TalentEgg Challenges offer students the opportunity to catch the attention of top employers!
We all know hatching your career is not the easiest task. Many students face the same concerns: How can I stand out amongst my peers? What can I do to show employers that I have what it takes? What can I do to demonstrate I’m more than just my CV?
Don’t worry, TalentEgg has you covered. Our Challenges give you the chance to tackle real questions posed by prospective employers, develop essential skills, and gather unique credentials. Here are 5 advantages you’ll get from competing in a Challenge!
Get familiarized with an industry
In a Challenge, participants must come up with practical solutions to real problems that employers face. This not only requires a lot of research, it also encourages students to place themselves in the mindset of an industry professional. It’s a great way to test the waters in a target industry, get to know the hurdles they face, and where you fit in.
Furthermore, Challenges let you explore your compatibility with an industry. It’s the perfect chance to dive headfirst into a new field – you never know what you might learn.
“I was attracted by the opportunity to learn about an unfamiliar industry.”
Finalist, The Purolator Challenge
If you don’t have experience, you can’t get a job; if you don’t have a job, you can’t get experience. Many new graduates find themselves in this predicament. However, you can take matters into your own hands and garner experience through other means – like a TalentEgg Challenge!
These professional-level case studies can also help bridge the school-to-work transition by giving you an opportunity to apply your academic skills and knowledge to a workplace scenario. Plus, what better way is there to impress an employer than to apply your problem solving skills to their real life business challenge within their specific industry?
Test your abilities
Ever wondered how you’d perform in a real professional environment? Well here’s your chance to find out! These Challenges are a great way to take your classroom knowledge and apply them to a real scenario.
This is also a great way to apply your abilities in a competitive domain. Put your critical thinking, planning, and written skills to the test! You may surprise yourself with what you come up with!
“It’s almost as if I get to test my own ideas in a real business environment.”
Finalist, The Purolator Challenge
It can often be challenging to identify the next steps in your professional development. Sure, you’re bound to improve over time, but you’ll be able to refine your skills more effectively and efficiently if you know what to focus on.
All Challenge participants receive a feedback report from TalentEgg’s judges. This will provide you with an in-depth evaluation of your submission, as well as insights on how you can improve. This report will also outline the aspects that you egg-celled in, which can make it a great addition to your professional portfolio! Overall, participating in a TalentEgg Challenge will help you become more aware of your strengths, weaknesses, and next steps for improvement.
Win career-hatching prizes
TalentEgg Challenges are competitions, which means they come with egg-ceptional prizes! Just like the tasks themselves, these prizes can help you hatch a successful career. These often include cash rewards, internships, and the opportunity to attend egg-citing events.
“Now I have had the once in a lifetime opportunity to meet with influential Canadian employers at such an early stage in my career.”
Finalist, The CCCE Challenge