Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Career Essentials Podcast

Career Essentials offers real-world advice and insight into different careers and career paths. We feature the stories and experiences of NAIT alumni with lessons for everyone. 

Whether you’re just starting out or further along the career journey, each episode will give you perspectives, tools and tips essential to growth and success. It might even inspire you to pursue a completely new career path to personal and professional satisfaction.

Episode 2: Leadership under fire

Fighting wildfires isn't for the faint of heart – especially when you're leading a crew of 20 men and women against some of the biggest, hottest fires in recent memory. Firefighter and author Harold Larson (Forest Technology ’13) shares what it's really like on the front lines and how to lead teams during stressful situations.

Episode 1: Let's talk about mental health in the restaurant industry

Edmonton chef and restauranteur Steven Brochu (Culinary Arts ’06) opens up about mental health in the restaurant industry and what he's doing to change kitchen culture. Brochu is the owner of Milkcrate, a cafe and catering company that he founded in 2019. A year later, in the middle of a pandemic, he launched Milkcrate Listens. It’s an initiative where fellow chefs and others in the hospitality industry can ask questions or share experiences related to mental health.

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