Work Story: Unique project brings Maasai-inspired jewellery to Bloor Street

Work Story: Unique project brings Maasai-inspired jewellery to Bloor Street
As the Maasai matriarch darts her needle in and out of blue beads, she wishes she could add a red one to the mix now and then. But “Mama Teriano” is not home in Kenya making jewellery the traditional way; she is visiting Ryerson University, where her daughter now works, to help fashion a North ...

Work Story Wednesday: Ryerson grad starts own business

Work Story Wednesday: Ryerson grad starts own business
  THE CHALLENGE In 2010, Brennan McEachran founded Toronto-based SoapBox to build software technology that aggregates crowdsourced ideas. Lots of different organizations – ranging from ski camps to universities to non-profits to multinationals – want to get feedback from employees, customers, students, donors and volunteers, and early on Mr. McEachran saw the diverse possible uses ...

Work Story Wednesday: York U Fine Arts Grads!

Work Story Wednesday: York U Fine Arts Grads!
Wow! From a job at IBM to a downtown Toronto consulting gig and grad school, the York University fine arts grads have some exciting plans ahead of them. See what’s in store for these students here! Post by York University – Home.    

Work Story Wednesday: 5 U of T grads share their stories

Work Story Wednesday: 5 U of T grads share their stories
“Sitting next to me, an excited sister whispered loudly to her brother, past guards sitting between them, that she found the perfect girl for him, and a new bride mouthed to her recently arrested husband that she was pregnant. The flashes of news from their life outside made the prisoners smile and laugh – even ...

Ashton Kutcher’s secret to certain success

Ashton Kutcher's secret to certain success
During his recent acceptance speech at the Teen Choice Awards, Ashton Kutcher, departed from the standard Hollywood narrative and declared that personal responsibility, accountability, and hard work are the “insider secret” to success. “I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work,” said Kutcher. “When I was 13, I had my first job with ...

The business of doing good: How Millennials are changing the corporate sector

The business of doing good: How Millennials are changing the corporate sector
The Millennials are coming… to an office near you. Over the course of the next decade we will bear witness to one of the largest demographic shifts in the workplace in modern history. By the year 2025 Millennials (born between 1979 and 1999) will come to fuel approximately 75 per cent of the U.S. workforce, ...

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 ...