education

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 [...]

Arlene Dickenson – Feature interview with Dragons’ Den Star

Originally broadcast in January of 2013, we've edited, slimmed down and re-posted our feature interview with Dragons' Den star and prominent Canadian business woman Arlene Dickenson. At 30, Arlene Dickinson was divorced, had a high school diploma, no savings, and no idea how to feed four young children. She is now the CEO of Venture [...]

Preventing bullying, promoting mental wellness, changing the world. Meet Wali Shah

  One of Canada's Top 20 Under 20, Wali Shah is a South Asian speaker & poet. As an artist, he's an advocate for Bullying Prevention and Mental Wellness. Wali helped raise over 1 million dollars for United Way, and is also an ambassador for CrimeStoppers and Bell Let's Talk. Wali’s been featured on MTV, [...]

Take our kids to work! And, building a thriving workplace

How can parents help their sons and daughters learn about the world of work? The Learning Partnership was founded in 1993 to build important bridges between leaders in education and leaders in business. It’s a national charity dedicated to advancing publicly funded education. Take Our Kids to Work is The Learning Partnership’s signature program. It [...]

Bridging programs for internationally educated professionals

  Amena Zafar is an educator and career coach who has worked extensively with youth and the not so young - from all over the world.  Ten years after finishing an MBA, Amena went back to school to get another graduate degree in adult education, where she focused on youth empowerment and community engagement. While [...]

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 [...]

Career Buzz goes to Turkey!

What’s it like to live and work in Turkey? What are the pros and cons of teaching English there? As your travelling Career Buzz correspondent I took my recorder on a recent trip to Turkey. With an educational background in public relations and advertising, Gokce Ucar began working in the hospitality industry in the resort [...]

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 [...]

Excavate your story. Ace your interview.

  Because your résumé can't do all the talking for you, Anand Patel, the co-founded InterviewDrill, explains Their app that aims to make interview preparation easier. He is a product manager that draws upon understanding his consumers to gain success in his career. Tune in Wednesday and ace the interview! Starting at 26:56: What can writing about [...]

Building Cool Things and Disrupting Entrenched Systems

  How can Canadian companies respond to recent changes to the temporary foreign worker program with creative ways to connect unemployed Canadians to available jobs? Benjamin Guth, an entrepreneur and founder of Mobilize Jobs, is an advocate for Canadian youth from coast to coast. In the ever-changing labour landscape, Benjamin has found new, creative ways [...]

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