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Medical careers have an impact.

Nurses, doctors and lab specialists have proven to be vital to society. They are the heroes of the covid-19 drama. Medical careers are becoming top of mind of many people. When you are still exploring what career to take, would this be something for me? Or switch from where you are right now and have […]

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Bit bored? Let’s change that.

How can you best use the extra time, being more at home ? How can you help others who are somehow confined to their homes? We created a simple tool to help you find out what your real interests are. And we mapped a selection of activities you could pursue. Develop new skills, deepen your […]

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Dealing with uncertainty today.

What can I best do to pull myself (and others) through? Our worlds have been turned upside down. Our personal lives have changed suddenly and intensely. We are all trying to find the right ways to balance our work lives, family lives, personal lives. Almost all of us are thrown into situations we weren’t familiar […]

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Corona, work and the things that matter.

Let’s action the positives. The corona virus pandemic is on everyone’s minds. It makes it hard to also talk about other things, and speak to optimism and positive things when many people are sick and passing away. And with this, of course, is the concern by many about the impact to the economy, jobs, schooling […]

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Tackling Corona. Who’s doing what?

Millions of people across the world have put aside priorities to just focus on one:  COVID-19.  They all have an important role to play, from different professional angles. Who is managing the Corona virus? Let’s take a look at the jobs and majors that are most ‘affected’.  Get a feel for how people have an […]

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Study from home. How to turn it into a benefit?

A guide for students Taken by surprise This is going so fast. More and more schools are closing. You hardly got time to adjust. Many students initially felt a relief. But after a couple of days came that nagging feeling that finding a new normal, and adjusting to school online might take a while. Not […]

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Jobs without degrees – the new normal.

College as we know it is about to disappear. At FindMino, we conducted a survey with teens and young adults across North America and learned that nearly 75% of those contacted confirmed they would prefer to go to college.[1] The mindset of most teenagers and young adults is still that college is the natural way […]

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How Has the SAT Changed and Ways to Benefit From It. (Part 2)

The SAT exam is a big deal when it comes to the college application process. The test has changed considerably over time, some might say it’s gotten better others say the opposite. You decide. For now, let’s go into the major changes, how they affect you and ways you can capitalize on them. The History […]

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Has the College Admission Process changed? (Part 1)

Let’s be honest here. Taking any sort of standardized test can be stressful. I can still remember the anxiety I felt before, during and after I took my SATs. I wasn’t one of those “naturally good test-takers” yet I was at the top of my class. It never seemed fair that a big part of […]

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What if a 4-year college isn’t for me?

Let’s be real, college isn’t for everyone. Some people love school, like myself, and some people go because they feel they should (social pressure) or their parents make them. But what if, like for real, college isn’t for you? There are a lot of blogs out there about going to college and the reasons to […]

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What if my job has nothing to do with what I majored in?

While picking the right major is important, if you choose to do something unrelated once you graduate you won’t burst into flames or have your degree taken away. It’s actually more common than you think. The worse that will happen is you might have to work extra hard in order to get on a level […]

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Equal Opportunity Programs – another source of college financial aid to consider

Let’s face it, college is expensive. The latest US News reports that on average a four-year private college costs $37k a year while an in-state public college is about $10k. Some odd 100+ colleges cost about $50k a year now. It’s no wonder parents and students alike feel stressed. A recent Sallie Mae survey revealed that 8 out […]

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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before College

We have all heard that phrase: hindsight is 20/20. While that is true for most things, it’s especially true when it comes to what we wished we knew before going to college. At least for me it is. While that list is endless in a lot of ways, I think we can safely narrow it […]

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College Life: Anxiety Struggles

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about going to college? Living in a new place, making new friends, learning new things, finally getting to live as an “adult” – all this and much more makes up the college experience. But like every journey, it is not all blue skies. Recent […]

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Is Body Image still an issue today?Let’s get to the bottom of it.

Is Body Image still an issue? Has our obsession with our digital identity made an impact? Has there been a change in the way we perceive beauty and health given recent media changes? Have things changed over time since I was a kid growing up? Let’s get to the bottom of it.  What does Body […]

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Small, simple changes to your diet can boost brain productivity

We all know what “healthy eating” looks like. We know a vegetable is better than say a McDonald’s cheeseburger.  The problem is that despite what our goal may be (weight loss, increase in energy levels, mental clarity etc.), the changes required of us may seem a bit daunting. Sticking to a “diet” may sound a […]

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Easy and fun ways to incorporate a fitness routine in your schedule

Let’s face it, incorporating exercise in your weekly schedule is easier said than done. A challenging course load, work responsibilities, social obligations, sleepless nights – all these make the need to exercise seem all that less important than say, catching up on your sleep. I get it. Why wake up early to work out when […]

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Gap year, how do I know if it’s right for me?

There’s an increasing interest in taking a gap year after high school or college[1].   While still small (about 1.5% of first time college freshmen do it), the number is growing rapidly. At FindMino we would advice you to do it, if you can make it work. It’s a rewarding experience that helps you make better […]

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Career advice, who should I listen to?

Who is the most reliable career consultant when it comes to career choices? Your parents, partner, teacher? We get a lot of solicited and unsolicited advice on what job to choose, what college to go to. Parents, School Counselor, teacher, friends, your aunt: how to go about their advice and suggestions ? For career advice, […]

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Einstein’s accidents

How your personal story can lead to a breakthrough. Sometimes developing one’s career seems like a daunting task.  And when we compare ourselves to others, it seems like so many people seem to have it all all together.  The reality: careers are often built in accidental ways.  Later, in retrospect, careers seem destined and not accidental at all.   […]

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Telling your own story

Understanding your passions, and putting them into words. The stories we tell matter.  Every person, every community, every place has a story. Stories shape our identities, our imagination, each other and how we know the world around us.   To change our world, we need to change our stories. It has always been this way.    Since the […]

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