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The builders' issue: Bringing new ideas to business, food, sports, cities and more. Techlife is the alumni and friends magazine of NAIT, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Text of techlife: The Builders' Issue v7.1

  • Its tIme to put liver and

    onions back on

    the menu

    naIts best-kept

    secret hangout ways to

    build your network

    9

    Hint: Edmonton is open for business, says JamEs Cumming

    Why startup starAshif MAwjistays put

    how to wrIte your twesume, p. 20

  • Who are we?We are the worlds largest oilfield services company1. Working globallyoften in remote and challenging locationswe invent, design, engineer, and apply technology to help our customers find and produce oil and gas safely.

    Who are we looking for?Were looking for high-energy, motivated individuals who want to begin careers as Field Specialists or Maintenance Technicians. In these positions, youll apply your technical expertise and troubleshooting skills to ensure quality service delivery.n Do you want a high level of responsibility early and the opportunity

    to make a real difference on the job?n Are you interested in an unusual career with a sense of adventure?n Do you hold an associates degree or diploma in a relevant technical

    discipline or have equivalent formal military training?

    If the answer is yes, apply for a position as a Maintenance Technician or Field Specialist.

    Apply at careers.slb.comGo to Students and Recent Graduates, Engineering, Research, and Operations. Then select the Maintenance Technician or Field Specialist option to make your application.

    What will you be?

    careers.slb.com

    >120,000 employees>140 nationalities~ 85 countries of operation

    years of

    innovation85 CAREERS IN ENGINEERING, RESEARCh AND OpERATIONS

    1 Based on Fortune 500 ranking 2011. Copyright 2013 Schlumberger. All rights reserved.

  • ESSENTIAL TO STUDENT SUCCESSImperial Oil Foundation Supports NAIT Chemistry on CampusSince 2008, the Imperial Oil Foundation has provided junior and senior high school students with hands-on learning through NAITs Chemistry on Campus Program Sponsored by the Imperial Oil Foundation. To date, the Program has delivered 200 workshops to over 3,400 students. Sessions take place in NAITs state-of-the-art chemistry labs.

    Chemistry on Campus aims to increase student awareness of chemistry in science, technology and society, while promoting careers within the fi eld. Young people gain valuable chemistry experience in a cutting-edge learning environment that may not be available in their own school labs.

    A LEADING POLYTECHNICCOMMITTED TO STUDENT SUCCESS

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    techlife > contents

    cover photo By BlaisevanMalsen

    on the cover20 how to write your

    twesume

    32 why ashif mawji stays put

    46 hint: edmonton is open for business, says James cumming

    48 9 ways to build your network

    51 Its time to put Liver and onions back on the menu

    58 naIts best-kept secret hangout

    technofile19 personal communication

    Gidoandgrandsonarebroughtclosertogetherbyshared,decade-spanningcareers

    20 how to make the most of social media in your Job huntTimetolearnhowtowriteatwesume

    22 head gamesANAIT-developedvideogamepushesthelimitsofthemind

    23 buried treasuresAtimecapsulesofancy,itsalmostashametoburyit

    25 online supportRichelleSkrilecgetsonlineshoppersandstoresgivingback

    innovate26 For the Love of the game

    TheOoksareatthetopoftheirgame.Cantheirconferencekeepup?

    32 build an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Five easy stepsStartupexpertAshifMawjishowshowitsdone

    40 blood houndsEdmontonPoliceServicebacksupavitalcanineblooddonationprogram

    PeoPle43 best in class

    WepresenttheNAITcontingenttoWorldSkillsincludingourfirst-evergoldmedalist

    46 ceiling unlimitedThenewCEOoftheEdmontonChamberofCommerceJamesCumming

    weighsinonthecitysfuture

    cUlinait51 no guts, no glory

    HokansonChefinResidenceChrisCosentinoencouragesthenextgenerationofchefstofaceandembracecookingwiththewholeanimal

    56 recipeChrisCosentinoshamhockandlentilsoup

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    dePartments6 the Latest from

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    7 contributors

    8 editors note

    9 Feedback

    11 connectionswiththepresidentConstructionbeginsonNAITslargest-evercapitalproject

    12 newsbytesRecentnewsfromtheinstitute

    13 previewAninsidelookatemerginginnovations

    15 3 QuestionsLeadershiptipsfromthetrenches

    16 readingroomAnalumreinvigoratesCanadianclassics

    48 ask an expert Thefineartofschmoozing

    50 contestSignupforthetechlifemag.canewsletterforyourchancetowin

    58 spacesThebestplaceoncampustowatchtheworldgobyeightfloorsbelow

    61 5 waysto get Involved with naIt

    63 Job DescriptionYourcommutewouldntbethesamewithoutBobDunford

    65 acclaimAward-winninggrads,staffandfriends

    66 rewindAtreasurechestofmemoriesand,uh,condoms

    alUmni featUred in this issUeDan bassett,InstrumentMechanic97

    rosario caputo,CulinaryArts05

    Daniel costa,CulinaryArts05

    grant craplewe,SheetMetalWorker98

    James cumming,ConstructionEngineeringTechnology81

    kai Dan,Management13

    sean Donnan,RefrigerationandAirConditioningMechanic12

    bob Dunford,CivilEngineeringTechnology78

    robert easton,Management82

    Joanne geisinger,Marketing89

    edward gutsche,Management90

    bruce hagstrom,CivilEngineeringTechnology71

    Lawrence Jacobs,CommunicationElectrician66

    brayden kozak,CulinaryArts02

    blair Lebsack,Cook98

    shauna Lesick,AnimalHealthTechnology86

    tiffany Linke-boyko,Management07

    kevin martin,PetroleumEngineeringTechnology87

    gord matthew,Management87,Finance88

    ashif mawji,ComputerSystemsTechnology92

    keven mcghan,Finance89

    corey meyer,RetailMeatcutting96

    rose naqvi-parasynchuk,Accounting99,BachelorofAppliedBusinessAdministration03

    mathew petruk,WirelessSystemsEngineeringTechnology13

    colin polanski,CommunicationElectrician87

    Dan radovanovic,Machinist11

    Jim ripley,SheetMetalMechanic81

    tracey scarlett,MedicalLaboratoryTechnology87

    genevieve simms,ArchitecturalTechnology12

    richelle skrilec,Management94

    Fred thompson,Management12

    Lance torgerson,Management95

    Dan westgeest,ComputerNetworkAdministration02,RetailMeatcutting05,CulinaryArts07

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    Wired for SoundForthoseabouttorock,analumhaslaunchedalineofreasonablypriced,high-endspeakersmaderightinEdmonton.

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    Retire on Time and on BudgetSoundslikeatoughjob?Itdoesnthavetobe,ifyoufollowtherightadvice.

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    editor SherriKrastelmanaging and online editorScottMessengerassociate editor KristenVernonart directorDerekLuedesignersDruDavids,TrinaKoscielnuk,JenniferLubrin,AndyOviatt,TinaTomljenoviccopy editorRuthGrenvillecirculation managerNicoleRose(Marketing08)advertising managerLynnRyancontributing writers ElizaBarlow,FionaBensler,JenniferCockrall-King,HeatherGray,MichaelHingston,LindaHoang(RadioandTelevision11),RuthJuliebo,FrankLandry,NancyMcGuirecontributing photographers JohnBook(PhotographicTechnology87),LeighFrey(PhotographicTechnology01),JeanetteJanzen(PhotographicTechnology10),BlaisevanMalsen,RothandRambergPhotography(PhotographicTechnology87)[email protected]

    Signupforthetechlifemag.cae-newsletterattechlifemag.ca/subscribe.htm.freelance [email protected]icitedmanuscripts.letters to the [email protected] and circulation [email protected]

    TechlifemagazineispublishedtwiceayearbyNAITMarketingandCommunications.Onlinefeaturesarepublishedregularlyattechlifemag.ca.OpinionsexpressedarenotnecessarilythoseofNAITortheeditorialteam.

    TechlifeisaproudmemberoftheAlbertaMagazinePublishersAssociation,abidingbythenationalmagazineadvertising/editorialguidelines(albertamagazines.com).

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    RothandRambergPhotographywasestablishedin1993afterDale rothandmichele ramberggraduatedfromtheNAITPhotographicTechnologyprogramin1987.Theyformedabusinessplanoneeveningoverbeerandpizza.Theplanwassimple:workashardastheycouldandhavealotoffundoingitliketheydidshootingsocialentrepreneurR