Career Minded October 2018

Career Minded October 2018

Career Minded is a publication for people thinking about going to school—or back to school—in Nova Scotia.

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.

Université Sainte-Anne: Open Communication

Asking questions was the key to Sofia Lowenstein’s success in French Immersion
Sofia Lowenstein had been in a French Immersion program since the sixth grade, but still she had a suspicion that she wasn't good at French.

Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University: A Lawyer for Change

Meet Angela Simmonds, Equity & Access Manager, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
Angela Simmonds' path to law school wasn't a conventional one.

ICT Northumberland college: Learn, Do, Know, Heal

Nathan Ells always felt that massage therapy was for him, so finally he went for it
Nathan Ells had just finished his kinesiology degree when he needed to decide what his next step should be.

Saint Mary’s University Arts: Representing Their School, Province and Country While Abroad

The Northern Ireland Peace Education Program’s international ambition
For the thirteenth consecutive year, Saint Mary's University students have proudly represented their respective provinces and countries of origin as active and engaged participants in the Northern Ireland Peace Education Program—a long-standing collaboration between Saint Mary's University and Peaceful Schools International.

Atlantic School of Theology: There is no Such Thing as “Just a Minister”

How Kim Curlett became a voice for justice and change
There's a simple answer for why Kim Curlett entered the Master of Divinity program: God.

Saint Mary’s University Sobey School of Business: The Power of Yes

Stuart Clow takes any opportunity that comes his way, and it works in his favour
Stuart Clow will say yes to any opportunity at school.

Université Sainte-Anne: All Levels Welcome

A degree in French is a passport to a job anywhere in Canada for Allison Dykeman
When Université Sainte-Anne's recruiter visited Allison Dykeman's high school, Dykeman clearly remembers leaning over to her friend and whispering "Hey, let's all go here!"

Dalhousie University Rowe School of Business: The Legal Business

How Michael Coady developed a deeper understanding of corporate issues
Even before enrolling in the JD/MBA Program at Dalhousie University, Michael Coady was an acknowledged community leader.

Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency: Real Life Experience Within Reach

Grace Hall stepped out of her comfort zone, and into a construction site
16-year-old Grace Hall never would have given a second thought to working in construction.

NSCECE: “How to be the Educator I Want to be”

Katie Murray became an early childhood educator without losing her spark
Katie Murray had heard about the program at the Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education (NSCECE) years before she attended.

Staying Ready for Your Next Job Now

An update of your resume with a new certificate or degree could be your key to future success
"The dream" used to be: graduate, get the job, work at it for 30+ years, then retire.

A Wide-open Job Market

Who’s hiring today, and how much they pay
Sitting at your family dinner, you've probably heard the old "Well, what kind of a job is that?" or "You're still in school?"

The Ultimate Elevator Pitch

In order to walk the walk, first you have to talk the talk
All work and no play makes for an unsuccessful job hunt.

Career Minded March 2018

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.

Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency: Serve It Up!

Providing dream careers and building our future generation
Quinten Bennett's heart has always been in the culinary industry.

Université Sainte-Anne: From architecture to children’s building blocks

It’s never too late to change your career
Emily-Rose Smegal began her journey working in architecture and interior design.


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Vol 26, No 38
February 14, 2019

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