Not knowing where to find his passion, Sean Aiken began The One-Week Job project, working a different job each week across Canada and the U.S., including cancer fundraiser, fashion buyer, stock trader, cowboy, radio DJ and more.
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Competing for a job is never easy when you’re stacked against other successful candidates with the same education, skills and experience—and it’s even harder when those other applicants are willing to work for free.
Tears began to well up in my eyes. The more I tried to resist them, the more they accumulated. After seconds of hovering, tiny drops spilled over my lower eyelids and slowly trickled down my cheek. The words “organizational restructuring,” “downsizing” and “financial constraints” echoed in my ear minutes after I hung up the telephone.
On an internship facilitated by AIESEC and sponsored by the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Curtis Riep (right) volunteered in Gujarat at the Research Foundation for Governance in India, a non-government organization conducting research on civil rights, proper governance, and other socio-political issues.