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Monthly Archives: October 2012

#143: Stephanie Wetmore – Employers should look at the whole package

“Employers and schools need to look at the whole package; sometimes the most important aspects cannot be expressed on paper.” —Stephanie Wetmore, Graduate, Georgetown University and UCLA I am a 24-year-old athlete with three major transitions that have led me to where I am today. My first transition was from high school to university. At 17Read More »

#142: Ashley Proulx – Different goals don’t make me wrong for your company

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“I still volunteer in theatre and I am slowly starting to get paid jobs in theatre, but nothing that will help me pay the bills.” —Ashley Proulx, Graduate, Algonquin College When I was in school, I was getting a lot of volunteer work as an assistant stage manager and other production positions in theatre. That isRead More »

#141: Jake Choi – Employers, leave room for grooming in entry-level applicants

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“Even if I apply for entry-level positions, some demand exceptional skill sets. If there was room for potential candidates to be groomed, that would encourage students like myself to apply more often.” —Jake Choi, Graduate, University of Waterloo I’ve completed four co-op work terms with the University of Waterloo. I had the unique opportunity to work in various industriesRead More »

#140: Samantha Murphy – It’s not up to schools or employers to prepare us for our careers

“As much as I would like to say that I did not receive as much help or guidance as I wanted from employers, career centres and schools, it is really up to me to ensure I am portraying myself in a way that makes employers need to meet with me.” —Samantha Murphy, Student, Memorial University ofRead More »

Student Voice in Metro: Fionn Smyth

This week, McMaster University graduate Fionn Smyth’s Student Voice story (originally published here) was published in Metro newspapers across Canada! Want your Student Voice featured in Metro? Click here to share your own story.

#139: Fionn Smyth – Schools should do more for students in the arts

“I found it nearly impossible to figure out which route to take or even how to pursue things that I wanted.” —Fionn Smyth, Graduate, McMaster University After graduating with no job I took the opportunity to go to J’Explore and learn French in a semi-immersion environment. After that, I spent about six weeks constantly applying toRead More »

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