Events - January 2023

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 — 6:00 PM to 7:20 PM EST

Want to know what it's like to work in Canada after graduation? Attend this panel session to hear from previous UWaterloo international students as they share their career stories.

  • Hear what it is like to transition from studying in Canada to working in Canada after graduation
  • Learn about their unique career paths
  • Ask questions you're curious about to UWaterloo Alumni
  • Topics will include job search strategies and adjusting to Canadian work environments


Panelists: 

Monday, January 30, 2023 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Identify your key power (transferable) skills and apply these to your career planning and development.
 
Friday, January 27, 2023 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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. Upon registering for this event in WaterlooWorks, you will receive a link to register in Zoom.

*Note: This workshop is only open to PhDs/postdocs

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Thursday, January 26, 2023 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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: You will receive an activity to be completed prior to the workshop.
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 — 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Planning on attending the P4E Fair on February 1st? In this workshop we will cover tips for virtual job fairs, including how to prepare, what to do during the event and how to follow up with employers after the event. We will discuss how to update your LinkedIn profile to be more enticing to prospective employers and how to create your personal brand, from your social media presence to your elevator pitch. There will also be time to answer any questions you have about job fairs, networking, and LinkedIn.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

You've been provided a Zoom link for your next interview - now what? Learn tips and tricks to help you ace your next virtual interview.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST
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.
 
Thursday, January 19, 2023 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 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, January 19, 2023 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn approaches to translating academic language to connect to the employer, apply strategies for answering interview questions, and evaluate the effectiveness of responses to interview questions & scenarios. 

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Graduating in 2023? Maximize your employment opportunities upon graduation by learning about Waterloo's job board, WaterlooWorks. Also, hear about the many services and benefits offered through the Centre for Career Action and Alumni Relations that remain available to you after you graduate.

Upon registering for this event in WaterlooWorks, you will receive a link to register in Zoom.

Register on WaterlooWorks

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

You've heard LinkedIn is a helpful way to connect with employers.

So now what? In this workshop we will explore how to create a compelling LinkedIn profile, how to network successfully within LinkedIn, connect with recruiters and alumni, and conduct research on your chosen field.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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: January 18, February 8, February 28, and March 16. You're welcome to come to as many as you'd like!
 

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Join EDGE ambassadors, Rashmi and Emily, and EDGE advisor, Rachel, for a slice of pizza and learn about how to get started with EDGE. Find out details of how to complete each milestone and recommendations for how to get started this term!

EDGE is the University of Waterloo’s free and flexible experiential education certificate for students enrolled in regular stream programs*. Learn about the program and milestones while the ambassadors share their personal paths.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST

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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Tuesday, January 17, 2023 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST
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.
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Graduating in 2023? Maximize your employment opportunities upon graduation by learning about Waterloo's job board, WaterlooWorks. Also, hear about the many services and benefits offered through the Centre for Career Action and Alumni Relations that remain available to you after you graduate.

Upon registering for this event in WaterlooWorks, you will receive a link to register in Zoom.

Register on WaterlooWorks

Thursday, January 12, 2023 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

The cover letter is an opportunity to share your story with a potential employer. As an essential part of your job application, this document helps link your experiences, values, and skillsets to the role you’re applying to. In this workshop, you will learn strategies for structuring your cover letter, building a narrative, and making connections between yourself and the employer. 

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

How does co-op work?", "How do I contact my Co-op Advisor?", "When should I start looking for jobs?" If these are questions on your mind, join the Centre for Career Action for an introduction to co-op and an open Q&A where you can ask a Co-op Advisor your most pressing questions.

This workshop is for students from all faculties who are preparing to find their first co-op job.

Upon registering for this event in WaterlooWorks, you will receive a link to register in Zoom.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Through discussion and activities in this workshop, you will learn how to prepare an effective résumé by analyzing job descriptions, assessing the relevance of your transferable skills and articulating these transferable skills in an action-oriented way.

Register on WaterlooWorks

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST

"How does co-op work?", "How do I contact my Co-op Advisor?", "When should I start looking for jobs?" If these are questions on your mind, join the Centre for Career Action for an introduction to co-op and an open Q&A where you can ask a Co-op Advisor your most pressing questions.

*Note: This workshop is for graduate students who are preparing to find their first co-op job. If you are in the Master of Management Science, Master of Engineering ECE and Master of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, please attend your custom session.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 — 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

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.

Register on WaterlooWorks

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