The nonprofit leap: Turning a volunteer gig into paid employment

The nonprofit leap: Turning a volunteer gig into paid employment
For more than ten years, Tyler Coad had been a volunteer in Ontario’s rugby community. From refereeing games every weekend from May to November, to coaching junior teams in Toronto and Barrie, Coad’s springs, summers, and falls were dedicated to sport he loved. The decade of volunteering, combined with countless hours spent at province-wide rugby ...

Work Story Wednesday: Communications & Public Affairs Coordinator

Work Story Wednesday: Communications & Public Affairs Coordinator
Hashtags, Twitter handles, video editing and Facebook posts are a part of my daily job at the Council of Ontario Universities (COU). My path to this career was not straightforward, but I am certainly glad to have ended up where I am today. COU is a membership organization for the 20 provincially-assisted universities, advocating for ...

Find your passion with these 8 thought-provoking questions

Find your passion with these 8 thought-provoking questions
Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves to spark creativity. In this great article, he explores some questions we can ask ourselves to help determine where you should take your career path. Some of the great questions include: What is your tennis ...

B.A. grads have better pay and more career options

B.A. grads have better pay and more career options
“A university education is still a solid path to high employment and high earnings for those who want those rewards,” says Economist Cecilia Brain in the Globe and Mail. Want to read more about what recent university grads can expect to find in the job market as convocation season comes to a close? Read more ...

Work Story Wednesday: Supply Chain Analyst

Work Story Wednesday: Supply Chain Analyst
This Work Story Wednesday, we give you the story of Barshan Quadry, a Supply Chain Analyst with Walmart Canada. A graduate of King’s University College at Western University, he credits his career success to his extensive extra-curricular involvement and the support of his teachers and peers. Read his full story on WorkStory.net!

Great careers are built on the heart, not the head

Great careers are built on the heart, not the head
  “The irony of the leader of McDonald’s dying of a sudden heart attack is not lost on me, but seldom have I been so impressed by a single conversation with another human being that his words stayed with me ten years later. When we spoke to Jim Cantalupo in 2004, he was the CEO ...

Work Story Wednesday: Employee Relations Officer

Work Story Wednesday: Employee Relations Officer
It’s another Work Story Wednesday! Check out the story of Jennifer Tozer, the employee relations officer with Thames Valley District School Board in London, Ontario. Tozer is a graduate of Western University, having received her degree in Bachelor in Administrative and Commerical Studies, with a specialization in Human Resources. She completed her designation as a ...