Business students get in shape for job search at Goodman Career Boot


“Do you think there are opportunities in the accounting sector for a finance student?”Tanveer Milglani, a second year BBA co-op student, is networking with employers at the Goodman Career Boot Camp, a two-day career conference. It’s the end of day two and Miglani, dressed in a suit and tie, has already attended two employer panel presentations, two networking sessions and taken part in eight “circuit” sessions about resume screening, your personal sales pitch and your online brand. Instead of being exhausted, he is excited.“I’m pumped that I’ll be applying for jobs properly,” Milglani said. “The first thing I’m going to do is work on my resume. It is all about standing out from the competition.”Milglani is one of the 50 undergraduate and graduate business students attending the post-exam event, which is organized by the Career Development Office of the Goodman School of Business and sponsored by CGA Ontario.“Throughout the year we provide business students with a variety of interactive career and job search sessions,” explained Stephanie Harper, manager of the Goodman Career Development Office. “Career Boot Camp is a chance for us to bring all the tools and networking opportunities into one capstone event for students who are searching for full-time or summer employment.”Industry experts were on hand to give the students an insider perspective. Sarah Duguay, human resources manager for BDO Canada LLP, was on the panel presentation about interview preparation and strategies. She reminded students about the importance of showing their “fit” during the interview and displaying strong communication skills, a good personality and a positive attitude.“We want a candidate that is a match on both sides,” she said. “If you are a match with the values of our organization, and if we are a match for your personal values, then that is a good fit.”Duguay, who is based in the GTA and hires from Goodman every year, believes that attending these types of career events are crucial to job search success.“It’s extremely important because it gives you an inside look (at a company),” explained Duguay after the panel. “When we meet students, it gives them a leg up, it gives them a chance to network with the employer and be evaluated on more than their resume.”For Jenna Dustanova, a first-year MBA student, the Boot Camp provided her with some key points to remember for her job search.“(This has) really helped me understand job search strategies,” said Dustanova. “The value of networking was really reinforced. The job search is a learning process and I’m still learning at every event (I attend).” read more

Good Samaritans sprayed in the face with unknown substance after stopping to


first_imgCar fire Police said the two people who stopped were Good Samaritans in the wrong place at the wrong timeCredit:SWNS The car crash took place on the M11Credit:SWNS  The two people sprayed received medical treatment but it is not thought they will suffer from any long term effects, and the driver of the lorry was uninjured, police said.Kevin Brown, of East of England Ambulance Service, said: “This unprovoked attack on two Good Samaritans who were trying to help at the scene of a road traffic collision is deplorable.”Sadly they were in the wrong place at the wrong time and we wish them a speedy recovery.” Essex Police said the suspects left the scene in a white Vauxhall Astra which was taken from a member of the public at the scene of the collision.This was later recovered in Dagenham, east London. Officers said one of the suspects involved in the collision is described as Asian and aged between 25 to 30 years old, with a dark beard.He was wearing a baseball cap, a navy blue buttoned top, and dark coloured bottoms, and also had with him a small, black leather bag.Another suspect is described as white, with short dark hair. He was wearing a khaki coloured jumper and jogging bottoms and is thought be aged between 20 and 25 years old.Shortly before the incident on the M11 near Chigwell and Loughton, officers were alerted to the theft of another blue VW Golf from outside a shop on Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill at around 6.50pm.The victim, a man in his 20s, told officers that one of the two men who stole the car had a knife in his hand – prompting him to run from the scene.With no verbal or physical threats issued, Essex Police said the two suspects then drove away in the victim’s car.center_img Two off-duty emergency service workers were sprayed in the face with an unknown substance in what police have called a “shocking incident”.A police officer and paramedic were among Good Samaritans who stopped to help a car that had collided with a lorry on the M11 on Friday at around 7pm and was on fire.Essex Police said as those inside the stolen blue VW Golf got out of the vehicle, they sprayed an unknown substance into the faces of the two off-duty emergency responders.Chief Superintendent Luke Collison said: “This was an shocking incident and we have launched a significant investigation to track down the suspects and bring them to justice.”Good Samaritans who witnessed a serious collision stopped to provide urgent medical care and were met by two dangerous offenders and seriously assaulted.” The force said they believe the suspects involved in the car theft on Queens Road may have been associated with the suspects driving the stolen car that collided with the lorry on the M11.Essex Police said the blue VW Golf which caught fire was not the victim’s car, and another blue VW Golf, containing additional suspects, was present when the other vehicle was stolen on Queens Road.It then followed the other suspects in the victim’s vehicle onto the M11 and that it was this car which caught fire. Police said the victim’s vehichle is yet to be recovered.Detectives at Loughton CID are appealing for information and can be reached via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Burning car Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more