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Gale Compagnon

A Success Story – Gale Compagnon

I have lived all over this country, but something about Nova Scotia kept pulling me back here.  After settling in to East Hants once again, it was time to look for work.  It was clear that without having an updated education, my resume just wasn’t appealing. I did a lot of research and found a great service center called Futureworx. My contacts were Barb Hopkins, Andrea MacDonnell and Rui Ferreira.  Barb and Andrea supported me with job search strategies/techniques while Rui helped me decide on a career path through the career decision making process.  As I was on EI, I was advised of a program in which I would get financial assistance while going to  school.  I saw this opportunity as potential to get things back on the right track to work towards a great career.  I was accepted into the two year Business Administration program at NSCC Truro Campus and approved for funding under the Skills Development Benefits program through Employment Nova Scotia.  After completing the first year, I realized my passion for International Business and was accepted into the two year program.

I had many bumpy roads I had to get over to succeed. I am a mother of two great teenagers, a wife, a taxi, a housekeeper, etc.  Once I made the decision to go back to school, thoughts of self-doubt continued to run through my mind. My first year in the program was very hard. There was a lot of crying and thoughts of not being good enough to do this. Simple things seemed very hard for me. However, with perseverance, support and encouragement from Futureworx and NSCC professors, I did it!  The commitment was sometimes challenging, but very rewarding. Following a four month internship at Fisher King Seafoods Ltd, I was offered full time employment as Sales Support and Logistics Coordinator.  I absolutely love my job. It just feels right! The support is phenomenal. 

I graduated with great pride on June 9th, 2014.  Having your kids and husband look at you and say “I am proud of what you have accomplished” makes it all worthwhile.

Follow your dreams, work hard, do the research and life simply becomes better for you and everyone involved. 

Gale at her desk at Fisher King Seafoods Ltd

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