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April 24, 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. 

UPCOMING SESSIONS

 Updated: March 24, 2014

Offering

Description

Host Department

Date

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Marketing Your Transferable Skills  Knowing your skills and abilities AND being able to clearly and confidently convey them to employers on an application (e.g. resume or cover letter) or during a conversation (E.g. interview and conference) is critical to your success in the job search process. Learn how to identify and articulate your strengths in a relevant and appealing way to potential employers. An essential workshop for students in graduate programs hoping to transition successfully to non-academic roles.

Career Centre

 February 4 12:00-1:20PM

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Discovering the Entrepreneur Within  Would you like to be an entrepreneur? Do you have what it takes? Discover the important traits required to be a successful entrepreneur, how to assess risk, what makes a good business plan and how to pitch it!

MITACS STEP

 KITCHENER CAMPUS February 7 9:00-5:00PM

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Interview Success for Students in Graduate & Professional Programs This session will clarify employer motivations and provide you with solid tips on distinguishing yourself positively before, during and after an interview.

Career Centre

 February 11 12:00-1:20PM

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LinkedIn and Social Media Career Strategies This session will provide strategies for creating, managing, and leveraging your virtual presence as well as making the most of

Career Centre

 February 25 12:00-1:20PM

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Career Planning for Students in Graduate & Professional Programs Knowing the what, when and how, of the career planning cycle will better position you to enter into your field of choice. This session will introduce some 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.

Career Centre

March 7 9:00-10:15AM

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Marketing Your Transferable Skills Knowing your skills and abilities AND being able to clearly and confidently convey them to employers on an application (e.g. resume or cover letter) or during a conversation )e.g. interview or conference) is critical to your success in the job search process. Learn how to identify and articulate your strengths in a relevant and appealing way to potential employers. An essential workshop for students in graduate programs hoping to transition successfully into non-academic roles.

Career Centre

March 7 10:30-11:45AM

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CV Writing for Academic Settings Interested in a career in academia or research? This workshop will introduce the unique purpose, format and guidelines for creating an effective Curriculum Vitae (CV), as well as clarify the main distinction between a resume and a CV. Participants are encouraged to bring their current resume or CV to the session.

Career Centre

March 7 12:15-1:30PM

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Resume Writing A top-notch resume is critical to securing an interview. This session will provide guidelines for presenting your relevant qualifications effectively and connecting your skills, experiences, and abilities to a target job. You are encouraged to bring a copy of your most recent resume or CV.

Career Centre

March 7 12:15-1:30PM

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Job Search & Networking Strategies for Academic Settings The academic job market can be difficult to navigate. Prepare early for your academic career by starting to think like a hiring committee member. 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 network of contacts.

Career Centre

March 7 1:45-3:00PM

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Job Search & Networking Strategies Discover ways to build your professional network and make a positive impression when interacting with potential employers. Learn about the hidden job market and the benefits of informational interviews as well as how to use social media to expand your professional image and network with valuable contacts.

Career Centre

March 7 1:45-3:00PM

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Professional Journeys in Higher Education Exploring a career in a university setting? Three career information panels consisting of professors, postdocs and university administrators will provide insight into their career path as well as advice for graduate students.

Career Centre & Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

May 2 9:00-1:15PM

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Getting From Here to There with a Faculty Career (Faculty Panel) Listen and learn from those who have successfully made the leap from student to academic professor.

Career Centre & Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

May 2 9:30-10:30AM

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Exploring Work Options in Academic Settings (Professional Panel) Beyond faculty roles, discover some of the rewarding and emerging opportunities that exist within acadmic institutions.

Career Centre & Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

May 2 10:45-11:45AM

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Demystifying the Academic Interview Process (Faculty Panel) Faculty will discuss the purpose, process, and preparation required to successfully present yourself to a Hiring Committee.

Career Centre & Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

May 2 12:15-1:15PM

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Foundations of Project Management l

This 2-day workshop provides an experiential, collaborative learning experience to enable participants to integrate the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership that participants can apply immediately and in their future career lives. Through participating and completing this workshop, participants will:

  • gain a clear undertanding of foundational project management principles;
  • have an emphasized understanding of the importance of team and team dynamics within the context of project management and meeting project deadlines.

MITACS step

June 4 & 5 9:00AM-5:00PM (Registration 8:45AM)

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