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Canada's largest career lifestyle magazine for students and recent grads. This issue's cover story investigates the value of education, debt and your career.

Text of jobpostings Magazine (Vol. 14, Issue 1)

  • | september 2011 |

    The value of educaTion, debT, and your ca-reer.

    The value of educaTion, debT, and your ca-reer.

    The value of educaTion, debT, and your ca-reer.

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    Your EvErY-

    thing guidE to

    Accounting!

    page special

    feaTure

    Building urBan utopiasThe Civil Engineer

    Well-oiled CareersAll the Jobs in Oil and Gas&

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    IFC Deloitte 3 Shell 7 College Pro 9 CN 11 The Home Depot 24 KPMG 31 Grant Thornton LLP 32 Deloitte 35 Ernst & Young 36 Nexen 39 Talisman Energy 41 Magna Electric Corporation 41 Ontario Power Authority 42 Aecon 47 OSCO Construction Group OBC PwC

    whoshiring

    stuff to buy

    yay! more school

    Hey. Did you know that these companies have lots of entry level positions? Visit their websites to see a full list of positions available.

    who else?

    2 Humber, The Business School, Accounting 11 Centennial College, Accounting 16 Humber, School of Media Studies and Information Technology 16 Centennial College 17 Brock University 17 Niagara College 17 Ross University 17 Queens University 17 Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry 17 Sheridan College 47 University of Saskatchewan, Edwards School of Business IBC Humber, The Business School (Post-grad) Event Management

    13 ACE Canada 18 The Next 36 23 Insurance Institute of Canada 27 Certified Management Accountants

    5 Rogers Wireless 14 Excel 45 Lipton Brisk

    Bubble or no bubble, the winds of change are blowing through

    the halls of higher education. Here's how to ride out the storm

    and take control of your school, your debt, and your career.

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    Success Story Armon Rouhani on not underestimating yourself. Brought to you by

    Rogers Wireless.

    Interview Smarts Angela Fennelow of Sun Life gives us a little interview insurance.

    Money Bites A couple of pointers to help you manage your money.

    Career Cupid The Indy 500 of Jobs.

    Start Up Jordan Gutierez on home and helping.

    Edu-ma-cation A Blueprint for the Fu-ture: Masters in Architecture.

    The Smarter Grids Our energy sector is growing, but competition for jobs is fierce. A

    look at smart grids, and what skills you need to

    electrify your career.

    Building Urban Utopias The municipal magnanimity of the engineering professional.

    Nursing On The Edge Youll need solid skills and limitless stamina to work for an NGO.

    The Confidence Builders Rehab scienc-es is where technology and compassion come

    together.

    JobLife The Royal We. Its we did this, not I did this. Quit taking all the credit, sheesh.

    Special Accounting Section: Not Just Pencil PushersTheres more to accounting than you think. We tell

    you how to get the job (then do well on the job),

    bust some myths, and weigh in on the industry vs.

    firm debate. Plus, a few recent grads share their

    advice. Its everything you need to make it in this

    underappreciated profession.

    Inside Oil and GasWho decides where to drill? The Chief Geophysicist

    does. Plus, we look at a few careers in oil and gas

    that you may not have thought of.

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    Alternative work schedules Work and family programs Health and wellness programs

    Training and development Employee networks Mentoring

    If youre ready to tackle the energy challenge and make a real impact on the world, join a company that values diversity and emphasizes the quality of life for its employees and their families. At Shell, we offer:

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    What drew you to your current field?In my younger years, I would spend hours messing around with the computer at home, fixing some problems and creating new ones, all the while fascinated at the things the com-puter could do. I still remember talking with my friends in elementary school about how we all wanted to work with computers when we grew up, even though we had no idea what that really meant. It wasnt until my older cousin started studying Computer Engineer-ing (at the University of Waterloo) that I gave it some serious thought and actually started looking into what a career in computers really meant. With the help of two truly passion-ate teachers in high school, I learned what it meant to write computer programs and de-sign circuits. I knew then I was destined for a career in computers. How did you find your current position? Being part of the University of Waterloos co-operative education program was the key. I worked at CGI as part of the Financial Services team in Toronto during my last coop term. When I finished my coop term, I returned back to school for my final term, and contacted one of the directors I had worked with during my time at CGI. A few emails later, I had a full-time job lined up after school and started work right after school literally, I started work three days after my last exam. Can you tell us a bit about your responsibilities?As with any consulting job, the project dic-tates the roles and responsibilities of each member, which differ from client to client. My responsibilities on past projects include devel-oping proof of technology concepts, design-ing, coding and debugging code, and leading the efforts of a team of developers. Ultimately, my responsibility is to make sure the deliver-able is completed properly and on time.What is the most challenging aspect of your position?The most challenging aspect of my position, which happens to be the most interesting as-

    pect as well, is the constant need to learn new skills, new techniques and hit the

    ground running on any new project. Whether its using new methodolo-

    gies or technologies, every project is different, and a chance to learn new skills while at the same time, leveraging your past experiences.What is the most rewarding part of your job?Truth be told, its the people I work with on a dai-ly basis. Theres nothing more rewarding than knowing you worked hard, finished the project on time, and had a great time doing it. And the right team is integral to most of that, one that knows how to have fun and laugh, and, at the same time, get things done.What do you think it takes to be suc-cessful in this career?To be successful as a technologist, you need to be adaptable, have a willingness to learn new skills, and a passion for solving problems! So take initiative, dont be hesitant to learn new skills and technologies, be self-motivated but at the same time a team player, and most im-portantly have fun. At the end of the day, you wont be successful unless you do well and en-joy what it is youre doing.Is there one accomplishment you are most proud of to date?The opportunity to take the lead role on a proj-ect when youre the most junior member of the team isnt the most likely of all scenarios. But when your Director takes you aside and tells you he wants you to take on the role of C++ Lead, you quickly realize you work for a team that isnt afraid to take a risk and give you a chance to prove what youre capable of. Going from being a member of the C++ de-velopment team to the Lead for my project was an amazing experience, and leading the design and development with a diverse team of developers was one of the proudest accom-plishments of my newly begun career.What advice do you have for students looking to land their first job?Dont underestimate what you know, but at the same time, dont oversell yourself. Prove your-self early on, and dont stop dont become content with just getting by. The difference between an outstanding employee and an okay employee is more than just what they know, its about how they put that knowledge into action, and how they interact with their colleagues. Stand apart, but for the right reasons.

    Company CGI Group Inc.Position Technical AnalystLength of employment 25 monthsDegree Bachelors of Applied Science (BASc.), Honours Computer Engineering (Coop). University of Waterloo

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    noteI knew I liked reading books, and I was told that a university degree would guarantee employment. So I went to school, and upsold the whole "university equals a career" thing to my mom when I asked for a loan(s). The truth was that I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do, and quite frankly didn't care. I liked learning. Career? I'll figure that out later, I told myself.

    I thought, mistakenly, that everyone at university was there to learn, first and foremost. Turns out that the majority of people simply wanted a career. They suffered from visions of a future where they were unemployed visions put there by parents, high school teachers, and guidance counsellors. Its one the biggest lies our gen