Testimonials

"My only regret is not having met with Devin sooner"

Ned

"At a time when I was unsure where my education fit into my larger career plan, Devin provided me with the knowledge and tools to create a realistic strategy to meet my career aspirations. At every step of the process, he offered genuine, personalized guidance that gave me the confidence to take my skills and personal experience and use them effectively in securing an internship and setting future goals. My only regret is not having met with Devin sooner to make more informed decisions on my education and career planning."

"Believed in me when I lacked self-confidence"

Anne

"Working with Devin consistently for two years at Western always made me feel incredibly supported in my faculty. I met with him on several occasions to discuss both my long term career goals and the immediate next steps I needed to take in working towards my desired field of Film and TV production. Devin was kind, helpful, and believed in me when I lack self-confidence. He was very knowledgeable about the industry and gave me the tip I needed to succeed. Meeting with him was fun and uplifting as he always reminded me that the future is bright!"

"I would not be where I am today without his unwavering support and guidance"

Steph

"Devin was the driving force behind the career success I had during my undergrad. He helped me through countless applications, interviews, and gave me foundational skills that ultimately landed me awesome internships and job opportunities. It was so helpful to have a counsellor that I could talk openly with and bounce ideas off of. No matter how many times I needed to meet, he made himself available throughout the entire process, and helped me stay on track to meet my goals. I would highly recommend anyone who feels lost or overwhelmed in their education or career path to meet with Devin. I am so thankful that I did - and can truthfully say I would not be where I am today without his unwavering support and guidance."

"I had some of the most valuable career development conversations with Devin"

Caylin

"Devin provided me with 1:1 guidance counselling during my 3rd to 4th year of undergraduate studies. Not only he helped me identified work opportunities through an academic internship, but he was also there to advocate for me to ensure that my best interests were being protected. I had some of the most valuable career development conversations with Devin that ultimately played an influence in my later academic and career journey. Devin is approachable, genuine and is an out-of-box thinker. I believe Tailwind will embody all of those values that can be extremely beneficial for any students seeking guidance on transitioning to university/college, maximizing the impact of education opportunities and finally embarking on a meaningful career."

"It’s clear from my time with him that helping students succeed is his passion, and he is excellent at it."

Anson

"When I began to think about my career after university, I realized I was lacking experience and skills to succeed in a professional environment. Through a number of workshops and one-on-one meetings, Devin helped me map out options for both professional development and my education, allowing me to maximize both kinds of opportunities. Once I landed an internship, Devin continued to check in and was always ready to answer any questions I had. It’s clear from my time with him that helping students succeed is his passion, and he is excellent at it. He challenged me to challenge myself and stretch outside my comfort zone, which really enabled me to gain the experience and skills I was missing in my education."

"Devin encouraged me to push myself, because he sees potential in every student he interacts with."

Jessica

"I pursued a degree at Western University with dreams of becoming a journalist, but in my second year of undergraduate studies, I realized I had no practical experience. I focused all my energy on academics, and was nervous with the idea of writing for the student newspaper or volunteering at the local radio station. I approached Devin with my concerns, and he listened to me with an open mind. He provided personalized career advice and told me that the only way I would grow both personally and professionally was if I stepped outside of my comfort zone. Fast-forward three years later, I am completing my Master’s degree in journalism with 3+ years of print and broadcast experience under my belt. Devin encouraged me to push myself, because he sees potential in every student he interacts with. For that, I will be forever grateful."

"Learned how to best prepare for success in all areas of my life"

Kyle, former Junior hockey player

"The University transition process was completely new and unfamiliar territory for my family and I. It's hard to make decisions, even without trying to factor hockey in. Devin’s experience playing Junior hockey while balancing University life was something that my guidance counsellors, parents, and coaches could not speak to, and played a huge role in helping me make decisions. I was able to bounce questions and ideas off of him, and learned how to best prepare for success in all areas of my life. Without Devin's assistance, I would have been on my own through this process and likely would have chosen the "safe" academic (hang up the skates) route. His experience and expertise gave me the confidence to pursue my passions, and over the course of our contact, something that I had thought was unrealistic soon became a reality."

I help students reach their potential.

When I graduated from high school in 2010, I had no idea what I wanted to do. All I knew was that I was a Junior hockey player who had some interest in media and business - that's it.

I decided to go to university and took a winding road towards graduation. Switching between full-time and part-time, it took 5 years for me to graduate.

During this time, I fell in love with everything about post-secondary. I was thrilled when I was selected to represent my university across Canada and help high school students prepare for their future.

Since then, I've been a university career counsellor, designed internship programs, and coached hundreds of students and families along the journey from high school to post-secondary to career.

My passion is helping students reach their potential, and I believe students succeed when they have a team of support.