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Wondering How to Optimize Your Search for a Meaningful Placement During COVID? Join Our Free Webinar Next Week!

Yep, these times can definitely feel like initial hurdles en route to your career path are amplified. Luckily, leadership across all levels is pulling together, pooling minds and resources, to strategically support you for what’s next. Join our network and partners at Magnet Today for our webinar next Thursday, March 4th at 1:00 PM and

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Know Your Worth (& Then Add Taxes)

Congrats! You’ve found a potential role with an organization you feel excited about. It’s now time to figure out if the role that you’re considering offers a salary that you feel reflects your worth – the experience and fit you bring to an organization. But how do you determine your value – especially when it’s

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Love, Actually? Finding Your Career Path, Staying Committed, & Evolving Together

Everyone wants to graduate, find a job they love, excel at it, and retire by the mountains or a beach somewhere – right!? Truthfully, finding what you’re passionate about and solidifying your job ‘relationship status‘, like any dynamic, has ups-and-downs. It’s a never-ending journey for most. Whether you’re still studying or a recent graduate, finding

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Going up!? Establishing an Elevator Pitch.

An elevator pitch is a way to express why your employer should care about your candidacy and believe you’re the best fit for a potential role – all in 20 seconds (about the time it takes to ride an elevator from point A to point B). No pressure, right!? Employers will receive, on average, 250

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From Bay Street to Bicycling– Meet Jeff Sniderman, Founder Of County Bike Rentals

Jeff Sniderman is the owner/founder of County Bike Rentals (CBR), an innovative service catering to recreational cyclists, from bachelorettes visiting local wineries to families and couples touring the quiet roads of scenic Prince Edward County (PEC) Ontario. Jeff had barely retired from a career on Bay Street when he moved to PEC and started CBR.

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Skip the Mood Board. This Year, Envisioning Your Future is as Easy as Beginning.

Manifesting your dreams is nice but have you tried taking action too? Our network has been busy with remote internships, co-ops, work placements, research projects, and job opportunity postings from employers, nationwide, looking for post-secondary student or recent graduate talent just. like. you. Why not start this year by joining O.C.C and see where these

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Get Career-Ready While Solving Real-World Problems With Prepr on OCC

We’re excited to announce that this Monday, December 14th, 2020, Prepr challenges will be available as opportunities on OCC. Challenges give you the opportunity to tackle structured real-world problems on your own or in teams, giving you the skills and portfolio employers want. Challenges administered by Prepr are categorized as:   Future Challenges – get involved and learn

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Meet Kaylin O’Hara, A Psychology Student at Lakehead University & Volunteer for the Canadian Red Cross

We sat down with Kaylin O’Hara, a student at Lakehead University studying psychology, and a volunteer with Canadian Red Cross, to learn about her volunteering experience and advice for other students or recent graduates looking to gain volunteer experience or curious about Canadian Red Cross.   Q: Why did you decide to volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross?

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I.M Possible – Meet Eddy Xuan, Co-Founder of AXS Biomedical Animation Studio

Eddy Xuan earned his success. After graduating from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a Bachelor of Engineering & Industrial Design, Eddy moved to Toronto to further his studies at the University of Toronto, eventually graduating with his Master’s in Biomedical Communications and receiving his post-graduate diploma in Computer Animation from Sheridan College. Not only thoroughly educated and dedicated to building

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All about the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), the launch of the Canada Comeback Challenge & why you should get involved today!

We recently sat down with Val Walker, Chief Executive Officer at BHER, to learn more about her organization and the launch of its most recent initiative, the Canada Comeback Challenge. Here’s what she had to say and what you need to know to participate in a Canada-wide challenge competition that will help shape our nation’s


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