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Monthly Archives: June 2011

#94: Adam Stacey – Employers should use scholarship programs as a recruitment tool

“Employers should realize that scholarship programs, similar to the one at TD, are an awesome way to give back to the community and build a pool of great potential employees. A true win-win situation.” —Adam Stacey, Student, University of New Brunswick Being involved in my community has always been an important aspect of my life.Read More »

Student Voice in Metro: Chris Dionne

Each week, TalentEgg chooses one Student Voice submission to be published in Metro newspapers across Canada. This week, Humber College public relations graduate Chris Dionne’s Student Voice story (originally published here June 17, 2011) was published. Want your Student Voice featured in Metro? Click here to share your own story.

#93: K.L. – Don’t ignore top international students

“I have heard that the best way to get a job is through connections and knowing the right people. Unfortunately, being an international student, I don’t have those connections here in Canada. The people I do know are my classmates, and they’re in the same boat as me – looking and competing for jobs.” —K.L., Graduate, YorkRead More »

#92: Raman Battu – Give grads the experience you want through onboarding and training

“Employers should take a risk and hire new graduates. It doesn’t matter if we haven’t worked in a large corporation or do not have a specific skill! We can learn! That’s what we have been doing our whole academic careers.” —Raman Battu, Graduate, Ryerson University Raman’s Student Voice was published in Metro across Canada onRead More »

Student Voice in Metro: Kevin Callaghan

Each week, TalentEgg chooses one Student Voice submission to be published in Metro newspapers across Canada. This week, University of Western Ontario MBA graduate and founder of Kevin Callaghan’s Student Voice story (originally published here June 3, 2011) was published. Want your Student Voice featured in Metro? Click here to share your own story.

#91: Emily Lunardo – Too many entry-level jobs require advanced skills or education

“I also think that entry-level positions should utilize the skills and knowledge that students learn in university. Too often you see “entry-level” jobs that require anything but entry-level skills.” —Emily Lunardo, sociology graduate, York University I’ve always been a very driven person and have been looking for a long term job for over a yearRead More »

Employer Voice: Lisa Kramer – Accenture

“Students don’t always understand what consulting is or how their business, engineering, IT or other degrees and experiences position them for careers in management or technology consulting.” —Lisa Kramer, Canada Campus Recruiting Lead, Accenture Note from TalentEgg: Employers across Canada have been reading Student Voice and want to add their voices to help students andRead More »

#90: Chris Dionne – Schools should help students build their personal brand

“Connecting on LinkedIn, engaging on Twitter and blogging about relevant content provides students an opportunity to get their name out there, and increases their chances at gaining employment.” —Chris Dionne, Public Relations graduate, Humber College Pursuing a post-graduate education was always in the cards for me. I knew I needed more than your average BARead More »

Career Expert Voice: Trish Barbato

“I believe strongly that as employers, we have an obligation to help build the skills and experience of our young people. They are our future and we need to mentor and inspire them to succeed.” —Trish Barbato, Senior Vice President of Home Health and Business Development, Revera Inc. Students face so many challenges as theyRead More »

#89: Khushboo Chauhan – How can keywords in an online ATS measure passion?

“The employer should look at how motivated the employee is, because a motivated graduate is eager to learn and is very capable of being trained!” —Khushboo Chauhan, Graduate I have had many frustrating experiences during the job hunt process. One such experience involves online applications and the feeling that I have no idea where (orRead More »

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