Episodes

Sept. 29, 2021

Cayla – Hospitality to Healing

#51 – Cayla Schafer has had to pivot her career more than once due to her health. Misdiagnosed celiac disease wreaked havoc on her life while she made her way through university and her illness ultimately forced her to leave …

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Sept. 8, 2021

One Year of Career Crossroads

#50 – This week marks one year since the launch of Career Crossroads, and it’s time to celebrate and reflect! In 23 minutes, I pack in all of the following: How I've improved as a podcaster over the last year …

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Sept. 1, 2021

Nicholas – From Business to Film Production

#49 – As a child, Nicholas loved to tell stories and would make home movies and short films with his siblings and neighborhood kids. He even took some acting classes and was in a local commercial in London, Ontario. However, …

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Aug. 25, 2021

Ben – From Indie Rocker to Journalist

#48 – Growing up in the west end of Toronto, Ben Spurr’s favourite thing to do was get together for jam sessions with his friends. What started as a way for them to hang out became something more when they …

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Aug. 18, 2021

Mathieu – From Hollywood Plans, to International Development, to Soft…

#47 - Mathieu Arsenault's story is one of many pivots. His early ideas of having a career in acting led to a university drama program, but he quickly realized that acting was not what he wanted for his future. While …

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Aug. 11, 2021

Ashlee - The Road to Connecting Humans

#46 – Being LeBron James’ first intern is a pretty cool way to start your career, and that’s exactly the job Ashlee Ammons was recommended for while attending university. All her involvement in university paid off as others w...

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Aug. 4, 2021

August 2021 Update Episode

#45 – Welcome back to another update episode of Career Crossroads! Taking a break from interviewing guests, this episode Jonathan is solo and provides updates on a few topics, including: Show Format Changes His Current Job Po...

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July 28, 2021

Mic – Finding His Calm in Music

#44 - When Mic Tee was growing up in the suburbs of Toronto, he was surrounded by music. Hip-hop, house, and gospel were commonly heard but it was the calm relaxing feeling he got when his father played the classical …

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July 21, 2021

Laura – Without Teaching, Who Am I?

#43 – We all knew a Laura Easson when we were younger. That high achieving type-A personality who was always helping others who struggled in class. The one who was CLEARLY going to be a teacher when they were older. …

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July 14, 2021

Katie - From Aquatics, to Journalism, to Teaching

#42 – Growing up, Katie was practically a fish. As a synchronized swimmer, she was always in the water and as a teenager worked as a lifeguard and aquatics instructor. Given that, it only seemed natural that she would make …

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June 23, 2021

Sheldon – Med School Plans, Different Reality

#41 – From a young age, Sheldon Pereira was always good at fixing things. It started when his dad brought home his first ever computer, and Sheldon had to learn to fix it when he broke it. As he matured …

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June 16, 2021

Moe – From Phone Line Repairman to Tech Entrepreneur

#40 – As a teenager, Moe Abbas was a vastly different person than he is today. Unmotivated by school, it took getting beat up by some pot dealers at 16 for Moe to make the decision to improve his life. …

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June 9, 2021

Career Crossroads Update Episode!

#39 - Welcome to Career Crossroads very first update episode! This week, I decided not to release an interview as there have been some changes (all positive) in my life that I wanted to talk about. Instead, I recorded a …

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June 2, 2021

Josh – The Path from Being Lost to Being Intentional

#38 - For Josh Zettel going to university was an obvious step, but what to do after graduating with a degree in Psychology and Philosophy was less obvious. As he was considering social work, he got a job working at …

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May 26, 2021

Jason - From Psychology to Professional Dancer

#37 - Today on career Crossroads I talk to Jason Yap, a professional dancer from Malaysia who is currently living and working in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. As a teenager, Jason had aspirations to become a basketball coach but...

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May 19, 2021

Shelly – From Hotel Management in India to Educator in Canada

#36 – Growing up in New Delhi in her native India, Shelly’s family had a lot of say in the career path she chose. Despite that, Shelly was committed to working in the hospitality industry and pushed back against her …

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May 12, 2021

Matt – Brass Instrument Repair, Skylanders Expert, Podcast Consultant

#35 – Matt Sonnenberg is a man who isn’t afraid to try things. He tries something new, learns a valuable lesson, and then moves onto something else. This is a pattern that started with his childhood paper route but and …

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May 5, 2021

Tyson - Stadiums, Bars, and Karbon Brewing Co.

#34 - Steve Tyson (a.k.a Tyson) has had something like 27 different jobs in his life. From selling peanut butter cups when he was 10 so he could buy a Nintendo Gamecube, to founding Karbon Brewing Company in 2020, Tyson …

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April 28, 2021

Victoria – From Candle Sales to Leading Teams at Facebook

#33 – How does someone with no university degree become an executive at Facebook? That’s the story of Victoria Graham’s career over the last 20+ years. Without a clear idea of her future during post-secondary education, Victo...

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April 21, 2021

Zach – Politics, to Paramedic, to Policy Analyst

#32 – Having literally circled the globe during the course of his career, and living in 8 countries along the way, Zach Desson would probably describe himself not as a nomad but as someone open to new experiences. Leaving his...

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April 14, 2021

Lisa – From Accounting to Real Estate Investing

#31 – Hailing from the Cayman Islands, Lisa Hylton has always had a career where she crunched numbers, although who she was crunching numbers for has changed dramatically over time. After doing part of her university degree i...

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April 7, 2021

Helen – Helping People Find Their Next Career, After She Found Her Own

#30 – Helen Hanison has lived a life of two careers. After stumbling a little as a teenager, she attended university at the age of 21 to get a degree in Media and Communications and after spending a term during …

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March 31, 2021

James – Merging Radio and Technology

#29 - James Cridland knew from the time he was a teenager that radio and technology were two of his biggest passions. Given that, he had a fairly easy time deciding where to try and get hired after high school; …

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March 24, 2021

Jessica – From Student Affairs to the Non-Profit Sector

#28 – Jessica Bondy has always been a natural leader and from a young age she developed a passion for helping others. Towards the end of high school, as she tried to figure out what career path to go down, …

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