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Beware of Gender Biases in Career Interest Tests

Choosing a university program can be stressful; the stakes seem high and there are so many options. Wouldn’t it be a relief if you could be absolutely sure that a particular program is the best fit for your strengths and interests? Career interest tests claim … Read more

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What is a Good Response to a Bad Midterm?

If you are already feeling insecure about your ability in a subject area, particularly a math-intensive one, a bad midterm result can feel like confirmation that you don’t have what it takes to succeed. The temptation to drop a course, with the goal of protecting … Read more

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To Acquire Valuable Transferable Skills in High School, Avoid the Bin Mentality

As a student, it may seem logical to assume that careers follow in a linear fashion from high school subject bins. Unfortunately, this kind of thinking can lead to an emphasis on specialist knowledge at the expense of transferable skills – for example, “I don’t … Read more

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Before Choosing a University Program, Do Your Homework

How does one go about making an informed decision when it comes to choosing an undergraduate program in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)? University brochures and websites are more about promoting a brand than providing comprehensive information, and university open houses are only useful … Read more

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A Strategic Approach to Undergraduate Electives in STEM

It’s easy to get the wrong idea about undergraduate electives. By definition, an elective is non-compulsory. You may choose to take it, or not. Requiring a course seems to confer value. If a course is an elective, there is no explicit suggestion that there might … Read more