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Graduate Career Advisors @ CaPS
Susan Molnar and Lorna MacEachern are available to meet with you to discuss your career options and job search strategies.
To book an appointment, call 514-398-3304, x0321.
Advising & CV Drop-In
Advising and CV Drop-In will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 15h00-16h30 and Fridays from 10h00-11h30 and does not require an appointment. First come, first served.
Job Finding Club
Work with fourteen other students all looking to find a job. You will have each other for support, with the assistance of the CaPS facilitator, Janice Tester, and career advisors. It is a two-week intensive program designed to empower you to find work in your field and in a job you will love.
There is no administrative fee to participate. The only cost to the student is for the purchase of the Job Search Handbook ($8).
You need to apply and we consider people on a first-come-first-served basis. You will register at the CaPS reception by filling out an application form and submitting your CV. After which, we will contact you for a selection interview with an advisor.
The dates of the next Job Finding Clubs are:
May 4th to 15th, 2009
Are you ready for this wonderful opportunity? Check out the program on our website for full details and/or come to our office.
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If you have any suggestions about how we can better serve you, don't hesitate to contact me.
Susan Molnar, M.Ed.
Thank you to all those who participated in Grad Career Week 2009!
Grad Career Week was attended by hundreds of students and was a big success. It included presentations on “What Not to Wear”, “Public Presentation Skills: and “Salary Negotiations” as well as a host of “speed career mentoring” opportunities for students interested in exploring careers in communication, consulting, science and international development arenas.
For a complete listing of the events that took place and presenters, click here.
Next year we will organize similar events for grad students.
In this issue:
Grad students have many misconceptions about networking. This article (which appeared last month) has 9 important tips about networking and why you should embrace it, rather than fear it.
Think about how you got to where you are today. Likely your decisions have been influenced by a few key people along the way. Perhaps it was a high school teacher who inspired your love for biology, and here you are pursuing a PhD, or maybe a parent who discouraged you from following in their footsteps and so you didn’t, or potentially even a rejection letter led you to your second choice, which ended up being a perfect gift. Maybe it was a complete stranger, who gave you some great advice that you acted on, or the person she introduced you to which led to a successful marriage! Many people touch our lives in ways we can’t predict or quantify. Naturally and inadvertently, our environment has a lasting impact on our careers. If we view the process of meeting people as a mystery novel unfolding, never really knowing who will lead us to our next adventure, perhaps we can greet our encounters with a heightened sense of curiosity and excitement. We really have no idea when someone will share useful advice, make a helpful introduction or spare us future heartache.
“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Confucius said a lot of things right, and the above quote resonates profoundly with the many job seekers who strive to create careers and lives that are about more than just the paycheque, searching for ways to combine their interests, skills, passion and values into a meaningful career. The nonprofit sector can be an ideal fit for those looking for more than “just a job” but there are a lot of misconceptions and a general lack of understanding about the kinds of organizations the sector encompasses and the range of opportunities available. Read on for more information about this dynamic and varied sector, the rewards and challenges of a career in non-profit work and tips for entering the field.
Registration for all of the following workshops is available through myFuture. Click on the "Workshops/Events" tab and select the "Workshops" tab.
The events below are only a sampling of the many taking place this month. For a full listing of all events offered this month and to register, log-in to myFuture. Click on the "Events" tab and then the "Workshops/Panels/Events" tab. Select the event you would like to attend and click on "RSVP."
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