Diva Girls' Blog Post - December 7th (Rogers Trip)
This session the girls attended a trip to The Rogers Community Centre where the used everything we had learned in the past weeks. The girls were seated in a meeting room where one of the presenters, Samantha started off with the Land Acknowledgement.
After that she offered a quick run through of what we were going to do that day and talked about the people that were in the room. This lead us into the ice breaker. The girls were asked to list 2 things they wanted people to talk to them about and walk around in the room looking for someone they have never spoken to before.
The girls listed things like: the future, their name, cooking, food, and more. There was a lot of diversity in the things both the girls and the women that work at rogers stated. After the ice breaker they went back to their seats and the women at Rogers started speaking.
A guest speaker, Tracy Moore from Cityline Tv, started first. her presentation was on confidence, resiliency, and how things are unexpected.
|Tracy Moore of Cityline|
After Tracy had presented, the girls were told to go into pairs and take part in a round robin type interview.
After that, the girls were given a break and we then took a tour of the broadcasting and radio stations. Though Focus has their own broadcasting and radio stations the girls previously worked with, these really caught their attention. They liked the idea of seeing themselves on screen in a professional setting. This helps figure out what programs we create from here that can help put this experience into work.
|Studio of Tim and Sid|
They were then taken into the Sportsnet room where our tour coordinator, Pilar Thomas, talked about what she looks in someone she wants to hire. She talked about how a resume and experience can only take someone so far and that what really matters is the personality and how they conduct themselves at the interview.
She talked about how she hired someone who had no experience but will do everything in her power to keep her working at the company because of how hard she works and the personality she has. This I think is one of the most important messages to get across and I'm glad the girls had someone working in a high position bring this forward.
|Studio of SPORTSNET|
During these tours the girls learned of careers they hadn't even thought of before, these were careers like finding suitable clothing for famous guests. They were also very interested in the makeup aspect of all of it.
|Kiss 92.5 radio station|
The girls were then brought back into the meeting room and we had a closing talk and they were given gift bags from the members of Rogers and we were dismissed.
Amna Quaid Azam