Our TalentEgg Top Student Judges!

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Each year, TalentEgg hosts the National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference to recognize the innovations and exceptional efforts of Canada’s top recruiters and career centres. As a part of the Conference, the TalentEgg Awards celebrate employers, nonprofits, university and college career centres and co-op programs, who are helping young people start their careers!

The #TEAwards recognize all categories of student and new graduate recruitment, such as Best Recruitment Website, Best Internship/Co-op Program, and this year, Social Responsibility in Recruitment and the Best Campus Ambassador Program. The awards are evaluated and chosen completely by our panel of Student Judges from across Canada— after all, who better to give feedback on youth employment initiatives than students themselves? Our Judges brought commitment, dedication, and creativity to the table when evaluating and providing feedback on the campus recruitment initiatives of employers and academic institutions and we’d like you to meet our Top Student Judges for 2018!

 

Yutika Shahani
2018 TalentEgg Student Judge
Ryerson University, Global Management Studies, Class of 2020

 
Tell us about yourself – your hometown, where you go to school, your career goals, etc.

I was born in Toronto and shortly after, I moved to the island of Curaçao in the Caribbean,where I lived for about 16 years before moving back to Toronto to pursue my undergraduate career at Ryerson. I’m passionate about foreign languages and global affairs, which I hope to combine and pursue as a career someday.

What did you like about the TalentEgg Awards student judging process?

I liked that we were able to give a very comprehensive evaluation of each of the submissionsby adding extra notes and allowing us to rank each of the employer’s submissions. I also liked many of the categories as they were quite unique!

 

Sarah Pointer
Sarah Pointer
2018 TalentEgg Student Judge
Mount Royal University, Bachelor of Arts – History, Class of 2020.

 
Tell us about yourself – your hometown, where you go to school, your career goals, etc.

I am a third year History major attending Mount Royal University in Calgary. I completed a business minor in my first two years of studies. As of current I am working on a second minor in Indigenous studies. Following my Bachelors Degree I intend on returning to school to work on a combined Masters of Business Administration/ Masters of Library and Information Studies or alternatively a Masters in Archival Studies. I am currently working for Parks Canada as a summer student in the Visitor Information Program.

What did you learn from the experience?

I learned from this experience that firms are actively seeking out students. I felt empowered and encouraged from this experience. This experience also provided me with better awareness in terms of a student job search. I feel more confident than ever that my efforts will be valued and rewarded in my future work places.

 

Layemi Morgan
2018 TalentEgg Student Judge
University of Toronto Mississauga, Management BBA , Class of 2020.

 
Tell us about yourself – your hometown, where you go to school, your career goals, etc.

I am originally from Lagos, Nigeria and have been schooling in Canada for three years now. I plan to pursue a career in either Management Consulting with a consulting firm, or Brand Management with an FMCG company.

What advice would you give to a student who is applying to be a judge?

If you are hesitant about applying, just do it! The application was not very long, and was fairly easy to fill out/answer. Be honest with the TalentEgg team about why you want to be a  student judge, and what you feel you can add that would make you a valuable member of the panel.

 

Kaitlyn Han
2018 TalentEgg Student Judge
Western University, Double Honors Major in Media and Technoculture, Class of 2019

 
Tell us about yourself – your hometown, where you go to school, your career goals, etc.

I am currently working as a social media coordinator at an event center. However, I’ve also had the opportunity to work at one of Asia’s most established film/television production companies as a production assistant and at an amazing event management company as the marketing and operations intern.

What was the most memorable part of the experience?

The most memorable part of this experience was the ability for me to learn so much about many companies that I had heard of and companies that I hadn’t. I was able to get a more in-depth view of the opportunities and experiences available at these various companies that I wouldn’t have otherwise known about. This was incredibly beneficial because many of the companies that applied are companies that I may potentially work at in the future.

 

Jennifer Dubois
2018 TalentEgg Student Judge
Dalhousie University Managing People and Organization Class of 2021

 
Tell us about yourself – your hometown, where you go to school, your career goals, etc.

I am interested in perusing Human Resources. Because of this, I was able to work in a recruiting office in the public sector and am now looking to try a position in the private sector for my next placement. I’ve learned how important it is to seize any opportunity that comes around, including being a part of the TalentEgg student judging panel.

Why did you decide to apply?

I decided to apply to be a part of the Judging Panel since my friends and I are students always on the job hunt and I saw this as an opportunity to see what companies are doing in order to recruit students like myself. What I also found interesting was seeing how companies are trying to engage their student audience.

 

Canny Chiu
2018 TalentEgg Student Judge
Laurier University & George Brown: Human Resources Management, Class of 2018

 
Tell us about yourself – your hometown, where you go to school, your career goals, etc.

I’m born and raised in Toronto, Ontario! I’m about to hit the working world in September 2018. During my time in school, I also had super cool opportunities to participate in a global volunteer opportunity in Chandigarh, India as well as work abroad as a HR Coordinator in Tallinn, Estonia.

What did you learn from the experience?

HR industry best case practices for Talent Acquisition & Talent Development. It was fantastic seeing things such as: how AI can be incorporated into onboarding processes, training & development teaching skills such as design thinking and lean six sigma, robust grassroots marketing campaigns, and much more.

 

Ahad Syed
2018 TalentEgg Student Judge
School, major, and graduating year: University of Toronto Mississauga, Accounting Class of 2019

 
Tell us about yourself – your hometown, where you go to school, your career goals, etc.

I’m an international student from Harare, Zimbabwe. I lived most of my life there, I am currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at UTM, and aspire to attain a CPA designation.

Why would you recommend the TalentEgg Awards student judging experience to other students?

The real benefit is to you as a student, because you will know exactly what employers are looking for and whether you’re the right fit for a position at their firm especially if you’re considering working there. It might also reveal new opportunities that you might not have ever considered before.

 

Kristen Urquhart
2018 TalentEgg Student Judge
McMaster University, Finance, Class of 2020

 
Tell us about yourself – your hometown, where you go to school, your career goals, etc.

I had lived in Ajax, ON my whole life until I decided to go to McMaster University when I then moved to Hamilton, ON. I decided to pursue finance simply because I loved working with numbers and I am good at it. After I graduate, I am planning to pursue a Masters of Finance. I am not entirely decided yet, but with finance I plan to go into financial analysis or personal finance. Then eventually, down the road, my goal is to work for a professional sports team.

Why did you decide to apply?

I decided to apply because I wanted to do something outside of work and school. I thought this would be a great opportunity to be creative and provide some positive feedback to employers. Helping both the students looking for internships as well as employers.

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About the author

Sorcha Killian is a final year Business Student specializing in Marketing and Finance. She is fascinated by social media trends and how they affect culture. When not studying or writing incubator posts, Sorcha enjoys mountaineering and hiking.