Suthan Vaheesar – Systems Design Specialist & Artist

Suthan Vaheesar is an Engineer and Artist duo. He is a Systems Design Specialist at Thales, a multinational company that specializes in services for aerospace, defense, transportation and security, and he is also a recognized self-taught artist with an international fan base of over twenty-eight thousand. Suthan knew he wanted to become an engineer at a very young age. His …

Subi Shehaan – International Staging and Re-design Professional

Subi Shehaan is an International Staging and Re-design Professional (ISRP), who founded Design Contours, a company that specializes in interior decorating, home staging and renovation. Her most recent recognition was being deemed the Best Woman Entrepreneur of 2015 by the Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce. Interestingly, Subi did not always inhabit the world of design. She holds an Honours Bachelor …

Nirupan Nithiananthan – Certified Food Scientist (CFS)

Nirupan Nithiananthan is a Certified Food Scientist (CFS) who holds a managerial position in Quality Assurance Systems at one of the leading North American companies in the Food Manufacturing Sector. His journey began at the University of Guelph, where he initially enrolled in a co-op program with a major in Chemistry. During his first co-op placement that happened to be in …

How to Ace that Interview!

Job interviews are stressful for even the most seasoned of professionals. They make the most confident of people nervous, queasy and nauseous. Perhaps it’s the whole mystery and ambiguity of it all – most people don’t know what to expect, how to prepare, how to act with people they’ve never met or how to set themselves apart from other candidates …

Exercise Advice for the Professional

I can sit here all day lecturing you on the importance of exercise and its role in prolonging longevity and decreasing the risks for diseases – but that’s pretty obvious if you ask me. Though it is quite obvious, there are always obstacles to keeping healthy, just like a fence that is too tall to climb. If you ask any …

6 Personal Abilities That Will Guarantee Results

Success can be defined in different ways by different people. In today’s business environment, there are many ways to make yourself stand out whether it be at work, during presentations or in a personal setting. I have written this blog with the intention to help you as a reader learn the importance of effective communication, staying on target, using your …

5 Ways to Win with Networking

“It’s not what you know, but who you know.” Here’s a lesson that has been ingrained in our minds, yet most of us still face difficulty in expanding our network to grow our career. Actively networking is one of the best things you could do for yourself, whether you are a new graduate ready to step into the ‘real world’, …

The Unconventional Approach to Getting Hired

Let’s face it – we’ve all been through it. You see a great job posting online so you begin preparing your cover letter and tweaking your resume to suit the job description. However, you soon realize that your job application may be one of many received. The hiring manager and/or recruiter may only spend a minute or two glancing over …

Paalam Mentorship – An Ongoing Relationship of Learning

Have you ever had doubts about which career path to take? Not sure what type of skills would be beneficial to you? If you are a recent graduate or a young emerging professional and want to receive career advice from experts, then join CTPA’s mentorship program called Paalam. Through Paalam you will gain valuable career advice, develop communication skills, enhance …