The #1 Student Career Mistake By:

today July 18th, 2019 comment No Comments comment No Comments

Experience First, Career Development Later Students make tough choices, especially when it comes to deciding where to spend their time and energy. The priority should be learning and honing skills to offer in the job market, but increasing amounts of students are hoping to get straight to work in a skilled occupation during their studies. […]

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Simba Technologies Visits BCIT By:

today June 25th, 2019 comment No Comments comment No Comments

Classroom learning gains relevance when learners get a chance to see the inner workings of the tech companies they might be applying their skills at in future. Like most B2B tech companies, Simba Technologies—acquired by Magnitude in 2016—has a complex array of solutions and products that are hard to absorb by a quick glance at […]

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International BCIT Grads Reflect on Their Canadian Career Success By:

today March 21st, 2019 comment No Comments comment No Comments

New country, new language, new school, new career! With so many new experiences and hurdles to adapt to, students need a window into what to expect. At this week’s event, a panel of International Alumni from a range of BCIT programs shared insights on what helped them make the successful leap from school to career. […]

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Woo Your Employer Crush By:

today November 28th, 2018 comment No Comments comment No Comments

Humans have made astonishing advances in how we get things done, but not so much in the employment game. Resumes and cover letters have been around for ages, and employers are just as frustrated by them as job-seekers. A job candidate presented on paper is not nearly as reliable as an in-person interaction. The challenge […]

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What are you waiting for? Build Job Ready Skills & Experience Now By:

today November 8th, 2018 comment No Comments comment No Comments

Many ask, “how can I meet the employer’s requirements on job postings when I’m just starting out?” Build job-ready skills and get valuable transferable experience while you’re a student. That’s how. Employers pay attention to what you’ve done to prepare for your career before you graduate – they are looking for more than a degree. […]

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Happy New Year! September Resolutions By:

today September 14th, 2018 comment No Comments comment No Comments

Summer is over and a new year begins … a new school year, that is. For many of us, for many years, September back-to-school routines signaled new beginnings and inspired fresh starts. This phenomenon has been dubbed the Fresh Start Effect which suggests we’re keen to adopt new habits and make changes at natural transition […]

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Turn Group Project Pains Into Gains By:

today August 20th, 2018 comment No Comments comment No Comments

Group projects can seem like something you just have to suffer through while at school. Inevitably you are going to have to talk about your team work skills in a job application or an interview—what will you say? That when a group member was falling behind deadline you just did their work for them? Or […]

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Summer: A Hot Time for Networking! By:

today July 9th, 2018 comment No Comments comment No Comments

Is the beach calling? Craving a patio with a view? The lazy, hazy days of summer are here. The temptation could be to take the summer off from networking and put your career preparation activities on the back burner (of the grill, of course). However, some experts say that summertime is the ‘hottest’ time to […]

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Tips for Working with Professional Recruiters By:

today June 1st, 2018 comment No Comments comment No Comments

Successful job seekers tap into all the resources and strategies available to help them land their dream job.  An often-overlooked job search tactic is using professional recruitment services. Let’s take a closer look at what professional recruiters do and – more importantly, what they can do for you! What’s in a name? Recruitment agency, head […]

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Career Fairs. WHY and HOW?? By:

today April 23rd, 2018 comment No Comments comment No Comments

Once upon a time, job fairs were something like a job vending machine. Put in your resume, shake a hand, and probably get hired on the spot. Career fairs have evolved just as much as the labour market has, and employment is a sophisticated dance that requires more finesse than ever. Why should you invest […]

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