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December 21, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Career Development

Transitioning from graduate school or a postdoctoral position into the greater workplace requires planning, research, and networking. The ASPIRE program offers selected opportunities in each of these areas to facilitate entry into careers of choice. 

Fall 2014 

Career Planning 
This session will introduce practical strategies and resources to assist you in conducting the necessary self-reflection and research to identify ideal work environments, optimal job satisfiers and realistic goals for pursuing an academic or non-academic career. Learn More

CV Writing for Academic Jobs 
This workshop will introduce the unique purpose, format and guidelines for creating an effective Curriculum Vitae (CV), as well as clarify the main distinctions between a resumé and a CV. Learn More

Getting from Here to There: The Career Planning Process 
Don't wait until graduation to begin planning for your career! Knowing the what, when, and how of the career planning and job search process will better position you to pursue a range of career opportunities.  Learn More

Job Search & Networking Strategies for Academic Settings 
The academic job market can be difficult to navigate. Early preparation is essential for advancement within the professional academic arena.  This workshop will explore the academic labour market and factors tied to success, and provide an overview of how best to promote yourself and build your reputation and academic connections. Learn More 

Library Resources to Help You Find Your Dream Job
Library resources for company and industry research are also great for career research and complement Career Centre resources. In this workshop, we will identify and utilize the Library’s business and news resources to assist you in your career research. Learn More

Let's Talk: Success Strategies for Transitioning to the Canadian Workplace
For students in graduate and professional programs who are new to the Canadian workplace. Learn More

Marketing Your Transferable Skills to an Employer 
Learn how to identify and articulate your strengths in a relevant and appealing way to potential employers.  Learn More

Using LinkedIn to Promote your Professional Brand 
To be successful with LinkedIn, you need to develop and maintain a personal brand so employers can get to know, like and trust you; only then will they be open to learn more about what you have to offer professionally. Learn More