Find out how Douglas College’s Indu Deivendran landed a job just a few months after attending a recruitment event.
I tried thinking my way into a career path once. Not just tried; my face was scrunched up, it felt like my bedroom was shaking, and I think my hair even went blond for a moment. I was adamant on deciding everything I ever wanted in life right then and there. If I just concentrate hard enough, I thought, then I’ll be able to find whatever answer there is hidden deep inside me. Wouldn’t that have been nice? Not knowing what I wanted to be was a confusing thing, especially for my… Read More
Hosted every year by the Student Employment Centre at Douglas College, the Career Fair gives students an opportunity to connect with employers in their field. It’s a prime occasion if you are looking for a job, volunteer opportunities, or just to gain some information about your field. Prior to the career fair, the Student Employment Centre hosted a Career Fair Preparation Workshop that I was able to attend. The idea of this workshop had me a little bit confused… what was there to learn about preparing for a career fair? Well, Michaela, there is a whole… Read More
Résumés. We use them to get our first jobs and we know we’ll use them every step of the way towards our ultimate career. It’s a sheet of paper that details all of our professional and educational accomplishments. No pressure! Now, I don’t know about you, but for me, making a résumé on my own isn’t so easy. It’s hard to remember everything that’s relevant to my résumé, let alone write it in the correct order and structure it properly. Questions begin to pop up like, what are employers looking for? What… Read More
The most underrated horror story is definitely the one where a student starts their post-secondary education and figures out that they absolutely hate the major/program they’re in. A close second to that horror would be the sequel where the student’s younger bro starts school with no idea what he wants to do with the rest of his life. Ahh, but there’s a happy ending! The career counsellors in the Student Services department at Douglas College are an enormous help with students who are in this ‘stuck’ position. The counsellors host a Career… Read More