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October 15, 2021

Ariba Haider, RBC

This profile is part of a series in support of Take Our Kids to Work Day on November 3, 2021. Launched in 1994, Take Our Kids to Work Day is the most recognized career exploration event in Canada. With the pandemic continuing to change how students learn, the 27th annual Take Our Kids to Work Day presented by RBC Future Launch will be back with a virtually delivered look at the world of work for Grade 9 students across Canada.
 
This year’s theme – You Belong Here! – will expose young minds, as they enter their first year of high school, to a wide range of careers reflecting the full diversity of students, interests and the future world of work.
 
To learn more and register, go to takeourkidstowork.ca.

Job title: 

Business Communications Manager

In high school, I would have been voted most likely to:

be the most chatty

The skills I rely on most in my role are:  

Creativity, communication and more

Q: What are some volunteer opportunities and courses for high school students that would help if they wanted to work at a bank in the future?

Any volunteer experience helps! I read a stat that 82% of hiring managers are more likely to choose a candidate with volunteering experience and 85% of those are willing to overlook other CV flaws when a candidate includes volunteer work.

So my recommendation? Volunteer as much as you can and try to volunteer more than the number of hours required, which I believe is 40. Volunteering is a great way to build your skills and expand your network! A lot of positions come from your own network and referrals.
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