Finding meaningful work as a young person in Canada can be riddled with vague instruction and unclear expectations. MyStartr The Podcast - A MaRS Discovery District original, wants to help demystify the process by sharing insights from both our youth council and employer coalition which includes Starbucks, The Home Depot and The Source among others. Whether you are getting ready to apply for your first job or are looking to advance in your professional journey, tune in as our hosts and guests break down the skills you need to succeed wherever you are in your career path.
Episode 10 - Customer Service and Client Focus ft. Tristan and Ana
After a full season of interviewing guests about how their professional journeys reflect the skills on the MyStartr skills ladder, Tristan and Ana dive deeper into their own experiences working in customer service roles. Get to know your hosts a little better in this episode as they share their tips on how to provide great customer service as a server, front desk representative, bartender and much more!
Episode 9 - Creativity and Problem-Solving ft. Ismail Mohamud and Katherine Stacey
In this episode, MaRS Discovery District Intern Project Coordinator, Ismail Mohamud and MyStartr Youth and Program Services Manager, Katherine Stacey discuss how creativity and problem-solving have manifested in their professional journeys so far. They also reflect on how their contrasting Engineering and Theatre Arts backgrounds complimented each other to bring the MyStartr Activate event to life!
Episode 8 - Knowledge of Business ft. Hassan Hassan from MaRS Discovery District
This episode features Hassan Hassan, the Program Operations Intern at MaRS Discovery District. He shares his unique journey to MaRS, how he stays motivated and how he gains knowledge of business ahead of an interview. Tune in to the full episode to hear it all and be inspired!
Episode 7 - Technical Skills ft. Chris Duff from CCYP
This episode features Chris Duff, the Executive Director at the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity. In his discussion with Ana and Tristan, he drops many gems on technical skills, shares about the skills building program he created as a manager at McDonalds, his insights on what meaningful employment truly is and some tips on leveraging technical skills during a job interview. Tune in to the full episode to hear it all and be inspired!
Episode 6 - Language and Communications ft. Tasha Ismail from VISA
In this episode, Ana and Tristan are joined by Tasha Ismail, the Director of Government Engagement for VISA. She sheds some light on language and communications, skills that she has sharpened over the years through delivering results for clients and organizations. Tune in to the full episode to hear it all and be inspired by Tasha!
Episode 5 - Professionalism ft. Raj Uttamchandani from MaRS Discovery District
In this episode, Tristan and Ana are joined by Raj Uttamchandani, the Chief People Officer and Chief Operating Officer at MaRS Discovery District. He shares his insights on professionalism and how to prioritize being professional while still showing up as your authentic self at work. Tune in to the full episode to hear it all!