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 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:

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.


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.


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.


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.



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

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

5 industries, 10 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! Industry participants will be: CIBC, ICBC, DEXTERRA, CACTUS CLUB and SHERWIN-WILLIAMS.

REGISTER FOR ROUND 1- FULL. Please email to be placed on the waitlist.

REGISTER FOR ROUND 2- FULL. Please email to be placed on the waitlist.

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.


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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