I read ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’ twice at 2 critical points of my life. The first time was before starting my final year at school. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with my life (after school) and I came across the book because my dad had read it. The second time was a few months ago, which is approximately 6 months from my university graduation. It was a godsend both times!
‘Who Moved My Cheese?’ is a fiction self-help book telling the story of four characters: two mice, “Sniff” and “Scurry,” and two Littlepeople, human metaphor, “Hem”…
Dystopia, or negative utopia, has always been a popular genre. However, from January to March of 2017, one edition of “1984” saw a sales jump of 10,000%!
This got me wondering:
Why do people love dystopian novels so much?
Let’s take George Orwell’s 1984 as an example. This is as dystopian as it gets. 1984 is set in Oceania, where Big Brother and his party control everything and can read everyone’s thoughts. Media is censored and controlled.
Over the past few years, I have attended many CV workshops, conducted by companies and universities. I was able to learn a lot and get an insight into some of the creative elements that can be added to elevate a CV!
From the CVs I have been seeing, I noticed a few trends that both serve a purpose and look aesthetically pleasing. Here are 4 really cool CV trends:
This is a really cool feature that you can add to your CV and won't take much time to create. …
I recently finished reading Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’. Sheryl Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. She is a woman whom I admire and look up to when it comes to career progression and persistence.
I will be entering the workplace in approximately 3 months for the first time. As a female graduate working in a competitive, male-dominated sector, I found myself thinking a lot about what my experience will be like.
Lean In opened my eyes to the many struggles Sheryl Sandberg and many women faced and still face in the workplace. The challenges that Sheryl Sandberg discussed…
Being a student is 90% time management and 10% learning new stuff. In my opinion, the challenge isn’t that the content is too difficult (although it can be), the main challenge is that there’s too much to do in a finite period of time.
However, this can be made easier if we analyse the pressure points and break them down. Below are 4 methods that I used to ensure that I complete my work while still having time to enjoy my time at university.
Time-lapsing is when you take a recording at a high speed. Time-lapsing has many purposes:
As a student, I’ve been living in rented houses for the past 3 years. This involved either going through a letting agency or a private landlord.
Renting a house as a student can be really daunting. As an international student, I felt even more lost and scared to speak up because I wasn't sure if I was in the wrong or not.
I realised that a lot of agencies and landlords exploit the fact that many students are naive and don’t know their rights. …
I picked up this book while at my parents’ house. ‘Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man’ was labelled as a Number 1 New-York Times Best-Seller, millions of copies sold, etc.
“This book must have something valuable to offer.”
The truth is, the more I read, the more unsure I became about the statement above. Yes, Steve Harvey ‘tells it how it is’. However, some of the things he says are very questionable and, at times, borderline sexist.
The goal of this book is to let women know how men think. Steve Harvey attempts to unravel the mystery that…
Note: STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and maths.
I am a ‘woman in STEM’. I’m currently finishing a degree in electronic and computer engineering and I’m planning on working in tech. I guess that’s as ‘woman in STEM’-y as it gets!
Last week, I was attending a networking event where about 30 women in STEM, all a lot more experienced than I am, were talking about their experiences mentoring young girls at school and university. These girls were all aspiring to pursue careers in STEM fields.
As each woman spoke about her experience, there was 1 common theme that…
The Coronavirus pandemic has presented new challenges to students all over the world. Personally, it took me a while to find a routine that works for me and helps me stay motivated.
I have experimented with a lot of different techniques and gadgets until I settled for the 5 things below. These 5 tools and gadgets really helped me stay on top of my work.
I cannot begin to tell you how much of a difference this purchase made to my study routine.
During the pandemic, a lot of students (including myself for a while) moved back in with their…
As March began, and as International Women’s Day is coming up, I was reflecting on some of the books that most impacted me as a young teenage girl but also as a woman in the early twenties.
I think the books below would be valuable to any woman, especially those in their late teens and early twenties. These books are not limited by genre or length.
We Should All Be Feminists is an essay (a book-length essay) by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The book discusses what feminism is and how it is perceived now (in the 21st century).