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 ...

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 ...

Even a menial summer job has value

Even a menial summer job has value
“When Christina Di Rosa graduated from McMaster University last December, she applied for dozens of internships but, in the end, opted to return to her summer job at a local golf course as a way to make some money. “A lot of my friends right now are just working office jobs, whatever they can get ...

9 qualities of truly confident people

9 qualities of truly confident people
“First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is not some bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others. Confidence is quiet: It’s a natural expression of ability, expertise, and self-regard. I’m fortunate to know a number of truly confident people. Many work with me at ...