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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 [...]

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, [...]

Getting every student talking about their future

  In 2004, Ryan Porter quit a business program in college to start his quest to answer the question, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” Two years and a world of travel later, Ryan dedicated his career to helping young people answer the very question he set out to answer. Now, [...]

From Engineer to Mandarin language school owner, and your chance to Support Career Buzz on the Fall Membership edition

  Join co-host Nicole Hamilton and I as we host the NEW SOUND OF YOUR CITY fall membership show. Please donate to support Career Buzz, and become a member of CIUT. It's a registered charity. Any amount is great -- 25 bucks gets you a tax receipt. Donate Online, or call in during the show, [...]

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 [...]

Talking to kids about careers

You may think it's strange to talk about work or careers with kids from kindergarten to grade 5. Is it too young? How early should students start thinking and learning about careers? We're going to answer these questions and more this week on Career Buzz! To help us we'll be joined by...Dave Weir is an Elementary Student Success Teacher [...]