Posts Tagged: career

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES May 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for July May 31: Gatineau Student Meet & Greet June 7-8: Athabasca University Convocation June 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Jul… Read more »

The Rise of AI Could Mean a Loss of Jobs

Although you may already be on the path to an educational goal and career, it is good to think about things from another perspective.  Many students, despite starting university, still do not know exactly what path they want to take and what their career choice will be. The role of AI in the job sector… Read more »

The Reputation of Online—Athabasca University

On a regular basis, I receive messages from people asking me for my opinions of Athabasca University and questioning its overall credibility.  I try to always reply in a reassuring manner and try to make the university sound great, though that is not always easy.  People tend to just believe what they want to believe… Read more »

A Milestone in Your Shoes

It can feel like a kick to the gut when you tell someone what you are doing for a job, something you have worked so hard for, something you struggled to make progress in, and have them say something along the lines, of yeah I have thought of trying to do that when I have… Read more »

Distance Education—Reputation

When I first started with Athabasca University a lot of what I saw in the online groups were questions about the reputation of the university and how that would affect applications to grad schools and getting a job with that degree in hand.  These conversations made me wonder the same thing: was the degree I… Read more »

How Distance Learning Set Me Up as a Freelancer

Earning my degree through distance gave me the tools to find success in working remotely and in working freelance. While the courses themselves did not relate, directly, to the type of work I am doing now, these courses did give me the skill set I needed to be able to cope with multiple projects and… Read more »

Don’t be that Bird

As I sit here, trying to work, there is a finch that is determined to get through my window.  It keeps coming back and trying, testing the window with its beak or feet.  It never hits the window hard, not hard enough to knock itself out, but enough to test and see if maybe now… Read more »

The Study Dude—Body Language

Learning body language could be the best thing you do.  You’ll chum up with supervisors and students.  You’ll win over bosses and colleagues.  And one day that body language will secure you your dream job. I bomb at nonverbal language.  During interviews, I shrivel, almost disappearing.  My shoulders hunch.  My hands cover my lap.  My… Read more »

Welcome to the Real World

We went exploring the backroads this weekend.  We drove by one (of many) replanted logging blocks; one of them chosen for “assessment”, where they watch and see how the trees are growing, what species thrive better than others, and I am sure other forestry-related things.  But, it got me thinking about the choices we make… Read more »

Choosing a Career Path

Beginning in childhood, we are asked what we want to be when we grow up.  Some of us have great imaginations: an astronaut, a race car driver, a rock star! Some of us know from the second we receive a certain toy what our career paths will be: doctor, police woman, or chef.  But for… Read more »