ENG4C Work Portfolio Anthony Decosta
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Metal Workz!!

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 On Thursday May 24, Alex Andronache from Metalwork’s Institute spoke to several classes about post-secondary programs in the music industry. Alex talked a lot about following your dreams and he calls it "devil gene". Alex went on tour with so many different artists and he said he loves all different types of music. He created the college because he wanted to teach people what he was passionate about and that is music. I think that I would love to do what he does because I love music and I like to travel around, I could see myself doing that.

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Fun In The SUN!

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 Troy Parkes and Heather Siegner dropped by St. Bennies on Tuesday May 15 to discuss their jobs as financial advisors with Sun Life Insurance. Both Troy and Heather went to Conestoga College and loved there experiences and encouraged us to follow our dreams. Heathers parents were both financial advisors so she followed her parent’s footsteps. They love their job but said it’s stressful because if they don’t make sales they don’t make money. Personally I wouldn’t want to work as a financial advisor because it’s too stressful.

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The Way Power Works

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John Ives from the Power Workers' Union came to St. Benedict's on Monday May 14 to speak about his role as a union representative and to discuss the skilled trades. John interviews and talked a lot about apprenticeships and what it takes to get a job as an electrician. You have to do five years of schooling/apprenticeship and once you get the five years done you are fully trained and can get a job anywhere, accept Quebec. John gave us some pointers of what to do in an interview and how much of an impact the resume is when it comes to getting a job. John makes around $100,000/year and said that he can take a lot of time off because he's is own boss. To get to where he is today took a lot of hard work and determination, he loves his job. His job sounds very interesting and you get paid very well and that is a positive to me.

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This is probably my best response.
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Chris Gardner The Life of a Brave MAN

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 Chris Paul Gardner is a CEO of his own stockbrokerage firm. Chris was born February 9, 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a homeless man in the early 1980's and had to raise his son which was hard times. His sons name was Chris Jr and they had to work together through the times where they were cold and hungry. The movie “Pursuit of Happiness" was released in 2006 and was about Chris Gardner’s life as a homeless man and what was going on throughout his life.

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" Oh No... It's The Police!! "

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 May 22, Constable Braden Hill visited St. Bennies to talk about his job as a police officer with the Waterloo Region Police Department. All the police work shift work, if they work the night shift they do 6 nights of work and 7 days off. Braden said that he is not out there to get you he will only pull you over if you do something completely stupid, he hates writing tickets he would rather go and look at house calls. He makes $80000 a year which is good money in my opinion. He brought his baton out at one point of the class and said that you’re not allowed to hit someone in the head with it, and every time you bring your gun out you have to write a report stating why you pulled your gun out. This is the career I am going into and it inspired me even more to pursue my dream.

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How Much More Fun Can Marketing Get?

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Carolyn Marsh, Marketing Director with Bingemans, dropped by our class on Wednesday May 15 to talk about her job. Carolyn said that she started as a regular employee and was just part of the staff when she was younger. She does everything that has to do with making big events happen and even puts the last say in for everything before it goes out to the higher up executives. She loves her job and has to be on the ball because she has to plan things months before the event is even scheduled. She only makes around $30000-$40000 which isn’t too bad but I like my money so I would want a bit more. I don’t think this job would be a perfect fit for me, it’s too much talking and not enough hands on work for me.

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Todd O'Donnell Loves His Insurance!

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Todd O'Donnell visited our class on Tuesday May 8 to talk about his job as a State Farm Insurance Agent and some of his past careers. Todd before he is where he is now worked at many different jobs and said that he had no idea what he wanted to do when he was older and that its ok to not know what you want to be when you get out of high school. He didn't say how much he makes but it would be around six figures. His job sounds fun but not for me.

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How the Firefighters Get Fit!

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     This Article talks about how firefighters do there testing’s and get fit for the job. They perform many tests before hand such as heart rate, blood pressure, hearing, vision, and an aerobic fitness test. Once you pass those tests you do different fitness activities, Victim drag, Ladder lift, ect. They do these tests so that when it comes to the real job they can execute efficiently.

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