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Talent Day Success Stories: Lorraine and Drive Digital


Presented by BC Jobs in partnership with the BC Tech Association, Talent Days are opportunities to connect the right people with the right companies, and we love hearing about how tech professionals have made moves in their careers because of these events. Check out this Talent Day Success Story, highlighting a tech professional who found an amazing new role, as well as the great company they met at Talent Day!

Lorraine Boutin is a recent grad who came to Talent Day in April as part of her job search. At the event, she met the team from Drive Digital, where she got the chance to learn about their culture and found a front-end development role! Keep reading to learn more about Lorraine’s experience at Talent Day and life at Drive.

Please describe your experience at Talent Day.
Lorraine: Talent Day was great! I had seen many of the companies throughout my job searches and it was valuable being able to meet with them directly and give my resume and a sense of my skills in person. It was a very busy event, however I was able to meet with all of the companies I intended to.

What it was like to network and connect with great companies like Drive Digital?
Lorraine: Networking and connecting with companies at Talent Day was a great experience, and allowed me to get a feel for company culture and the type of people they were looking for. I had heard of Drive Digital before the event, so I made sure to meet the team in person and get a sense of the position they were hiring for.

Now that you’ve been able to find an awesome new role from Talent Day, what is life at Drive Digital like?
Lorraine: Life at Drive is awesome – I’m really enjoying my new job and especially the company culture. Being a recent grad it was very important to me to find a place where I could grow and continue improving my skills, and Drive has all of that and more. The company has a very laid-back atmosphere, which I love, as it makes even the more stressful times during deadlines fun.

We were able to connect with Miles Sellyn, Managing Partner at Drive, to learn more about their time at Talent Day, and this is what he had to say:

What was your experience at Talent Day like while representing Drive Digital? 
Miles: We had a great time attending our first Talent Day a few months ago. We met over 60 candidates for our 3 open positions, interviewed 6, and have now have one working for us…and she has been doing an amazing job since day one!

What is Drive Digital like?
 Drive Digital is a creative digital agency with a specialization in web design and development. We’re a team of 26 talented UX/UI designers, developers, strategists and project managers with passion for creating top quality websites that make an impact for our clients. We take our work very serious, but not ourselves (except when it comes to MarioKart).

If you’d like to learn more about Drive Digital, be sure to visit their website, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter!

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