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AJ

AJ has written 15 posts for The Overeducated

Coming Soon and New Link

Hello, I realize it has been awhile since I last posted ( that’s probably a bit of an understatement), but I will be back soon! In the meantime please check out this amazing tumblr, http://iamoppressed.tumblr.com/. Advertisements

Coming Soon and New Link

Hello, I realize it has been awhile since I last posted ( that’s probably a bit of an understatement), but I will be back soon! In the meantime please check out this amazing tumblr, http://iamoppressed.tumblr.com/.

African Dutch Wax

The part of Toronto I live in is a pretty ethnically and racially mixed area. While I can’t give you its exact demographics, I think it would be pretty fair to say that a relatively large portion of the neighborhood is comprised of people of West and Central African origin or descent. It is often referred to, lovingly, … Continue reading

Catholic School and Feminism

A few days ago I came across this article via Shameless about an officer and  representative of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) who, at a campus safety information session held at York University’s  Osgoode Hall, advised women to not to dress like “sluts” in order to avoid  sexual assault. I don’t think I have to outline why … Continue reading

A Mystery Solved at The AGO

About a year ago, while I was considering my academic and professional options, I started to think seriously about applying to U of T’s museum studies master’s program.  So while I was trying to figure things out, I decided to volunteer at the Bata Shoe Museum as a docent and front desk attendant.  Bata is … Continue reading

Mesclun Mix- The Myth of Canadian Multiculturalism

My sister and I are second generation Canadians. We were born and raised in Toronto, but both our parents immigrated to Canada from Ghana some 20 odd years ago. Being  raised in Canada, especially Toronto, you are taught from the time  you are old enough speak  in complex sentences  to cultivate a strong sense of pride in  … Continue reading

Kidulthood – Your 20s as a Prolonged Adolescence

One of the very few upsides to being unemployed is that you’re able to dedicate a good chunk of your time to catching up on your reading.  For me this consists of a steady diet of blogs, online magazines, CBC News, and whatever daily free content the Globe and Mail and the New York Times … Continue reading

So you wanna do what? But why?- Getting a second Bachelor’s Degree

As I have mentioned here before, I recently earned a degree in History and am thinking of getting a second B.A. in Communications. Going back to school  for me was initially about putting myself in a better position to get into my top pick graduate program, but having been thrust into the job market in … Continue reading

A Loser’s Game? : Weighing the Costs of Applying to or Attending Law School

Is Law School a Losing Game?, by David Segal, has been making its way around the  internet since it was published last week on the New York Times website.  In it, Segal reports on some of the faulty accounting practices many law schools in the U.S.  employ to calculate misleading  graduate employment rates in order to … Continue reading

Staying Put

(This is a post I meant to publish earlier but never got around to doing so.) As I have mentioned in previous posts, I am a recent university graduate  taking some extra courses in order to improve my chances of getting into grad school next year.  So far this term has been interesting to say … Continue reading