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A Place to Go

Want to help out at a weeklong summer camp or teach three-year-olds how to play a guitar? Depending on your previous experience, your local recreation center may be the place to start. A job at a recreation or community center can build your resume if you are looking for experience in an environment where people come to have fun and relax. Almost everyone has spent some time at a recreation ce... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Accountancy? Cheque it out!

Got your pocket protector? Check. Got your high wasted pants on? Check. Completely deleted your sense of humour? Check. Congratulations! You've just identified a completely inaccurate, yet well known stereotype of an accountant.Accountancy is one of the most interesting and exciting careers around, with a range of different areas that you can specialize in. So if you like being challenge... > [more] Canadian Article Search

After the interview -- what happens next

The Thank You Note It's called a note, but it's really a formal business letter. As soon as you've had an interview you need to prepare a thank you note and get it to the recruiter within 24 hours. Why 24 hours? Because hiring decisions are often made within 24 hours of the interviews, barring a specific delay such as a decision-maker going out of town. The candidates may not hear the deci... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Beware of Hidden Costs

While you may be pumped about that new part time job, have you considered that employers can impose additional fees or hidden costs. These costs are not the same with every company, nor are they the same across Canada but they can add up and can take your paycheque from black to red. We here at Campus Starter magazine, in our never ending mission to inform our readers, sharpened our pencils, ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Can You Picture It? Work in the Visual Arts

The academic visual arts field is indeed broad in its scope. There are a mind-boggling number of program combinations to be made within the arts. The common elements however, are creativity, artistic vision, and scholarship. It is one thing to be born with artistic talent and create amazing, museum-ready works of art out of finger paints and construction paper, but realistically, most of us ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Career Choices: Business

If we were to list all of the various careers in business, Campus Starter would be looking less like a magazine and more like the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Here's a little taster of the range of careers that are available in business. No hobbits were killed in the writing of this article. AccountantOK, so we all like money, but do you enjoy working with it? Perhaps you do you... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Career Choices: Media and the Arts

Fashion Designers A fashion designer has to be up to date with the markets globally, and have a natural eye for style, form and fit. Sure, it seems like the job would be mostly drawing and sewing, but designers also have to be knowledgeable business people constantly aware of producing a profitable clothing line. Fashion designers generally sketch, design and create samples, and then present ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Career Search: Engineering and Technology

Software Testing Engineer: Before a computer company launches a new product, they must first test the software. Software testing engineers are responsible for running the new software through a series of tests to determine whether or not there are bugs in the system before it is launched to consumers. It's a big job, but lots of fun. Testers enjoy getting into the product and reviewing its d... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Co-op Corner - Customer Service

The first thing to take into consideration is the context of your customer service. For example, you're going to greet your customers at a record store differently than those at a five-star restaurant. In some situations, a, "Hey man, how's it goin'?" is totally appropriate and perfect for making your customer feel comfortable and welcome, but in other situations, such a greeting would be a little... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Corporate World Definition Daze

Addicted to The Apprentice? Think that you could cut it as one of Trump's protégés? Well, before you take over the world, you'd better know what you're talking about. Board of Directors: a group of individuals chosen by the stockholders of a company to promote their interests through the governance of the company. The actual power held by the board of directors varies widel... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Cover Letter - Model 1

Career Researcher PO Box 987, Beverly Hills, CA 555-445-3444 January 10, 2003 CONFIDENTIAL Ms. Linda Cornerbrooke Personnel Officer Human Resources Department ABC Company Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Dear Ms. Cornerbrooke: I would like to be considered for the Account Manager position your company advertised in the January 12th edition of The Post. My qualifications... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Cover Letter - Model 2

March 16, 2003 123 Some Street Syracuse, NY 67145 Mr. David Owner Research Director ABC Laboratories 980 Wordsley Avenue Syracuse, NY 67248 Dear Mr. Owner, I am writing to apply for the position of Biological Technician, as advertised on your homepage March 10, 20XX. Your recent move into the field of food safety and quality is of particular interest to me as I plan to pursue a ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Cover Letter - Model 3

999 Purple Road Seattle, WA 31649 (555) 555-5555 2/6/20XX Ms. Aimee Marcus Human Resources Director Any Bank 1155 Main Street Tacoma, WA 31887 Dear Ms. Marcus: Having majored in mathematics at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where I also worked as a research assistant, I am confident that I would make a beneficial addition to your Investment Research Department. I... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Engineer Yourself a Career

Without engineers, life would be pretty boring. When you get home from school, do you like to slouch in front of the computer, surf the net, and send an email or two? Thank an engineer. Maybe you travel on buses, ride a bike, or drive a car. Thank an engineer. Or maybe you just like to chill out chatting to your friends on the phone. Again, thank an engineer. OK, you get the picture. But wh... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Environmentally Friendly Careers

A lot of students often wonder how they can practically apply the skills they learn in natural and technical science areas (such as geology, chemistry, biology, etc.) to real world problems. It can seem hard to focus these skills into a meaningful area of research, but one study option that is adaptable to almost any science field is environmental science.What is environmental science? I... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Hey, I Can Do That...

We’ve all been there: you can’t get a job because you don’t have experience, and you can’t get experience because you don’t have a job. Even if you’ve never had a job before, you still have valuable skills that employers are looking for. You just have to learn how to recognise the skills and how to market yourself. Employers want someone who is going to be a good fit for both the position and t... > [more] Canadian Article Search

I can't believe they pay me to do this!

It's nearly summertime and if you are looking for a cool summer job that doesn't involve flipping burgers or scooping ice cream cones we've got a great list of funky jobs for you! Just because you are a student doesn't mean you are limited to boring and menial summer work. Put on your thinking cap and start thinking of jobs that would be fun. How about applying at your local theatre working as ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

If You Can't Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen!

Chef David Wong, Executive Sous Chef of the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel -- Globe@YVR. As the Executive Sous Chef at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport, Chef David Wong is constantly on the go. If he's not creating amazing meals for his guests at the hotel's Globe@YVR, preparing to represent Canada in international competition, or making guest appearances on television (see him in action th... > [more] Canadian Article Search

In the Market —

Lina Adriana Aristeo, 21, and Maurizzio Pandozzi, 22, wanted to get in on the e-commerce craze; so, they started their own online business. offers school supplies online to parents of elementary school children, making the back-to-school rush a little less stressful. The idea to sell school supplies on the net popped into Aristeo’s mind during a cyberspace law class. “I ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Is it in your DNA?

Brrrinng! Your alarm clock goes off and you awake (neurology) from the strange dream (psychology) you were having. You listen to the weather forecast (meteorology) on the radio before you swing your legs off the bed, stretch your muscles and rub your eyes (biology). Within minutes, you jump in the shower and spread an ample amount of shampoo (chemistry) on your palm. When you get out of the sho... > [more] Canadian Article Search

It really pays off!

Looking for the fast track into medical school or a way to make more money? Think about giving away your time! Volunteering is a great way to help you figure out what you want to do, gain experience, and boost your chances of getting a bigger pay cheque. A recent study in the Canadian Journal of Economics found that on average, volunteers earn about seven per cent higher incomes than non-voluntee... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Landing a Cool Summer Job

Are you looking for a way to fund your postsecondary education? Gain useful skills and work experience? Or maybe, you just want some extra spending cash? Whatever your reasons, finding a summer job can be a daunting task, especially for those who have never flipped a burger or made correct change for a twenty dollar bill. Well, you can relax, because Campus Starter can point you in the right di... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Part Time Jobs

Before you look for a part-time job, you need to prepare yourself, so that you're aiming for the job you want. Part-time jobs are easier to find if you know what you'll like and what you'll stick with. So ask yourself the following questions before you begin your search. What hours do I want to work? If you work full-time, you'll make a lot of money, but you won't have much time to spend with ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Picture This….

Boomer Jerritt didn't have a favourite subject in high school, but fast forward a few years into the future, and he's teaching college classes! "Teaching was a natural progression in what I was doing. Teaching is one aspect of the people skills I've developed being a photographer. And it was just the natural flow of things to start to teach." Boomer graduated from his photography classes at the We... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Projecting the Right Image

Projecting the right image is very important when it comes to the interview process. Depending upon the type of position you are interviewing for what you wear to an interview can be as important as what you say. Clothes may not make the man or woman, but they do say a lot about who you are and how well you will fit into the company. It is really important to take into consideration the type o... > [more] Canadian Article Search
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