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Opening Up a World of Career Opportunities & Lifetime Experiences

Seeing the need for post-secondary graduates to really understand and grasp opportunities Alex McKee founded Millennial Xchange. Not limiting itself as a mentor program, but a career launch pad where ambitious creative minds can connect with professionals from all walks of life. Also joining the conversation, starting at 12:55, are Diane Latta, a mentor with [...]

Pursuing a Career in Sales – Three Interviews from the Great Canadian Sales Competition

Sheila Cassidy leads the Great Canadian Sales Competition, one of Canada's biggest student competitions. Her team, including 150 student Ambassadors coast to coast, promotes sales as a career and a valuable skill-set to students across Canada. A trailblazer and Chief Revenue Officer at Ceridian, Larry Dunivan was instrumental in moving Ceridian to a cloud-based company. [...]

Don’t Make Any Assumptions: Inside U of T Mississauga’s Career Centre

“Don’t make any assumptions,” said self-confessed career geek, Felicity Morgan, “about what you think about any career area.” Felicity is director of the career center at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. The UTM career centre serves over 13,000 students, with 15 staff. When we make assumptions we risk “not seeing our own biases and [...]

Success in the Practice of Entrepreneurship & Student Service Management

  In this episode of Career Buzz, Nicole Hamilton talks to Debbie Cornwall, who is the manager of information and student services management at George Brown College. She discusses how her career commenced, and her current role as a Manager at GBC. As well at 32:29, Rebecca Brettingham-Filice talks to us about her ownership of [...]

Leadership learning for Engineers

  Sure, engineers have great technical skills but how do you empower the whole engineer to maximize their potential and contribution? The Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead) does just that with "transformative learning opportunities" including for-credit courses like Concepts and Applications of Authentic Leadership and a course I've been honoured to teach, Engineering [...]

Focus on youth employment

How can parents and teachers navigate students through the tricky gap between high school and whatever comes next?  Emil Boychuk is a seasoned high school teacher and guidance counsellor. He is passionate about helping youth, especially with their career choices and planning. Emil is co-author of a book called Under Construction: Career Pathways to Work and is currently [...]

The value and variety of professional development to help you in your career

How do you get started in a career in training and development? We’ll be joined by John Moudakis, Manager of Professional Development and Career Services at the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers. Also joining us will be Carolyn Smith, who is OSPE’s Manager of Corporate Communications and Digital Media. Carolyn will help us learn about [...]

Career Crafting with Cathy Campbell and Olympic Gold Medalist Misty Hyman

  Based on a study of the experiences of young people in the decade after graduating from high school, Career Crafting is a book that offers an insightful portrait of the early career journeys of young adults. Hear author Cathy Campbell dispel the "Career Myth" that those in their late teens and 20s should follow [...]

Why a gap year is good and how skateboarding can save your life

Jay Mandarino, CEO of  CJ Group of Companies, tells us about overcoming his barriers to a thriving career and life and giving back to his community. He talks about how skateboarding is linked to transferable skills and how it helped him gain confidence to become the amazing person he is today. At 20:25, Denis Luchyshyn [...]

Make a Difference in the World AND in your Career

  When Mike Klassen graduated from engineering school, he wanted to make a difference so he volunteered with Engineers Without Borders. That gig led to paid jobs with EWB where he spent three years first in Ghana, then Uganda and the UK, as a consultant, team leader and portfolio manager. He now works within Institute for [...]