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6 Tips for Writing a Good Cover Letter

Did you know that recruiters only spend about 6 seconds reviewing each resumé in their pile? When everyone has a good GPA and similar work experience what can help you stand out? A good cover letter is definitely the answer. In this post, I will share my 6 tips on how to write a successful cover letter. Read more ›


My Top 5 Exam Tips

Studying for exams can be very overwhelming. How do you organize your time to optimize the few days you have between exams? What if you have 3 exams in 2 days? Exam season is never fun. Read more ›

Humans of Telfer - Louis Tassé

“Be yourself. What does it mean to be yourself - it starts with knowing yourself. If we are our self, our different uniqueness will be useful to a company or for any task. We always just need to be our self- that is how we are more efficient, performing better as our self.” Read more ›


How International Students can benefit from the Telfer Career Centre

Networking events are always intimidating. There are limited topics that can be discussed with prospective employers, and the conversation typically only lasts a few minutes. Job searching always seems to be a difficult task. It can be tough to even get an interview! As an international student, you may find it tempting to give up on the job search. Before doing that, you should educate yourself with the resources and help that the Telfer Career Centre can provide you.
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Humans of Telfer - Naomi

“Be bold in figuring out your WHY. I had the opportunity to explore different programs, meet people from different nations (and in different nations), learn to fail without fear, and grow my depth and breadth of experience with the support of a community. Read more ›

3 Tips for Improving Your Presentations

As business students, we are constantly required to give presentations. Whether it be a marketing pitch to investors or an informative presentation on a new database, there are fundamental skills we must acquire to be great speakers. Giving presentations may be nerve-wracking, but with these small tips, you are sure to see improvement soon.
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My Experience at the Profession of Management Consulting Panel

On Thursday, November 16th, the Telfer Career Centre, along with the Profession of Management Consulting Program (PMCP) hosted an event which included a panel of professionals in the management consulting industry, as well as networking. Read more ›

Humans of Telfer - Yasmina

“I heard about being a Career Centre ambassador through a friend who was also applying for the position. I realized I didn’t want to limit my extracurricular experience to specific clubs but to expand my experiences to include something that is more general to the student body. I knew as a Career Centre ambassador I would be stepping out of my comfort zone, since I would be constantly networking with students,  employers, as well as Career Centre staff. Read more ›


My 4 takeaways from the 2017 Startup Career Fair

This past week was Global Entrepreneurship Week and on November 14th, Telfer hosted the uOttawa Startup Career Fair in the lobby of Desmarais. This career fair was not like Telfer Connects or Telfer Networks, there was a business casual tone and it made it a fantastic opportunity for those that were not used to networking in a formal setting. Read more ›

8 Study Spots on Campus

With exams fast approaching, many students are on the hunt for the best study spots. Let me help you with this by listing some places on campus that you could adopt during your exam preparation. Read more ›