due to a missed deadline, I was put on the residence wait list, and I didn’t get into residence at the end. However, through my learning experiences off campus, I’ll share some of my tips for finding the best affordable place off campus.
Ever since i’ve switched to going cruelty free, the list of brands has been drastically smaller and it gets harder to find products that meet all the requirements, are affordable and that actually work. Especially since I live in Canada, where the variety is extremely limited, it’s really hard to find good products without breaking the bank. Unlike our American counterparts, there’s no Ulta or Walgreens available here. Only Shoppers, Rexall and Walmart. However, after doing some intense exploring on Pinterest and trying out different brands, I’ve been able to find a few reliable brands. The only downside is that except for NYX, the rest of the brands have a limited selection of products in Toronto than they’re sold elsewhere.
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I know I’ve been on a four month hiatus now, mainly because of school work – gr.12 is crazy when you have two maths, and I really missed the blogging world. Another reason is because I’ve gotten into the world of beauty and I’m trying to experiment with makeup to see what works for me – and my prom is coming up!
I finally used up my Aveeno Ultra-calming foaming facial cleanser and since I’ve wanted to try something new, I ordered E.l.f.’s skincare set which includes a facial cleanser, soothing serum and hydrating moisturizer. I’ve wanted to try an E.l.f. product for a while now, and since my skincare supply was running low, I decided to order one the other day.
Ever since I’ve gotten into beauty for the past year, I’ve been on the lookout for inexpensive quality makeup that I can try out and experiment with. Most of my friends wear a bit of makeup for school and they’re all pretty passionate about enhancing their facial features a teeny bit more while keeping it au naturel.
Over the past year, I’ve developed a love for reading business books during my spare time since I dream of starting my own business someday, and well, you kinda need to gain a bit more knowledge about your field before
For the past few weeks, school has gotten much more intense with the teachers scrambling to get all their marking done and students are in a rush to finish their culminating, and then study their notes for exam