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Finding out that you’re being promoted to, or hired for a management position is a great feeling. You feel confident in your own abilities, excited that you’ve been given this opportunity, and proud of all the work you’ve done to make it to this point. But after the initial excitement wears off, the fear sets […]

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Hassan Ghazi knew that he wanted a change in his life. He had a yearning for exploration and experiencing something new. After researching various options, he came to a decision. He was going to pack up and move to Brno, Czech Republic for a semester. He had always loved the idea of studying in Europe […]

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#ICYMI we were live on Facebook and Instagram (yes, at the same time!) with Career Connections on Thursday, February 13th with Trevor Buttrum, Program Manager at the Insurance Institute.  Trevor has over 15 years of experience in career development and campus recruitment. We had the chance to ask your questions live about the insurance industry, […]

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Feeling stuck? Well, it might be time for a big change. It’s only natural that we make a couple (or several) career changes over the course of our lifetime. Because if you really think about it… how is it even possible to commit to one definitive career path before actually going out there and wholeheartedly […]

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When Emma Blackwood’s career path seemed up in the air after completing her undergraduate degree, she discovered a studying abroad opportunity that has shaped her future and helped her discover what she truly wants out of life and her career. Read about her journey of embarking on a four-year study abroad program in Australia and […]

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Hard skills are the professional and technical requirements of a job. These are developed through school and work experience in particular fields. Some “hard” skills are fairly general, such as word processing and data management. While others are specific, like driving a truck or coding a website. Soft skills, on the other hand, generally apply […]

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Imagine never flying on a plane before. Picture going to study abroad to a country across the globe, where almost everything is different. Terrifying? Or exciting? Probably a little bit of both. That’s exactly how Megan Graham felt when she decided to spend a semester in Japan. Name: Megan Graham Hometown: Kamloops Home School: Thompson […]

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Choosing a career path is one of the most important decisions you will make, so why not choose a path that offers variety and flexibility? A career in insurance provides opportunities to be involved in a stable and constantly growing industry. Whether you’re a people person, math extraordinaire, an excellent planner, or a strategic thinker, […]

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Looking for work can often be extremely challenging and frustrating. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Volunteering isn’t just about giving back to your community. It’s also a great way to build skills and experience, network and cultivate references, and hone your job application skills. Let’s delve into the five ways volunteering can […]

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Does the current state of our global environment worry you? How can we take immediate remedial action to help the environment heal from the harm already inflicted? Gillian Hrycko, Manager of Occupant Engagement at CD SONTER Ltd. believes that sustainability ensures our communities and society move forward. If you agree with Gillian, you’ve probably experienced […]

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Here’s an age-old question: are leaders born or made? You may give yourself excuses, tell yourself you’re just not built to be a leader, or, better yet, you simply don’t need to lead! Or you can take charge and learn something new that can transform your career. Shift Coaching is on a mission to redefine […]

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TJX Canada is known for its retail brands (Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls) in Canada, but with all of that product, have you ever wondered who’s supporting the process? Merchandise Assistants at TJX Canada are an integral part of the merchandising operations team, giving support to the buyers, vendors and the product lifecycle. We had the […]