2. If you had just won the lottery and didn’t need to work for money, what would you do with your time?
I'd travel, build a new home, volunteer and visit my dad more often!
3. What piece of career advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?
I think this isn't specific to my field and more just a general statement. It takes time. A lot of grads nowadays think they are going to graduate, get an amazing paying job with a corner office, only work 9-5 and be well on their way to being CEO. Friends, it takes time. Don't expect a lot at the beginning but do expect to bust your butt off to prove yourself.
4. What would be your ideal “just for fun” job?
Open a cake shop! Sadly, I suck at baking ha.
5. What was your first “real” job?
My first real job was with a large Canadian textbook publishing company. I started the job the summer of my 3rd year of university and ended up going back for about 9 months after I graduated from university. I really enjoyed it and it was definitely a nice taste into the real world. I also moved to Toronto (knowing no one!) for the summer and after university so it was a big step for that reason as well.
Prior to that and through high school I worked for Parks Canada at a historical site. I'll have to share my experiences there one day as it was some of the best summers I've had!