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Young people are chastised for being overly dependent and entitled, and parents get blamed for bubble wrapping their children. Is that really the case?
We asked over 40,000 students to rate their current happiness level as they studied at their school.
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Minds, just like bodies, need movement.
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If you've grown up with parents who overprotected you, did too much for you, and made you feel like everything was coming to you, you're going to be at an even greater disadvantage than the average graduate in today's marketplace. These helicopter parents love their kids but they're doing them a terrible disservice, as their kids are coming out of college and university lacking the basic skills and mindset that will set them up for success.
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The worst experience I recall from high school would be the grade 12 academic advising. I remember being very excited because I had managed to earn an 85 per cent average after three difficult years. As I sat down with my guidance counsellor, he told me that trade school would be suitable for my perceived skills.
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Whether buried in books or working late in the lab, loneliness and isolation are all too common in academia. And the higher you go, the worse it gets. Thirty seven per cent of master's students and 47 per cent of PhD students experience depression.
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The main problem I faced was a distorted belief system. I felt that love came with accomplishments and accolades. I didn't believe that I was good enough to love as is. When love is missing, a lot of negative stuff comes out of the woodwork: anger, resentment, fear, jealousy.
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Having been through this process once, I can safely say it does NOT get any easier. Each child is different. End of story. Here's what I've observed and learned over the course of having one child and now the second apply for postsecondary education.
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Parents, I know you may be a little anxious leading up to your child's big day in September. But if you take the necessary steps now to prepare your child for school, the whole transition will be less taxing on everyone.
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You probably know all of the top-ranked and largest Canadian universities, but what are the universities of the future? Each year, UniversityHub publishes our infamous Canadian University Rankings, and among them are the five universities we consider to be "Canada's Rising Stars."
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The world's largest educational publisher, UK-based Pearson PLC, is in crisis. Last month, the company, whose 2015 revenues totalled nearly £4.5 billion, revealed that net revenues for the fourth quar...
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I experienced a very uncomfortable moment with a class of mine, just a few weeks ago. We were discussing race and ethnicity, and I began - as I often do with topics like this - by exploring my student...
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In high school, I was placed in a special education program instead of regular classes because I couldn't learn like the other students. I felt I was being "left on the shelf" -- not important enough...
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Can you name all 98 universities in Canada? Quite honestly, we'd be impressed if you could hit more than 20. Which ones don't have the marketing budgets of the larger schools to make them internationally known? And which ones simply want to be kept under the radar?
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"Silence opens the door to hearing dialogue, rare and valuable in breaking stories," says Brady Dennis of The Washington Post. Being a good journalist can come quite naturally to some people, but ther...
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Ohio has been making headlines recently. I was in town last month for my very first time and I can't believe how little publicity Columbus is getting, lifestyle-wise. Columbus, Ohio is a college town...
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The average college freshman changes their major seven times. It's okay if you don't know what to be. But work on finding out what you want. Childhood was the time for well-rounded approaches, but as a young adult, you'll need to narrow your focus in order to achieve excellence. Getting by will not attract the right connections and opportunities you'll need to enter the job market.
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Leaving home, new classes, new friends and new activities, it can be a lot to handle. While attending post-secondary school is an exciting chapter in anyone's life, it can also be a transitional period for students experiencing it all for the first time.
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If you think travel is all about eating banana pancakes and lying by the beach, then you're very mistaken. Travel is all about stretching yourself in ways you wouldn't each day. What's an adventure you've always had on your bucket list? Maybe it's summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro or sailing across the Caspian Sea -- whatever it is, it will be sure to add some 'oomph' to the 'additional interests' section of your résumé.
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It wasn't until I attended college that I realized depression wasn't just being sad all the time. As I began to realize and track my symptoms, I learned that my most intense symptom is lack of motivation. When my depression hits, there's no such thing as motivation anymore. It's instant, and I do not get a say. My class attendance drops, homework will sit undone for days, and deadlines will be missed.
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The rise and fall of BlackBerry is a well-documented. The BlackBerry was an iconic product and a Canadian tech success story. However, with the launch of the iPhone in 2007, Apple went beyond handsets and showed that the real value lay in what is called by product marketers, the whole product.
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As former marketing professionals, we are struck by the parallel between the formative years of young adults and product design. Delivering a valuable product is rarely about a single feature (such as a degree), rather, it's about the "whole product." This whole product analogy can help young adults to view their development differently.
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School is expensive. Here are ways you can pay for it from the AOL Partner Studio.
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Whether we want to admit it to ourselves or not, the summer is coming to an end and young people everywhere are gearing up to go back to school. It can be an exciting time but also a stressful time, especially for those of you who are going into university/college or a new school for the first time.
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If you're a freshman, you must be getting ready to spread those wings and fly. But let's make sure you land on your feet when you get on campus. The first step is walking into your new dorm room like you own the place. This is your room now and for it to feel like it, it needs to look like it. After all, you can tell a lot about a person by their room, and you want to attract the right kind of attention with your mature taste and good sense of style.
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As parents, we have been saving our hard earned money since the time our kids were born to pay for the high cost of education. Many teens have worked summer jobs to help shoulder the burden. So, how can you teach your kids to be financially savvy so they do not come out of college with more debt than necessary?
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Most students aim to earn enough money to support themselves through the academic year. But like many things in life, success comes in the details. If you don't plan for the expected and unexpected costs that post-secondary life can throw at you, your chance of success diminishes.
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If you haven’t completed the 2016 Census, there’s still time to do so before enumerators make their way to your neighbourhood and come knocking on your door.
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In collaboration with Statistics Canada, we dispel a few common misconceptions about the census with a game of true and false. Ready to play?
How has the Canadian family changed over the years? Statistics tells us that they’re getting smaller and more diverse, that more young adults are living at home and that by 2031, 60 per cent of Canada’s population is expected to be a visible minority.
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University and college enrolment is booming across Canada, and post-secondary institutions are scrambling to keep up by expanding existing buildings and opening new satellite campuses. The challenge is that the scholastic expansion doesn't necessarily extend to student residences, which creates a need in the rental market -- and thus an opportunity for investors.
As young people enter an increasingly over-credentialed job market, new forms of qualifications and ways of acquiring them are beginning to gain traction in an increasingly competitive environment. This not only helps candidates better market themselves, but also helps meet the emerging skills required in a vastly changing career landscape.