Top Three Back to School Tips

Summer break is over, which means school is back and it’s time to kick it in high gear! Going from summer holiday to scheduled classes isn’t the easiest thing to do, so we prepared some tips to help you get back on track and stay motivated! Stay Organized and Know Your Syllabus! Heading back to school can be overwhelming, your to-do list just keeps piling on and on. … Continue reading Top Three Back to School Tips

Mentality Shift: Everything is My Fault

On June 15th, the StepUp Summer 2017 Cohort had our second session entitled “Craft Your Unique Brand and Story”, hosted by Hussein Hallak, General Manager at Launch Academy. The evening was full of humor, nuggets of wisdom and the occasional book recommendation (read till the end to see which three books Hussein had recommended!). The most captivating advice Hussein had for the StepUp cohort was … Continue reading Mentality Shift: Everything is My Fault

Creating a Social Presence on LinkedIn

The sixth session of the Step Up Summer 2017 program was held at the HiVE Vancouver on July 13th, with guest speaker Hussein Hallak, General Manager at Launch Academy, who shared his advice and recommendations on Unleashing LinkedIn and Crafting a Personal Brand on LinkedIn. Hussain took a different approach in leading the session where instead of doing most of the talking himself, he engaged … Continue reading Creating a Social Presence on LinkedIn

My Step Up Experience

Written by: Scotia Barry, Summer 2017 Step Up Participant and Marketing Student at Langara College. What are your thoughts on spider-killing in the household?… Wait, spiders…what? Ah well, you had to be there. This hilarious, unplanned group conversation topic was one of the many memorable things I will remember from taking Gradus One’s Step Up program. It came up during the Q&A section after one … Continue reading My Step Up Experience

Career Spotlight: Mandy Yu

We’re excited to feature Mandy Yu as our career spotlight! Mandy is a UX/UI Designer, Brand Strategist, and Educator who uses design thinking methodologies to solve problems across creative disciplines and platforms. Check out her story below and learn about her career journey, what she loves about her role, misconceptions, industry trends, resources she recommends and more!  Tell us about yourself. I’d describe myself as … Continue reading Career Spotlight: Mandy Yu