Events - October 2020

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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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.

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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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Thursday, October 1, 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.

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