Since 2008, TalentEgg has helped millions of students and recent grads hatch their careers, and worked with hundreds of Canadian employers to successfully attract top Gen Y talent to join their organizations.
You’ll find meaningful, career-launching jobs from top employers in Canada on TalentEgg, of course. But you’ll also find thousands of free career resources created specifically with students and recent grads in mind, as well as an active and diverse community of people who are passionate about improving youth employment in Canada, including employers, career centres, educators, parents, and students and recent graduates themselves.
Whether you’re looking for a job, trying to figure out how to prepare for a job interview or hoping to ask an employer important questions that will help you with your career, you can find it all on TalentEgg.
We’re a passionate team that is dedicated to bringing only the highest quality internships, co-ops, summer jobs, student jobs, entry level jobs and early career jobs to budding young professionals who are looking for meaningful work related to their education.
From our office in Toronto (also known as The Egg Carton), we’re working hard to help students and recent graduates across the country hatch their careers and also to provide organizations with an innovative, efficient and cost-effective way to reach Generation Y. Learn more about some of our team members below.
TalentEgg was founded by Lauren Friese after she and many of her friends experienced difficulty transitioning from school to work. Upon graduating from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 2005, Lauren wasn’t sure exactly what to do next. Like many students, she opted for grad school, attending the London School of Economics in the UK.
There, she discovered, it was much easier to make the transition thanks to a number of career websites that allowed her to research job opportunities and browse free resources. She got a job in consulting in London, but she couldn’t help but wonder why there was nothing like this available in Canada to help students start their careers.
In her spare time, she started researching, calling and planning, and eventually left her consulting job to move back to Canada and start TalentEgg. The first version of the website launched in April 2008, and today TalentEgg is the definitive leader in online campus recruitment in Canada.
Along the way, both TalentEgg and Lauren have earned numerous awards for their success, innovation and positive impact on students, and Lauren has become a well-respected leader on issues relating to youth employment and campus recruitment.
Lauren is the founder of TalentEgg. After graduating from Queen's University and receiving her Masters from the London School of Economics, Lauren entered the workforce. She landed her first ‘real’ job shortly after, but thought there had to be a better way to transition from school to work. The idea was born and TalentEgg hatched!
As demonstrated through TalentEgg’s accomplishments, Lauren is passionate about Gen Y recruitment and online media.
Known for over-using egg puns in everyday conversation, Lauren lives, eats, and breathes all things TalentEgg. (Common office myth suggests she may even sleep in the Egg Carton from time to time.)
Steph is responsible for managing client growth and acquisition while overseeing the sales team.
She studied psychology at the University of Ottawa and, "mastering" human behaviour, she was able to parlay her education into the world of sales.
Steph spent many years in the automotive industry learning all facets of the sales process and successfully moving her way up into management. After spending time as a business analyst, she was ready to step into the Egg Carton and hit the ground running!
Cassandra manages content production for the Career Incubator and TalentEgg's off-site media partnerships with Metro News and The Globe and Mail. She originally joined the team as a student intern in the summer of 2008, and since then her heart has never really left the Egg Carton.
Cassandra is a recent graduate of the Ryerson University School of Journalism, where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism with a focus in writing and editing for newspapers. She has also written and edited for The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Metro, t.o.night newspaper and other publications.
Amanda works alongside the rest of the team to ensure that TalentEgg's clients are well taken care of and that all of their campaigns run smoothly!
Amanda studied at Loyalist College with a diploma in Radio Broadcasting and a post-graduate diploma in Public Relations majoring in Event Management.
Liam is an Account Executive, responsible for supporting client growth and acquisition.
He graduated from Manchester University with a BA in history and education, a PGCE in secondary education history, and an MA in education. He subsequently worked as a teacher in England, teaching several subjects across a diverse age range.
He has also travelled around the world as a Training & Development Manager for a leading international cruise line.
He enjoys soccer, going to gigs, meeting new people and learning about different cultures.
Dan's specialty is looking after TalentEgg's clients, egg-ceeding their expectations and meeting the goals of their campaigns every step of the way.
As a graduate of the Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences program at the University of Guelph, Dan has the research abilities to determine how TalentEgg can be good for your brand's health.
He enjoys soccer, hockey, golf and a good patio on a nice day.
Mike is TalentEgg's Web Developer, working to make the website better, faster and easier to use.
He loves thinking of ways to build innovative tools and apps to help students and recent grads hatch their careers!
Mike has already been developing for eight years and has co-founded two websites of his own.
Hayley is TalentEgg's Community Manager, responsible for managing TalentEgg's social media communities and introducing TalentEgg's career-hatching opportunities to students and graduates across Canada.
After finishing a BA in Philosophy at Wilfrid Laurier University and post-graduate program in Advertising Copywriting at Humber College, she worked as the Content and Community Manager at a mobile software startup. She loves travelling, celebrity gossip and any kind of dog.