Stories in ‘Cool Jobs’
For indie bookstore owners, Joanne Saul and Samara Walbohm, connecting readers with great books is a dream job. Hanging with author Michael Ondaatje isn’t bad either
Renatta Austin wanted to help kids in trouble at school. To do so, she’s redefining how a law practice can work
Mary Elizabeth Picher helps new parents better understand how little ones learn and grow
Irwin Adam Eydelnant blends his love of food with an advanced science degree and entrepreneurial outlook to come up with a completely new kind of work
To create your own business, Andrew Peek understands the importance of flexibility, risk-taking — and play
Anne Appathurai makes sure audiences understand foreign-language films – in less space than a tweet!
Rob Brander put his specialized knowledge at the service of Australian surfers, and now a grateful nation calls him “Dr. Rip”
At a crossroads between academia and the life of a dancer, Evelyne Benaïs-Lemelin chose her passion
Susan Stock cleans the corrosion from ancient metal artefacts so museum-goers can see the original beauty
Museum Studies grad Jake Paleczny comes up with fun ways for visitors to learn about the moose, elk and other animals that make up the “living collection” at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve
When “hopportunity” knocked, John Gergesha’s chemistry degree made him a top draft choice for a beer tasting job.
Bob Banks trained as both an engineer and a doctor… and now he investigates plane, car, and even space crashes in order to prevent future accidents
Being hired as the first female organist at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, England was music to Rachel Mahon’s ears.
Total immersion in the world of television led Tassie Cameron to screenwriting gigs – and her own show
Elena Grouios works in a chocolate factory, inventing new treats. Sweet!
John Paul de Silva’s company provides sound – and less costly – business advice to help non-profit organizations raise funds more effectively
Tania Grafstein-Ho’s entrepreneurial spirit and love of desserts motivated her to start an artisanal baking business
Through her blog, Lisa Ng inspires women to go on road trips, attend rock concerts and scale volcanoes, among other things
As a genealogical researcher, Kristina Bedford’s work runs the gamut from interpreting 11th-century documents to locating family gravestones
Rebecca Niles turned an opportunity that came up during her thesis into a full-time job at the Folger Shakespeare Library