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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 [...]

Importance Of Toys and Play In Learning and 3 Immigrants Share Their Secrets Of Success In Canada

  Ever wonder what it’s like to immigrate to Canada? Mark interviews 3 immigrants from the Toronto Region Immigration Employment Counsel (TRIEC) about the strategies they used to find success and ways immigrants can make new connections, integrate into the Canadian workforce and learn to love their new home. Also on the show at 16:25, [...]

Pay your interns

  In this episode of CareerBuzz Mark Franklin sits down with Cynthia Pandev, successful film editor, entrepreneur and documentary film maker to discuss her newest film Pay Your Interns! - an honest and unapologetic critic of unpaid internships in Canada. Unpaid internships that are not part of an educational curriculum are illegal in Canada, but [...]

Career Changes in Welding, Work & Learning

  From International Development to Innovation in financial services, Jameel Somji has an eye opening range of work and volunteer experiences. Jameel and I met recently at the MaRS discovery district in Toronto. We’re both part of the MaRS Work and Learning sector, coming at it from some interesting angles especially looking at the career [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Five ways to listen and learn when you hear a career story

You can gain so much by hearing other people's career stories, but you have to listen carefully and in special ways. After interviewing over 300 guests on Career Buzz, and hearing thousands more stories in our CareerCycles practice, I'd like to share these five ways to listen and learn, next time you hear a career [...]

Learn from your failures with founder of Fail Forward. Plus, how to use Open Badges.

  Starting from a side project, Ashley Good founded the world's first failure consultancy, Fail Forward. Hear how she encourages us to embrace, create and evolve from failure. After a first career at TVOntario, Don Presant became involved in educational technology for career development. Tune in to hear founder of Learning Agents share insights about [...]

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