January 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 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, January 13, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 — 11:00 to 14:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
volunteer-fair

Want to get involved with the community? The Volunteer Fair is the perfect event for students looking for chances to develop relevant work skills, gain exposure to specific industries, and acquire experience while contributing to a local non-profit or charitable organization.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 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.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 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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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST

Set yourself up to write an exceptional personal statement with some background on this document plus research tips and tricks. Stick around after the first half hour if you're ready to start planning your document, or head off to do some background research if you prefer. 

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST
linkedin

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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Thursday, January 16, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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 professor/lecturer and postdoc positions.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 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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Friday, January 17, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

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 previous workshop Résumé and Cover Letter Writing for Master's Students.**

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Monday, January 20, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Based on the book, How Women Rise, this workshop will examine the small ways that women may be holding themselves back from achieving the career success they are seeking. It will offer tips on how to change the 12 habits that prevent women from reaching their career goals. What is holding you back?  Sign up now!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

This workshop reviews assessment tools and how they can be used to create a strong personal branding statement. Learn more about the many assessment tools available and how both you and employers could use them in the work search process. In this workshop we work through the Plum Talent Grow Guide. Completion of the Plum assessment in advance is not mandatory; we will work through it together (Please bring a laptop or mobile device). You may choose to review more about Plum if you are curious: http://bit.ly/2OcSfFK 

Saturday, January 25, 2020 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

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.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Prepare for professional school interviews by practicing in small groups. Learn strategies to improve performance and get tips on how to handle admission questions.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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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Monday, January 27, 2020 — 12:30 to 14:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST
career

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!

Monday, January 27, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

In this interactive workshop, you'll practice translating academic language to industry language, apply strategies for answering interview questions and evaluate the effectiveness of responses to interview questions.

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Monday, January 27, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST

Set yourself up to write an exceptional personal statement with some background on this document plus research tips and tricks. Stick around after the first half hour if you're ready to start planning your document, or head off to do some background research if you prefer. 

Register on WaterlooWorks.

Tuesday, January 28, 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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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Ksenia Zverev, Business Advisor with the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, will explain best strategies and tips on how to start your own business.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

We will be discussing the book, How Women Rise and how to begin to change the 12 habits that can hold women back in their careers. We will also be discussing topics for future community of practice meetings and how this group can support career advancement for women at UWaterloo.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 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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Thursday, January 30, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

In order to receive that job offer, you must prove your skills in the  interview. Here is your opportunity to practise and improve. 

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