Peer Connect - The Peer Helper Blog

Interview with Bhavya Dhawan, U of G Alumni, Residence Life Coordinator at Humber College

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - Eva Sukhija

Career Services Peer, Eva, interviews U of G Alumni and current Residence Life Coordinator at Humber College about their undergraduate degree at U of G in Psychology, how it helped get them to where they are today, and the twists and turns along the way. 

Interviewing Anxiety in a Pandemic: How Do I Calm My Nerves?

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - Justin Brass

Learn some great tips on how to cope with interview anxiety in the virtual world! Use these tricks to help calm your nerves and to aid in gaining the confidence to believe in yourself and your interview skills. You've got this!


Interview with Dougall Percival, SAS Implementation Consultant at Deloitte

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - Linda Nong

Career Services Peer Helper, Linda Nong interviewed Dougall Percival, SAS Implementation Consultant at Deloitte about the day-in-the-life at Deloitte, the tech industry at large, as well as education and career pathway possibilities for people interested in a similar career. Dougall completed a Bachelor of Commerce in Management & Information Systems at Carleton University, as well as a Master's in Data Science and Analytics at Ryerson University. In his free time, Dougall enjoys learning new skills and is currently running a blog where he posts his data analysis and machine learning side projects.


Interview with Celeste Little, Greenhouse Technician

Monday, March 29, 2021 - Grace Breault

Learn about the career of a Greenhouse Technician from Celeste Little, a greenhouse plant physiology research technician for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Harrow, Ontario. Celeste discusses experiential learning and how it brought her to where she is today, and provides resume, cover letter, and interview advice for individuals applying to co-op or experiential learning placements. 


Career Insights from Associate Dean of Academic Studies at Niagara College's Welland Campus: An Interview with Beth Bracken

Monday, March 22, 2021 - Natalie Condino

This interview with Beth Bracken, current Associate Dean of Academic Studies at Niagara College’s Welland campus, discusses Bracken's career path, day-in-the-life as Associate Dean, and advice she has for students adapting to online learning. 


Experiential Learning - Gaining Critical, Lifelong Skills: An Informational Interview with Kimberly Squires

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - Jewel Lindemann

Experiential Learning at The University of Guelph allows individuals to learn through experiences. This interview with Kimberly Squires, Pedagogical Leader at the Child Care and Learning Centre (CCLC) on campus, discusses the impact of experiential learning on students; from infants to undergraduate students.


10 Things COVID Has Taught Me

Friday, November 27, 2020 - Ashley Schotsman

As the first full online semester comes to an end, it's time to reflect on the challenges faced and the lessons learned while living as a student during the pandemic! 


Informational Interview with PhD Candidate, Madison Wright

Friday, November 20, 2020 - Jinal Manek

This interview with Madison Wright discusses how Wright got into their PhD program in the Molecular and Cellular Biology department, and provides advice for anyone else who may be interested. 


Ways to get Involved during COVID

Friday, November 13, 2020 - Jinal Manek & Luann Mule

There are still many ways you can get the experiences you want, despite the pandemic. Read this blog for tips and insights on how you can get great hands-on experiences both on and off-campus this year! 


Interview with Professor Elizabeth Mandeville

Friday, November 6, 2020 - Linda Nong

Learn about Professor Elizabeth Mandeville's research in the Integrative Biology department at the University of Guelph, possible career paths for someone interested in computational biology research, and tips for students interested in academia.


Online Learning: At Home Routine

Friday, October 30, 2020 - Jewel Lindemann

The shift to online learning has been an interesting one. This blog features some tips on how to optimize your social-distance learning!