This blog post is contributed by Nivedita Lane from Humber College, a Hive Toronto supporter.
Humber College students descended on the Hive Toronto headquarters on Tuesday Nov. 10 2015 for a “Mozilla Digital Tools and Career Exploration Fair”. Approximately 40 Humber students from the North and Lakeshore campuses were given the opportunity to come see the Mozilla office in Toronto, heard diverse career panel talk about their career and educational journeys, interact with Mozilla learning tools, X-Ray Goggles and Thimble, and network.
The career panel featured five different positions at Mozilla: Senior Developer, Engineering Community Manager, Senior Product Manager, Software Engineer and a Strategic Planning Consultant. Each panelist shared their own stories about their journeys through education and navigating their career pathways. Some key advice from panelists included “find what you love, and find a way to make a career of it…”don’t be afraid to change your mind and change gears” including specific advice on tools and resources to access online and in person as they make these decisions. Students walked away with career specific information on navigating their own career journeys post-graduation and enthused about the evening!
Participating Humber students came from all academic backgrounds, including: community and social services, business, liberal arts and sciences, engineering and applied technology. There was something there for everyone!
The event garnered some great feedback from students:
- “I’m re-thinking my career…and it’s exciting!” –T.A.
- “I didn’t know an organization like this existed, but it’s giving me a lot of ideas” – S.L.
- “Honestly, this was amazing” –A.N.
- “I didn’t think that my social services background could still lead to working at an organization like this” –S.W.
Thank you Hive Toronto and shout out to Simona and the Mozilla team for making this event happen!