Career Mentors

Jessica Laura Herbu, RBC

Jessica Laura Herbu, a Branch Manager at RBC, provided video responses to two student questions: one about why she chose her profession, and a second about the types of skills and qualities needed for someone interested in working in banking.
November 23, 2020

Gladstone Grant, Microsoft

Gladstone Grant, Director of the Microsoft Technology Centre in Canada, gives his video take on the amount of freedom and flexibility in a career in technology.
November 23, 2020

James Strong, Stantec Architecture Ltd.

James Strong, a designer and intern architect for Stantec Architecture Ltd., answers a question from a student wondering how he landed on his profession.
November 23, 2020

Kaitlyn Fernandes, TD Bank

Kaitlyn Fernandes, a Business Analyst at TD Bank, responds to a question about what her responsibilities are, what educational background is needed to work in a bank, and whether she likes her job.
November 23, 2020

Bosun Bankole, Canadian Tire

Bosun Bankole, a Senior LX Digital Consultant with Canadian Tire, answered a query that is on a lot of students’ minds: “What if you have different unrelated interests. How do you choose a pathway? And in four years, what do you think will be most in demand?”
November 23, 2020

Jennifer Dyck, SAFE Work Manitoba

Jennifer Dyck, an Occupational Health Nurse/Prevention Consultant for SAFE Work Manitoba, shares some information with a student who is wondering about what it takes to become a nurse.
November 23, 2020

Steven Shivcharan, CIBC

Steven Shivcharan, a Program Manager with CIBC, answers two questions: the first is “How do I make sure I choose the right career pathway? Can I switch my career paths as I grow older?” and the second is about what a typical day is like working at a bank.
November 23, 2020

Scott Tavener, Edelman

Scott Tavener, Associate Creative Director at Edelman, provides some guidance to a student looking to take a creative and innovative path to a creative and innovative career!
November 23, 2020

Taruna Kaur, Microsoft

Taruna Kaur, SMB Solutions Sales Lead, Business Applications at Microsoft, offers a view of what’s to come in the technology sector in response to the question: “What kind of jobs are related to the technology field now and how will this change 10 to 20 years from now?”
November 23, 2020

Pavita Phonsavath, Deloitte Canada

Pavita Phonsavath, a supervisor at Deloitte Canada, describes what her main responsibilities are as a consultant and the academic path she took that led to her current work at Deloitte.
November 23, 2020

Anthony Au, Rambus

Anthony Au, Senior Manager Engineering & IP Cores Design for Rambus, advises a student interested in a career in engineering.
November 20, 2020

Dante Vertolli, Cadillac Fairview

Dante Vertolli, Innovation Delivery Manager at Cadillac Fairview, answers two questions: “What do you do when you come up with new ideas?” and ““What advice would you give to your Grade 9 self?”
November 20, 2020

Jude Vethanayagam, Apotex

Jude Vethanayagam, Global Director of Corporate Quality Audit at Apotex, gives some sage advice on the skills needed for a career in health/medicine.
November 20, 2020

Ronnie Patel, Ceridian

Ronnie Patel, Implementation Director for Ceridian, describes what his job entails.
November 20, 2020

Katharine Parsons, Canadian Tire Financial Services

Katharine Parsons, CRCC Agent at Canadian Tire Financial Services, addresses the question: “If we as young people are going to be doing jobs that don’t even exist yet, how do we prepare for our future?”
November 20, 2020

Travis Howard, Bruce Power

Travis Howard, Maintenance Execution Manager at Bruce Power, responds to a question about the many types of jobs and careers available in the skilled trades and one about how and when a student can know what their career path should be.
November 20, 2020

Jon Knowles, Fidelity Canada

Jon Knowles, Investment Analyst with Fidelity Canada, answers questions from a student wanting to know what skills are needed to become an investment banker.
November 20, 2020

William Graham, Toronto Hydro

William Graham, a supervisor, coach and mentor of the design & construction team at Toronto Hydro, provides a passionate response to what a job in the skilled trades is like.
November 20, 2020

Ula Jibrini, Deloitte

Ula Jibrini, Audit Senior at Deloitte, answers a question about what a typical day is like at Deloitte.
November 20, 2020

Christine Chea, Pearson Canada

Christine Chea, Director, Research & Innovation at Pearson Canada, shares her insight about how to best collaborate for innovation.
November 20, 2020