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October 15, 2021

Brennan Fox, IBM

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: 

Quality Analyst 

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

dye his hair every colour of the rainbow

The skills I rely on most in my role:

Problem solving

Q: What courses did you take prior to your career in data and tech? What helped you prepare for the career you have?

Courses on macroeconomics and statistics advanced my knowledge of systems thinking and qualitative / quantitative research, as well as helped me develop my problem solving and critical thinking skills which I have used in every role of my career to date. They gave me a good balance of learning the theory and applying what I learned through projects and practice.
 
I also got a lot of value out of classes that pushed me out of my comfort zone by making me try things that were totally new to me. They helped me build confidence by proving to myself I could accomplish something I wasn’t sure I could do.
 
Any class that helped me learn how to learn was valuable because in software I constantly have to learn new things.
 
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