Events - January 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 — 2:30 PM EST

In order to receive that job offer, you must prove your skills in the  interview. Here is your opportunity to practise and improve. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 — 1:30 PM EST

Through discussion and hands-on activities, you will identify and evaluate your skills, interests and values, and enhance your understanding of how these elements affect the career decision-making process. You will also start to develop a plan for exploring multiple career paths outside of the traditional academic track.

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Monday, January 30, 2017 — 5:30 PM EST

Learn how to interpret job descriptions to identify your strongest and most relevant skills. Adopt the perspective of an employer when submitting your application for a position. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details. 

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Friday, January 27, 2017 — 10:30 AM EST

Find out how your interests relate to different work environments and career opportunities. NOTE: There is a student materials charge of $10 payable at the Centre for Career Action prior to the session. Once you have registered and paid, you will be given information on how to complete the Strong Interest Inventory online. The assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017 — 5:30 PM EST

Take your interview skills to the next level. This session is a chance to practice your responses to the questions employers are most likely to ask, and receive immediate feedback from Career Advisors.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 — 5:30 PM EST

Prepare for professional school interviews by practising in small groups. Learn strategies to improve performance and get tips on how to handle admission questions.  NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 — 1:30 PM EST

Through discussion and hands-on activities, this session will increase  your understanding of the career decision-making process and put you  in a better position to make appropriate career choices.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 — 2:30 PM EST

Get tips for having a successful experience at the February 1st Job Fair, including how to prepare, what to wear, and how to make the most  of your time at the Fair.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 — 12:30 PM EST

Curious about working outside North America for one of your work terms? Wondering about the international co-op work term opportunities that are posted, and if you’re eligible to work abroad? Topics will include the financial aspects of an international work term, the co-op interview/rank/match process, how to balance workplace expectations in another culture, and information on what to do if you’ve arranged your own job outside of North America.

Monday, January 23, 2017 — 10:30 AM EST

Knowing your skills and abilities AND being able to clearly and  confidently convey them to employers are critical to your success in the employment process. Learn how to identify and articulate your strengths, plus discover potential areas of growth.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 — 5:30 PM EST

Do you have the right stuff to work for a tech giant or start-up? Find out by putting your skills to the test.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 — 10:30 AM EST

Learn how to improve your performance in job interviews by viewing  and discussing recorded excerpts of actual interviews. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 — 2:30 PM EST

Rob Clement, Business Advisor with the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre will explain best strategies and tips on how to start your own business.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 — 12:30 PM EST

This workshop is packed with unique tips and know-how on creating a custom profile and using the platform to its fullest extent. Learn to be a Master LinkedIn user and successful opportunity finder. Limited seating so register early.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 — 10:00 AM EST

Through this interactive workshop, you'll become better prepared for a campus interview. In addition to learning about a typical campus interview schedule, you'll learn to analyze interview questions, and evaluate and develop effective responses to these questions.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 — 10:00 AM EST

Through discussion and hands-on activities, you will learn how to prepare an effective resume by analyzing job descriptions, assessing the relevance of your transferable skills, and articulating these transferable skills in an action-oriented way.

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Monday, January 16, 2017 — 5:00 PM EST

Learn how to interpret job descriptions to identify your strongest and most relevant skills. Adopt the perspective of an employer when submitting your application for a position. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details. 

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Thursday, January 12, 2017 — 11:30 AM EST

Graduating in 2017/2018? Maximize your employment opportunities upon graduation by learning about Waterloo's new job board, WaterlooWorks. Also hear about the many services and benefits offered by Career Action and Alumni Relations that remain available to you after you graduate.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 — 4:30 PM EST

Graduating in 2017/2018? Maximize your employment opportunities upon graduation by learning about Waterloo's new job board, WaterlooWorks. Also hear about the many services and benefits offered by Career Action and Alumni Relations that remain available to you after you graduate.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 — 1:30 PM EST

Attend this workshop to create your personal statement/letter of intent for professional/graduate programs. A series of activities will help you get started on this important document. The Writing Centre will provide tips on effective writing. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 — 2:45 PM EST

Day 1: Learn the importance of branding and identify the factors involved in creating a personal brand that reflects who you are and any existing career goals.  Day 2: Apply your self-knowledge and strengthen your resume to get the job you want.  Seating is limited due to demand.  Prereqs: Complete 2 free career development activities prior to Day 1.  Time required to complete the activities is approximately 1 hour.  Bring a resume with you on Day 2.  Email tgillert@uwaterloo.ca for  instructions once registered for workshop. Bring your own computer/device.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 — 11:00 AM EST

Add experience to your resume. Come out and meet representatives from a variety of local agencies looking to hire Waterloo students. This your chance to find out about off-campus volunteer opportunities of all kinds.

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Monday, January 9, 2017 — 5:30 PM EST

Day 1: Learn the importance of branding and identify the factors involved in creating a personal brand that reflects who you are and any existing career goals.  Day 2: Apply your self-knowledge and strengthen your resume to get the job you want.  Seating is limited due to demand.  Prereqs: Complete 2 free career development activities prior to Day 1.  Time required to complete the activities is approximately 1 hour.  Bring a resume with you on Day 2.  Email tgillert@uwaterloo.ca for  instructions once registered for workshop. Bring your own computer/device.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 — 3:30 PM EST

Attend this session if you are applying to ORPAS for January 6, 2017. We will answer your last minute questions. Pop in anytime during the hour.

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