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 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 in the Career Hub at 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 LB 145.

Date: Tuesday, September 24


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.";
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, September 25


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, October 1


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, October 2


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, October 8


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, October 9


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, October 15 (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: Wednesday, October 16


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, October 22


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, October 23


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.

2019 Fall Events & Programs

Date: Tuesday, September 17

Time: 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: CE 148


CapU Launch Program

Your future begins in first year. Start building the competencies you'll need for career success with the CapU Launch program.
More than 97% of employers we surveyed agree that it's important for students to develop their soft or transferable skills before graduation. In fact, it's an area that many employers find is lacking in new graduates.
Learn the skills that will make you stand out in a job competition with CapU Launch, a self-paced, co-curricular program that is designed to help you build the confidence, clarity and competencies to successfully launch your career upon graduation.

Date: Tuesday, October 15

Time: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Location: LB 145

Date: Wednesday, October 16

Time: 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Location: FR 503


One of the best ways to learn is to hear about the experiences of those who have been where you are.

This is your opportunity to connect with alumni to gain insights about their life after CapU, career journey and successes so far.

The panelists will also offer advice to help you blaze your own path. Bring your questions!

Date: Thursday, October 24

Time: 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Shaw Tower (downtown)



Date: Wednesday, October 30

Time: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Location: LB 321


5 industries, 10 representatives and YOU!

Participate in our speed networking event and make lasting impressions.

Attending organizations:

  • Accountemps (A Robert Half Company)
  • BMO
  • Canadian Border Services Agency
  • Shaw Communications
  • Sherwin-Williams


Date: Tuesday, November 12

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

Location: LB 145

Date: Thursday, November 21

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: LB 145


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

Date: Saturday, October 5

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: CapU Residence


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 Program One-Day Bootcamp!

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

What will you learn in this one-day bootcamp?

  • Orientation & Get Started
  • Labour Market Research
  • Where To Find Jobs
  • Resume & Cover Letter
  • Networking
  • Interviews

* The JSSP is a co-curricular approved program. You will need to complete the entire session to be able to qualify for co-curricular records.

Date: Tuesday, November 5 & Wednesday, November 20

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: TBD


Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of things you feel you "should" be doing?

Do you worry that you aren't doing enough to further your future?

We are here to tell you that IT ALL ADDS UP!


Find us and participate in the activities at booth to enter a gift basket prize draw!

2019 Spring Events & Programs

Curious as to what it takes to get your resume noticed?
Have questions about the hiring process and what industry professionals are looking for?
Never fear!

Join us for "What Hiring Managers Want - Industry Panel" and learn a few insider tips about the hiring process.

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 Program (6 sessions on Mondays & Wednesdays starting January 28)!

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

* Please note that the JSSP is a 6-session program. Once you registered for any one of the sessions, you are registered for all 6 sessions.
* The JSSP is a co-curricular approved program. You will need to complete at least 5 sessions to be able to qualify for co-curricular records.

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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 28

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 (log into your Career Hub to see what positions are available):

  • ALS Canada Ltd
  • altisHR
  • Amica Edgemont Village
  • Bee Haven Consulting Inc
  • BlueShore Financial
  • Cactus Club Cafe
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • CEFA Early Learning North Vancouver
  • Developmental Disabilities Association
  • DHX Media
  • Elite Educational Institute
  • Fawcett Insurance
  • Freedom 55 Financial
  • Grouse Mountain Resort
  • Home Care Assistance
  • Hotel Belmont
  • IATSE Local 891
  • ICBC
  • Kids & Company
  • Latincouver
  • McMillan LLP
  • Meltwater
  • Mt Seymour Resorts (Sea to Sky Park Services Ltd)
  • Nido de Montessori
  • Para Space Landscaping
  • Securiguard Services LTD
  • Shylo Home Healthcare
  • Strive Living Society
  • The Mobile Shop (Loblaws Inc.)
  • ToursByLocals Canada Inc.
  • United Way of the Lower Mainland
  • William F. White International Inc.
  • Willowbrae Academy
  • YMCA of Greater Vancouver

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

Join us for an early dinner at Holiday Inn North Vancouver to learn how to dine properly. Seats are limited, register early!

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