Events - June 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018 — 12:00 PM EDT

Learn how to develop an effective LinkedIn profile that will connect you with others and promote your greatest assets.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018 — 10:30 AM 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.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 — 5:30 PM EDT

The skill identification and articulation workshop helps students identify the skills they're developing throughout their undergraduate career. Workshop participants will also develop strategies for articulating these skills to target audiences (e.g. potential employers). If you can recognize what you're learning and how your skills translate to the job market, you can set yourself apart from other candidates!

Monday, June 25, 2018 — 4:30 PM 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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Thursday, June 21, 2018 — 10:00 AM EDT

In this interactive workshop, you’ll practice translating academic language to industry language, apply strategies for answering interview questions and evaluate the effectiveness of responses to interview questions.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 — 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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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 — 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, June 14, 2018 — 1:30 PM EDT

You’re in control in this unique and highly interactive workshop where you will have the opportunity to address challenging workplace situations by analyzing sample cases driven entirely by your most pertinent concerns and questions.  Make the most out of your experience and be a stand-out employee at your workplace. 

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 — 12:00 PM EDT

hat is most important to you in a career? This workshop will help you explore your work-related values and show how they can be used for ongoing career development.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 — 2:30 PM EDT

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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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 — 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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Thursday, June 7, 2018 — 1:30 PM EDT

In this panel discussion, you will learn from UWaterloo PhDs/postdocs and PhD candidates who have secured academic jobs in 2018.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 — 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, June 6, 2018 — 1:00 PM EDT

Bring your laptop or pen and paper and get drafting or improving your résumé and cover letter. Career Advisors and your peers will be available for feedback and guidance. NOTE: To attend this afternoon session you must attend the morning workshop “Résumé and Cover Letter Writing for Graduate Students and Postdocs.”

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 — 9:00 AM EDT

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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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Finding and building a rewarding career involves gaining a clear understanding of the key problems you want to solve. Exceptional employees recognize the value of using strategic problem identification to advance quickly in their careers.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 — 1:30 PM EDT

Two-session workshop: attend the first session to learn about your personality type and preferences. 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 $15 payable at the Centre for Career Action prior to the session; Alumni fee is $27. 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 before the workshop date.

Monday, June 4, 2018 — 4:30 PM EDT

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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