#WorkWednesday| Email Mistakes We All Make

Nothing sucks than sending an email to the wrong person *cringe* or writing in shorthand especially to your boss*hide me already* . We all mistakes (because we are human hello) so don't be too hard on yourself. Here are the common email mistakes that people make: Not having a clear concise subject line While you might be in the habit of sending emails with no subject line or informal ones to your homies because you don't want to be that person that has a subject line" Office Gossip strikes again", make sure that when you’re sending an important email that…

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How To Self Care During Exams In 5 Easy Steps

The late nights of studying for exams and trying to cram a whole semester in a week are officially upon us. While you are cramming (and freaking out) don’t forget to take time out and take care of yourself. Here are 9 easy self-care tips to help get you through. Take a study break.  Not only is this healthy but it will help you stop freaking out for a bit. Don't study another subject during your break rather watch a funny youtube clip.Snack healthy. Don't forget to snack! Healthy snacks can be yum too.Do a quick workout. Your muscles will thank you…

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3 Ways You Can Make Your Bus Ride Fun

Whether you take a combi/bus to and fro from work/campus, your combi/bus ride can be a drag but it doesn't have to with the following tips. 1. Listen to podcasts. I am a podcast addict (that's a good thing right!?) and the amazing thing about podcasts is that there; there are plenty of subject matters to float your boat: sports, documentaries, comedy, religion and even Ted Talks. 2. Read a book.  These are a perfect way to pass the time. 3. Music.  Make a playlist of your favorite songs (think Fifth Harmony, Boity, Jah Prayzah) Hope you enjoy your combi…

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Warning: 3 Things You Should Never Include In A Work Email

Writing emails at work is probably something we all do even if it's a business email or low-key roast on a coworker we are sending emails. You probably thinking that on emoji is totally acceptable and GIFs are a sign of Gen Z uhmmm NOPE! They are some basic rules to work emails and lucky for you, we are sharing them with you. Don't use shorthand Can we blame our friends for this though? Just Checking! I have a shorthand problem and my mother is not amused. If I am being honest your boss probably isn’t writing you emails that…

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The Go-Getter’s Guide To Acing End Of Semester Exams

Nothing scares a student (or is it me?) than the dreaded end of semester exams. Never fear, I am here to help you ace your end of semester exams. Yo distinction is that you? ? Have a study timetable & exam schedule Create a study timetable and write down the dates in a planner so you can visualize the due dates chronologically. 2. Get your priorities straight If you need to lock yourself in your room to focus, do it! You don’t want to look back on your results with regret and feel like you could have done better only…

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4 Types Of Friends Every Student Has

Nothing beats having someone that can relate to your struggles right!? But what if you have one friend that you call when all you need to do is whine about a lecturer, should you feel guilty? Heck no! These are the five friends every varsity student has. The friends From Class These are the friends you trust to give you class notes, hang out with you during lunch break and share course hacks. They are also the only ones that understand just how crazy your course load is. 2. High School friends These are the people you were inseparable with…

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How To House Hunt Like A Pro

1. Choose whether you want a roommate or not I feel you, sis, choosing whether to fly solo is a big deal. But, also getting a roomie too let's you save a little. However, before you decide to get a roomie please find out as much as possible about your roomie-she could be a night owl with hoarding tendencies and you are just a babe with OCD tendencies. 2. Decide on a budget Not everyone can afford to pay a ridiculous amount of money per month ( like seriously, $400 for a one-roomed cottage?), so pick something you can actually…

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Think You Know How To Be A Grown Up? Take Our Quiz And Find Out

Take our quiz to find out if you are good at being a grown up. Give yourself a point for everything you do well. Good luck! ( Remember this is just for fun) I help my parents by buying groceries I know where everything is (yep including my phone)I can actually do laundry I own a laundry bag (my clothes are not piled on a chair somewhere) I remove my clothes from the washing line before the sun goes to town on them I can iron (wrinkled clothes Nah)I can change a light bulbI have a sewing kit My phone…

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7 Common Job Interview Questions

Job interviews can be as bad as getting your tooth removed or just a casual conversation (you say what now?) but no matter how creative your ideal employer gets with the questions, you should always expect to be asked any (or all) of the following most common job interview questions. Tell us about yourself. Literally every job interview I’ve ever had asked this question, and it’s still one of those questions that make a lot of people freeze. You need to remember that the HR Manager doesn't care about your golf skills or how your ex slept with the whole of…

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7 Tips For Incoming First Years

1. You DO NOT need to carry your whole room I had to learn the hard way ?. Carrying a lot of things will not help you if your room is half the size of your room at home. So do yourself a favor and carry only the essentials. 2. Anticipate getting an awful or good roommate Hey, you might get lucky and receive a great roommate, and become best friends over the year. But there is also a chance you get a roommate you may have nothing in common with and it is okay, just make the best of…

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