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Experiential Learning in Post Secondary Education
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For students and employers, co-op education is a bridge to a wider world

For students and employers, co-op education is a bridge to a wider world | Career Education | Scoop.it
Learning at the workplace provides exposure to new ideas and a diverse world of experiences
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Co-op and other experiential learning programs, in combination with academic programming, are essential to providing students with a top-tier 21st century education.

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Seven ways to overcome job interview anxiety

Seven ways to overcome job interview anxiety | Career Education | Scoop.it
If you are like most people, you’ve experienced some level of interview anxiety. For some, it’s very noticeable like sweaty palms, a flushed face and a shaking voice. For others, it’s less noticeable – but still bothersome – like a feeling in the pit of your stomach, a dry mouth or a pounding heartbeat. 
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Manage your stress and improve your interviews through reflection, preparation and research.  These practices are essential to a successful interview.  

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Former Future Shop employees claim severance packages inadequate

Former Future Shop employees claim severance packages inadequate | Career Education | Scoop.it
Best Buy Canada spokesperson Elliott Chun said in a statement that the company "fully complied with all provincial employment and labour standards to calculate severance for our employees."
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Interview: Theory Meets Reality

Interview: Theory Meets Reality | Career Education | Scoop.it
We’ve really woven an intricate interview web, haven’t we? We've developed all kinds of interview methods for candidates to obsess over — structured, unstructured, phone, video, face-to-face,...
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Unpaid internships focus of growing backlash

Unpaid internships focus of growing backlash | Career Education | Scoop.it
Unpaid internships are on the rise in Canada, with some organizations estimating there's as many as 300,000 people currently working for free at some of the country's biggest, and wealthiest, corporations. The ranks of unpaid interns swelled in the aftermath of the 2008 economic recession but now there's a growing backlash.
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Unpaid Internships Still a Problem for Students in 2014

Unpaid Internships Still a Problem for Students in 2014 | Career Education | Scoop.it
The battle to stop unpaid internships continues this year having made headway in 2013. Find out what’s being done about it in the UK and the US.
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College Students Think They’re Ready for the Work Force. Employers Aren’t So Sure.

College Students Think They’re Ready for the Work Force. Employers Aren’t So Sure. | Career Education | Scoop.it
Another survey documents employers’ lack of confidence in recent graduates, raising questions about what colleges can do to close the gap.
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'Paid to learn': Facing skills shortage, manufacturers invest in training youth

'Paid to learn': Facing skills shortage, manufacturers invest in training youth | Career Education | Scoop.it
Faced with a looming labour shortage, a Toronto paid-training program is machining the next generation of skilled workers
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Engineering and business administration grads top earners

Engineering and business administration grads top earners | Career Education | Scoop.it
It pays to get a college or university degree, and it really pays to get that degree in engineering, business administration, health or the physical sciences.
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100 Interviews in Less than 100 Days.pdf - Google Drive

100 Interviews in Less than 100 Days.pdf - Google Drive | Career Education | Scoop.it
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Really interesting document on Road to Employment !

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13 Ways To Know If Your LinkedIn Summary Is A Winner Or A Snoozer

13 Ways To Know If Your LinkedIn Summary Is A Winner Or A Snoozer | Career Education | Scoop.it
First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. Your LinkedIn summary has a huge impact on your success. Does yours make people want to get to know you or does it bore them to tears? Learn how to evaluate your summary by asking yourself these questions.
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Canada’s MBA problem: How business schools are fighting to stay relevant

Canada’s MBA problem: How business schools are fighting to stay relevant | Career Education | Scoop.it
The MBA field has a decidedly non-academic air of marketing and product experimentation, with universities battling to woo students with shorter degrees, novel programs, alluring opportunities for foreign travel, and new high-tech buildings
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What will MBA Programs in Canada look like in 5, 10, 15 years.......??  

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Colleges respond to industry demands for ‘soft skills’

Colleges respond to industry demands for ‘soft skills’ | Career Education | Scoop.it
George Brown, BCIT among schools to ramp up the teaching of people skills that were once ‘left to the side’
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This is what employers have been telling university career counsellors for years.  The importance of a students interpersonal skill set should not be understated.  Colleges and universities should continue to increase project based and experiential learning opportunities for students.

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Glassdoor – an inside look at jobs & companies

Glassdoor – an inside look at jobs & companies | Career Education | Scoop.it
Glassdoor helps you find a job and company you love. Reviews, salaries and benefits from employees. Interview questions from candidates. Millions of jobs.
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Hey this is a great site

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Problem of unpaid internships in Ontario is ‘massive,’ says student group | Toronto Star

Problem of unpaid internships in Ontario is ‘massive,’ says student group | Toronto Star | Career Education | Scoop.it
Samantha Bokma, who worked part-time as a constituency assistant for Barrie MPP Rod Jackson, claims she is being replaced by an unpaid person. Her complaint is the latest in a wave of criticism about unpaid interns.
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Where the most hiring will be by Canadian city over the next five years - Workopolis

Where the most hiring will be by Canadian city over the next five years - Workopolis | Career Education | Scoop.it
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The Globe and Mail - Get Career Advice and Search Jobs at The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail - Get Career Advice and Search Jobs at The Globe and Mail | Career Education | Scoop.it
Stay one step ahead with career news, trends and tips from Report on Business, Canada’s authoritative source for breaking business news and in-depth analysis.
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8 Stages of a Successful Job Hunt - US News

8 Stages of a Successful Job Hunt - US News | Career Education | Scoop.it
How to navigate the job search process from starting point to finish line.
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4 Ways to Boost Your Career Prospects – Today - US News

4 Ways to Boost Your Career Prospects – Today - US News | Career Education | Scoop.it
The best time to prepare for a career change? When you're already employed.
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6 Ways to Research Employers Before Interviewing - US News

6 Ways to Research Employers Before Interviewing - US News | Career Education | Scoop.it
How to dig deep into company websites and employee social media profiles.
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Universities answer demand for real-world experience

Universities answer demand for real-world experience | Career Education | Scoop.it
Experiential learning gets moved to the top of Simon Frazer U’s mandates
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