Events - 2017

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

Prepare for dental school admission interviews by practicing in small groups. Learn about the CDA and standard interview process, strategies to improve performance and get tips on how to handle common admissions questions. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 — 5:00 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, February 28, 2017 — 5:30 PM EST

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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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 — 2:30 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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Monday, February 27, 2017 — 1:30 PM EST

Angela Roorda, Researcher Development Officer, Faculty of Arts, will review typical grant or fellowship applications, discuss how the adjudication process works and what that means for you, and will suggest strategies to help you pitch your project to its best advantage.

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Monday, February 27, 2017 — 1:30 PM EST

Learn to identify and explore various aspects of Canadian culture and connect these to the workplace.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 — 1:30 PM 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.

Thursday, February 16, 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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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 — 5:30 PM EST

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, February 15, 2017 — 1:30 PM EST

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, February 15, 2017 — 12:01 PM EST

In this workshop, you will learn to identify the  skills you have developed through your teaching experiences, and evaluate and practice effective ways of talking about those experiences for both academic and non-academic employers.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 — 2:30 PM EST

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.

Monday, February 13, 2017 — 1:30 PM EST

Postings for tenure-track academic positions often require a “research statement” or a “statement of research interests” in addition to a CV, cover letter, and teaching dossier. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn and apply strategies for developing a compelling, cohesive research statement that is also realistic and written in an accessible style. Led by Nadine Fladd, Writing and Multimodal Communication Specialist, at the Writing Centre. Please register at WCOnline: https://uwaterloo.mywconline.com

Monday, February 13, 2017 — 1:30 PM EST

Postings for tenure-track academic positions often require a “research statement” or a “statement of research interests” in addition to a CV, cover letter, and teaching dossier. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn and apply strategies for developing a compelling, cohesive research statement that is also realistic and written in an accessible style. Led by Nadine Fladd, Writing and Multimodal Communication Specialist, at the Writing Centre. Please register at WCOnline: https://uwaterloo.mywconline.com

Monday, February 13, 2017 — 1:30 PM 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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Friday, February 10, 2017 — 1:00 PM EST

1:00-2:30
Recognize and discuss reasons for pursing or not pursing graduate school
Develop a plan of action to determine if graduate school is a good fit for you

3:00-4:30
Hear from current graduate students and ask them specific questions relevant to you

Thursday, February 9, 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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Thursday, February 9, 2017 — 2:30 PM EST

Dreaming of going abroad to work, study or volunteer? Find out why so many people choose to pursue an international experience and how to start making your dream a reality.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017 — 2:00 PM EST

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, February 9, 2017 — 1:30 PM EST

Through discussion and activities, you will learn to identify the components of a curriculum vitae (CV), and to evaluate the structure and organization of your CV to effectively tailor this document for academic jobs and postdoc positions.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 — 12:30 PM EST

Learn why volunteer work matters to employers, how to build skills related to work that interests you, and where to find volunteer opportunities. This workshop will also teach you how to effectively and professionally market your volunteer work to prospective employers both in your résumé and during interviews.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 — 6:00 PM EST

Unsure of what you want to do after graduation? The Legal Studies Society and Centre for Career Action can help! Join us for a career night and speak with professionals in the field of law.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 — 2:30 PM EST

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.

Monday, February 6, 2017 — 1:30 PM 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.

Friday, February 3, 2017 — 1:30 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.

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