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Episode 14: Why there's no "right" career path with Linda Chan

UCalgary Career Services: In the Works

Release Date: 12/13/2021

Can it pay to be an influencer? with Labib Ahmad and Harrison Yeung show art Can it pay to be an influencer? with Labib Ahmad and Harrison Yeung

UCalgary Career Services: In the Works

Social media content creators are popping up everywhere: podcasts, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and Twitch. Can this unconventional profession be an established career choice for students, and how might it fit into a long-term career plan? In this episode, Labib Ahmad and Harrison Yeung discuss what it takes to have a successful career as an influencer, the pros and cons you might not have considered, and the kind of roles that have emerged with the rise of social media.

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No plan, no worries with Labib Ahmad and Harrison Yeung show art No plan, no worries with Labib Ahmad and Harrison Yeung

UCalgary Career Services: In the Works

Do you remember being asked as a kid, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a question that haunts people throughout their careers — where am I going? Well, we have good news: it’s totally okay to not know what you want to do. In this episode, Labib Ahmad and Harrison Yeung discuss their career paths and the uncertainty that comes with them. Do you really need a definite plan for your career? Do you have to have a specific end goal in mind? Their personal experiences highlight that career uncertainty is exceedingly common, and that the real key is building career resiliency...

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Episode 17: Interviewing the interviewer with Lauren Bozko show art Episode 17: Interviewing the interviewer with Lauren Bozko

UCalgary Career Services: In the Works

In this episode, we take a peek into recruitment and culture by chatting with Lauren Bozko, a recruiter with Litco Law. She tells us about the unique way they interview potential employees, how they've cultivated a culture that ensures that staff love what they do and where they work.

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Episode 16: Being strategic about majors, minors and extracurriculars with Hasnaien Ahmed show art Episode 16: Being strategic about majors, minors and extracurriculars with Hasnaien Ahmed

UCalgary Career Services: In the Works

In this episode, David and Lawrence sit down with an old friend! Hasnaien Ahmed (BSc '19) was a longtime volunteer with Career Services and is now studying medicine at the University of Alberta. He discusses some of the challenges of medical school and how he reframed "failure" to stay resilient, motivated and passionate about your path.

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Episode 15: More school after school?! Pursuing grad school with Mehnaz Rafi show art Episode 15: More school after school?! Pursuing grad school with Mehnaz Rafi

UCalgary Career Services: In the Works

Does attending post-secondary count as a career move? We think so — additional education shapes your career in many ways and can open up more options for you in the future. We talk to Mehnaz Rafi, a UCalgary alumna and current researcher at the Haskayne School of Business, focusing on organizational behaviour. She tells us about what grad student life was like, what skills you should develop for grad school and how you can make strategic connections with supervisors to elevate your research.

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Episode 14: Why there's no Episode 14: Why there's no "right" career path with Linda Chan

UCalgary Career Services: In the Works

In this episode, Linda Chan covers her 20+ year journey as a marketing and events professional, and her current role as Director of Community and Collaboration at Benevity. Getting to where she is now wasn't easy, but she gives tips on the steps she took to get the all-important foot in the door. Now, her job allows her and her clients to dream big, apply innovative solutions to complex problems, and create lasting memorable experiences.

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Episode 13: Talking start-ups and soft skills with Tim Cruz show art Episode 13: Talking start-ups and soft skills with Tim Cruz

UCalgary Career Services: In the Works

Ever wondered what life at a startup is like? Tim Cruz (BComm '18, MDSA '21), our latest guest on the In The Works podcast, gives us a glimpse into his experience working as a data scientist for AltoSante, a health tech startup. If you love variety and challenge, and want to accelerate your skill development, a fast-paced startup environment might be the right fit for you! He also highlights the value of building up your soft skills in university and how they'll take you further in your career.

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Episode 12: Cultivating a career you love with Helen Hajnoczky show art Episode 12: Cultivating a career you love with Helen Hajnoczky

UCalgary Career Services: In the Works

In this episode, David and Lawrence discuss the benefits of joining a professional association before sitting down to chat with Helen Hajnoczky, Editorial and Marketing Coordinator with University Press at the University of Calgary. She shares the circumstances that led her to a career in publishing, including writing for student publications such as NoD and Rampike magazine, and divulges resources and programs to help you get your start in the industry.

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Episode 11: Why Lawrence Kirtiadi says networking is like Episode 11: Why Lawrence Kirtiadi says networking is like "buying bewilderment"

UCalgary Career Services: In the Works

David and Lawrence explore the importance of customer service jobs and the lessons and skills you gain.

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Episode 10: Learn how to learn with Thiago Valentin show art Episode 10: Learn how to learn with Thiago Valentin

UCalgary Career Services: In the Works

David and Lawrence explore how to navigate challenging interview questions and the benefits of completing the Clifton Strengths test.

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In this episode, Linda Chan covers her 20+ year journey as a marketing and events professional, and her current role as Director of Community and Collaboration at Benevity. Getting to where she is now wasn't easy, but she gives tips on the steps she took to get the all-important foot in the door. Now, her job allows her and her clients to dream big, apply innovative solutions to complex problems, and create lasting memorable experiences.