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October 15, 2021

Carolina Oyarzun, Deloitte

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:

Executive Assistant

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

Travel abroad, live in another country, become a writer

Skills I rely on most in my role:

Communication, problem solving, critical thinking, organization, proactivity, ability to manage stressful environment

Q: What was your biggest struggle when choosing your career?

There was no one big struggle, there were a few elements that contributed to struggling with choosing my career path, such as being indecisive, having too many scattered ideas, lacking resources to research potential professions/trades (as internet did not exist in my time).  What helped was to think about what I liked, what I was good at, and speaking with people to learn about their experiences. My research involved having conversations with adults who were working in areas in which I had interest or reading about different careers and taking aptitude tests. In addition, realizing that no matter what I chose, I could always change my mind, change paths, and try new things. Therefore, if I made the wrong decision, at least it would have helped me to grow and discover my potential.
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