Ashton Kutcher’s secret to certain success

Ashton Kutcher's secret to certain success
During his recent acceptance speech at the Teen Choice Awards, Ashton Kutcher, departed from the standard Hollywood narrative and declared that personal responsibility, accountability, and hard work are the “insider secret” to success. “I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work,” said Kutcher. “When I was 13, I had my first job with ...

Work Story: Community engaged learning coordinator

Work Story: Community engaged learning coordinator
  What’s the path to a career as a community engaged learning coordinator? Or are you asking yourself what that position even is (trust us – it’s pretty cool)! This Wilfrid Laurier graduate has some tips for you! Listen to her story below: Don’t forget to check out Work Story for more stories about the ...

Life lessons from a summer internship

Life lessons from a summer internship
What can you learn from a summer internship? Some very important life lessons, says writer Alex Laughlin in Levo League. As she goes through the stress and difficulties encountered in her move to a new city and at a new job, she also shares how her internship with USAToday lead Laughlin to discover some truly ...

5 lessons on reaching your dream career

5 lessons on reaching your dream career
  Rebecca Mieliwocki never expected that she would hold both the California and National Teacher of the Year titles in 2012. Perhaps it’s because she never entertained the idea of being a teacher, but after career changes and learning what she wanted and didn’t want to do, Mieliwocki knew teaching was her calling. Today, Mieliwocki ...

The nonprofit leap: Turning a volunteer gig into paid employment

The nonprofit leap: Turning a volunteer gig into paid employment
For more than ten years, Tyler Coad had been a volunteer in Ontario’s rugby community. From refereeing games every weekend from May to November, to coaching junior teams in Toronto and Barrie, Coad’s springs, summers, and falls were dedicated to sport he loved. The decade of volunteering, combined with countless hours spent at province-wide rugby ...

Work Story Wednesday: Communications & Public Affairs Coordinator

Work Story Wednesday: Communications & Public Affairs Coordinator
Hashtags, Twitter handles, video editing and Facebook posts are a part of my daily job at the Council of Ontario Universities (COU). My path to this career was not straightforward, but I am certainly glad to have ended up where I am today. COU is a membership organization for the 20 provincially-assisted universities, advocating for ...

The 15 biggest body language blunders

The 15 biggest body language blunders
Until we get to know someone, our brain relies on snap judgements to try to categorize the person, predict what they will do, and anticipate how we should react. You may have heard that you only have a few seconds to make a first impression, but the truth is, your brain has made up its ...