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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 [...]

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, [...]

Actionable Books and Legacy Circles

This week, Diane Doyon speaks about a program to help adults 50+ plan for a future of meaning and purpose using Career Legacy Circles. A process to help maintain a Work-Life balance and to prepare for leaving the workforce, while maximizing the legacy left behind. As well at 36:42, Chris Taylor shares his novel approach to bringing the [...]

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 [...]

Supermodels and The One Eighty

Nicole Hamilton interviews Nicholas Goheen, Manager of renowned Toronto venue "The One Eighty". Nicolas manages 20+ individuals at any given time at the work place. He discusses the strengths and skills needed to manage a successful and busy venue, including: patience, communication and individual consideration. As well at 30:09, Supermodel, Inspirational Speaker, and TV Personality [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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