Events - February 2020

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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Friday, February 14, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
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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Friday, February 14, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST
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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Friday, February 14, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST
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, February 13, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

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.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 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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Wednesday, February 12, 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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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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

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Thursday, February 6, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

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.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST

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.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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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Wednesday, February 5, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM EST

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.

Check out Partners4employment website for more details.

Tuesday, February 4, 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 a Master LinkedIn user and successful opportunity finder. Limited seating so register early.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Are you concerned about finding the right career opportunity? Unsure of when or how you should disclose a disability to an employer? Wondering what support is available? Do you need help creating a resume with little or no work experience?


Speakers from Lime Connect, TD Canada Trust and AccessAbility Services will share tips and advice on how to navigate the job market by promoting your strengths as a candidate with a disability. Register on WaterlooWorks.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Be prepared to make the most of the job fair. In this hands-on workshop you will practice your professional introduction, prepare questions to ask recruiters and learn how to follow up with your new connections after the event.  After the workshop, you'll be confident in attending job fairs and know how to get the most out of this experience.

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