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Taking Community from the Farm to the World

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:00 AM to Friday, August 14, 2015 - 5:00 PM EDT
Barn raising photo

Grebel’s Hunsberger photo exhibit

Photo exhibit featuring David L. Hunsberger's iconic photos, providing glimpses into the experiences of community within Ontario Mennonites in the 50s and 60s.

Academic Work Search

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Prepare early for your academic career by starting to think like a hiring committee member. This workshop will explore the academic labour market, factors tied to success, and how best to promote yourself.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Successfully Negotiating Job Offers

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM 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.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Discovery Square Presented by the Faculty of Science

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Building a new generation of innovators!

Join our Faculty of Science Outreach volunteers at Kitchener City Hall each Tuesday evening in July for hands-on science activities at Discovery Square! 

Exploring Your Personality Type (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Part I

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Two-session workshop: attend the first session to learn about your personality type and preferences for learning and decision making. In the second session, discover how to apply your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to explore potential careers. NOTE: There is a student materials charge of $10 payable at the Centre for Career Action prior to the session. Once you have registered and paid, you will be given information on how to complete the assessment online. The assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

FemPhys Tea & Talk

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
FemPhys Logo

A safe space to hang out and chat with the FemPhys community!

You bring a cup - we'll provide iced tea.

FemPhys is a club for women in physics at the University of Waterloo.

Non-academic Work Search and Networking

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Increase your chances of success by taking a strategic approach to your work search.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Ph.D. dissertation defence - Denis Bekkering

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Denis Bekkering, a Ph.D. candidate in Religious Studies, will defend his thesis "Drag Queens and Farting Preachers: American Televangelism, Participatory Media, and Unfaithful Fandoms"

Tracking Your Citations

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Do you need the highest, most accurate citation counts of your work for academic advancement documentation, job applications or grant proposals? Do you find one research database doesn’t capture all your publications or citations of your publications?

Are You LinkedIn? Learning the Basics

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Learn how to create an effective online presence, build professional networks, and search for jobs. NOTE: This workshop is intended for students who have limited experience with LinkedIn.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Dinosaur Tour

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
dinosaur bone display

Learn about dinosaurs! Meet Albertosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Tyrannosaurus and the rest of their friends. You will see full sized skeletons and be able to touch real dinosaur fossils. Afterwards, you are welcome to wander the museum and check out the rest of our displays.

Success on the Job

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Learn how to seize every opportunity to make the most of your work, volunteer, and internship experiences. Discuss responsibility, motivation, ethical dilemmas, first impressions, reputation, and tactics for staying organized.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Velocity Fund $5K Qualifier (Night 1)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Event poster - see accompanying text for details

Have an idea you want to pitch? Looking to see the next big thing? Join us at the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers to pitch or watch others pitch!

This is the first of two nights of $5K Qualifiers. You can pitch at one, but watch either or both!

UW Farm Market - Spring term

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Students at the University of Waterloo have teamed up with UW Food Services to create the campus’ first ever market. The UW Farm Market made a commitment to bring a local market to the campus. The new market opened in September 2006 and boasts 100% local produce as well as other products from the area, sourced mainly from the Elmira Produce Auction Cooperative.

Career Exploration and Decision Making

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Through discussion and hands-on activities, this session will increase your understanding of the career decision-making process and put you in a better position to make appropriate career choices.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Preparing to write an essay exam

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Writing an essay exam requires a special method of preparation. This workshop covers a range of strategies and components to help you: including how to manage your time, how to organize your ideas, and what is required in an essay exam. Join us for fun and practice.

Interviews: Preparing for Questions

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Learn how to improve your performance in job interviews by viewing and discussing recorded excerpts of actual interviews. NOTE: There is a prerequisite for this workshop. Please see chart for details. 

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Subject Search Redefined

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Searching by subject is often the most common way to find relevant information on your topic. But there is more to subject searching than meets the eye. Delve deeper into discovering the relationships between subject, keywords, controlled vocabularies, and classification systems.

Velocity Fund $5K Qualifier (Night 2)

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Event poster - see accompanying text for details

Have an idea you want to pitch? Looking to see the next big thing? Join us at the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers to pitch or watch others pitch!

This is the second of two nights of $5K Qualifiers. You can pitch at one, but watch either or both!

Engineering 101

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

At Engineering 101 you will attend your first Engineering lecture and tutorial, learn about the differences between your high school and university classes, as well as strategies for managing your class schedule and workload. There will also be information on how to prepare for co-op, including how to build your resume and prepare for your first job.

Engineering 101 is for all first-year Engineering students. We also have programming planned on July 11 for your parents and family members.

AHS 101

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

AHS is a tight knit community, and at AHS 101 you’ll spend time with some of the upper-year students and advisors that make up part of the community. You’ll learn more about your program, including differences between high school and university classes and what you will do in a lecture versus a lab or tutorial. You will also learn how you can get involved through student societies and intramurals.

AHS 101 is for all first-year AHS students. We also have programming planned on July 11 for your parents and family members.

Environment 101

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Environment is a tight knit community, and at Environment 101 you will spend some time with some of the upper-year students, advisors, and professors that make up part of the Environment community. You'll learn about your first year courses, your class schedule and you'll have a chance to ask questions to Environment students, advisors and professors.

Environment 101 is for all first-year Environment students. We also have programming planned on July 11 for your parents and family members.

Writing CVs and Cover Letters

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Learn how to prepare an effective curriculum vitae and cover letter for your academic job search.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please register on the event web page.

Mitacs: Foundations of Project Management I

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

In this workshop, you will learn the best practices of successful project managers, from inspiring a project team to meeting those crucial deadlines. These are the skills needed to take a project from beginning to end successfully. You will be given time to practice these skills in a supportive learning environment before transferring them to the workplace. NOTE: This is a 2-day workshop. Please register online at Mitacs registration.

Exploring Your Personality Type (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Part II

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Two-session workshop: attend the first session to learn about your personality type and preferences for learning and decision making. In the second session, discover how to apply your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to explore potential careers. NOTE: There is a student materials charge of $10 payable at the Centre for Career Action prior to the session. Once you have registered and paid, you will be given information on how to complete the assessment online. The assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.

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