With so many people passionate about giving back through non-profit work, it can be tough to land a job in this sector. Student Elliot Verreault and recent grad Sally Buckley broke into the non-profit world by creating their own opportunities.
After a decade of declining proportional representation of women in engineering programs, some Canadian schools are seeing an increase of female students entering engineering. Many are hoping to see this trend continue for the important contribution women can bring to this traditionally male-dominated profession.
Online resume builders claim to be the solution to the resume formatting nightmare, offering easy-to-use web platforms and professionally designed templates to create a resume in as little as 10 minutes. But there are many websites now offering these services, and with prices ranging from free to hundreds of dollars, it can be difficult to know where to begin.
Launching your career can be both exciting and terrifying. If you ensure that you and your employer have realistic expectations and goals, communicate on progress regularly and use the tips above, you should be poised to get the most out of your amazing opportunity.
As Gen Y, or the millennial generation, is entering the workforce and baby boomers are exiting, everyone from managers to academics and journalists are wondering whether innovative strategies are needed to hire and retain new graduates. What do you think about your generation?