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 via WebEx.
  • If you need to cancel your registration, please do so 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.

To view and register for career development workshops or events, simply log in the Career Hub at and navigate to ‘Events’ on the left-side navigation bar.

Spring 2019 Workshops & Events

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.";
or "
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."

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.

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!

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 it 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 how to write a cover letter that will make you stand out from the competition.

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.

You've created a professional LinkedIn Profile…now what?

This workshop will explain how to professionally network on LinkedIn. Learn how to join groups, what to send in a connection message and how to interact with other professionals.

This is where you will receive the true potential of LinkedIn!

The most crucial part of an interview, and the reason why most people don't get thejob, 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.

The way you sit while you are waiting to be called into the interview room, the general conversation before the formal question, 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 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.

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.

Job search is tough… don't do it alone! This is your opportunity to improve your career prospects by actively participating in the CDC Job Search Skills Program (6 sessions on Mondays & Wednesdays starting January 28)!

Learn from, and support, likeminded students as you regularly share information, tips and stories on successful job search strategies.

* Please note that the JSSP is a 6-session program. Once you registered for any one of the sessions, you are registered for all 6 sessions.
* The JSSP is a co-curricular approved program. You will need to complete at least 5 sessions to be able to qualify for co-curricular records.

In the words of Hootsuite, they are NOT just a social relationship platform and NOT just a tech company.

Want to learn more about this local, homegrown, juggernaut talent who is the world's most widely used social relationship platform with more than 16 million users?

Sign up now for this rare and exclusive access to tour Hootsuite. Limited spots available!

Curious as to what it takes to get your resume noticed?
Have questions about the hiring process and what industry professionals are looking for?
Never fear!

Join us for "What Hiring Managers Want - Industry Panel" and learn a few insider tips about the hiring process.

First time attending a hiring fair?

Not sure how to approach potential employers?

Don't worry! The Career Development Centre is hosting this workshop to help you get ready.

Come and learn how to present your best and professional self at the Fairs!

Date: Thursday, March 28

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Birch Cafeteria

Jobs, jobs, jobs! Has that been on your mind lately or will be soon? Being a student is hard. We know you're busy and might need a job. Instead of scouring the internet and job boards, the Jobs for U! Hiring Fair conveniently has available to you companies with human representatives from all different industries you can actually talk to.

This year's participating organizations (log into your Career Hub to see what positions are available):

  • ALS Canada Ltd
  • altisHR
  • Amica Edgemont Village
  • Bee Haven Consulting Inc
  • BlueShore Financial
  • Cactus Club Cafe
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • CEFA Early Learning North Vancouver
  • Developmental Disabilities Association
  • DHX Media
  • Elite Educational Institute
  • Fawcett Insurance
  • Freedom 55 Financial
  • Grouse Mountain Resort
  • Home Care Assistance
  • Hotel Belmont
  • IATSE Local 891
  • ICBC
  • Kids & Company
  • Latincouver
  • McMillan LLP
  • Meltwater
  • Mt Seymour Resorts (Sea to Sky Park Services Ltd)
  • Nido de Montessori
  • Para Space Landscaping
  • Securiguard Services LTD
  • Shylo Home Healthcare
  • Strive Living Society
  • The Mobile Shop (Loblaws Inc.)
  • ToursByLocals Canada Inc.
  • United Way of the Lower Mainland
  • William F. White International Inc.
  • Willowbrae Academy
  • YMCA of Greater Vancouver

You never know when you will be invited to a lunch or dinner in a business or professional setting. Knowing the proper table manners is essential!

Join us for an early dinner at Holiday Inn North Vancouver to learn how to dine properly. Seats are limited, register early!

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