Tuesday, December 8, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 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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Thursday, November 19, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Applying for co-op jobs? Unsure about the application process? Want to become a stronger candidate? This event is for you! 

During this online event you will: 

  • Gain knowledge of the co-op process
  • Learn tips on designing your resume/cover letter and improving your interview skills
  • Learn to build your network and professional portfolio
  • Understand how the pieces fit together! 

For Master's of English, Political Science, Economics and Sociology.

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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Tuesday, November 17, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

As a graduate student, 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 recession proof your career by using your research skills and ideas to stand out in a crowd of job applicants.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Welcome to Cycle #3! Hear from a career advisor about what to expect in the co-op process for the next couple of months, learn more about the hidden gems of the job search, and arranging your own job. We will be ending with a Q&A period so bring your questions! We'll be happy to walk you through your next steps in co-op. 
 
Who is this session for?

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

We're going to tell you everything you wanted to know about building your career during a recession. Professor Larry Smith, Director of The Problem Lab, author and TED speaker, shares lessons learned in previous recessions, including mistakes made, what to expect, and what opportunities to look for.

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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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Monday, November 9, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Are you currently searching for a winter 2021 co-op job? This webinar is for you! During this session led by co-op advisors, we will:

  • Review important dates and flexible pathways for the fall 2020 work search term
  • Discuss tips and strategies for finding a co-op job during these challenging times
  • Answer your questions!

Who is this session for?

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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Friday, October 30, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Are you in Honours Arts and starting to think about finding your first co-op job next term? This webinar is for you! During this session, we will debunk common myths about finding a job with an Arts degree, learn strategies for effectively identifying your skills and motivators, and find out small steps you can start taking now to feel less overwhelmed during your upcoming work search.
 
Who is this session for? Honours Arts Co-op students with their first work term in Spring 2021

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT

The skills 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! The skills identification and articulation workshop is one of six milestones in the EDGE academic certificate program.

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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