Christine Fader

Christine Fader has worked as a career counselor at a leading Canadian university with a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate students since 1998 and was the editor of a campus best-selling résumé and cover letter book. A former coordinator of physician recruitment and medical school admission panelist, she has developed highly popular “Getting into Medical School” programs for students applying in Canada, the United States, and abroad. Christine’s educational background and personal experience with disability have kept her engaged with students and employers raising awareness about accessibility. In 2009, Christine wrote Career Cupid: Your Guide to Landing and Loving Your Dream Job, a vibrant, pink book with lots of humor and expert advice to help young women use the principles of dating to find a great career. Christine believes that college and career exploration should be meaningful, fun, and accompanied, whenever possible, by hot beverages and baked goods. More information about her at www.careercupid.com.

Articles

How will my major affect my career?

The key to choosing the "right" major is to understand that some majors prepare you for a specific career but most do not. read more

What kind of experience do employers look for in recent graduates?

Every employer is different, but in general, most employers seek at least one relevant internship experience or other related work experience prior to graduation in their new, entry-level hires. read more

What is work-study?

Work-study programs are employment subsidies that offer eligible students the opportunity to earn money by working on campus a few hours per week.read more

How manageable is holding a part-time job as a full-time student?

Many students need to work part time as a full-time student and do it very successfully. If you have the choice about whether to work, you may want to try a semester at college first and see what the work load is like. read more

When should I start planning for med school?

The short answer is . . . as soon as possible! Medical schools often want to see evidence of a busy life and community contributions from as far back as the age of 16.read more

What are the benefits of double majors?

Choosing a major in college is one of the most important decisions that you will make in your life! While there is considerable amount of pressure being placed on students today to choose a major, many times this does not just simply occur magically. read more

I'm having trouble adjusting to college life; what should I do?

First, don't panic! You may not know it now, but many before you have gone through this same process with many of the same feelings you have now. read more

What is the GRE?

The GRE, known as the GRE revised General Test, is required by many graduate programs.read more