Career Minded February 2019

Career Minded February 2019

Produced in partnership with local schools, Career Minded focuses on the realities of the job market, talking with graduates to find out what kinds of jobs the education options lead to. It's a great tool to help you pick a school.

SMU’s UPrep: It’s Never Too Late to Upgrade your Education

LoffieAnn revisited unused skills, built an academic foundation and reignited her love for writing through SMU’s UPrep Program
Meet LoffieAnn.

Nova Scotia Community College: Learning Something New Every Day

Olivia Brine gained the confidence to better her future through a career in IT
Prior to registering for the IT Database Administration program at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), Olivia Brine was working for a payday loan company and had no prior experience with information technology.

Dalhousie university Fountain School of Performing Arts: Saying ‘Yes’ to New Adventures

Go behind the scenes with Virg Iredale, as she learns stage management and gains real-world theatre experience
When it came to choosing schools, Virg Iredale picked Dalhousie twice.

Atlantic School of Theology: Moving Closer to God

When Arla Johnson finally said “yes” to God, she moved beyond career aspiration and found her views transformed
A Baptist Minister walks into a bar and then – think you know what happens?

Saint Mary’s University Science: Finding Geology

A happy accident led to Cynthia Sawatzky digging into an unexpected major
Cynthia Sawatzky didn't go searching for her program.

Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education: Learn to Work and Play in a Job Market That’s Hiring

Working hard and loving what she does is the key to Jenna LeBlanc’s success in her dream career
Jenna LeBlanc knew from a young age that she wanted to grow up to become a teacher.

Université Sainte-Anne: The Curious Thrill of the Sciences

Professor Shawn Craik’s dynamic teaching style instills a passion in truth-seeking science students
Shawn Craik had very little teaching experience before finding Université Sainte-Anne.

Dalhousie University Rowe School of Business: Diverse Backgrounds in Business

Welcoming students with non-business experience into the Corporate Residency MBA program
After spending two years working in the music industry in Montreal, Bronwyn Worrick was ready to go back to school.

Mount Saint Vincent University: From the Classroom to the Workplace

How Catherine Chase secured employment in her field of study right after graduation
Mount Saint Vincent University's co-operative education program is celebrating 40 years of shifting students' learning from the classroom to the workplace, and helping to break the "you need experience to get a job, but you need a job to gain experience" cycle.

Fostering a Sense of Leadership and Responsibility in Young Environmental Leaders

Three of Clean’s student interns speak to their life-changing experiences in the sustainability sector
Each summer, Clean Foundation hires interns for a nine-to-15-week period to work various positions across multiple organizations throughout Nova Scotia.

Saint Mary’s University Arts: Building Bridges Among Cultures

New Intercultural Studies program is unique in Canada
Rhonda Kaassamani is in the first wave of students taking the new Intercultural Studies program at Saint Mary's University.

Université Sainte-Anne: Making the Difference

Tracy Roach took a chance on a new program so that she could become a memorable nurse
When Tracy Roach was completing high school, she didn't think she would ever pursue a career in health care.

Make Networking Work

A good elevator pitch is an important complement to your resume
The further we dive into the age of information and learning, the harder it is for our qualifications to stand out on their own.

How to Craft the Perfect Resume

What belongs, how far you need to go back and what employers really care about
Resumes have to strike a fine balance.

A Hopeful Job Market for 2019

Although a market slowdown was expected, Canada’s private sector actually hit a hiring record
Entering the New Year with holiday credit card debt and the next round of student-loan payments, we couldn't have expected the good news about the current employment increase in Canada.

NSCC: Finding Your Niche

Through hard work and resilience, Jill Ejdrygiewicz had her dream job at her fingertips
"Once you live by the ocean, you will always miss it when you leave."

NSCAD University: Where Left and Right Brain Co-Exist

When dreaming about the arts turned into John Aspin becoming an artist
John Aspin had always been interested in the arts.

Celta from the Language Centre at SMU: Tutoring in Reverse: Reflecting on the Journey to Learning

How Kate Morrison’s teaching career followed her from Turkey to Halifax
Reflecting on past experiences and applying them to her teaching method is one of Kate Morrison's tricks of the tutoring trade.

Saint Mary’s University Science: Learning to Live the Techie Dream

He may be leaving school for the tech sector, but Dinesh Kumar Govindaraj will always be a proud SMUdent
In the same way that world economies once ran on gold and oil, Dinesh Kumar Govindaraj explains that data has become the most valuable resource of the Information Age.

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