University students

A career path with curves

December, 14, 2016 by Guest Contributor author workhoppers

Do What You Love, Not What You Think You Should. Your career path does not need to be a straight line.  “Eight of the ten things you have decided about yourself at the age of twenty will, over time, prove to be false. The other two things will prove to be so true that you’ll… Read the full article

Life as a Freelancer – Unfiltered

November, 07, 2016 by Guest Contributor author workhoppers

Ana Doru is the $100 grand prize winner of the Workhoppers’ blog contest with  Life as a Freelancer – unfiltered. Do you know that feeling that you get when you wake up in the morning and you know you have to get to work? Yes, that feeling of resistance from your bed calling you and… Read the full article

Women in Tech

March, 31, 2016 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

I recently attended the Women Techmakers  International Women’s Day Global Event Series “Our time to lead” held in Montreal at the Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS). It was an informative and inspiring event organized by two up and coming women in tech leaders and engineering graduates Laurence de Villers and Annie Caron. I am going… Read the full article

Web Design Inspiration, life as a freelancer

November, 24, 2015 by Guest Contributor author workhoppers

Workhoppers got a chance to sit down with Karina Perez-Tristan, a freelance web designer and artist based in Montreal. Karina’s main freelance work involves creating websites for artists’ portfolios and art galleries. We wanted to learn about how is life as a freelancer in Montreal and her web design inspiration-what made her become the web… Read the full article

Good Student Jobs

December, 02, 2014 by Samantha Padilla-Torres author workhoppers

If you want to play it smart, stay out of debt, and get some seriously valuable work experience, getting one of these good student jobs while studying is key. It is true that most of the good student jobs available during your education years are entry jobs, that does not mean they cannot be amazing… Read the full article

Part-time university jobs: 10 reasons

October, 28, 2014 by Samantha Padilla-Torres author workhoppers

Being a student is rough, and on top of that you are thinking of working part-time? Are you crazy? Nope, you are just smart. Part-time university jobs for students are plentiful.  Here is a list of the top 10 reasons why you should definitely consider looking at flexible part time jobs for students. 1- It… Read the full article

International Experience Canada Program: Pack your suit and go!

June, 11, 2014 by Vera Gavizon author workhoppers

  In the past years more and more attention has been given to the imminent labor shortage Canada will soon be facing. However, recently some people and studies have tried really hard to debunk the idea that in a matter of two decades the labor demand in Canada will exceed its supply, and who can… Read the full article

What Some Kids are doing to Pay for College Tuition ain’t sweet

June, 03, 2014 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

There are so many benefits to having a job while in university but having a sugar daddy employer is definitely not one of them. As a mother and a mompreneur who co-founded a company to help freelancers, stay-at-home moms, semi retired and students find flexible work I was flabbergasted when I came across a recent article… Read the full article

Get A Higher GPA by working while in school

August, 06, 2013 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

A recent study that was published in Time Ideas from the American Sociological Review (2013) found that students whose tuition is paid for by their parents do not do as well in school. Further, another study found that students who are working while in school, between one to 20 hours per week, had a higher GPA than… Read the full article

McKinsey Research on Untapped Talent

June, 11, 2013 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

In the McKinsey  article “Help Wanted: The future of work in Advanced Economies” (March 2012), the author mentions 5 trends that are influencing employment levels. One of which is untapped talent. “Advanced economies have growing pools of underused talent: older workers, women, and youth”. This segment of the population – more specifically: retirees, stay at home… Read the full article