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 ...

10 qualities of really amazing employees

10 qualities of really amazing employees
While opinions are often like snowflakes, ask ten different people for their definition of an amazing employee and you won’t get ten totally different answers. That’s because amazing employees stand out. They’re easy to spot. And they make a huge impact on the people around them. The following is a guest post from Kevin Daum, ...

Work Story: Community engaged learning coordinator

Work Story: Community engaged learning coordinator
  What’s the path to a career as a community engaged learning coordinator? Or are you asking yourself what that position even is (trust us – it’s pretty cool)! This Wilfrid Laurier graduate has some tips for you! Listen to her story below: Don’t forget to check out Work Story for more stories about the ...

Life lessons from a summer internship

Life lessons from a summer internship
What can you learn from a summer internship? Some very important life lessons, says writer Alex Laughlin in Levo League. As she goes through the stress and difficulties encountered in her move to a new city and at a new job, she also shares how her internship with USAToday lead Laughlin to discover some truly ...

The best career advice you never hear

The best career advice you never hear
There’s plenty of stale career advice out there: Go the extra mile. Do what you love. Always be the first one there and the last to leave. But a recent Quora thread, “What are a few pieces of unique career advice that nobody ever mentions?”, provides something different: valuable career advice that we haven’t heard a million times ...

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 ...

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 ...