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Make 2017 the year of good study habits

It’s a new year and a new term. Now’s the perfect time to retool, when you’re still relaxed from the...

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Confused about your career? Ask the experts

Do some labour market research and start to network. This is the advice that Career Services regularly gives to students...

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Hot Topics, How To, Student Life

On October 20, get ready to ShakeOut

Capilano University is participating in the ShakeOut BC earthquake drill At 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, October 20, get ready to...

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Community Life, How To, Student Life

Job search strategies: Going beyond the job board

How many times have you applied to numerous jobs online, only to hear nothing back? Online applications are often frustrating...

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Fun Stuff, How To, Student Life

Gifts of health

Gifts of health are a post-holiday-season life-saver. When everyone has been generally overindulgent and underactive, options that help to get back...

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Fun Stuff, How To

Christmas in a Mason jar

It brings up memories of helping in the kitchen, serves as a beverage glass when there are no clean dishes...

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Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development, How To

5 reasons to take Adult Basic Education courses

Every student has a unique learning journey, and it sometimes involves a bit of upgrading—whether that’s completing high school credits...

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How to manage your online presence

With the recent surge in use of social media, it is becoming more and more common to hear about people...

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Community Life, How To, Student Life

Know your workplace etiquette? 5 Canadian job search tips

“Young people lack the social skills for a successful job search.” Have you ever heard this claim? Whether it is...

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Hot Topics, How To

On Oct 15 DROP, COVER and HOLD ON

At 10:15 am on Thursday, October 15, get ready to DROP, COVER & HOLD ON as Capilano University takes part...

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5 key tips to career fair success

On Thursday, October 8, thirty organizations will be on-campus to network with Capilano University students and alumni, sharing insights, tips and information about employment within their organization and industry.
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Resumés: Get into the ‘yes’ pile

On average, an employer receives more than 250 resumés for each position that is posted online. Some of the most...

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10 ways to look after your health on campus

With the sudden end of our seemingly endless summer, come the longer dark nights and wetter days of autumn. To...

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Community Life, How To, Student Life

Current, ‘Canadianized’ resumés to get past the robots

Love ‘em or hate ‘em—you’re going to need a resumé to apply for a job, whether it’s part-time work as...

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How to find a job—and love it!

It’s pretty safe to say that most university students have in mind a future that includes a job that fits...

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Make math work for you—not vice versa!

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Whether you’re fresh on the heels of high school graduation or picking up the books again after a few years...

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About Cap, How To, Student Life

New to Cap U? Don’t miss these must-do events!

If you’re attending university, chances are high that you’re here to succeed and graduate. So, want to know the first...

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Get the jump on the fall study season!

The beginning of the school semester is a busy time—one that is especially exciting if it’s your first university experience....

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Six Steps to University Success Workshops

September brings the start of the study season—for first year university students, this means new experiences and fresh opportunities. Gone...

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How To, Student Life, Sustainability

On the cheap on the North Shore

With the start of a new term comes the need for new stuff. Whether you need a new suit of...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics, How To

10 tips for ‘making it’ in the music industry

Whether behind the scenes or on the stage, knowing what it takes to ‘make it’ in the music industry is...

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Alumni, How To, Student Life

Advice for the Class of 2015

Convocation isn’t just a celebration of accomplishments. It’s a huge transformational event, in that life from this point forward will...

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Alumni, How To, Student Life

10 career tips for new graduates

A week from now, more than 500 excited students will receive their hard-earned credentials as they cross the stage at...

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About Cap, How To

Get to know your Entrance Awards (before it’s too late!)

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For all you bright, young minds out there in your last months of high school, it may seem like university...

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How to get your resumé past the robots

You came to university, worked like crazy, deprived yourself of sleep, dried up your bank account and now you want...

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The secret power of a student loan

Do you think of “debt” as a dirty word? As you picture yourself in full Value Village couture, eating from...

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Great time management: step one

It’s on the course outline. It’s been there all term. You haven’t ignored it. In fact, you’ve thought about it...

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How to prepare for winter weather

Though we expect winter weather every year, it can be unpredictable. As the temperatures hover below zero, it’s not uncommon...

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How to tackle exam questions

What’s the biggest mistake students make when writing exams? Capilano University learning specialist, Alison Parry, says “misreading the question or...

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6 exam writing strategies

Have you ever run out of time during an exam? Or experienced that panicky feeling when fellow students start handing...

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