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5 Things You Need to Know to Survive the Cold Winter

This week, we’ve had a small taste of the Canadian winter. New international students here for their first winter are already panicking and – truth be told – so are more senior students. If you don’t already have a winter coat, it’s time to get one. In the winter, the temperature here can easily go down to -40° so here are a few tips to help you survive. Take your pens and make good note the following! Read more ›


Humans of Telfer - Jane

“I’ve learned that it's really important to try to expose myself to situations where I might not be very comfortable. Challenging myself to network and practice skills that I might not necessarily have naturally has really helped me become who I am today.” Read more ›

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3 opportunities you shouldn’t miss out on as a Telfer student interested in Management Consulting!

In the first place, what do management consultants even do? Management consultants are people who advise company executives on the best ways to manage and operate their business. Now, if this sounds like something of interest for you, then you are at the right place! Whether you know that this is the field for you or you’re still hesitant about it, keep in mind these 3 things. Read more ›


Humans of Telfer - Aïcha

"The fact that I chose a specialization in Finance can be explained in part by my family culture: almost all of my family works in this field. I also have a passion for numbers, and the Finance program was the ideal choice. When I came to Telfer, I had expectations just from an academic standpoint, but I gained so much more: I worked as a teaching assistant, I was president of a competition and I also did CO-OP internships. Read more ›

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How to get the most out of Global Entrepreneurship Week

The upcoming week is global entrepreneurship week and is celebrated around the world among all innovators and entrepreneurs. Telfer is taking part in this week by prompting entrepreneurship culture within the University of Ottawa from November 13th to the 19thRead more ›

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3 Key Traits Employers Look For

I am very grateful for the job experiences I have had so far. They're great for building my resumé and my skills, but they’re also great in painting a clearer picture of what employers look for in a candidate. Today, I will emphasize the importance of possessing certain traits and why they matter to your future. They also happen to be characteristics that you will find useful in your personal life and academic life. Read more ›

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Humans of Telfer - Simone

"The scariest moment for me at Telfer was in my second year when I realized all my plans had to change. I went to a Career Centre workshop and started talking to the relationship managers, Kimberley and Caroline. They told me I needed to network more than I initially thought (since I was no longer in co-op) and get to know myself better. This pushed me to get my Career Development Certificate and really get involved. Read more ›

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The 2017 Annual Marketing Trip to Toronto

This past reading week, 20 lucky Telfer students were selected to head to Canada’s marketing capital of Toronto for two days filled with exciting tours, information sessions, and networking opportunities. The trip presented a chance for students to be exposed to how the top marketers of a variety of organizations approach both their everyday duties and their careers – including those from the world’s most popular search engine, to those from a charity that makes “doing good, doable”. Read more ›

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3 Tips on Managing School and Work Stress

Stress affects everyone in some way or another. Sometimes it feels like there isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. Here are some tips to help navigate through those tough times.
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How to Find Relevant Work Experience Without the CO-OP Program?

How do you gain work experience that is relevant to your program of study? Applying for the CO-OP Program is a very common answer that I’ve heard from many people. However, if you were not admitted to the CO-OP Program for some reason, or you are still on the waiting list, do not worry! There are many routes that can lead to success. Besides the CO-OP Program, there are other programs and internship opportunities that allow you to gain relevant work experience during your studies. Read more ›

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