Career Minded October 2017

Career Minded October 2017

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.

NSCC: Educating the modern chef

Looking for the best to join his ambitious team, chef Mark Grey seeks out Culinary Arts grads
The art of cooking is becoming just that: art.

Dalhousie’s Rowe School of Business: Outside the box

In her Corporate Residency MBA, Alison MacPherson learned to take advantage of opportunity
Life doesn't always work out as planned: Alison MacPherson went into her bachelor's degree in Human Kinetics thinking that she would pursue medical school.

SMU Arts: Thinking ahead

Sylvain Gagnon broadened his horizons, became a better thinker and is more adaptable at work
Sylvain Gagnon developed kills his practical career skills at NSCC—but it was at Saint Mary's University that he developed the skills he didn't even know he'd need.

Success College: Showing you the world

The Travel and Tourism Management program lets Rebecca May share her love of travelling
Seeing the world is all that Rebecca May has wanted to do.

ICT Northumberland College: Tables have turned

Heather Murray says being a massage therapist is a rewarding way to help her clients’ lives
Heather Murray's boss at Bedford PT Health jokes that being a massage therapist is similar to waiting tables: you're there to serve the public—it's just a different kind of table and service.

daVinci College: Turning passion into profession

Daniel Bugden shot for the stars, and landed on the moon—getting paid to make video games
Daniel Bugden remembers being quite invested in video games in his childhood, at the finer details.

Dalhousie Graduate Studies: Innovatively renewable

A Q&A with physics grad student Eric Logan, who’s using small steps to make big change
Dalhousie Graduate Studies: Innovatively renewable How Eric Logan is using small steps in order to make big change

RJF Healthcare: Continuing to care

Chris Murphy gives it his all working as Continuing Care Assistant, and loves every minute
When a World War II vet was looking for a live-in caregiver, Chris Murphy took the job—that's just the type of person he is. It wasn't long before Chris realized that Continuing Care was something he really enjoyed, and could pursue as a life-long career, especially with support from RJF Healthcare—one of the province's biggest healthcare staffing providers.

The Language Centre at SMU: A rewarding path

The CELTA program let Jill McKenzie use her communication skills and enhance her skillset
Jill McKenzie took one look at the CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program at Saint Mary's University and knew it would be a rigorous journey.

Massage Therapists’ Association of Nova Scotia

The key to success as a massage therapist, Olivier Flibotte says, is finding your niche market
Massage therapy has always been a part of Olivier Flibotte's life.

Université Sainte-Anne: Immerse yourself

Nathalie Landry makes leaps in her French language skills with a Sainte-Anne immersion
Nathalie Landry spent five weeks in the summer immersed in the French language.

Neptune Prep: Getting ready for the theatre big leagues

With Neptune Theatre School, Riel Reddick-Stevens auditions her way to post-secondary
There hasn't been a moment where Riel Reddick-Stevens didn't want to be on stage.

Environmental Science at SMU: A chance to save the world

Christa Skinner got her degree when the need for well-educated advocates is higher than ever
Christa Skinner loves the outdoors—and working in the mud—and so her job with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) couldn't be a better match for her.

Dalhousie University Prep: Stepping stones

A Q&A with Meagan Howardson, who left high school early, but is about to graduate from Dal
Meagan Howardson's dream was to be a nurse.

Maritime Business College—Veterinary Assistant program

Brianna Schwarz talks about the supportive community working with humans’ best friends
Working with animals can be an emotionally trying career, but with everyone in the veterinary industry being open and supportive, there's always someone lending out a helping hand.

Apex Language and Career College: Seeking adventurers

Teaching in China was an adventure that gave Paul Meier experience to equip him for life
Paul Meier spent his 20s wanting to travel and never doing it.

Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

David Curry shares how he become a Crown Attorney with the NS Public Prosecution Service
Schulich School of Law

Saint Mary’s University: An entire community at your fingertips

Brad Wilton talks about finding a career where you do what you love, and love what you do
Brad Wilton understands the pressure of needing to know what you should be after high school.

Commercial Safety College: Job abundance

After a 12-week Tractor Trailer program, Jeremy Nichols says, you can join the trucking industry
Nova Scotia currently has an abundance of jobs available within the trucking industry, and no one to fill them.

Odyssey: Starting your journey

Erika Bernier and Rosalie D’Amours explored teaching careers as Odyssey language assistants
Rosalie D'Amours and Erika Bernier wanted to explore their options to teach French.

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