This week’s CBC/Radio-Canada Works featured employee is Marie-Ève Roy. Marie-Ève is a client services advisor, managing the operations of the Corporate Communications Web Services team. In her own words, “I’m fortunate to work each day with a really talented and inspiring group of graphic designers, web developers, writers/translators, content coordinators, and managers (just to name a few!). Together, we produce what you see on Corporate website and CBC/Radio-Canada’s intranet.”
- What is the first thing that you do when you get to work? I have a quick chat with my teammates – a mix of personal and work stuff. We talk about what we did the night before and go over what the day has in store. Then I get down to business!
- What do you like most about your job at CBC/Radio-Canada? Working in an artistic environment. Each day, I feel privileged to be surrounded by so many passionate, creative people.
- What is your favourite occupation outside of work? I’m a music buff with a penchant for electronica. I thrive on new finds and love sharing them. I’m also a big concert-goer, because nothings beats the sound of live music in its purest form!
- What is the natural talent you’d like to be gifted with? I’d like to be able to speak several languages fluently. I speak English and French fairly often, but as the years go by I’ve found it hard to practice my basic Mandarin and Spanish on a regular basis.
- What do you appreciate the most in your friends? Their open-mindedness. My friends accept me for who I am – the good and the bad – non-judgmentally and with boundless generosity. They’re the family that I chose!
- What is your favourite journey? I haven’t travelled that much, but I lived for a year in China and it was an unforgettable experience. I didn’t know much about Chinese culture before setting foot there, but I totally fell in love with the generosity, curiosity, intelligence and solidarity of the Chinese people. Not to mention all the great meals I had the pleasure of eating!
- What is your greatest extravagance? Nothing specific comes to mind. I guess I’m more one to spice up my life with little extravagances. It’s easy to get bogged down in routine, so why not ride your bike across town in the pouring rain, treat yourself to that pair of shoes you’ll never have a chance to wear, or take off on a last-minute getaway? Everyday extravagance can be more fun!
- What advice/tips would you give a student who wanted to follow in your footsteps and have a similar career? Follow your heart and don’t be afraid to take chances. You spend a lot of time at work, so it’s important to enjoy what you do! In the communications business, I also think it’s important to be more than a one-trick pony – to have a wide range of skills and experience. It can make a big difference in the job market.
A big thank you to Marie-Ève for sharing with us. If you have questions for Marie-Ève, post them here.
– Sarah Lue, Blog host