Anyone who knows me knows that the Career Incubator is my baby. Its creation and success has essentially launched my own entry-level career as an editor, and it has helped me learn and grow so much since it first hatched in February 2009.
This morning, I published the Incubator’s 600th article!!! It’s the first in a fantastic three-part series for international students who want to work in Canada (a small but important part of our audience), produced in partnership with the Canadian University Application Centre.
600 may seem like a strange milestone to some—why not 500, you ask? I’m not sure. 600 just seems like a lot of articles.
Back in November 2009, we reported that we had published 300 articles on the Incubator, which means we’ve doubled the number of articles since then!
More than 60 of those posts (a little more than 10%) also include video that we’ve produced in-house.
It probably goes without saying, but I’m so proud of our little online magazine. When Lauren and I first put it online and began recruiting contributors, I was still a fourth-year student at Ryerson University and I never imagined that, within 18 months, we would publish 600 articles and more than 60 videos, or that I would have worked with nearly 100 amazing student and new grad contributors.
I really hope the resources we’ve provided through it have been valuable for students and recent grads right across Canada (and beyond), and I’m so egg-cited about the content we’re currently producing to be published this fall!
If you have any feedback or suggestions for the Career Incubator, please leave them in the comments. I’d love to know what we’re doing horribly wrong and also what we’re doing that you love!
Now, just for fun, here are the Top 10 articles of all time (determined by number of pageviews):
- Internships are the way to get your foot in the entertainment industry’s door by Kate Morawetz
- How to write a Career Launching Resumé (CLR) by Lauren Friese
- How to ask your professor for a reference letter by Kelly Hinton
- Canadian media internships: glitz, glamour or gopher? by Kristina Loschiavo
- Showing a little personality in the interview can help you get the job by Shannon Farrell
- Skip the quarter-life crisis: be happy for this moment by Natalie Gallo
- Why I’m avoiding fast food jobs at all costs by David-Paul Williams
- How NOT to start your cover letter by Cassandra Jowett
- Taking the next step: The benefits of going to college after university by Shannon Farrell
- How to turn your lack of experience into relevant experience on the job hunt by Jessica Hutcheson
August 13, 2010 at 2:50 pm
Congrats, Cassandra. I’m the Web Editor of WestJet’s up! magazine and am also the person responsible from stealing a certain brilliant intern away from you a few months ago and I’ve been following your site here since. You and your team have done a great job creating this site.
Knowing what it takes to build a site and community from the ground up, that was no easy feat. You guys should be really proud of what you’ve accomplished.