APRIL 2013 | VOL.15 | NO. 7 JOBPOSTINGS.CACAREERS. EDUCATION. IDEAS. ALL OF IT.
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TABLE OF CONTENTSFEATURES22 ThE RIGhT INTERNShIP We explain the good and not-so-good aspects of interning over the summer.
31 JOB hUNTING You know it can be tough to find the right job, especially amongst all the talented recent grads out there in the job market. We show you how to get noticed in the crowd!
37 STARTING A FRANChISE Creating an international brand isnt exactly easy. We talk to entrepreneurs that have made it big all over the world to show you what it takes to go global.
INDUSTRy REPORTS14 ITS CyBER wAR Computer security analysts fight cyber crime and internet terrorism to keep us safe from harmful viruses.
17 CLImBING ThE SALES LADDER Sales is on the minds of many business grads, but there are other positions in consulting to aid salespeople that are being created all over the map.
18 ADVICE ON ADVISING Even the rich need a helping hand. Find out how wealth management advisors coordinate assets and help in so many other ways in this booming industry.
20 ENGINEERING BUILDING BLOCkS Materials engineering is considered the foundation of other engineering disciplines. Read on to find out more about this highly desired field.
LEARN ABOUT07 CRUNChIN NUmBERS Wondering what its like out in the real world once youve graduated? While youre looking for a job, check out these stats to help you understand what life after school is actually like.
08 SUCCESS STORIES Tyson Hubley, corporate account manager of Insight Enterprises, talks about providing technology solutions to clients, and how he got where he is today. Sponsored by Rogers Wireless.
10 INTERVIEw SmARTS Daniela DiPietro, program manager of campus and career programs at CIBC, asks What is your 30-second commercial?
12 STARTUP Bill Hennessey started Oxford Beach when he was in university. Through ambition and drive, its now a multimillion-dollar company.
41 mANAGING yOUR mINUTES We look at best practices for staying organized and productive.
42 A LITTLE NOTE FOR ThE wIN After an interview, the proven best way to seal the deal is to send a handwrit-ten thank-you note. (Who knew?)
44 ThE TRUTh ABOUT RRSPS We weigh the pros and cons of putting money into RRSPs at an early age.
46 EDU-mA-CATION Find out why more students are opting to study on virtual campuses.
JPTV Know what it takes to get into marketing? Want to become an accountant? What skills do you need to be a broadcast journalist? Find out at JPtv, Jobpostings YouTube channel.
CAREER-hOPPING BEFORE 30 Gen Ys are becoming known as the career-switch generation, since the average person under 30 has already had significant career shifts. Read on to find out why.
OPPORTUNITIES ARE EVERywhERE You might not enjoy your part-time retail job now, but those small retail beginnings can lead to a world of opportunity. We interview a few people that have made it big in retail.
NUTRITION AT ThE OFFICE Feeling tired at work? Tons of people are eat-ing incorrectly at work which leads to fatigue and lower productivity. We look into how to stay healthy on the job.
ThE NEw JP BLOG The Jobpostings blog is back with new student voices, as well as opinions directly from the editorial staff. Check it out to hear students thoughts on finding work, juggling school, and balancing commitments.
Jobpostings.ca is canadas leading career lifestyle magazine for students and recent gradsbut since youre holding a copy, you probably already knew that. But did you know were also canadas biggest job board for entry-level, internship, and co-op opportunities? no? Well, now you do.
You might have the brilliant idea and the goods to run a busi-ness, but dont have all the know-how or funding. Business incubators are a unique way to grow your fledgling company.
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06 St. Georges University
26 Humber, The Business School (Postgrad)
40 St. Georges University
43 Humber, School of Media Studies and Information Technology
46 Humber, School of Media Studies and Information Technology
46 Centennial College
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15 The Investors Group
21 Enterprise Rent-A-Car
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15 Insurance Institute of Canada
19 Media Job Search
36 Canadas Luckiest Student
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The first time I searched for a job, I was 16. It was the spring of 2001I just gave away my age!and I was itching for independence, work experience, and a big chunk of change. Id done the typical youngster jobsbabysit-ting, mostlybut wanted to get out into the real world and make my own money for... whatever it was I wanted to buy. (Probably something Pokmon-related.)
I found a resum template at my school, beefed up my school accomplishments, and hit the pavement. Unknowing of the process, I handed out about ten before calling it a day. Perplexed that I hadn