Swag Bag, Door Prizes, Career Prep & More!

Written by: Sabrina Douglas
Experiential Education Intern
Social Psychology ’15

Soc Sci students! If you haven’t already heard, the Career Countdown Conference is happening on February 6! The EE Team has been hard at work planning an awesome full-day conference for you with interactive and informative breakout sessions, an amazing swag bag, a ton of door prizes, food, and a fantastic keynote speaker. Working behind the scenes in the EE office this year, I can tell you firsthand that you do not want to miss this!

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As a former student who attended the Career Countdown Conference last year, I know personally the great value that it holds for students and how much it can help prepare you for what comes next after graduation.

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Did You Know? EE Programs You Need to Participate in!

Written by: Sabrina Douglas
Experiential Education Intern
Social Psychology ’15

EE has so many awesome opportunities for Social Sciences students and some of them you may not even know about! Here are 4 wonderful EE programs that you need to participate in (in no particular order):

1. Career Placements – Did you know that EE has multiple Career Placements per academic year for you to participate in? These job shadow experiences give you the opportunity to explore different career options within a particular field! First year to final year – these career placements are beneficial for everyone! Apply by Friday, November 13 for a career placement with Human Resources Services here at Mac where you will meet with professionals in various departments! Check out our website for full details! You do NOT require SOC SCI 2EL0 to participate.

2. Undergraduate Student Research Awards – Are you thinking about grad school or considering a career that involves research? You need to apply for the 2016 Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)! As a Social Sciences student, you can apply to receive $6,500 to cover a full-time research experience over the summer. Register now on OSCARplus for the USRA Information Session on November 18 and learn more!

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Why You Should Take SOC SCI 2EL0 – A Post-Grad Perspective

Written by: Sabrina Douglas
Experiential Education Intern
Social Psychology ’15

Hi SocSci! It’s Sabrina Douglas here – the newest Intern in the EE Office!  I recently graduated in June 2015 with my Honours Bachelor of Arts in Social Psychology from Mac and was fortunate enough to land this internship opportunity. I am looking forward to having an active presence on this blog to share my post-grad thoughts and perspectives on the value of EE programming and activities. My first blog post is dedicated to SOC SCI 2EL0 (Introduction to Career Planning through Experiential Learning), the phenomenal and invaluable course facilitated by the wonderful Cindy Schooley.

As part of my Internship in the EE office, I was given the opportunity to shadow SOC SCI 2EL0. Having not taken the course in my undergrad, I was looking forward to seeing what the course was all about and if I would learn any career planning tips I had not heard before. A common myth about SOC SCI 2EL0 is that it is only for students looking into our internship program as the course is a prerequisite. However, this career planning course is useful for all Soc Sci undergrads – especially for upper level students getting ready to start their careers! Going into my last week of this six-week (tuition free!) course, I can tell you firsthand that I have learned a ton of new and valuable information about effective job searching, tailoring resumes to different positions, writing the perfect cover letter, constructing a learning portfolio, and so much more!

I was quickly inspired to write this blog post because, as a new grad, this is a course that I wish I had taken in my undergrad and I am going to tell you 3 reasons why you should take SOC SCI 2EL0.

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