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First month on the job

Welcome to the machine. Maybe I don’t dream of guitarists driving a Jaguar eating at a steak bar… but I do have aspirations for my career and a dream of making a difference – somewhere, somehow. Congratulations me! I’m now a Marketing and Communications Specialist at a big company. My life is now complete! Just kidding, I’m only 24 and I’ve still got a long way to go.

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30 reasons why I won’t miss McMaster and Hamilton

Goodbye Hamilton, Hello London! I’ve worked at McMaster since April 2012. I’ve worked 1 Work/Study job (part-time during school, full-time in the summer), 1 Teaching Assistant position (so much marking!), 4 contracts in Human Resources, and 1 contract with the Student Success Centre. That’s 7 different jobs. In 4.5 years! Does it count as continuity because it was with the same company? …

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Accidentally adorable (with Sarah Janes on left, me on right)Blog

The Build-Up: The Making of Water Cooler Gossip

I had the privilege of designing and launching the marketing and communications plan for the Water Cooler Gossip blog, a resurrected project made possible by the McMaster University Student Success Centre (SSC). It was a lot of fun. I was responsible for making the communications plan, plotting out goals and objectives, and setting the budget, responsibilities, timelines, and checkpoints.

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Ariel StrasserBlog

Dear First Year Me

I remember my move-in day five years ago (yes, I’m that old)…

It didn’t hit me that I was moving out for good. I was excited, nervous, happy, and sad all at the same time. The entire 3 hour drive from my hometown to McMaster I cried in the back seat of my parents van; filled with boxes, totes, and stuffed animals. Leaving home also meant starting a long-term long distance relationship with my boyfriend. And we’re still together.

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