Cancelling a class may be unavoidable for a variety of reasons. If you know you’re going to be away for one of your classes and can’t find another faculty member to fill in, the “Don’t Cancel That Class” program provides you with another option. Instead of cancelling your class, we can deliver a career-related workshop for your students. You can choose from our list of career-related workshops or request for something more customized for your students. To view examples of the Career Development Centre’s (CDC) and other in-class workshop presentations we deliver, please visit the CDC faculty resource page on Moodle under ‘department sites’ (please email email@example.com for the enrollment key). Most of our workshops are 60 minutes in duration but can also be adjusted to meet your needs. You can schedule a workshop for your class by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide us with at least two weeks’ notice. As we will do our best to accommodate all requests, there may be times when this is not possible due to staff availability. We also ask that attendance be required for your students as any other regularly scheduled class. If you have any questions, please contact the CDC at email@example.com or 604.984.4965.
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.”; 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.”
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.
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!
you ever written a cover letter, but weren’t quite sure if it was good enough?
The cover letter might seem less important, but 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
you ever read a LinkedIn summary that made you want to meet the person right
away? LinkedIn is a powerful tool that professionals across many industries are
expected to have. This workshop will provide you with some basic LinkedIn
profiling rules that you will be able to use on your own time, but more
importantly will get you to practice identifying unique values and creating a
strong summary that represents who you are.
is a powerful tool, but only if you use it. Having a professional online
presence without actively engaging with your network is as good as not having
one. Position yourself as an expert in the field - learn who to connect with,
how to connect, and different ways to interact with your professional network.
Expect to leave with practical strategies to improve your professional online
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
way you sit while you are waiting to be called into the interview room, the
general conversation before the formal questions, 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.
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 – but preparing, knowing
how to start conversations, and knowing what not to do can help you to feel
more confident and comfortable.
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.
Capilano University | 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V7J 3H5 Tel: 604.986.1911
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.