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Why Health and Safety is More Important than Marks
June 12, 2017 No Comments

Why Health and Safety is More Important than Marks

I started my role as Director of Co-operative Education in 2013 and it was not more than one year later that a high school co-op student (from another school) died while at his first week within the placement. For someone who was new to co-op (not so much new to health and safety) it was […]

Why Life Insurance is a Smart Move
June 5, 2017 No Comments

Why Life Insurance is a Smart Move

I never really understood why life insurance was so important. You are going to pay into something that you are never going to reap any benefit from in your lifetime. Why waste all that money when it can go into something else that is tangible and can be used while you can use it. It […]

Why Co-ops Should be Realistic
May 29, 2017 No Comments

Why Co-ops Should be Realistic

No joke- I just had a student walk into my office and tell me about all of the hard work she had to do to get a fundraising event off the ground for a non-profit organization called Free Them. She talked about all of the work she had to do in getting sponsors for the […]