Friday, November 24, 2017 | ePaper
Consider trade school

Consider trade school

Joanna Hughes :While the college track is right for many post-secondary students, others choose a different direction: Trade school. Also known as "technical" or "vocational" school, these educational institutions

Fun apps for language learners

Alyssa Walker :If you think learning languages is a cool thing (and you should, because it is), then read on.  Google's Artificial Intelligence (AI) can translate language pairs it

Animation studies the next best thing!

Elizabeth Koprowski :Some of the skills needed to be an animator, or multimedia artist, are innate. Gifted animators will have the ability to see how things and people move

Online degrees being popular

Online degrees being popular

Elizabeth Koprowski :The business world is ever-changing and smart professionals know that they need to adapt to new trends, adopt new skills, and remain flexible in their career outlook

Lesser-known Erasmus destinations

Lesser-known Erasmus destinations

Joanna Hughes :France. Spain. Germany. Italy. The UK. These are the first countries that come to mind with mention of the word Erasmus. However, if you're looking for more

Beaming with degrees for a better future

Beaming with degrees for a better future

Alyssa Walker :The future is liquid-shimmering at the edge of our minds, moving and changing-and literally water dependent.  When you think about what to study and why, remember this:

Career in the creative industry

Career in the creative industry

Alyssa Walker :Want to make a career out of the stuff you make? The creative industries describe business and organization that focus on creativity: music, design, art, publishing, literature,

Studying a rare language

Studying a rare language

Elizabeth Koprowski :Most students around the world will end up studying a second language at some point during their education. Whether you learned to count to ten in Spanish

Work experience before master's studies

Joanna Hughes :Many people think of internships and work experience solely as a bridge between university and a career. However, internships are also a smart way to facilitate a

Work experience before master's studies

Joanna Hughes :Many people think of internships and work experience solely as a bridge between university and a career. However, internships are also a smart way to facilitate a

How family background influences student achievement

Anna J. Egalite :(From previous issue)There are two caveats to keep in mind in regard to this finding that support the case for continued experimentation with and evaluation of

AI could change tomorrow's jobs

AI could change tomorrow's jobs

Joanna Hughes :Many claims have been made about the vast potential of artificial intelligence (AI). And indeed, from sheep-shearing robots to self-driving Lyft cars, the possibilities are near-endless when

Know before teaching

Know before teaching

Alyssa Walker :Happy World Teachers' Day! In 1994 in Paris, UNESCO proclaimed October 5 World Teacher's Day to celebrate the adoption of the rights and responsibilities of teachers and

Combine studies with internship

Combine studies with internship

Elizabeth Koprowski :If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times: the job market is competitive and earning a top-notch degree is no longer enough to land

How family background influences student achievement

Anna J. Egalite :(From previous issue)However, a recent study by Gordon Dahl and Lance Lochner, exploiting quasi-experimental variation in the Earned Income Tax Credit, provides convincing evidence that increases

Top employability skills

Top employability skills

Joanna Hughes :Education and experience are only part of the "big picture" of landing a job. Also essential? Invaluable soft skills, also known as "employability skills," which convey that

Be a responsible traveller while studying abroad

Be a responsible traveller while studying abroad

Alyssa Walker :Want to study abroad?  Learn how to be a responsible traveler.In March, we reported on the benefits of sustainable tourism, as we celebrate the v.  Today, we're

Pursue a peace and conflict degree

Pursue a peace and conflict degree

Joanna Hughes :The International Day of Peace is observed all over the globe every September 21st. Indeed, no matter how different we may be, a desire for peace binds

How family background influences student achievement

How family background influences student achievement

Anna J. Egalite :On the weekend before the Fourth of July 1966, the U.S. Office of Education quietly released a 737-page report that summarized one of the most comprehensive

Do's and don'ts for students in social media

Do's and don'ts for students in social media

Joanna Hughes :From staying in touch with far-off friends and family members to keeping up on the latest news, social media has many benefits. It can even be a

Why indigenous studies are important in Canadian higher education

Why indigenous studies are important in Canadian higher education

Alyssa Walker :It's First Nations Day in Canada-and the first day of summer!  Also called National Aboriginal Day, Canada celebrates the heritage, cultures, and achievements of First Nations, Inuit,

Education will change by 2030

Education will change by 2030

Elizabeth Koprowski :Can you believe that we're more than half-way through the second decade of the new millennium?! Every day brings new developments and breakthroughs, and there are few

Languages after Brexit

Languages after Brexit

Alyssa Walker :In the aftermath of Brexit, the British Council recently warned young people that they need to learn languages other than English for the UK to compete globally.The

Air career and aviation study

Air career and aviation study

Joanna Hughes :Have you always dreamed about a career in the air? Are you interested in aviation maintenance, aviation management, air traffic control, or an alternate aviation-related profession? If

Fashion students should study national costumes

Fashion students should study national costumes

Elizabeth Koprowski :Fashion Week in Paris finished just days ago, and soon stores, magazines, and stars will be flaunting all the latest styles inspired by the world's top designers.

Preparing an academic paper

Preparing an academic paper

Alyssa Walker :As we've said before, the publish or perish culture in the academic world is real - if you're thinking about publishing a paper, you need to read

Artificial intelligence could change future job market

Artificial intelligence could change future job market

Joanna Hughes :Many claims have been made about the vast potential of artificial intelligence (AI). And indeed, from sheep-shearing robots to self-driving Lyft cars, the possibilities are near-endless when

Five pointers for choosing your A-Level

Five pointers for choosing your A-Level

Elizabeth Koprowski :First, let's take a moment to recap. A-levels (short for General Certificate of Education Advanced Level) are academic qualifications awarded by many educational institutions in the UK,

Identity theft on campus and off

Identity theft on campus and off

Alyssa Walker :Among some of those most vulnerable populations susceptible to identity theft, university students are also among the least worried-and they should be.  In a recent study published

Know your learning style?

Know your learning style?

Joanna Hughes :Success in school relies on many things. One aspect many new college students may underestimate when first starting out? Their individual learning styles. The truth is that