Peter Fourlaris: Tell the readers a bit about yourself, what is your job title and description here at Concordia?
Nancy Cano: I work at Concordia University of Edmonton at the Career Services office. My job title is Career Adviser. My job description is to help the students with career planning, job searching, and to find one's passion or mission in life. The most important thing for me is to help students find the passion that they have in life, so that they have a reason to wake up everyday and find that their job is not just for the salary, but for enjoyment.
Peter: What is the most popular question that students ask you for help with?
Nancy: The most popular thing students come to me for is to tell me that they are lost and that they do not know what to do with their life.
Peter: Do you have any general advice for students regarding the library and maximizing it as a student resource?
Nancy: My advice for students is that they can come here anytime, and they will find two marvelous people who can help them find their passion. When they come here they will find many resources like booklets and magazines and handouts that can help them understand themselves. Students are welcome anytime, they can make an appointment or come in during our top on hours. Students will have a good time talking with us in a relaxed environment where they are safe to talk about whatever they want. My purpose is to make sure that when students leave the career services office that they have something in their hands that they can look back on.
Peter: What is your favourite part of your job?
Nancy: The most rewarding part of my job is when the students tell me "Nancy, you've helped me a lot," or when they write us a note or email thanking us for helping them. To me, that's the most rewarding part. After I get a note I just smile all day.
Peter: What is your dream vacation spot?
Nancy: I have two places I would like to see, one is Machu Picchu, or maybe someplace historical like Greece.
Peter: What is your favourite book?
Nancy My favorite book is ‘The Little Prince.’ I love that book and its philosophy.
Peter: What is your favourite movie?
Nancy: In Colombia I saw the Little Prince Movie. In general, I like movies that are happy in the end. I don't like scary movies, I just like movies with happy endings.
Thank you very much Ms. Nancy Cano for very entertaining interview. I hope this article can demonstrate how approachable and helpful Ms. Cano, and everyone at career service are.
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