Career Month kicks off at MITT
Originally posted: November 01, 2021
November is Career Month and during the next four weeks, we’ll be providing a variety of events, as well as some expert advice, to students, prospects, and alumni.
What is Career Month?
Established by the Canadian Career Development Foundation, Career Month celebrates how Canadians achieve meaningful work and connections to rewarding futures. Each year, staff and volunteers at campuses across the country focus their efforts on events and learning opportunities dedicated to helping everyone develop careers and make the move from education to employment.
“Everyone talks about the fear of moving from studying to the ‘real world’ of working. It sounds a bit cliché, but the truth is that this is a major transition in your life,” says David Driver, Acting Coordinator of Career Development Services at MITT. “Thankfully, there are a large number of resources available today for students, and this month we’re putting a spotlight on them.”
The theme for Career Month 2021 is “It’s Possible,” a credo that can be taken in a number of directions.
“There are so many ways that ‘It’s Possible’ can be interpreted and can guide you in your scholastic and career pursuits,” says Romalie Manalang, Career Development Services Officer at MITT. “Whether you’re working toward a dream, trying to get a better work-life balance or simply trying new experiences, anything truly is possible when you set your mind to it.”
What’s happening around MITT
David and Romalie, our Career Development Services team, will be at the helm of our activities, along with other staff and special guests. Events include:
Journey to Employment—Thursday, November 18, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
As part of the International Education Week celebration, Student Life and Career services will host a panel of students and alumni who will share their successful journeys from classroom to career.
Diversity in Industry—Friday, November 19, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
In celebration of Career Month and Women's Entrepreneurship Day, three of MITT’s student groups—MMITT Pride, WITT (Women in Trades and Technology), and MITTpreneur—will host panel discussions with people who reflect their identities and represent the industries they plan to enter.
The themes for discussion are: experiences working in the fields of skilled trades, healthcare, and businessand technology as someone who is BIPOC, LGBT2SQ+ and/or a woman; strategies for building a career in these fields; and how these areas can move toward equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization.
Each Wednesday, MITT’s Career Development Services team will share tips and tricks on their Instagram page. Topics include transferable skills and mentorship. Follow the team at @MITT_career_services
Employed of the Month—Career Month edition
David and Romalie will be hitting the streets this month, bringing coffee and doughnuts to the workplaces of four MITT alumni. Watch for recaps weekly on Instagram and LinkedIn.
Bookmark this blog and check back throughout the month for updates!