Welcome to November and Canada Career Month!
If not now, when? Unlock your potential It’s Possible!
“I got a C in Organic Chemistry, but now I am in my 3rd year of Medical School”… It’s possible!
“I worked 2 jobs while going to school full-time to start my handmade jewelry business”…It’s possible!
“I started Undergrad at 26 years old, since then I have graduated, and I am an accountant” …It’s possible!
We have all heard about these stories of people overcoming obstacles, and are now successful at what they do, maybe this is you, or maybe this is someone you know. The theme for Canada Career Month is “It’s Possible!” This means what ever you want to do, no matter how farfetched it sounds, you must believe that you can do it. Write it down, and then from there you can find a way to achieve those goals. Ellen Sirleaf once said “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough”. Thankfully, you do not have to plan out your journey to success on your own.
CareerZone is here to help! Offering Virtual Cafés and drop in Q&A sessions, that are centered around developing your skills, expanding your network, how to nail that interview and get the job you want. The goal is to put you in a position where you can take charge of your Career Journey and find meaning in a career that you are passionate about.
Perhaps volunteering is your passion, you can satisfy your desire to help others in so many ways. It’s possible to see your ideas come to life by building that Career Portfolio that you have always read and heard about, but you did not know exactly what that meant. Staff at CareerZone are more than willing and excited to help you review your resume/cover letter, portfolio and guide you in tracking your journey to success via the Student Experience Record. It’s as simple as emailing your questions, resume/cover letter and portfolio to email@example.com. You have your own lived experience and your own story to tell, it’s possible to reflect on your own story in order to help you and others move forward towards their goals. Your voice is important, your ideas and thoughts are important and we are here to help!
Along with professional development, CareerZone is here to help you in finding that work-life balance that we desperately need for improved mental health and overall development. Some of the activities and Cafes surrounding the month of endless possibility involves, work-life balance workshops, Mentorship, Networking, and many more.
CareerZone can help you develop your own sense of curiosity that can allow you to explore new learning opportunities. Help develop a plan and help to persevere despite setbacks. Help you adjust and become flexible to the constant change, while still maintaining an optimistic personality and not being afraid to take risks even when the situation is uncertain. Drop in on a Q&A, and Café to take the next steps towards your career! #careermonth #ItsPossible
We are here to support you, so don’t be afraid to ask for help! We offer many student resources on our portal (careerzone.brocku.ca) and can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to answer any inquiries you may have.
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Edited by Kara Renaud, Supervisor of Career Education, CCEE Department