It’s a Wrap

I love December for so many reasons – the magical Christmas spirit, the end of an academic term, amazing shopping deals, the list goes on. And as January, the month of fresh starts, nears, I think it’s important to reflect on the year that has passed. Inspired by the wise words of Ferris Bueller: “life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it,” this blog post is a personal reflection of 2013. Writing this post has not only given me the chance to remember all of the challenges I overcame in the past year, but it’s motivated me to continue to put myself out there and open myself up to new experiences in the New Year. Whether you post it on a blog, write it in a journal, or just think it in your head – I strongly encourage everyone to reflect on their year. It’s a cathartic experience.¬†

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Keep Calm and Study On

As odd as it may seem, exam season is one of my favourite times of the school year. Simply because of all the extra time I have on my hands! But obviously these last few weeks of school aren’t all fun and games, and if you don’t use your time wisely it’s easy to get overwhelmed. However in the midst of the third year of my undergrad career, I think I’ve finally come up with the ultimate dos and don’ts for maximizing your time and finishing the term off strong. Continue reading

My Picks: Tips for Newsletter Writing

If you haven’t already heard, the McMaster CSMMSS has some wonderful PR interns that have created an awesome newsletter called Medium, it’s seriously great.¬†Because of my experience in newsletter writing (I was the proud writer of African Lion Safari’s employee newsletter this past summer, and am currently working on McMaster University’s Facility Services newsletter) , I shared some of my tips with them this week! Continue reading