Events - 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The title "management consultant" sounds cool, but what does a management consultant actually do? Explore management consulting as a career option with experts Michael Brennan and Jason Blow from the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
US

Learn from U.S. immigration professionals, Eileen Martin and Beth Klarin, about options available to graduating students interested in working in the U.S via Skype.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
grow

In this interactive workshop you will look back on your experiences and learn to use critical reflection as a tool for building a successful career.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
jobs

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 19, 2020 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
LinkedIn

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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Thursday, March 19, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Are you interested in a career related to sustainability or in learning how sustainability can be a part of your career? In this panel, you will have the opportunity to explore careers in sustainability and discover how your future career can connect to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
network

In this workshop, we will explore networking basics in academia and learn how to maximize the opportunities to engage in networking events and practices that will benefit your career. We will focus on networking at academic and professional conferences, work search strategies to increase your network and effective social media uses to actively engage with those in your network and more widely share your accomplishments.

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Monday, March 16, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Interviews

In order to receive that job offer, you must prove your skills in the  interview. Here is your opportunity to practise and improve. 

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Saturday, March 14, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
further ed

This session will be conducted as a mock MMI.  You will practice 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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Saturday, March 14, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
further ed

Prepare for the multiple-mini-interview process by practicing in small groups. Learn strategies to improve performance and get tips on how to handle admission questions. Prepare for your professional program interviews such as medicine, Physician's Assistant, Pharmacy, and other professional programs.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
further ed

Prepare for professional school interviews by practicing in small groups. Learn strategies to improve performance and get tips on how to handle admission questions. Prepare for your professional program interviews such as medicine, Physician's Assistant, Pharmacy, and other professional programs.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020 — 2:20 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
job search

Uncover hidden career opportunities by learning the most successful ways to apply networking strategies, both in-person and online.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
question

Learn how to improve your performance in job interviews by viewing  and discussing recorded excerpts of actual interviews. 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

You've spent years mastering your research topic, now what? Professor Larry Smith, Director of The Problem Lab, author and TED speaker shares how you can use your research skills and ideas to stand out in a crowd of job applicants.

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Monday, March 9, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Success

Getting the job is the first step. How you handle your workplace experience will play a key role in your future success.  Come to this interactive workshop to learn how to make this a successful experience and be a stand-out employee!

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Saturday, March 7, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
Career-a-thon

Planning for your career can be challenging in today's fast-paced, ever-changing and complex world. While you can't predict the future, you can position yourself for career success by first understanding who you are, and then stepping forward to create new life-shaping experiences. In the first ever Career-a-thon for undergraduate students, you'll be guided through the career planning process and hear about career paths from a panel of Waterloo alumni. Lunch provided. Materials fee: $12.
 

Thursday, March 5, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST
skills

Whether you are considering a career in industry or academia, having a broad skill set and being able to recognize the value of your skills is important for success.  Attend this workshop to explore the skills you already have and to create an action plan for skill development during your graduate studies. *Note, this workshop has significant overlap with the Foundations workshop for the Professional Skills Foundations (PSF) program and is recommended for students who are not participating in the PSF program.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Futher Ed

Applying to law school? Learn everything you need to know about the process for applying to law school and how to prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Presented by the Centre for Career Action and the Legal Studies Society.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

We're going to tell you everything you wanted to know about getting promoted and building a thriving career but were too afraid to ask. Professor Larry Smith, Director of The Problem Lab, author and TED speaker, guides you through valuable lessons on creating the career you've always wanted. 

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
interview

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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Friday, February 28, 2020 — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
writing

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 writing session, you must attend the morning workshop Résumé and Cover Letter Writing for PhDs and Postdocs.**

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST
exploring

When your career interests are congruent with your work, you are more likely to be satisfied, motivated and successful in your career. Discover what your key interest motivators are and how these can help you identify careers that align with these interests. Note: Please bring a laptop or tablet to do some exploring!

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST
jobs

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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Tuesday, February 25, 2020 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EST
thinking

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. 

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Friday, February 21, 2020 — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
resumes

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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