The Heart of Teaching

Imagine that your spouse comes home late from work one evening carrying a large shopping bag in each hand. Sitting in the kitchen, you peer at the bags and notice they’re full of disposable napkins. You take another bite of your dinner as your mind tries to run through a few plausible scenarios in which…

Why I will (hopefully) have a successful career

A few years ago, I attended an inspiring lecture by Larry Smith, an economics professor at the University of Waterloo. During that lecture, Dr. Smigh told a room of 100 hundred undergraduate students, including myself, why we would will fail to have a great career. He then told us how to fix it. I mean…

Payday Maydays

No manager is perfect, but some are definitely better than others. As I gain more experience in the world of jobs and job interviews, I’ve come to learn how important it is to have a manager that both respects and listens to you. Feeling part of a team truly does improve your work ethic and…

An Ode to Medical School Applicants

Medical school applications are notoriously difficult. Many people underestimate the trials and tribulations applicants must undergo to be considered for such a prestigious and groveling professional school.  Last week, I spent some time with a friend who is preparing for his medical school interviews. We went through a list of exercise questions to ascertain his effectiveness…