Careering

Client Side: How I found my career fit in science

Scientist Leola Chow takes us on a journey through her career, from showcasing her work at elementary school science fairs to a career pivot into industrial research In this Careering feature, jobseekers reflect on success and struggles in their career development. I love science because my career allows me to learn something new and exciting every…

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editor's noteCareering

Editor’s note

By Lindsay Purchase, CERIC Content & Communications Editor I have mixed feelings about engaging children in STEM. On one hand, it’s a vital exercise that builds confidence and facilitates career exploration. On the other, as someone who spent three summers working at an engineering and science camp, I hope to never again spend an afternoon…

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Careering

Why diversity is crucial to success in STEM

STEM needs diversity of all kinds to survive and thrive By Christin Wiedemann Diversity has become a buzz word; there are diversity councils, diversity festivals and job titles that have the word diversity in them. Everyone is talking about diversity, but does it really matter – or is it just hype? Does diversity matter when…

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Careering

Women and girls weigh in on gender diversity in STEM careers

Policy makers, educators and career advisors have worked to remove barriers, but stereotypes still contribute to low numbers of women in the field By Beverlie Stuart Across the country, we have seen an increase in the number of forums and discussions regarding gender disparity in STEM fields. These efforts symbolize a movement to change the…

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Changing the status quo for women in STEMCareering

Changing the status quo for women in STEM

Initiatives to encourage girls and women to pursue technical careers haven’t translated into the realities of the workplace Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren This is an exciting time for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) industries. However, there are still lots of challenges to overcome before true systemic change results in women being treated equally. What…

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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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Careering

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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