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 of a Master of Public Health graduate

Work Story of a Master of Public Health graduate
From a young age, Gracia Mabaya knew she wanted to play a role in improving health care and living conditions around the world. Growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, she watched other children dying from what should have been preventable diseases. For her, a career in public health made sense. After completing her ...

Work Story: Journey to being a supply teacher

Work Story: Journey to being a supply teacher
Karen Kong had a long journey before she secured her job as a supply teacher with the Toronto District School Board! We’ve included a brief snippet of her story below, and you can read her full work story – from graduating York University’s concurrent education program to volunteering to job placements – on WorkStory.net! …I ...

Applying Outside the (Online) Box: Daniel’s Engineering Story

Applying Outside the (Online) Box: Daniel's Engineering Story
I wanted to become when I grew up; a professional hockey player. Upon realizing just how realistic this dream was by the young age of 14, I thought it would be time to explore other career paths; perhaps an avalanche hunter in BC, guide in Yukon or a lobster fisherman on the east coast. I ...

Work Story: Western University grad shares her career path

Work Story: Western University grad shares her career path
Read the story of Western University graduate Anna-Lise Trudell below: Like many of our generation, I have multiple jobs going at the moment, most in the field I am passionate about—the non-profit, violence against women sector. I feel as though it is a process of piecing together one’s career. It’s not about finding it and ...

Work Story of a Community Care Coordinator at CCAC

Work Story of a Community Care Coordinator at CCAC
  After completing degrees in psychology and social work, Megan Rafuse obtained a Master’s degree in social work at the University of Toronto in 2010. It was while she was working with a community organization that connected clients and caregivers with healthcare resources, that she recognized the potential of the CCAC. “I had the good ...

10 lessons I’ve learned in my career

10 lessons I've learned in my career
When I was 21, I moved to New York with almost no money but lots of nerves and excitement. Over the next fourteen years, I worked a bunch of different jobs and learned so much—sometimes the hard way! For career week, I’d love to share 10 things I’ve learned during my career… If you’re curious, ...