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Tips for Interview Success

Whether you are looking ahead to an interview (via video chat or in-person) for a new job, volunteer opportunity, co-op placement, or post-secondary admission, the key to success is being well-prepared. You want to be confident in your ability to make a strong first impression. To help you get started, we’ve detailed a few steps […]

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University Admissions Decisions Are in!

Each year, we post a highlighted list of exceptional, competitive schools to which our clients were accepted and some of the significant scholarships they have won. This year is no exception; read on to learn about some of the universities and post-secondary institutions to which Options clients will soon be heading! Many of our students […]

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Interesting University Programs across Canada – Small(er) School Edition

Students who are currently completing school online are busy: they have commitments to their schoolwork, volunteering, and even work and are likely trying to stay active to counteract all the screen time. May I suggest one more activity that will be well worth it? This is a good time to do some research and explore […]

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Rock your AP Exams

Today marks the beginning of AP examinations, which run from May 11-22, 2020. Our students are totally on top of it (…right?), but because the exams are in a different, new format this year, we’ve compiled a short list of study tips, reminders, and links to help ease any lingering test anxiety. Create a study […]

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Travel the World—Virtually!

Travel may not be possible at the moment, but there are still opportunities to escape your living room. Plenty of museums and art galleries around the world are here to help, offering virtual tours of their permanent collections and exhibitions, activity ideas, and interactive resources. Sure, you might prefer to be visiting Paris or Seoul […]

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Enrich your Learning with these Online Tools

As the school year continues, we wanted to share some learning apps to assist with your virtual learning. Today’s high school students, born in the age of digital technology, are sometimes called the iGeneration, as they have never been without access to smartphones or the internet. Yet the prevalence of programs and apps can make […]

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Love Animals? Become a Veterinarian!

Sheltering in place at home means ensuring everyone in your family is safe and healthy. This also includes taking care of your furry four-legged, feathered, or aquatic family members—your pets! Their wellbeing is just as important as yours, and when they are sick, they need medical care. Do you have a natural inclination or passion […]

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Write your Way to Success: New Workshops this May

As April turns to May and showers turn to flowers, the Options team has been working hard to bring our clients new and exciting virtual workshops. Whether you want to kickstart your university application writing or hone your reading and writing skills for university next year, we’re here to help! Kickstart to University Application Writing […]

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Unlock your Productivity with SMART Goals

I first embraced the use of SMART goals in graduate school, but working from home over the past few weeks has truly reaffirmed their value. However, when I enthusiastically encourage the students I work with to use SMART goals, I’m often met with eye-rolls and comments like, “Yeah, we had to do those in grade […]

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