November 25, 2015

Hey, this is Graham again Today, I took the bus with my group downtown, where we went to the Rideau Shopping Centre to take our resumes and apply for jobs at stores of our choice in the building. We then went across the street to a Dollarama to shop for Christmas craft supplies which, just like when we went to Rideau, didn't take too long because they had just what we needed! When we arrived back at Dovercourt, we did a lesson on proper customer service, followed by a related group activity. After lunch, we then did our usual job searching....
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November 18, 2015

Hey, this is Graham again Today, we started our daily activities off by taking the bus to the Carlingwood Library, where we hung out and read books for half an hour. I took out two books on Metal music and one Alice Cooper CD from the CD section. Once we returned to Dovercourt, we took a snack break, and then worked on a budgeting exercise. Before the budgeting exercise, I went upstairs to the main lobby to buy myself some penne for lunch ahead of time. Once it was ready, I had before starting the budgeting exercise. The budgeting exercise involved us making a list  (using Microsoft Excel) of our personal expenses for an average month, detailing the cost of each expense (depending on how frequently we spend on it), and then finally adding it all together to determine the total amount of the budget for the month. We also did our usual Job and Volunteer Searching session....
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November 4th, 2015

Hey, this is Graham Hackett again. Today, my group (group 1) and I walked over to our second base McKellar Park, as usual. While we were there, we learned about "group interviews", and watched a video related to  how to behave during group interviews - a scene from the movie Men In Black! After that, we read some information on "budgeting" and did a budgeting exercise. We then walked back to Dovercourt, had our lunch, and then the members of our group alternated between job searching and manning the WAVE fundraiser, which consisted of  baked goods and crafts in the main lobby. The items that were sold included cupcakes, cookies, Christmas balls, bracelets, special key holders made out of sliced tennis balls, candles, candle holders and Christmas tags! ...
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October 21, 2015

Hello, I'm Graham Hackett. I'm a second-year apprentice at WAVE and part of Group 1, which is supervised by Ian Blagden. Today, we didn't go on any special outings, but we were quite productive at Dovercourt and our second base in McKellar Park. We discussed how to create a cover letter for resumes, and brainstormed what to write for our qualifications on the cover letters, as well as what the needs of the potential employer are when looking for an employee . As for me, I've already pretty much finished my cover letter, but I wouldn't mind updating it at some point whenever necessary. As of the time of this typing, my group is still on lunch break. We'll find out what else needs to be done soon after!...
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October 16, 2014

Hi this is Randy I did some toy cleaning this morning. I had a snack this morning. I went shopping at Carlingwood Mall in the afternoon. I bought cookie mix at Dollarama. I bought wrappers and muffin mix at Loblaws. I bought sticks at Bulk Barn. I wrote in my journal in the afternoon....
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