Interested in looking for co-op jobs outside of the WaterlooWorks process? Not sure where to start or how to fill out an AOJ form? Join the Centre for Career Action for more info and an open Q&A where you can ask a Co-op Advisor your most pressing questions. This workshop is for students who are preparing to find their first co-op job.
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.
Understanding your personality preferences and how these can relate to various work roles can help you make informed choices. NOTE: Instructions for completing the TypeFocus personality assessment will be sent to you in advance of the workshop. Please complete this activity prior to attending the workshop.
Writing a cover-letter can feel annoying, daunting and time consuming! In this workshop we will find ways to make writing a cover-letter less painful. We will dissect what cover-letters are actually about, talk about challenges you might face and chat about strategies that help your writing process.
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.
In Part 2 of this two-session workshop, discover the work values that you desire in a career in order to be satisfied, learn how to conduct occupational research and how to put it all together in order to make informed career decisions.
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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.
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.
Confused about career direction? Overwhelmed with choice? Not sure where to begin? In Part 1 of this two-session workshop, explore the career planning process, how to deepen your understanding of yourself and your career optons, and discover what challenges in the world you'd like to be part of.
This is a chance to practice for your Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) with a live simulation. This event is open to folks from any discipline with an MMI this application cycle for a professional school program. There will be 4 iterations of the MMI Simulations this term: Tuesday, February 8; Wednesday, March 2; Thursday, March 17; Tuesday, March 22. You're welcome to come to as many as you'd like!
Curious to learn how rank/match works in the co-op system? Have questions about interview processes? Join the Centre for Career Action for more info and an open Q&A where you can ask a Co-op Advisor your most pressing questions. This workshop is for students who are preparing to find their first co-op job.
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.
Identify your key power (transferable) skills and apply these to your career planning and development.
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!