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Career Planning and Goal Setting

This workshop provides a foundation for the entire career planning workshop series. You will learn about the career planning process and how to make effective career planning decisions. Strategies for setting short and long term goals will also be presented.   We encourage you to attend this workshop prior to attending the remaining workshops in the career series. Click here for the online version.

This is a workshop for undergraduate and graduate students.

Personal Awareness and Self-Assessment

Participants will learn about the VISTA model for personal awareness and self-assessment. You will gather meaningful information about yourself and develop personal awareness of your interests, values, personality traits, and ambitions. This will allow you to develop a list of criteria for what you are looking for in a career. Click here for the online version.

This is a workshop for undergraduate and graduate students.

Identifying Skills & Building Competencies

Marketing yourself outside involves understanding and selling the “transferable skills” you have acquired during university. As well, it is important to identify areas for further skill development to set yourself up for success. During the workshop, students will learn about the many transferable skills they already possess.  As well, students will identify one or more areas for further development of transferable skills. Click here for the online version.

This is a workshop for undergraduate and graduate students.

Exploring Career Options for your Degree

Throughout your University experience you will often hear the question “What are you going to do with that degree”.  The purpose of this workshop is to provide some strategies for you to find clarity and confidence in answering that question.  You will learn strategies for conducting occupational research, online and in-person, the value of gaining experience and growing your network. Click here for the online version.

This is a workshop for undergraduate students.

Resumes for Results

The resume is the most common work search tool.  Learn how to target your resume to secure that all important interview.  This workshop will teach you about the key components of an effective resume and how to showcase your strengths and accomplishments.  You will be provided with tips and strategies on how to write an effective cover letter that is targeted to the position you are applying for. The importance of preparing and maintaining professional references will also be discussed. Click here for the online version.

This is a workshop for undergraduate and graduate students.

Job Search & Networking

Take control of your job search!  This workshop will provide with the tools you need to conduct an effective job search.  Learn how to prepare, target, contact and follow-up with employers.  Learn about the hidden job market and strategies for expanding your personal network and staying organized. Click here for the online version.

This is a workshop for undergraduate and graduate students.

Interview Strategies

An interview will determine whether or not you are selected for a position. Discover the steps to help you prepare and succeed in the interview. Learn how to effectively answer interview questions and speak confidently about your skills and accomplishments.  As well, learn how to effectively follow-up after the interview. Click here for the online version.

This is a workshop for undergraduate students.

Effective Cover Letters

A well written cover letter can help an employment application stand out from others in the application pool.  Students will be provided with tips and strategies on how to write an effective cover letter that is targeted to the position being applied for. An opportunity will be given to workshops participants to apply these strategies through critiquing and making enhancements to an actual cover letter. Click here for the online version. 

This is a workshop for graduate students.

Professional CV

This workshop will assist students with understanding when to use a CV and what the key components of a CV are. Practical tips on how to create an effective CV will be provided.  Students will be provided with the opportunity to apply this knowledge by critiquing and enhancing a sample CV during the workshop. Click here for the online version. 

This is a workshop for graduate students.

Interview Strategies for Industry

An interview will determine whether or not you are selected for a position. Discover the steps to help you prepare and succeed in the interview. Learn how to effectively answer interview questions and speak confidently about your skills and accomplishments.  As well, learn how to effectively follow-up after the interview. 

This is a workshop for graduate students.

Graduate Career Workshops

Submitted by admin on Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:47am

Interview Strategies for Academia

Successful navigation of the academic interview requires significant preparation. This workshop provides students with an overview of the process and with strategies to assist them with preparing to succeed at the interview. Students will also learn how to answer common questions asked at academic interviews. Click here for the online version. 

This is a workshop for graduate students.

Portfolios: Show & Tell

Convey the value of your degree, background and experiences to potential employers through a self-marketing tool.  What imprint could you leave for the employer?  Your portfolio is a tangible and dynamic collection that can present your accomplishments and attest to your credibility.  Portfolio development fosters a connection between self-evaluation and your future career decisions.  This workshop will teach you the basics of portfolio development to get you started on your Show and Tell.

LinkedIn Lab

During this hands-on lab, we will take students through several aspects of creating an effective LinkedIn profile and how this platform can be useful in your job search and networking.

Please have access to a digital photo (preferably a head shot) of yourself, your resume or compilation of education and experiences, and some ideas of what you would like to explore or where you might want to connect. We will cover defining your professional ‘brand’ online, how to join groups and show you how to research companies and potential contacts.

This is intended to be a follow-up session to ‘Social Media & Your Job Search’ 

Social Media & Your Job Search

This is a great workshop to attend if you're considering taking your job search online. Learn how tools such as Twitter and LinkedIn can help you get noticed and connect with potential employers. Start by following us on Twitter @UofC_CS

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