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Stepping towards a dream job

Alireza Gazerani is no stranger to academia. With a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, and Masters degrees in both Systems Science and Economics at the University of Ottawa, he’s nothing short of a seasoned scholar. Now, Alireza is on the hunt for a job in the field of international economic development. With his extensive academic background and career-ready skills acquired from Mitacs Step, Alireza is ready to begin a new and exciting career!

“Certainly searching for a job is much more than sending resumes and waiting for an interview. The business skills I’ve learned through Mitacs Step have provided me with valuable communication and networking abilities, the know-how to create impactful resumes and business cards, as well as appropriate manners and etiquette during an interview or at a industry event, all of which I’ve applied to my present job hunt.”

Alireza has attended nearly all of the Step workshops offered in Ontario. “Team Building Excellence was my favorite workshop because of the novelty and importance of working in a team environment. This workshop provided me with helpful tips and tactics on how to be an effective and cohesive team member in the workplace.”

Looking back on his experience with Mitacs Step, Alireza raves about the benefits of the workshops for students transitioning from academia to industry, “I would suggest Mitacs Step workshops to all grad students. The practical skills I’ve learned in these workshops have been invaluable during my job hunt, and have provided me with the confidence that I will in fact land the job of my dreams.” 

Interested in taking a Mitacs Step workshop? Visit www.mitacs.ca/step to see a calendar of our current workshops!