Meet the Bloggers
Name: Sabrina G
Year of study: 5th
Program and Major: Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Co-op
What are your career goals? I want to go to medical school and eventually become a doctor. I love helping people and I think this is a career where I would be able to make a difference in someone’s life every single day.
What is your best job search strategy? I think the best thing to do is start making connections and relationships with people in your field before you even plan to start looking for a job. It’s so much easier to start a job search when you already have an established relationship with people in the field. Even if you don’t plan to work with those people, they can still provide you with a great (and more personal) reference, or give you inside information about current job opportunities that may not be available elsewhere.
Interesting fact about yourself: I am terrified of birds.
Name: Emilia H
Year of study: 5th
Program and Major: Bachelor of the Arts, Psychology, Co-op, with a minor in Family and Child Studies
What are your career goals? I am currently applying for Masters of Social Work programs. I hope to work with children and their families in the healthcare setting.
What is your best job search strategy? Try out plenty of different areas in your field and apply to a lot of different jobs (even if you don’t know if you will be the best fit for it). You may surprise both yourself and the employer. You may even end up finding something that you truly love doing that you wouldn’t have known if you hadn’t tried it out in the first place. Even if you do not enjoy it then at least you have gained skills that you can carry into your future.
Interesting fact about yourself: I swam competitively in Mississauga and Toronto for 10 years before coming to the University of Guelph.
Year of study: 4th Year
Program and Major: BSc. Biological Science
What are your career goals? Animal nutritionist and/or research in behavioural response
What is your best job search strategy? First step is always using recruit Guelph and then researching companies I’d like to work for and find out more about their employment opportunities.
Interesting fact about yourself: I grew up in England and am still currently a British Citizen
Name: Bishwo P.
Year of study: 4th
Program and Major: PhD (Animal Bioscience)
What are your career goals? To work as a research and extension personnel to identify and solve issues related to animal behavior, welfare, nutrition and health.
What is your best job search strategy? LinkedIn, job search websites, industry websites, keyword search in google.
Interesting fact about yourself: I don’t get tired easily but at the same time feel bored easily.
Name: Kia-Marie Parsons
Year of study: 4th year
Program and Major: BCOMM Management Economics and Finance Co-op
What are your career goals? Currently utilizing the co-op program in my degree to try different fields and figure out what I want to do. But my goal is to work in a position that would allow me to travel and be involved with the international branches around the world.
What is your best job search strategy? Networking is key. Being able to keep in contact with former mangers, fellow employees and other business contacts can be what gets you your next job. You never know when having a connection with a certain person will prove to be important for you in your job search.
Interesting fact about yourself: I like learning different languages. I have taken 5 years of Spanish, 3 years of French, 2 years of university level German and I am currently self-teaching Korean.
Name: Christine Pimiskern
Year of study: Year 4
Program and Major: Bachelor of Commerce, Leadership and Organizational Management, with a minor in Criminal Justice and Public Policy
What are your career goals? The field of human resources or public health
What is your best job search strategy? Recruit Guelph, looking online and on organizations websites!
Interesting fact about yourself: I have type one diabetes!
Name: Aiyana R.
Year of study: 2nd
Program and Major: Commerce student majoring in Leadership and Organizational Management with a minor in International Development
What are your career goals? After I complete my undergraduate studies, I hope to enter the workforce while working towards my CHRP.
What is your best job search strategy? In the past, I have found networking to be valuable and not being afraid to ask my connections if they know of any job openings that would suit my areas of interest.
Interesting fact about yourself: My birthday is on National Umbrella Day.
Name: Akaash S.
Year of study: 5th
Program and Major: Honours BSc. Animal Biology and Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences
What are your career goals? Pursue a Master’s in Bioinformatics
What is your best job search strategy? Looking for jobs through personal and professional networks.
Interesting fact about yourself: I got to hold a 7-foot boa constrictor for work ☺
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Name: Anna S.
Year of study: 4th
Program and Major: BSc. Physical Science with a Physics Minor
What are your career goals? Complete post-graduate education in Epidemiology and/or Science Communication and find a job I love going to everyday.
What is your best job search strategy? Keep an open mind and try a wide variety of jobs, as well as using my professional network to find job openings that may not be advertised.
Interesting fact about yourself: I lived in Australia for 10 years.
Name: Ellie Y.
Year of study: 3rd
Program and Major: BA Major in Psychology, Minor in Marketing
What are your career goals? My goal is to find a career that I will enjoy, that will challenge me to grow, and that I can work hard in. I hope that my career will combine my love of psychology, marketing, literature, and interacting with and helping people. Human resources or marketing manager are a few examples of careers that peek my interest.
What is your best job search strategy? Some of my various job search strategies include using websites like recruitguelph.ca and indeed.ca. My overarching strategy is to network with as many people as possible, and always keep an open mind to new opportunities no matter how unexpected they are.
Interesting fact about yourself: I really enjoy being a 3rd year representative for the Psychology Society, as well as a Peer Helper for the Co-op and Career Services. When I’m not in school or doing extracurricular activities, you can find me working at The Bookshelf. I also enjoy my free time playing co-ed intramural basketball, reading or going for walks.
Name: Bailey Cripps
Year of study: Second
Program and Major: Hon. B.A. Criminal Justice and Public Policy
What are your career goals? Graduate Studies – Law School
What is your best job search strategy? Persistence and patience
Interesting fact about yourself: Travelled through seven countries on two continents