Online MA Diploma: I-O Psychology

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated any of my blogs. Not because I’ve run out of advice, heaven forbid. I’ve just sort of channelled my pedantic nature into creating content for an online course that I’m piloting this summer. It’s part of an online MA diploma certificate program...
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My graduate supervisor is hindering my job search

STUDENT QUESTION I recently completed a graduate program at McGill University. But even after graduation, my supervisor expects me to work on that project, without any stipend or salary. But this is not the only problem. I have been rejected by potential employers four times because he wrote...
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COMMUNICATING WITH A PROFESSOR

Students and professors differ in how they prefer to communicate with other people. One of my grad students–during her practicum–conducted a survey and found that if there was an emergency on campus, most students would prefer to receive an alert by text; most professors would prefer an alert...
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Grad School: Letters of Recommendation

You generally need at least 2 academic recommendation letters for your graduate school application. That means letters, not just from professors, but professors who are familiar with your academic work. ‘A’ students can generally find a letter writer among the professors with whom they’ve taken classes. But if...
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THINGS I WISH I KNEW AS A STUDENT

The behaviours of professors might seem peculiar and frightening at times, but they are largely understandable and easily managed. Although my advice may at times appear to be obvious, simplistic, or even stupid, for the most part, I was ignorant of them in my youth. I have many...
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