Events - 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017 — 9:00 AM EST

In this interactive half-day workshop, you’ll discuss the value of making connections, learn effective networking strategies and develop a “next steps” action plan. You’ll also improve your interview performance by translating academic language to industry language, applying strategies for answering interview questions and evaluating the effectiveness of responses to interview questions.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 — 9:00 AM EST

Through discussion and hands-on activities in this half-day workshop, you will learn how to prepare an effective résumé and cover letter 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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Thursday, November 30, 2017 — 5:30 PM EST

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

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Friday, November 24, 2017 — 9:00 AM EST

In this interactive half—day workshop, you‘ll discuss the value of making connections, learn effective networking strategies and develop a “next steps” action plan. You‘ll also improve your interview performance by translating academic language to industry language, applying strategies for answering interview questions and evaluating the effectiveness of responses to interview questions.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 — 10:30 AM EST

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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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 — 9:00 AM EST

Through discussion and hands—on activities in this half—day workshop, you will learn how to prepare an effective résumé and cover letter 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, November 20, 2017 — 2:30 PM EST

Jac van Beek, CEO of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants, will provide an overview of management consulting as an industry, the specifics of the role, what firms look for in their applicants and the personality traits necessary for success. 

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Thursday, November 16, 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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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 — 6:00 PM EST

Build a résumé that gets that interview! 

In this one-hour workshop for Faculty of Arts students, you will learn how to showcase your assets for high-impact results. Through analyzing job postings, you will gain the skills to build effective bullet points that help you stand out to employers – and get that interview.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 — 1:00 PM EST

Learn from U.S. immigration professional, Eileen Martin, about options available to graduating students interested in working in the U.S.

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Friday, November 10, 2017 — 10:00 AM EST

In this interactive half-day workshop, you’ll learn how to prepare an effective curriculum vitae (CV) as well as how to write a professional and compelling cover letter for academic and postdoc positions.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 — 5:00 PM EST

2 Day Workshop — Identify the factors involved in creating a personal brand that reflects who you are and any existing career goals. Learn how to apply your self—knowledge, strengthen your existing résumé and get the job you want. Seating is limited due to demand. Bring your résumé and a job description of interest on Day 1.

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Thursday, November 9, 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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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 — 5:00 PM EST

2 Day Workshop — Identify the factors involved in creating a personal brand that reflects who you are and any existing career goals. Learn how to apply your self—knowledge, strengthen your existing résumé and get the job you want. Seating is limited due to demand. Bring your résumé and a job description of interest on Day 1.

Register here.

Wednesday, November 8, 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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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 — 2:30 PM EST

Thinking about going abroad for work or volunteer opportunities? Learn tips and strategies to help you build a strong application and give an impactful interview that attracts attention from international recruiters.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 — 1:30 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.

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Monday, November 6, 2017 — 12:30 PM EST

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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Thursday, November 2, 2017 — 4:30 PM EDT

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.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 — 11:30 AM EDT

View Faculty of Education recorded talks through a weblink after November 2. Check the Centre for Career Action calendar for weblink week prior to event.

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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