MMMentoring – Kristy Shortall Shares Career Advice with Students

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Through guest teaching spots and lectures at Canadian universities, colleges, and schools; and playing active roles in leading volunteer committees and professional associations; MMM team members enjoy sharing our passion and expertise with the next generation.

Recently, MMM’s Kristy Shortall, Project Manager, Planning and Environmental Design, participated in an Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto student career event as part of a panel of young professionals who shared knowledge about their personal career paths with student members of the organization.

Kristy told the students in attendance that is important to seek out new challenges: “Put your hand up for everything, you will impress your employer and you will quickly gain exposure to diverse aspects of the job”. Additionally, she advised: “dive into every opportunity”, “don’t specialize too soon”, and “keep improving”. Kristy explained that her personal career path included becoming LEED certified, and volunteering for the Canada Green Building Council (CGBC) and Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD).

ULI Toronto provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide, with members from a spectrum of land use and development disciplines, including developers, builders, planners, real estate brokers, and students.

Kristy, a representative for ULI Toronto, has more than eight years of experience in securing approval for a wide variety of urban and rural development projects, and is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and Ontario Professional Planners Institute.