SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

221 episodes of SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast since the first episode, which aired on April 6th, 2020.

  • Growing up and Journey to Canada - Hendra Hendrawan HH-001A PART1 MENTOR CORNER:

    December 11th, 2020  |  15 mins 44 secs
    communication, guest, hendra, indonesian, mentor, newcomer, siwike, success, uncomfortable

    MENTOR CORNER: Guest Host Hendra Hendrawan
    Hendra is an MBA grad and currently works in the area of Cyber Security currently working capital markets with previous experience in Education

  • What you should know before your First Year in university - Kelly Yang KY-002 YOUTH CORNER

    December 10th, 2020  |  18 mins 27 secs
    first year, siwike, youth corner

    Kelly shares her experience and insights on First Year!

  • Episode 026: Typical Job Hunt Day [JOB]

    December 9th, 2020  |  14 mins 3 secs
    benchmarks, day, hours, job hunt, schedule, siwike, timing

    To get a job, you know you have to apply online, practice interview questions, network and supplement any experience. But for how long? How many of each?

  • Growing up in small-town Ontario, being lost and going against STEM to business Kelly Yang KY-001 YOUTH CORNER

    December 3rd, 2020  |  15 mins 36 secs
    business, final year, perspectives, rotman, siwike, student, youth

    Kelly is in her final term at Rotman Commerce in Toronto. We learn about her background and some student SIWIKE.

  • Episode 025: Getting to WHY to find your Purpose [LIFE]

    December 2nd, 2020  |  11 mins 28 secs
    fulfillment, purpose, siwike, why

    Our approach is to first start with WHAT you want. Then we move to WHY. Seems like a simple question. Yet if you can really get to the root and the heart of your why and purpose, then you can find intense motivation, drive and fulfillment.

  • Episode 024: Don't let School get in the way of Education [LIFE]

    November 25th, 2020  |  8 mins 58 secs
    adulting, build meaningful connections, education, experience, explore, learning, school, siwike

    "Don't let school get in the way of education" Mark Twain. Definitely, words to take to heart for students and others alike. The focus of school experience is often for grades, assignments, and exams, which are important, though the most meaningful parts of the school experience often take place outside of the classroom.

  • Episode 023: Trouble shooting your job search [JOB]

    November 18th, 2020  |  13 mins 16 secs
    advice, improve, interview, job hunt, networking, resume, tips, troubleshoot

    The job search can be a big black box. You throw some resumes in. Nothing comes out. You throw in a few more. Nothing. You throw many more. And an interview comes out. We'll walk you through some tips and tricks to help you troubleshoot your job hunt process

  • Episode 022: Habits

    November 11th, 2020  |  16 mins 36 secs
    ability, action, behavioural change, behaviours, cue, habits, motivation, rewards, routine, siwike, trigger

    Your habits become your destiny. Paraphrased from a quote from Gandhi. Do your habits serve you? What can you do to change your habits?

  • Episode 021: Dealing with Stress and Anxiety [LIFE]

    November 4th, 2020  |  16 mins 54 secs
    anxiety, calm, dealing with stress, managing anxiety, meditation, perspectives, relax, siwike, stress

    Stress is good. It's what kept our ancestors alive. Chronic stress or too much stress is NOT good and can lead to anxiety and all sorts of challenges in life. Learn a few tips and tricks to help you better manage your stress and anxiety!

  • Episode 020: Resume Debates [JOB]

    October 28th, 2020  |  21 mins 2 secs
    advice, debate, resume, right way, siwike, strategies, tips, tricks

    What's the right way to write a resume? There isn't one. At least not a 100% answer. There is advice that is generally 90% or so correct, but to get those last few precious percentages to get an interview, you need to be contextual. We go through a few resume debates and you make your own decision!

  • Episode 019: Getting a promotion [JOB]

    October 14th, 2020  |  10 mins 40 secs
    job, promotion, siwike

    Many want to move up the "corporate ladder" perhaps for the more prestigious title or perhaps for the money. For whatever reason, how do you get a promotion? While each company has their own processes, we'll walk you through the high level steps to get a promotion.

  • Episode 018: Your First Days at work [JOB]

    October 7th, 2020  |  9 mins 48 secs
    expectations, first days, learn, norms, reflect, siwike, work

    Are you nervous and anxious about your first few days at work? Let's walk through some of the essential things you should do in your first day, week, month, year when starting a new job

  • Episode 017: Getting a Job without a resume [JOB]

    September 30th, 2020  |  9 mins 41 secs
    building meaningful connections, job hunt, networking, no resume, project, siwike, value

    Are applying online and networking the only ways to get a job? Perhaps. An almost certain way to practice your craft and build meaningful connections is to create value for others. Small projects based on your understanding of their challenges, and how you can add value to them, can be a great alternative to submitting resumes online.

  • Episode 016: LinkedIn - Engagement and Connections [CAREER]

    September 23rd, 2020  |  13 mins 48 secs
    building meaningful connections, engagement, linkedin, networking, siwike

    Check out Episode 015 for LinkedIn basics. In this episode, we delve into engagement and connections on LinkedIn.

  • Episode 015: LinkedIn - Basics [CAREER]

    September 16th, 2020  |  9 mins 19 secs
    building meaningful connections, linkedin, networking, siwike

    Networking is important. LinkedIn can be a valuable tool to build and cultivate your network. We'll cover some of the basics of what it is and how to leverage it. We'll focus this episode more on your profile

  • Episode 014: Professionalism 101 [CAREER]

    September 9th, 2020  |  7 mins 37 secs
    commitments, expectations, professionalism, siwike

    It's your first day at work. What do you do? What's expected of you? How do you perform as a professional? It a wonder that a basic course in professionalism isn't a standard in post-secondary (or even secondary) education. Learn some of the basics to adapt to the workplace.