So many of us now watch TED talks for inspiration and learning. How do speakers get selected? How does working for TED change your perspective on your own career? And, how does doing a TED talk change your career and life?
Emma Brooks’ day job is as a digital strategist with Publicis Modem; her volunteer gig for the past four years is with TEDxToronto most recently as director of programming.
Drew Dudley’s TED talk, “Everyday Leadership,” has been watched by a million people. Drew is the former National Chair of Canada’s largest fundraiser for post-secondary students, Shinerama. He’s founder of Nuance Leadership and now works with organizations to develop their leadership capacity.And more! Fast Company magazine called her a “career guru.”
Dr. Barbara Moses, is president of BBM Human Resource Consultants, and author of career books including What Next? Find the Work that’s Right for You. She’s been quoted and profiled in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR and Canada AM. Barbara has counseled people in over 2000 organizations and on Career Buzz we’ll draw on her experience talking to these clients to shed light on today’s career and workplace realities.
There are too many stories in Canada of people with PhDs from Asia driving taxi, and not enough about internationally educated professionals succeeding in their careers and lives. Career Buzz shifts the balance.
Shalini Anthwal’s present job is Research Program Manager of Medical Imaging at St. Michaels Hospital, and Assistant Professor at U of T. Doctor Anthwal has a PhD in biochemistry which she earned in India, and she has experience as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ontario Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School.
Maria Belmessova’s current position is Retail Marketing Coordinator for Thomas Cook North America. She has a degree in Marketing earned in Russia. Both Maria and Shalini are graduates of the Business Edge.
Business Edge is an Executive Education program within the Rotman School of Management at U of T, for internationally educated professionals to help them take their careers to the next level. Adam Buckley is Program Coordinator for Business Edge.
What’s it like to be a career pioneer in a new land? Just ask Maria Belmessova. After moving from her home in Kazakhstan to study at Altai State University in Siberia, she picked a brand new field of study in Russia… called marketing. “We were guinea pigs,” Maria told Career Buzz listeners. “They were practicing on us!”
Then, for personal reasons her family moved to Canada. “Everything I knew before was erased,” Maria said. She felt lost. “I could be anything. But I lost my professional identity.” It took five years for Maria to get her career back on track. What did she do? More technical training, including accounting courses. But that didn’t help advance her career. Eventually she accessed career management help — through Rotman’s Business Edge program.
Maria Belmessova finally has a job she loves: her current position is Retail Marketing Coordinator for Thomas Cook North America.