Monday, December 7, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

In this interactive workshop, you will discuss the value of making connections as part of a job search strategy.  You will explore networking strategies and identify your own action plan.

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Thursday, November 26, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

The capstone workshop is the final milestone in the EDGE certificate program. You must be an EDGE student who has completed all of their other milestones or is on track to do so this term. If you have a question regarding your status with respect to this workshop or are an EDGE student about to graduate interested in attending, contact us at edge@uwaterloo.ca. Students who do not meet this criteria may not attend. The capstone workshop will help you synthesize the skills developed during your undergraduate career, market yourself to employers and develop a post-graduation plan of action.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Are you applying for faculty positions? 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.

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Monday, November 23, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

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

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Monday, November 23, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

The capstone workshop is the final milestone in the EDGE certificate program. You must be an EDGE student who has completed all of their other milestones or is on track to do so this term. If you have a question regarding your status with respect to this workshop or are an EDGE student about to graduate interested in attending, contact us at edge@uwaterloo.ca. Students who do not meet this criteria may not attend. The capstone workshop will help you synthesize the skills developed during your undergraduate career, market yourself to employers and develop a post-graduation plan of action.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

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

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM 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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Tuesday, November 17, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

In order to receive that job offer, you must prove your skills in the interview. Here is your opportunity to prepare and practice for the virtual interview.  

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

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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Friday, November 6, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 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 2, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 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 an expert LinkedIn user and successful opportunity finder.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Are you applying for a faculty/lecturer/postdoc position? In this interactive 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 positions. 

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Thursday, October 22, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 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, October 22, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

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

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 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. 

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 (all day)

Obtain valuable information on a range of careers at one of Canada’s largest career fairs.

Visit www.partners4employment.ca for information on the event and campus shuttles.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

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: Registrants will be emailed a booklet to complete prior to the workshop. Please complete all activities in the booklet before attending the session!

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Learn about the Project Management (PM) field from Shabnam (Shay) Ivkovic with the intent of exploring whether PM is a good fit for you.

The session will cover what PM is all about, key certifications and the skills needed to be a successful project manager.

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 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 prior to the workshop. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Now is a great time to update your LinkedIn profile. In this interactive workshop you will reflect on your skills and knowledge and the brand you want to represent on LinkedIn. You will identify ideas for your profile header, summary and images.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 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 an expert LinkedIn user and successful opportunity finder.

Register in WaterlooWorks.

Friday, October 2, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

In this interactive workshop, you will discuss the value of making connections as part of a job search strategy.  You will explore networking strategies and identify your own action plan.

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