Events - 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017 — 10:30 AM EDT

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, March 17, 2017 — 9:00 AM EDT

During this two-day workshop, you'll gain a clear understanding of the planning, scheduling, leadership and team-building tools necessary to manage a successful project. You will benefit from experiential learning by working in groups to develop a project. Please register for this workshop at:  https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/step and click "Register Now."

Thursday, March 16, 2017 — 5:30 PM EDT

Join us for an information session on the steps to applying to law school including GPA and LSAT requirements. Current issues with international degrees and articling positions will be discussed, and senior Legal Studies Society executives will be available for a Q&A on volunteering and application experience.

Thursday, March 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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Thursday, March 16, 2017 — 9:00 AM EDT

During this two-day workshop, you'll gain a clear understanding of the planning, scheduling, leadership and team-building tools necessary to manage a successful project. You will benefit from experiential learning by working in groups to develop a project. Please register for this workshop at:  https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/step and click "Register Now."

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 — 5:30 PM EDT

This session will be conducted as a mock MMI.  You will practise your skills by moving through a series of stations and answering interview questions.  Following the session, you will receive both personal and general feedback.  NOTE:  Registration is limited.  To be eligible for this session you must attend Professional School Interviews (MMI workshop) or a Professional School Mock Interview appointment prior to the session.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 — 10:30 AM EDT

Two-session workshop: attend the first session to learn about your personality type and preferences for learning and decision making. In the second session, discover how to apply your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator results to explore potential careers. 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 MBTI assessment online. The assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 — 10:00 AM EDT

In this interactive workshop, you will Identify the various skills you've developed through your experience as a Master's student, and learn how to meaningfully articulate these transferable skills in networking and interview contexts.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 — 5:30 PM EDT

Attend this session to hear from current MD students attending Ontario med schools.

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Monday, March 13, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

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.

Friday, March 10, 2017 — 12:30 PM EST

Attend this session if you are preparing for professional school interviews. We will answer your last minute questions.  Pop in anytime during the hour.

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Friday, March 10, 2017 — 10:30 AM EST

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.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 — 10:30 AM EST

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.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 — 9:00 AM EST

When working with others, we often forget the impressions and impact we have on those around us. We often dismiss just how important our personal reputation impacts the way we are perceived and in turn, how others relate to us and ultimately, what opportunities are opened to us. From first impressions to making a lasting impression, this one-day workshop will provide you with tips, tricks and tools from dressing the part to knowing how to apply effective communication techniques and professional behaviour when working closely with others.

Wednesday, March 8, 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, March 8, 2017 — 5:30 PM EST

Experienced co-op students share their job search and work term experiences and challenges, as well as tips on finding and succeeding  in junior co-op jobs.

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Wednesday, March 8, 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, March 7, 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.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 — 2:30 PM 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.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 — 2:30 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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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 — 10:00 AM EST

In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to write an effective and compelling cover letter by analyzing job postings, and identifying and assessing how specific experiences serve as evidence for skills of relevance to employers.

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Monday, March 6, 2017 — 2:30 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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Thursday, March 2, 2017 — 6:00 PM EST

Looking for ways to get involved in legal studies related community work? The Legal Studies Society and Centre for Career Action are hosting an information panel on local volunteering opportunities. Hear from the organizations about what they are looking for in applicants and the process to get involved.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 — 1:30 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.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 — 5:30 PM EST

Attend this panel to hear tips and tricks from recruiters in various industries on what they're looking for in job applications, networking interactions, interviews, and more! Bring your questions, as you will have the chance to network with these recruiting pros at the end of the event.

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