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Got med school hopefuls? Special categories can helpCareering

Got med school hopefuls? Special categories can help

From Indigenous students to military applicants, there are several special application categories related to identity, descent and status By Christine Fader Do you have students who are interested in medical school in Canada? Many advisors are excited to learn that there are special application categories that can benefit particular demographics. These include categories related to…

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Career BriefsCareering

Career briefs

CERIC launches new book on how career theory informs practice Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice is a collection of contemporary and emerging career development theories and models that aims to inform the practice of career development professionals around the globe. The book was published by CERIC and edited by Dr Nancy…

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Principles in Action: Embracing external influences to help guide career exploration

By Gloria Welton With a goal of bringing greater clarity and consistency to our national conversations about career development, CERIC developed a set of “Guiding Principles of Career Development” that have been enthusiastically embraced across Canada. These eight Guiding Principles are intended as a starting point to inform discussions with clients, employers, funders, policymakers and families.…

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How automation and data analytics will affect jobs in oil and gasCareering

How automation and data analytics will affect jobs in Canada’s energy industry

Changes in every sub-sector of this industry are creating new or emerging opportunities for jobseekers By Breanne O’Reilly Economic ups and downs are not new for Canada’s energy industry. However, the market downturn that started in late 2014 hit the industry particularly hard.[i] In response, the energy industry focused on gaining efficiencies through the implementation…

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Fostering career agility in STEM

These four fundamentals are key to success in a rapidly changing field By Caroline Burgess The number of disciplines and sub-disciplines in STEM already seems overwhelming and new fields continue to emerge. How can career development practitioners help their STEM clients navigate a diverse and increasingly digital economy? The answer, in my mind, is to focus…

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Is a science degree a guarantee of employment?Careering

Is a science degree a guarantee of employment?

It is widely assumed that sciences offer students a ‘safe’ future. While there are many opportunities available, expectations do not always align with reality By Lucie Demers They are passionate about science: they read, examine, experiment. They are high achievers in mathematics, chemistry and physics. They dream of contributing to the improvement of health and…

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How Mental Health First Aid works and why it’s needed

This interactive program helps participants identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness By Stephen James Landry One in five Canadians will experience a mental-health problem this year with a cost to the economy in excess of $50 billion, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Given the prevalence of mental-health issues, it is…

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Self-care can combat burnout for career development practitioners

How CPDs can develop a self-care plan to prevent compassion fatigue and burnout By Dr Michael Sorsdahl Career development practitioners (CDPs) are helping professionals who get drawn into their line of work due to their desire to help others. Jacobson’s research[1] in 2012 demonstrated that helping professionals often have a tendency to put others’ needs…

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