My name is Liam and I'm entering my final weeks as a Senior Career Assistant for the Goodman School of Business. I'm very excited to be graduating in a few weeks with my Bachelor of Business Administration and a minor in Applied Computing. My time as a Career Assistant working with CCEE has been an amazing journey with a fantastic group of people. We've been able to accomplish so much at CareerZone whether it be the CEWIL campaigns to our weekly cafes and everything in-between. Being able to assist students with their career development proved to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my undergraduate career, and I'm extremely sad to be going! Seeing everything transition to an online environment last year, to the uncertainty and ever-changing conditions of this year, our team has never failed in its goal of continuing to provide students with the highest quality resources and support for their career development.
I'm currently undergoing the interview process and trying to finalize the next steps of my professional development, looking forward to solidifying my next chapter. I'm looking forward to entering the next stage of my career and am hopeful to come back for my MBA at Brock in a couple of years! I can't speak highly enough of my time here as a Career Assistant and know the next generation of students is in good hands as our current Career Assistants grow into leadership positions, and new individuals passionate about career development join the team. Sad to go, but excited for the future. Surgite!
As this role has finally come to an end, it wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that this role opened the door to new opportunities for me. I am humbled to have had the opportunity to work with such a collaborative and encouraging student team and supervisor, that made this role so engaging. As I look forward to completing my co-op term at Mercedes-Benz Financial, I wish to apply the skills developed through this role towards my future career goals. I wish the best to the incoming CA team, and I cannot wait to witness this team to succeed!
When entering my position as Career Assistant this year, I did not know what to expect and what this role entailed, but most importantly, I did not realize the amount of impact it would have on my personal growth. I found this role, to be one, that I immensely enjoyed and felt rewarding, every step of the way, whether that was with CareeZone cafes or simply meeting students who drop in. We started our year virtually, and as that was challenging, it also helped in developing some of those experiences within the professional space. I slowly started getting comfortable with the roles and tasks needed and it quickly began to be an exciting feeling, coming to work, meeting the students, staff and simply helping others with their career exploration needs.
Finding the next steps in life is something that comes with its obstacles but also excitement throughout the way, whether that is in the workspace or on future endeavour plans. My next steps at the moment, being a 4th-year student, moving on to my 5th year is to focus on completing my minor in Applied computing, along with some business-related certifications before I graduate. This year has been challenging but I am excited to also start my summer internship placement as a Marketing and Sales Intern, part of the IFS team at PricewaterhouseCoopers. My summer internship is something very important to me, but it is also something that would not be possible without the support of the CareerZone team and the skillsets and experiences that I have been able to gain in my Career Assistant role. I am excited to see what the future holds for me and to be able to pursue my passions, work hard and reach my dream!