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. Simply choose the online option when you register.
  • If you need to cancel your registration, please contact us at cdc@capilanou.ca at least 24 hrs before the workshop/event.
  • 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.

Upcoming workshops:

The Biggest Career Myth: Your Career Path Will Be Straight 
September 25, 2018
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
LB 145

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.”; 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.”

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How Coffee Can Help Your Job Search
September 26, 2018
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
LB 145

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.

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Why Your Resume Isn’t Getting You An Interview
October 2, 2018
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
LB 145 

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!

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Cover Letters, the Job Search Equivalent of an Online Dating Profile
October 3, 2018
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
LB 145

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 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.

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How To Write An Eye-Catching LinkedIn Summary
October 9, 2018
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
LB 145

Have 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.

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Oh, The People You Will Know: Networking On LinkedIn
October 10, 2018
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
LB 145

LinkedIn 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 presence.

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Be Prepared, Be On Time, Be The One
October 16, 2018
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
LB 145

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.

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Why You Should Do The Grouse Grind Before Your Interview
October 17, 2018
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
LB 145

The 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.

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Networking: The Brussels Sprouts Of A Job Search
October 23, 2018
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
LB 145

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 – but preparing, knowing how to start conversations, and knowing what not to do can help you to feel more confident and comfortable.

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How to Read Your New Manager's Mind?
October 24, 2018
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
LB 145

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.

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November is National Career Development Month! Join us for these great events:

C2C Alumni Chat
September 19, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
BR 126

CapU alumni are doing great things and we have the proof! We've rounded up some stellar (and successful) alumni from various industries who will speak about their career paths and how they got to where they are today. Don't miss out on this fun and informative event!

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Industry Day
November 1, 2018
Round 1: 8:30 am
Round 2: 10:20 am
BR 322 & 321

2 rounds, 5 industry representatives and you! Participate in our speed networking event and make lasting impressions. Register for round 1 OR round 2 (not both!)- you won't want to miss this event!

REGISTER FOR ROUND 1

REGISTER FOR ROUND 2- FULL 

 

Canadian Culture Basics Workshop
November 7, 2018
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
LB 189

Every culture has its norms, so does workplace culture. Developing the awareness of Workplace Culture Basics is one of the important keys to career success in the workplace. Join us for a discussion on communication, expectations and unspoken rules in the workplace.

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It All Adds Up!

November 6 & 15
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Birch Cafeteria

Take a moment to reflect on everything that you do. It's probably more than you think! Visit our booth in the cafeteria on November 6 & 15 and tell us about the skills and knowledge you've acquired so far as a student. It all adds up to something amazing and contributes to your career readiness! All participants will have a chance to win a prize pack valued at $50. #italladdsupcapu

Career Cafe

November 22, 2018
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
LB 133

Coffee. Treats. Career questions. These are all things you'll find at our Career Cafe! Come to meet our advisors and ask them your burning career-related questions during this informal 'fireside chat' style meet-up. 

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