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“The Surprising Importance of Grades.” Sending signals in the job market. Last modified April, 5, 2010. http://insight.kellogg.northwestern.edu/article/the_surprising_importance_of_grades

This article, from the website Kellogg Insight, we learn the importance of grades for your future job. Indeed grades seem to be really important for future employers, as they are a guarantee of hard work and dedication.

This document is relevant as it is often thought that grades are just number and they will never matter in your professional life, this tells us that the grade we get can have a great influence on your professional future.

Erin Millar. “How do I choose the right program for me?” Last modified May, 22, 2007. http://www.macleans.ca/education/uniandcollege/how-do-i-choose-the-right-program-for-me/

In this article, Erin Millar explains us that choosing a program is not as easy as it can sometime look. By that she means that most of the time, what you want to do further in life will change through college, and that switching your major is normal and not always alarming.

This article is relevant to me since, even if I know that I want to be in computer science, I was still hesitant about my future, and now that I know that it is ok not to know what you want to do exactly, I feel better about the future. What it tells me is that I will most likely chance career path a lot through my life, and that experience will allow me to eventually score a job where I want to.

Ketan Virmani. “Strategize your resolutions for 2015.” Last modified December, 29, 2014. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/good-bye-2014welcome-2015-ketan-virmani

In this article from Linkedin, Ketan Virmani explains us how you need to set up goal for yourself, so as to achieve in life, in any circumstance, money, school or profession wise.

What I found interesting about this article is the fact that it is recommended to add intermediate steps between your current state and your long term goal, for example short term goals and mid-terms goals that help you really achieve what you want to.

Jörgen Sundberg. ”How to Use Facebook for Professional Networking.”

http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/how-use-facebook-professional-networking-10-useful-tips/

This article from the website UndercoverRecruiter gives us ten tips to improve your networking capabilities through the online social network Facebook.

This article is particularly relevant, since in nowadays world, social Medias are a very important part of socialising and networking. So if you manage to make your personal image more professional through social networks, your chance of being employed could drastically increase.

Suzanne Bowness. “How to network the right way.” Last modified March, 11, 2014. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/career-advice/how-to-network-the-right-way/article17436855/

In this article, Suzanne Bowness tells us more about how to network successfully. For her, networking is essential to guarantee you a place on the job market.

This article is interesting since it tells us how to network properly, for example, if you go at a networking event, you should not stay with your acquaintances, but instead go to other people and engage new conversations and relationships, this is what networking should be.

Tony. “On entering the Computer Science field with no programming background.” CompSci.ca. Last modified September, 6, 2007.

http://compsci.ca/blog/on-entering-the-computer-science-field-with-no-programming-background/

This article, taken from a blog named CompSci.ca Blog is here to explain to undergraduate students how they can manage to enter the computer science field in university.

This article is relevant to me as I am planning to major in computer science, however, I do not have any previous experience in computer programming, making me a little stressed about my chances to pass. This article gave me motivation and advices on how to manage to get into the computer science area of studies.

“Secrets of Straight-A Students.” Reader’s Digest. Accessed December, 1, 2015

http://www.rd.com/advice/parenting/secrets-of-straight-a-students/

This article from Reader’s digest informs us on all that is required to score good grades in school. Some of the information presented here comes from high grades students that scored above 4.0 and some education experts.

I find this article relevant as it give you motivation and really sets up the goals for you, it encourages you to outdo yourself and explain that the way to obtain good grades is to show yourself and to be better organised.

Richard A. Young, Ladislav Valach. “The construction of career through goal-directed action.” Journal of Vocational Behaviour, volume 64, issue 3 (2004): 499-514.

Richard A. Young, professor in Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education at the University Of British Columbia, Vancouver, and Ladislav Valach, professor at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, analyze how an occupational career can be shaped throughout one’s life. They explain that not only your career is made with the choices, actions and projects you make, or the goal you set yourself, but also other people careers, either family or relationship related. This also raises the point that parents have a huge impact on their child or adolescent career development.

This article seems relevant to me as it explain how your career can be shaped and how to make the best out of it. It is also pretty interesting for college students, since generally speaking, most of us just left our homes to go to university and seeing the approach of career depending on family influence and education can help to get a better understanding of this whole situation. The article also gives advice on how to set up goals, on different terms lengths, and how to achieve them. As a college student, this article helped me to get to know the subject of career planning.

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