Events - November 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018 (all day)

You’re about to finish your course work or comprehensive exams and have started to think about writing your thesis or dissertation. Where do you begin?

This full-day workshop, sponsored by GRADventure, will guide early stage graduate students through some of the first phases of planning and writing a thesis or dissertation.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 — 3:30 PM to 4:50 PM EST

Event: The Engineering Consultant Selection Process: how the Region of Waterloo evaluates engineering proposals in response to RFPs.

Speakers: Lisa Evans, Region of Waterloo Chief Procurement Officer, and Donna Serrati, Region of Waterloo Manager of Engineering and Programs

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

What? 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.

How do I sign up? Register here.

Monday, November 19, 2018 — 7:00 PM EST
Jack Halberstam at the podium

Jack Halberstam is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. This is a special lecture and conversation co-sponsored by the Department of English Language & Literature, the Department of Philosophy, the Critical Media Lab, and the Faculty of Arts.​

Friday, November 16, 2018 — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

In this interactive half—day workshop, you‘ll discuss the value of making connections, learn effective networking strategies and develop a “next steps” action plan. You‘ll also improve your interview performance by translating academic language to industry language, applying strategies for answering interview questions and evaluating the effectiveness of responses to interview questions.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

In consultation with the Faculty Associate Deans and the Faculty Administrative Assistants, and in an effort to provide additional support to our students, we will be having three presentation/Q&A “workshops”. The focus of these sessions will be academic in nature and are meant to act as a supplement to what your Faculty and departments may already be offering in terms of one-on-one support for your prospective scholarship applicants. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

What? Do you want to hear what it is like to work in Canada as an international graduate student? Attend this Q&A session and get all your questions answered by senior graduate students and alumni. Topics that will be covered include: finding work as an international student, networking, interviews, communication etiquette, and success on the job.

How do I sign up? Register here.

Friday, November 2, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

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 morning workshop Résumé and Cover Letter Writing for Master’s Students.**

Friday, November 2, 2018 — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

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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