Career Development Workshops and Events are open to all Capilano students and alumni. To register for workshops and events, please log into Career Hub - www.experience.capilanou.ca.

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 via WebEx.
  • If you need to cancel your registration, please do so at least 48 hrs before the workshop/event. For certain events, a no-show fee may be charged to your CapU student account if you do not give at least 48 hours' notice of your cancellation.
  • 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.

To view and register for career development workshops or events, simply log into Career Hub at https://experience.capilanou.ca/home/students/login.htm and navigate to ‘Events’ on the left-side navigation bar.

CDC Workshop Series

All workshops are from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in BR 166 with the exception of the LinkedIn: Your Professional Existence Online workshop which runs until 1:00 pm. Pizza will be available on a first come, first served basis. Attend our workshops and events for a chance at some amazing prizes!

  • Attend two or more events for a chance to win one of four $50 Starbucks gift cards
  • Attend seven or more workshops for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card
  • Attend five or more workshops for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card
  • Attend three or more workshops for a chance to win a $25 Cineplex gift card

Date: Tuesday, January 21

 

Move beyond job titles and transform how you see yourself engaging with the world. Be prepared to explore the problems, challenges and opportunities that ignite and move you closer to discovering engaging and fulfilling work.

Date: Wednesday, January 22

 

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 debunking 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.";
or "
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."

Date: Tuesday, January 28

 

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.

Date: Wednesday, January 29

 

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!

Date: Tuesday, February 4

 

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 it 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.

Date: Wednesday, February 5

 

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.

Date: Tuesday, February 11

 

The way you sit while you are waiting to be called into the interview room, the general conversation before the formal question, 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.

Date: Wednesday, February 12 (please note this workshop runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

 

LinkedIn is a powerful tool that professionals across many industries are expected to have and expect you to have.
 
This hands-on workshop will take you through the basic introduction of LinkedIn and give you opportunities to work on your own profile.
 
If you have questions like:
'How do I write a good LinkedIn summary?'
'What can I do with my LinkedIn account?'
'How do I stay active and utilize my connections?'
 
This is the workshop for you!
 
Don't have a professional LinkedIn profile photo? Stay for our LinkedIn headshot session after this workshop!

Date: Tuesday, February 25

 

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.

Date: Wednesday, February 26

 

Don't underestimate the importance of email communication!
 
Emails are not text nor instant messaging.
 
There are certain elements you need to include in a professional email. The perception of your professionalism or lack thereof will be determined by the emails you send. Learn about the email traps we will help you to avoid.
 
Join us and learn some helpful email writing tips before you hit 'Send'!

Date: Tuesday, March 3

 

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.

Date: Wednesday, March 4

 

Are you new to the Canadian workplace?

Attend this workshop to gain a better understanding of Canadian workplace culture including general norms and expectations.

2020 Spring Events & Programs

Date: Wednesday, February 5

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Suite 600-750 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC

belairdirect is a member of Intact Financial Corporation, a leading organization powered by approximately 12,000 employees who make a difference in people's lives every day! Our employees are at the heart of what we do best: Helping people in good times and bad. 


For more than 60 years, belairdirect has been providing complete car and home insurance solutions direct to the consumer. In 1997, belairdirect became the first car insurance company in North America to offer an online car insurance quote directly to consumers. Our company is built on innovation. We push our boundaries by offering you inventive products like The Accident Forgiveness. Today we also offer multiple services on the web to help you compare and choose a car insurance that's right for you. Our clients can have 24/7 online access to their Client Centre to manage their car insurance, access all the documents and track their claims.

Join us for an office tour of Belair Direct's office including getting to meet with their leadership team and doing a Q&A with these departments:

  • Sales
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Call Quality
  • Actuarial
  • Underwriting
  • Workforce Management 

Register now as space is limited!

* Please note that this event requires a mandatory orientation on Wednesday, January 29 from 10:00 to 10:30 am in BR 166. Failure to attend the orienation will result in cancellation of your registration of the event.

* A $50 no-show fee will be charged to your CapU student account if you do not give at least 48 hours' notice of your cancellation.

Date: Tuesday, February 11

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: 545 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC

Bench Accounting - Who Are We?

We're North America's largest bookkeeping service for small businesses. But we're more than a bookkeeping company. We're a passionate and fun group of people working hard to fundamentally change how business owners work, grow, and live their lives. 

For many small business owners, keeping up to date on their books means less time spent growing their businesses. Bench solves this dilemma by taking bookkeeping off of our clients hands. We've paired our intuitive (and quite beautiful) software with a team of dedicated bookkeepers to provide monthly bookkeeping at an accessible price, giving entrepreneurs the time and the confidence to run the businesses they love.

Bench is post Series B, capitalized by a team of Silicon Valley and New York investors. We're scaling fast and we're not slowing down anytime soon. In just a few short years, we've grown from four co-founders to over 400 Benchmates. We're looking for the brightest minds to join us on this incredible journey, in pursuit of bringing financial mastery to our clients.

Join us for an office tour of Bench Accounting's office downtown followed by a panel discussion + Q/A with a members of Bench's Operations team.

Regoster now as space is limited!

* Please note that this event requires a mandatory orientation on Tuesday, February 4 from 2:00 to 2:30 pm in BR 166. Fail to attend the orienation will result in cancellation of your registration of the event.

* A $50 no-show fee will be charged to your CapU student account if you do not give at least 48 hours' notice of your cancellation.

Date: Tuesday, February 25

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location: LB 322

Join us for CapU's First Ever Career Seminar Night - Ignite Your Future!

Spend an evening learning about relevant industry topics including:

  • Building your personal brand
  • Goal setting
  • How to ask for a raise/negotiate your starting salary

There are three amazing speakers coming to share their knowledge and experience in these three areas. This seminar night ends off with a dinner including an etiquette lesson so that you can master your next business dinner! 

This event is open to all CapU students across all faculties - so come spend an evening with the CDC and Ignite Your Future!

Date: Wednesday, March 11

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: BR 166

First time attending a hiring fair?

Not sure how to approach potential employers?

Don't worry! The Career Development Centre is hosting this workshop to help you get ready.

Come and learn how to present your best and professional self at the Fairs!

Date: Thursday, March 12

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: BR 166

 

Meet the CDC advisors, have a coffee and ask questions about your career!

Date: Wednesday, March 18

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Birch Cafeteria

Come and meet some of the top employers in the Tourism industry.

This year's participating organizations will be listed here shortly (log into your Career Hub to see what positions are available).

Date: Wednesday, March 25

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Birch Cafeteria

Jobs, jobs, jobs! Has that been on your mind lately or will be soon? Being a student is hard. We know you're busy and might need a job. Instead of scouring the internet and job boards, the Jobs for U! Hiring Fair conveniently has available to you companies with human representatives from all different industries you can actually talk to.

This year's participating organizations will be listed here shortly (log into your Career Hub to see what positions are available).

Date: Wednesday, March 25

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: BR 126

Date: Monday, January 30 or Tuesday, January 31

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location: Holiday Inn, North Vancouver, BC

You never know when you will be invited to a breakfast, lunch or dinner in a business or professional setting. Knowing the proper table manners is essential!

Join us for breakfast at Holiday Inn North Vancouver to learn how to dine properly. Seats are limited, register early. Please only register for one date.

Date: Saturday, April 4

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: TBD

Job search is tough… don't do it alone! This is your opportunity to improve your career prospects by actively participating in the CDC Job Search Skills Bootcamp.

Learn from, and support, likeminded students as you'll share information, tips and stories on successful job search strategies.

Lunch will be provided.

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