To celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day, we’re recognizing some of our best mentors teaching Career Edge interns. Some are Career Edge alumni, some coach multiple interns, many received multiple nominations for our Mentor of the Year 2018 award, and all have been immensely valuable for their intern’s professional development. Here’s what their interns had to say: Read More
Showered with study sessions at the library, only to write exams resembling nothing like what your professors suggested, while distracted by other students coughing in the test centre?
Spent late nights and early mornings writing essays, surviving on coffee and energy drinks, while trying to remember everything you crammed in the last four months in a few hours?
When the number of candidates far exceeds the number of entry-level positions, we’re left with underemployed and unemployed recent graduates.
A report published by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario in 2014 revealed that less than one-quarter of employers posting entry-level positions would consider hiring a candidate with no experience, and that most of these employers required at least one year.
It’s no surprise a follow-up study discovered that close to 60 per cent of entry-level hires had three or more years of experience.
How does a recent graduate compete?
Almost every graduating student knows a classmate who’s secured a job before graduation. How do they do it? They start early, like Domenic Sgambelluri, Career Edge’s Alumni of the Month for October 2017.
Before his exams began, his internship coordinator posted a role through Career Edge.
Two weeks later, he signed a contract.