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#157: Aisalyn Templin – Employers, don’t be afraid to invest in young people

Hayley Mullen
“My employer took a chance on me when I was only 19, and it paid off for both of us!” – Aisalyn Templin, Graduate, University of Toronto After attending three different universities and switching programs three times, I finally landed in Political Science at the University of Toronto. It was an unlikely decision considering myRead More »

#151: Chun-Hui Chang – Employers need to understand what “entry level” means

The school-to-work transition was very difficult. Most bachelor’s degree programs do not have internship or co-op components integrated into the curriculum. As such, I did not have the opportunity to develop the skills needed for a good job. Furthermore, many employers are not willing to give new graduates a chance to gain experience. I found very fewRead More »

#149: Kelsey Goforth – Career centres should advertise their services well, keep flexible hours for busy students

Hayley Mullen
“When students approach their final years of education, universities and colleges should remind them that there are plenty of resources available.” —Kelsey Goforth, Graduate, University of Toronto While pursuing my undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, I studied Political Science with an emphasis on Human Rights and International Development. This past summer, I was finishingRead More »

#75: Heather Bellingham – Treat even your youngest potential employees with respect

“My advice to fellow students and recent grads is to take advantage of unemployment. Work on enriching other aspects of your life – you will never regret it.” —Heather Bellingham, Graduate, University of Toronto Heather’s Student Voice was published in Metro across Canada on May 25, 2011.   I was always that kid who knew exactlyRead More »

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