Monthly Archives : November 2016

NFL playing head games

If someone asks you to invest in a startup, what types of companies come to mind? I think apps and software, of ridesharing, room-sharing and social media. It’s not surprising, when one digs a little deeper, to find a wealth…

November 25, 2016

The future beckons

This week I get to chuckle because I’m taking a page from a Metro columnist. A few weeks ago, there was a column in the Metro talking about what happens when a columnist runs out of ideas to write about….

November 25, 2016

Your new student prez

With the completion of the whirlwind byelection to replace NAITSA’s President Allannah Wrobel, who stepped down for personal reasons, students voted to fill her shoes with one of her team members. NAITSA VP Academic John Perozok won the early November…

November 18, 2016

Talks continue over PSLA

Students may not consider what is involved in working at a post-secondary institution in Alberta. Post-secondary staff are essential to the pursuit of higher learning. The NAIT Academic Staff Association or NASA, represents more than 1,100 staff on campus. They…

November 13, 2016

Grad stats – it’s in the numbers

Statistics – they can rule our lives and often form the basis for critical decisions. For students, probably the most critical decision is selecting which institution and program to enroll in and it is often impacted by how that program…

November 13, 2016

Don’t give up too soon

Every student attending NAIT has a reason, a purpose and a desire to better themselves through higher education and to strive for a meaningful career. A post-secondary education can be costly. Not only can it be a financial burden but…

November 13, 2016

Bring Your Own Device

Most students probably have heard a little about the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program that has been put in place but let’s review the basics and what are the upsides and downsides. The program is simply one in which…

November 13, 2016

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The value of associations

Are you a member of a club? A professional association? A community non-profit? If you answered yes, fantastic! This column might give you ideas to pursue that you haven’t considered. If you answered no, I’ll explain some of the many…

November 13, 2016

Words of caution for Oil fans

The Edmonton Oilers’ hot start to the season has the city excited for what could come from our favourite team. (Nobody said the P-word). It is easy to get excited but these points need to be considered before we contact…

November 4, 2016

Fans flock to esports

Last year, when I created a web portfolio to showcase some of my writing and video work and labelled myself a “multimedia journalist,” the term earned a few scoffs from some of my classmates. “Multimedia journalist,” they sneered. “Sounds a…

November 4, 2016