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May 14, 2017

What is your fondest memory at the University of Guelph?

My fondest memory came in second year when I was on Interhall Council. We got a third of Lambton Hall to come out to paint the cannon.  I remember standing on top of the Cannon looking out at all of the students cheering and thinking that this was the best place on earth. 

My proudest moment was work that we completed over the course of a year to create the case competition preparation course (JDCC pre-course now). First, I established the intake process for competition funding via CBaSE and then I did five roundtables with student leaders to gain insights on what they needed to learn before feeling confident they could win a case competition. 


If you were able to do it all over again, what would you do differently?

I am a huge proponent of experiential co...

Especially during your first year at university, getting involved can be an intimidating process; you may feel insecure about your lack of experience or you might even feel threatened by upper year students applying for the same position –we understand, we’ve been there too! However, we are here to tell you that you are good enough and you don’t need a mile long resume to impress your interviewer. All you need is passion for whichever position you’re applying for, and just be yourself. Be relaxed, calm, easy-going, yet professional and you should hit that interview straight out of the park without a doubt! If you take that leap of faith and apply to any position, you will certainly NOT regret it!Getting involved with the University of Guelph Marketing Society (and stepping outside of our comfort zone) was hands do...

 

     It is hard to ignore the massive phenomenon that is social media. The majority of us are on two or more social media platforms and rely on these feeds and timelines for the latest news, entertainment, and also as a source of communication.

There are so many positive things social media brings to us… but will it come back to bite us? Was your 6.8 second keg stand Instagram video really that impressive? How about that picture on Facebook with the empty beer case on your head? Classic, right? But don’t worry your parents cant see! You already rejected your mom’s friend request twice, and must have “missed” your little sisters request to follow you on Instagram… no need to worry right?

 

     Well unfortunately this is the least of our worries! You are entering your early 20’s! And even if you aren’t, you...

February 12, 2015

 

Head over to our events page to buy tickets for this amazing event!

Would you rather always be slightly underdressed, or slightly over?

The first rule when dressing formally: it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed.

 

In this post we will be discussing the what’s and where’s of formal dressing.

 

Building a wardrobe:

So it’s the day of your big presentation and your only dress shirt is dirty from your night out at Trappers.  Have you ever been in this situation? Try to make sure it doesn’t happen to you by always keeping a couple clean, ironed dress shirts in your closet.

Once you got your shirt situation figured out, it’s time to start on the smaller details. You are going to want at least one matching belt and shoe combination. Black shoe with black belts and brown shoe with brown belt. You may think you look cool with your Jordans and dress pants, but I assure you, you...

February 4, 2015

Sweaters will be distributed next week! Follow us on social media for updates! We will post instructions on how to collect your sweaters soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our first year brand ambassadors Taylor and Leah write a letter to themselves before they experienced their first year at the University of Guelph. Their advice is great for any future Gryphon!

 

Dear Freshman version of me,

 

         First off, congratulations on your acceptance and enrollment into the University of Guelph’s Marketing Management program! I know you're probably completely built up with nerves and excitement but don't worry. I promise you, you're going to absolutely love it here. Let me start by saying that the university itself is absolutely beautiful. It’s a great size where you can easily walk anywhere in less than 15 minutes. Also, the people are great! Very, very friendly! Guelph is such an inspiring place because people who are passionate, motivated, dedicated and interesting constantly surround...

As the summer approaches (or even scarier, graduation), we all realize that the dreaded task awaits... finding a job. But DO NOT FEAR, we are here to help. UGMS is here to help relieve this job application stress.  This blog will focus on tips and tricks for writing a cover letter and resume to land you that dream position.

 

 

As for the cover letter, here is a list of 5 tips to get you noticed and land you an interview. 

 

1. Match up the qualifications to your skill set. 

Before you start, make a list of the job qualifications and a list of your skills that corresponds with them. By doing this, you ensure you cover everything the employer is looking for.

 

2. Make it personal. 

Specifically identify whom to you are writing. The general “To whom it may concern” tends to be overused and appears that you did not research i...

January 19, 2015

Whether you enjoy them or not group projects are a fundamental part of your educational journey. They help you develop as a person as you work with a variety of different people throughout various courses.

 

Now sometimes we are placed in assigned groups, or sometimes we are left to decide our own fate. It seems scary when you are told to choose your groups for a project worth a good chunk of your grade, your grade depends on these people!! Here are a few tips on choosing the best members for a group project.

 

  1. It is super important to try to pick group members who have similar end goals to your own. Now it is hard to not judge a book by its cover here. But it is important to try to get a sense of who cares and who doesn’t for this class. There may be some people who need the class for their major and need a very...

January 13, 2015

Are you picturing me in my underwear?

 

This post is for all of you who wish to become A+ presenters. Just follow these few key do’s and don’ts of presenting and you will be Dragon Den ready in no time.

 

The Do’s:

  • Arrive Prepared (make sure you are able to describe your topic to grandma. You want to understand your topic well enough to describe to a wide audience)

  • Dress for Success (your image says a lot about your seriousness and commitment to your presentation. Nothing says I don’t know a thing about this like skate shoes)

  • Breathe (make sure to take a few moments before you start to calm your nerves and prepare your thoughts)

  • Make Eye Contact (it’s one of the best ways to engage your audience. Try to survey the room, not staying more than 3 seconds on one contact)

  • Listen (once your part of a...

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