Events - October 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Description: Attend this session to (1) learn about VISA processes, restrictions and timelines for securing work outside Canada, (2) receive tips on how to use Waterloo’s online Job board, (3) and gain an understanding of the competitive Co-op process at Waterloo. This session is only open to Math and Computer Science Masters students.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017 — 1:30 PM EDT

Since most job candidates are asked to provide a “teaching statement” or a “statement of teaching philosophy” when applying for academic positions, it‘s essential to understand what makes these documents effective. In this workshop, we‘ll walk through the components of successful teaching statements and use hands—on activities to help you brainstorm ideas for communicating your own teaching philosophy to hiring committees.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017 — 11:00 AM EDT

Professional and graduate school representatives from Canadian and international universities/colleges will provide information to assist you in planning your further education. A list of representatives will be available on our website a week prior to the event. Representatives from education, law, MBA, Engineering, health, pharmacy, optometry, veterinary, social work and college postdegree/certificate programs attend.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — 1:30 PM EDT

Two-session workshop: attend the first session to find out what type of work might give you the greatest satisfaction, based on your personality preferences. Note: online completion of the Myers Briggs is required prior to the session (instructions will be e—mailed to registrants). Attend the optional follow-up session if you would like to further explore your preferences.

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Monday, October 23, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Learn about the Project Management (PM) field from Shabnam Surjitsingh Ivkovic, as well as its value, an overview of the PM Field, the credentialing body PMI, how to obtain the various certifications available and an in—depth look at the soft skills needed to succeed.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 — 6:00 PM EDT

From 6-7:30pm, learn about the reasons for pursuing or not pursuing graduate school and develop an action plan to evaluate whether it is right for you. From 7:30-9pm, hear about the graduate school experience from a panel of current students. 

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 — 1:30 PM EDT

Proper etiquette is crucial to a successful job search and your career.  This workshop covers appropriate behaviour at interviews, employer receptions and other networking activities, as well as dining etiquette. 

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 — 1:30 PM EDT

Confused about career direction? Overwhelmed with choice? Not sure where to begin? Let’s start with where you’re at!  Explore the career development process and discuss how values, skills, interests and even luck, play an important role in your career journey.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 — 1:30 PM EDT

Two-session workshop: attend the first session to find out what type of work might give you the greatest satisfaction, based on your personality preferences. Note: online completion of the Myers Briggs is required prior to the session (instructions will be e—mailed to registrants). Attend the optional follow-up session if you would like to further explore your preferences.

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Monday, October 16, 2017 — 1:30 PM EDT

Increase the odds of getting what you want when negotiating salary  and other details related to a job offer. NOTE: This workshop is geared toward graduating students.  

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Monday, October 16, 2017 — 11:30 AM EDT

Increase your chances of success by taking a strategic approach to your job search with the Centre for Career Action. Attend this session to learn how to articulate your academic experience and skills to employers in an interview or networking opportunity.This session is only open to Math and Computer Science Masters students.

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Friday, October 13, 2017 — 1:30 PM EDT

Learn how to apply successful networking strategies (in—person and online) to enhance your career opportunities. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

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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Monday, October 2, 2017 — 3:00 PM EDT

Increase your chances of success by taking a strategic approach to your job search with the Centre for Career Action. Attend this session to understand how skills gained through your academic work can be applied and presented to employers in your job applications. This session is only open to Math and Computer Science Masters students.

Register here.

Monday, October 2, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Increase your chances of success by taking a strategic approach  to your work search. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details. 

Register here.

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