Kevin, out for a hike in the beautiful country of Lesotho, Africa. Photo taken February 13, 2014.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Osgoode, Ontario, Canada. Just south of Ottawa.

And where are they going next? We leave November 1st for a six week trip to Romania and Moldova.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Job hunting

No, not us.

But I thought it might be worthwhile to try and help our son out in a weak job market...

We average over 500 different readers per day here, so who knows what connections each of you have. And a lot of jobs are filled because somebody knows somebody, not necessarily because of an advertisement for a position.

He's looking for something related to mathematics because that's what his degree is in, with a minor in finance. So anything from statistical analysis to working in a bank or insurance company. He is a Canadian citizen, however under the "Optional Practical Training" program with his student visa, he is eligible to work in the U.S. for 29 months after graduation provided that the job is related to his degree in math. During that 29 months, he will prove to his American employer that he is indispensable! Then the employer will gladly apply to sponsor him to continue living in the U.S!

Here's the basics...

He graduated with a 3.76 GPA. President list twice, Deans list eight times. Captain of the baseball team in both junior college and university. Numerous awards and honors. Served as math tutor for college algebra courses up to calculus II as well as probability and statistics courses. Huge Red Sox fan!

Willing to relocate anywhere at his own expense. Prefers United States, but will entertain offers from Canada. Currently committed to a job for the summer, but available for employment as of September 1.

Interested employers can send us an email at and we'll forward it to him. Thanks!


  1. these days it is not 'what you know but who you know!'..we wish him luck on his 'job hunting endevours!'

  2. Sounds like he has his ducks in a row, like you said every little bit helps. My brother in law is a retired actuary and I will ask him if the company he retired from would do that for a good prospect. It is based in Columbus OH I forget the name but it is a big name and I will get that and the address for you to give him, can't hurt to try. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  3. best of luck to him as the daughter is also looking for work although has something lined up for September...

  4. Thanks everyone!

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey


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