Events - January 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 — 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.  

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 — 5:30 PM EST

Do you want to ace your next job interview? Drop in for a 15-minute mock interview and meet one-on-one with a Career Advisor. Registration is limited and drop-in times are on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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Friday, January 26, 2018 — 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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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 — 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 24, 2018 — 2:30 PM 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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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 — 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.

Register here. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 — 1:30 PM EST

At this workshop, you will learn what a teaching dossier is and how you can use one. We will analyze two sample dossiers - an activity which you will begin before the workshop - to discover what constitutes an effective dossier. From there, we will turn to the teaching philosophy statement, which is a critical component of the dossier but is also the most difficult to articulate. You will receive additional resources at the workshop. Led by Tommy Mayberry, Instructional Developer at the Centre for Teaching Excellence.

Monday, January 22, 2018 — 2:30 PM EST

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

Monday, January 22, 2018 — 10:30 AM 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.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018 — 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.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 — 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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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 — 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.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 — 11:00 AM EST

Add experience to your résumé. 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. 

Monday, January 15, 2018 — 2:30 PM EST

Designed especially for graduate students in the Faculty of Arts, this hands-on workshop is a must for those thinking about post-degree careers. Whether you’re interested in a career inside or outside of academia, you’ll create a customized, holistic professional development plan which prioritizes five competencies: teaching & mentoring, communication, leadership & administration, professionalism and self-care. Dr.

Friday, January 12, 2018 — 10:30 AM 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.  

Register here.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 — 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.

Register here.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 — 4:00 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.

Register here.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 — 9:30 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.

Register here.

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