The mining industry is currently one of the most dynamic and promising industries for young Canadians, offering highly competitive wages, engaging work, and tons of opportunities for advancement and training.
Vanessa Seneriches is a young entrepreneur who made the leap from 9-5 to full-time entrepreneur. Vanessa is currently working on her spa, body and bath line, The Sages Ayurveda, writing her blog, The Love Collage, and running a jewelery business, Rosetta Stone.
Starting a business with a partner is almost comparable to moving in with your best friend, except in this case the dividing factor is not toilet paper, but salaries, shares or intellectual property. Many young entrepreneurs tend to jump into things and work on a handshake. Even if you can’t afford legal counsel, taking the time to formalize the partnership with this advice will save you costly battles down the road.
An increasing number of Canadian educational institutions are opening up campuses abroad. York University’s Schulich School of Business, for example, has a campus in Mumbai, India, and has plans to open a new campus in Hyderabad.
Universities across the nation are preparing for that big day at the end of the year called convocation: the most ceremonial and important day of your academic career. Caps, gowns and hoods are a big part of academic ceremony and often carry meaning of achievement and degrees conferred.
After interviewing extensively and consequently writing countless thank you notes, you start to wonder how important they are. Do people actually read them? Does sending a thank you note make someone more likely to hire you?
Heather Corra, a recent BCom grad from the University of Victoria, worked for a year as a change agent with the B.C. Public Service. Corra says the most rewarding and challenging aspect aspects of the job were the same: changing people’s minds.
Jing Liu is the visionary lead designer and mastermind behind JUZD, a street wear collection, made exclusively from bamboo fibre. He began the line in April 2007, with no prior background in the world of fashion.