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October 15, 2021

Githu Mundenchira, Toronto Hydro  

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:

Supervisor, Capital Planning  

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

probably become exactly what I am today, an accountant

The skills I rely on most in my role are:  

Collaboration, adaptability, analytics and problem solving

Q. How did you prepare for the career you wanted? 

A. For me, it started with figuring out the general direction in which I wanted my career to go. At some point, I figured out I wanted to be in finance/accounting. In the study phase, I chose electives related to my target field early on, and it was reassuring when I genuinely enjoyed them. I was fortunate, having parents in a similar field, but I think it’s important to understand your chosen path better by talking to people in that career. It helps to gain valuable practical information and learn about different ways you can prepare and market yourself. In my experience, technical knowledge only gets you so far — soft skills are so very important. Earlier in my career, I was very flexible and believed any experience would help me. Ensure you truly understand your tasks and how they relate to the big picture as much as possible. Experience shows your ability to leverage your knowledge. All the best!
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