The Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling

Did you know… There is a Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling – CERIC? This national organization was established in December 2001 and has entered into long term partnership agreements with The Canadian Journal of Career Development and Contact Point. The Institute is presently negotiating its first research grants. To hear more about the Institute and its work, stay…

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Corporate Canada: Invite Them to Our Education Party

By Suzanne Tyson Having presented at, attended or sponsored dozens of conferences related to higher education over the past three years in my role as President of Studentawards Inc., there seems to be one constituent consistently underrepresented, or outright absent from the proceedings – Corporate Canada. At these conferences, students are gnashing their teeth about the cost of…

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Are You Curious?

by Eve M. Nedzewicz Lifelong Learning is Key to Career Development Curiosity – from Latin curiosus that means careful, diligent or curious – is a disposition to learn, inquire and explore; it is inquisitiveness, a desire to gratify the mind with new information or objects of interest.NASA's new Mars Rover Curiosity blasted off in a…
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Road Stories

Over the past nearly two years CERIC has travelled from coast to coast meeting with stakeholders from the career practitioner community as well as provincial government officials. Throughout our “Road Shows”, we have encountered a passionate group of professionals dedicated to supporting Canadians in their career development. In addition to informing participants about CERIC’s role…
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Challenges Facing University Career Centres in Effectively Preparing Students for Medical School Multi-Mini Interviews

By Kimberley Rawes and Barbara A. Smith The working world has valued reductionist and analytical approaches, and the medical profession is a classic example of this “left brain” emphasis (Pink, 2006). Globalization and the use of technology to outsource medical procedures that depend on rule-based logic, like diagnosis which often involves decision trees, have transformed…

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The Leap to Self-Employment

By Miranda Vande Kuyt Understanding self-employment is more important than ever. Over 2.5 million Canadians are self-employed, making up over 15% of the Canadian workforce1 and the number keeps growing. As large as those numbers are, very few career practitioners understand what it takes to be successfully self-employed. Most career practitioners work within government-funded programs,…

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Feature: Interview with Dr. Mark Savickas

By Tami Anderson Mark Savickas, Ph.D., is professor of Behavioral Sciences at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Counselor Education at Kent State University and Professor Extraordinaire at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. His 80 articles, 40 book chapters and 500 presentations to professional groups have dealt with vocational…

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