Awo Fahal, English Teacher, Korea
I’m currently writing this from a trendy café in Seoul where you’ve got the option of bringing in your dog, poppin’ tunes, and comfy floor seating with pillows. Would I be able to find a spot like this back home? Hell no. This is Korea, a completely different world and I’m loving every second of it.
Amina Said, Head of PR, Level Shoes
I've been lucky to have a dynamic career over the last 8 years. I was always an academic from a young age and to me I thought if I could excel in that I would be successful. I soon realized that’s only a fraction of the equation. It’s about finding a passion and something that constantly keeps you inspired. My career has taken me all over. I started in New York interning and later working for designer Rachel Roy. I landed at Holt Renfrew in Toronto next, then took a leap of faith to join an e-commerce start up. I reluctantly joined the agency world short after to work on P&G Prestige. Having done PR for a fashion designer, a luxury retailer, a start-up, beauty brands, what could possibly be next?
Ally Calder, Founder of Furevery App
My journey to entrepreneurship is a little unconventional. If you asked me 5 years ago where I saw myself today, I would say working for a reputable technology company with great benefits and a great company culture - feeling safe and secure. For the past 24 years, I’ve been all about playing it safe. In high school, I took part in extra-curricular programs and found part-time jobs that would look attractive on my University applications. In University, I took every step to build up my resume to look good when applying to post-grad opportunities. Straight from University I jumped into a big-girl 9 to 5 job with a flourishing tech company. I dabbled in various sales, marketing and customer success roles at this company and worked with some amazing people. I would have been perfectly content following this path and working my way up the totem pole but I realized one thing was missing...passion. Work felt like work, my heart and soul wasn’t in it. At the end of the day, it wasn’t about the free lunch and ping pong tables, it was about my inner happiness.
Judy Walters, Flawless Intern
As a first year student at Queens University this year came with a billion changes, at a billion miles an hour. Going away to school I felt confident, insecure, excited, nervous… the list goes on but all of these emotions fluttered away once finishing my first year finals and coming home. I was devastated… just as I became comfortable in my new home in Kingston Ontario I would be leaving for four months. First year taught me a lot of things like how to pass a course without going to a single lecture… or how to live with 20 girls and one shower, but most importantly I learnt to enter the unknown with excitement - rather than fear.
Molly Wagner, Product Development Executive and Chemist
YOU DO YOU – the phrase that seems to define my generation; said by everyone, but is so much easier said than done. If you’re anything like me – a little scattered, indecisive, while simultaneously compulsive, you know where this whole “you do you” thing can get us in trouble.
Iman Said, Social Media Coordinator
Summer is right around the corner and as exciting as that is, it also means that the chances that you’ll look in the mirror at 2:00 PM only to find that your makeup has melted off are imminent. If you have very oily skin this is probably a daily issue that those long summer days will exacerbate. Well I’ve got great news because we’ve listed some amazing foolproof tips to help your makeup sustain the heat and humidity and keep the flawless canvas you worked on in check ✔