8 episodes

You spend a quarter of your life at work - you deserve to find a career you love!

Hosts Katy and Emma talk with guests from across industries about their careers: what they love, what they've learned, and how they got there.

Plus, you'll get actionable advice to help you succeed at work, like how to feel confident in job interviews, what to do to avoid burnout and more. Explore career options and meet your goals with Work It.

Work It: A UVic career exploration podcast University of Victoria Co-op and Career Services

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You spend a quarter of your life at work - you deserve to find a career you love!

Hosts Katy and Emma talk with guests from across industries about their careers: what they love, what they've learned, and how they got there.

Plus, you'll get actionable advice to help you succeed at work, like how to feel confident in job interviews, what to do to avoid burnout and more. Explore career options and meet your goals with Work It.

    Preventing burnout and practicing self-care at work

    Preventing burnout and practicing self-care at work

    How can you avoid burnout by practicing self-care at work? 
     
    Katy and Emma chat with career educator Darcie Gabruck about recognizing signs of burnout, setting boundaries in the workplace, setting up strategies for sustainable self-care, and addressing and healing from burnout when it happens. 
     
    Resources from this episode
    ·      UVic Student Wellness
    ·      UVic Career Services
    ·      UVic Multifaith Centre
     
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    • 35 min
    Leading equity in public health

    Leading equity in public health

    What can you do with a degree in… history? 
     
    Katy and Emma chat with guest Natasha Thambirajah about how a history and political science degree led to a career in digital health public policy. 
     
    Natasha Thambirajah is a third-generation public servant and has worked for the Province of BC since 2006. Over the past 15 years, she has led nationally recognized examples of transformative, citizen-centred public policy, including the prize-winning BC Services Card and the modernization of gender identity expression on government-issued identification. Natasha completed a double major Bachelor of Arts in history and political science at UVic, and holds a Master of Arts from the University of Manitoba and a Master of Science in Public Health from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. This podcast was created while Natasha was still working for the Province of BC. She recently left government to establish her own inclusive, equitable and BIPOC friendly strategic management consultancy, Haven Consulting.
     
    Join us as we talk about: 
    ·      Strategies for making change in public health policy
    ·      Working in government as a BIPOC woman
    ·      Building equity through digital health policy
    ·      Creating a strong team as a manager and leader
    ·      Tips for students who are interested in a career in the public service
     
    And much more! 
     
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    Natasha's consulting firm: Haven Consulting

    • 48 min
    Self-advocacy and self-identification in the workplace

    Self-advocacy and self-identification in the workplace

    How can you practice self-advocacy at work? 
     
    Katy and Emma talk with career educator and international student advisor Amy Chen about self-identification during the job search and application process, your rights and responsibilities in the workplace, and how you can advocate for yourself on the job. 
     
    Resources from this episode: 
     
    ·      Disability Alliance BC: Disclosing Your Disability Guide
    ·      BC Human Rights Tribunal
    ·      BC Human Rights Clinic (free legal services)
    ·      Lime Connect
    ·      CanAssist at UVic
    ·      Canada’s Best Diversity Employers
    ·      Accessible Employers – A President’s Group Initiative
    ·      Indigenous Work-Integrated Learning Resource Hub
    ·      Resources from our website
     
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    • 32 min
    Creativity in adventure tourism

    Creativity in adventure tourism

    What can you do with a degree in… commerce and entrepreneurship?
     
    Katy and Emma connect with guest Kat Craats about her career as a marketing professional in the adventure tourism industry, plus her freelance photography business! 
     
    Kat Craats is a photographer, outdoor enthusiast and adrenaline-junkie living in Squamish, BC. UVic’s BCom program inspired her love of marketing, setting her on the path to becoming the Marketing Manager at WildPlay Element Parks.
     
    Tune in to hear our conversation:
    ·      How Kat found her first co-op job as a business student
    ·      How networking can help you find a job
    ·      Building a thriving freelance business while working full-time
    ·      Sustainability in marketing and advertising 
    ·      How to pitch creative projects to your manager at work
     
    and much more! 
     
    Resources from this episode
    ·      Kat’s website
    ·      Find Kat on Instagram
    ·      Find Kat on Facebook
    ·      Networking tips from UVic Career Services
     
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    • 35 min
    How to prepare for job interviews

    How to prepare for job interviews

    How can you feel confident during job interviews? 
     
    Katy and Emma talk with career educator Selina Jorgensen about how to feel confident and succeed during job interviews! Learn how to answer the most difficult interview questions, prepare effectively for job interviews, and manage your nerves. 
     
    Resources from this episode: 
    ·      Job interview tips on our website
    ·      Use VMock’s AI tool to practice before job interviews
    ·      Attend a career workshop at UVic
     
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    • 34 min
    Making a difference in the clean energy sector

    Making a difference in the clean energy sector

    What can you do with a degree in… global business?
     
    Katy and Emma chat with guest Dayah Johal about her journey to a career in public service. 
     
    Dayah Johal is an alum of the Master in Global Business program at UVic, who now works for the provincial government. She found her way to this career path after completing a co-op term with the BC Public Service.
     
    Join us as we talk about: 
    ·      Choosing to pursue graduate studies and the impact of remote learning
    ·      Building cultural intelligence and global communities
    ·      Growing your skills by experimenting with different types of jobs
    ·      How business skills translate to a career in government
    ·      Getting started in a career in the public service
     
    Resources from this episode: 
    ·      uvic.ca/coop
    ·      uvic.ca/career-services
     
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    • 46 min

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