October 2021

Monday, October 4, 2021 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 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 5, 2021 — 10:30 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Identify your key power (transferable) skills and apply these to your career planning and development.   Register on WaterlooWorks
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 — 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM EDT

Reaching out and connecting with total strangers about career stuff can be totally nerve-wracking and awkward. In this workshop we will abandon traditional ideas of "networking" and talk about connecting to other people as people. We will explore reasons to connect with others, some of the challenges you might face (e.g. anxiety, nerves, imposter syndrome, etc.), and give you tips and connect you with resources for navigating talking to strangers about career stuff in a new way. 

Thursday, October 7, 2021 — 10:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Explore your personality type and preferences and how these apply to your career choices.

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Monday, October 18, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 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.   Register on WaterlooWorks
Monday, October 18, 2021 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Sometimes you may enter a workspace where you feel like you are not able to be your full self and share your identity fully or you may enter a workspace and feel like you are treated with respect and can be your most authentic you. At times, it might be hard to tell whether a space feels safe or unsafe. In this workshop we will help you determine how to assess the mental and emotional safety of workspaces, how to set boundaries and keeping yourself safe and well.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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 options, and discover what challenges in the world you'd like to be a part of.   Register on WaterlooWorks
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 — 11:00 to 15:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Thursday, October 21, 2021 — 10:00 to 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM 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.   Register on WaterlooWorks  
Thursday, October 21, 2021 — 10:00 to 12:00 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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Thursday, October 21, 2021 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Okay. Careers, job search, interviews. These things can be SUPER anxiety inducing! But don't worry, we've got you! In this workshop we will help you learn how to navigate anxiety during different stages of your career. Whether anxiety is something you've dealt with your whole life or if it's just come up recently. We've got your back with tips and more! (part of our Career-ing While...series)

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 — 10:00 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

In this workshop, we will explore networking basics in academia and learn how to maximize the opportunities to engage in networking events and practices that will benefit your career. We will focus on networking at academic and professional conferences, work search strategies to increase your network and effective social media uses to actively engage with those in your network and more widely share your accomplishments.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

In Part 2 of this two-session workshop, discover the work values that you need 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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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

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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Thursday, October 28, 2021 — 10:30 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 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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