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Unlock Academic Success: The Impact of Positive Thinking

In the bustling chaos of our daily lives, one thing remains constant: the power of our thoughts. Positive thinking isn’t just wishful thinking – it’s a superpower that shapes our experiences and influences our perceptions.

Building a Growth Mindset for Academic Success

Embarking on your university journey may seem like scaling a mountain – filled with challenges that can be daunting. However, there’s a valuable tool that can make this climb more manageable: a growth mindset.

From Student To Adult: How To Make The Transition

Transitioning from student life to adult life can be challenging. There are many responsibilities to balance while studying and working towards graduation. Developing adulting skills early on is crucial in managing yourself throughout your student journey and beyond.

From Campus to Career: 10 Ways to Prepare for Life after Graduation

The student journey can be an exciting one because you gain new knowledge and grow as a person. Campus life is filled with opportunities to get involved in different initiatives and to meet different people. Your student years can be some of the best years of your life. As you near the end of your time on campus, you may feel nervous about leaving it all behind. You may feel lost and unprepared to take the first step into your career. You may feel pressure to make major life decisions.

Build a Career in Film Production and Special FX: A Conversation with Lesleigh-Ann Eksteen

Let’s focus on career growth and discuss the unique field of film production. We’ll discuss the highlights and challenges of being in this industry and give you advice on how you can add special flair to your Halloween celebrations.

Why Your Mental Performance is Important

Michael Phelps said, “I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything.” He’s absolutely right. Many studies have shown that majority of success, or lack of success, is attributed to one’s state of mind. This means that you have the ability to achieve your goals and perform at your peak if you’re able to manage your thoughts and your mental attitude.

The Student Journey: A Conversation with Kayla Morrison

The transition from high school learning to tertiary learning can be alarming for many students. Not only do they physically have to enter a new environment, they also need to adopt a different way of thinking and managing themselves and their future. We’ll discuss the highlights and challenges of the student experience. We’ll also discuss ways in which you can overcome these challenges and we’ll share key lessons that can help you in your academic journey.

What Does Success Look Like For You?

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” ~ Anne Sweeney

We’re surrounded by societal stereotypes that tell us how success should look and we’re often exposed to “one-size-fits-all” ideas of what it means to be successful in every area of our lives. The truth is that success can’t possibly look the same for everyone because we all have different backgrounds, skills, experiences, talents, circumstances, levels of exposure, intrinsic drives, goals, et cetera. On this basis, everyone should have different ideas of what success means to them.

Are You a Lifelong Learner?

“It’s essential to keep moving, learning and evolving for as long as you’re here and this world keeps spinning” ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru

Learning is a key part of life. When we learn, we grow. We build better ways of doing things. We start to think differently. We become better than we were the previous day.

Will You Finish What You Start?

“Without commitment, you’ll never start. But more importantly, without consistency, you’ll never finish.” – Denzel Washington

This year is coming to an end and we’re getting ready to enter a new decade. Every year seems to go by faster than the last and it can easily feel as though we haven’t achieved anything. As we get ready to enjoy the year-end festivities, we may also question if we’ve accomplished anything during the year.

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