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    Register For Career Workshops & Events

    • Career Development Workshops and Events are open to all Capilano students and alumni.

      Please note:

      • The length of all workshops is one (1) hour each unless specified.
      • In-person workshop space is limited (up to 20 seats) so please only register for the workshops that you will be able to attend. If you are unable to attend the workshop in-person, you are also able to participate online. Simply choose the online option when you register
      • If you need to cancel your registration, please contact us at cdc@capilanou.ca at least 24 hrs before the workshop/event. 
        If you fail to attend 3 workshops/events that you have registered for without notification, your future workshop/event registrations will be cancelled for the remainder of the term.

    • Career Development Workshops

       

      Workshop

      Description

      Date & Time

      Room

      Register 

      (Career Exploration)
      The Biggest Career Myth: Your Career Path Will Be Straight

      Career myths are all around us, but knowing how to uncover the truth behind the myth is an important first step towards your desired career path.  Attend this workshop to learn the essential skills for breaking myths such as:  “Your career path is straight, especially if you are studying Accounting, Engineering, or Marketing.”; “Stay away from Arts and Science programs – you’ll have a very hard time finding a career path.”; If you don’t know what you’re doing by the time you’re in your last years of studies, you’ll never be successful.”

      11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

      CE140

       

      (Job Search Strategies)
      How Coffee Can Help Your Job Search

      Do you apply for jobs only online? Do you know about different job search strategies? In this workshop, you will learn about some of the most effective way to find work, and discover why meeting someone for a coffee can be more efficient than sending out 100s of applications. Be prepared for some hands-on work which will help you develop a personalized action plan.

      11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

      CE140

       

      (Resume)
      Why Your Resume Isn’t Getting You An Interview

      Do you know the best way to market yourself in your resume? Hiring managers don’t need you telling them what your day to day duties are – they probably already know them. This workshop will help you to understand your personal value proposition and how to write a resume that is unique to your experience and skills. Practice makes perfect – bring your current resume!

      11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

      CE140

      Register

       

      (Cover Letter)
      Cover Letters, the Job Search Equivalent of an Online Dating Profile

      Have you ever written a cover letter, but weren’t quite sure if it was good enough? The cover letter might seem less important, but is your opportunity to connect with the hiring manager and add some personality to the application. Be ready to step into the shoes of a hiring manager, review some cover letters and learn how to write a cover letter that will make you stand out from the competition.

      11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

      CE140

      Register

       

      (LinkedIn Part 1)
      How To Write An Eye Catching LinkedIn Summary

      Have you ever read a LinkedIn summary that made you want to meet the person right away? LinkedIn is a powerful tool that professionals across many industries are expected to have. This workshop will provide you with some basic LinkedIn profiling rules that you will be able to use on your own time, but more importantly will get you to practice identifying unique values and creating a strong summary that represents who you are.

      11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

      CE140

      Register

       

      (LinkedIn Part 2)
      Oh, The People You Will Know: Networking On LinkedIn

      LinkedIn is a powerful tool, but only if you use it. Having a professional online presence without actively engaging with your network is as good as not having one. Position yourself as an expert in the field - learn who to connect with, how to connect, and different ways to interact with your professional network. Expect to leave with practical strategies to improve your professional online presence.

      11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

      CE140

      Register 

      (Interviewing Part 1)
      Be Prepared, Be On Time, Be The One

      The most crucial part of an interview, and the reason why most people don’t get the job, is simply lacking preparation. Maximize your chances of success by learning about what you need to do in the days leading up to your interview. Figure out what you should (and should not!) wear to an interview, discover how early you should arrive, and why it is so important to be nice to everyone that you meet.

      11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018

      CE140

      Register 

      (Interviewing Part 2)
      Why You Should Do The Grouse Grind Before Your Interview

      The way you sit while you are waiting to be called into the interview room, the general conversation before the formal questions, and whether you follow up after the interview to thank them for their time, are all contributing factors towards the impression that you give to the potential employer. In this workshop you will have an opportunity to practice answering some of the most frequently asked questions and learn why it’s a good idea to hike the Grouse Grind before your interview.

      11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 

      CE140

      Register

       

      (Networking)
      Networking: The Brussels Sprouts Of A Job Search

      Networking is sort of like the Brussels sprouts of a job search – no one likes them, but they’re good for you. In this workshop you will learn that networking does not always have to be the awkward, uncomfortable situation that you think it will be. Networking events come in many shapes and forms – but preparing, knowing how to start conversations, and knowing what not to do can help you to feel more confident and comfortable.

      11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 

      CE140

      Register 

      (Workplace Etiquette)
      How to Read Your New Manager's Mind?

      You’ve got a job. Great…now what? Being successful in your chosen career doesn’t mean just finding a job; it means being able to keep the job. Each workplace will have its own spoken and unspoken workplace etiquette. In this workshop, you will learn how to uncover the unspoken rules as well as general office behaviour that most employers have come to expect.

      11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 

      CE140

      Register 


      Career Development Events

       

      Event

      Description

      Date & Time

      Room

      Register 

      TD Bank Info Session

      Come and meet representatives from TD Bank to learn more about the banking industry!

      Short presentation & TD rep panel
      Our TD brand / Legendary service / Community involvement / Diversity contribution / Top employer / Rewarding - YOU / Growth and development - YOU / YOU - training, coaching, mentoring / Giving back with TD on your side - YOU and your community / Q & A

      11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

      LB189

      Register

      Career Café

      Have career questions you’d like answered or maybe just looking for some career advice? Come by to meet our advisors and enjoy a cup of coffee and cookies!


      11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

      LB189

      Drop-In

      Network at the Fairs Like a Pro! 

      Career Development Month WEEK 1: Get ready for the career events coming up and learn how to network like a pro!

      11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018        

      LB189

      Register 

      What Hiring Managers Want - Industry Panel

      Career Development Month WEEK 2:

      11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018         

      BR126

      Register

      Cap Cares Volunteer Fair

      (Exhibitor Registration)

      Career Development Month WEEK 3: 

      11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018

      Birch Cafeteria

      Register 

      Jobs for Caps Hiring Fair

      (Exhibitor Registration)

      Career Development Month WEEK 4:

      11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018

      Birch Cafeteria

      Register

       


      Missed a workshop or unable to attend because of class? Email  cdc@capilanou.ca to request an individual appointment or suggest a workshop specifically for your class!