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.
- The length of all workshops is one (1) hour each unless specified.
- All of our Summer term workshops are online mode. You can 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. with the exception of the LinkedIn: Your Professional Existence Online workshop which runs until 1:00 pm.
Date: Tuesday, May 19
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: Wednesday, May 20
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: Tuesday, May 26
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: Wednesday, May 27
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: Tuesday, June 2
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: Wednesday, June 3
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: Tuesday, June 9 (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!
Date: Wednesday, June 10
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: Tuesday, June 16
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: Wednesday, June 17
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: Tuesday, June 23
Are you new to the Canadian workplace?
Attend this workshop to gain a better understanding of Canadian workplace culture including general norms and expectations.