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October 2008

Stay informed!

It's hard to believe that September has already flown by! As you prepare to hunker down for midterms, take the opportunity to explore what CAPS is offering this month.

International Week is a great event if you are looking for career or study opportunities abroad. Power in Diversity Career Week is an excellent chance to learn about the value of diversity in the workplace. And remember, regular workshops, company information sessions and events continue unabated throughout October. Check myFuture for details.

In this issue:

Careers at TELUS
Power in Diversity Career Week
International Week
Preparation: The Key to Interviewing Success
Networking 101
Career Fairs and Study Abroad Fair
Grad School Recruitment Events
Career Development Workshops
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Careers at TELUS

by Alysha Kassam, U1 IDS

You’ve probably seen or are familiar with the colourful and friendly critters portrayed in TELUS ads. However, TELUS has much more to offer than just visual entertainment, but rather an array of products and services to its large and diverse clientele. To find out more about TELUS’s work and student/new grad opportunities at the company, I got the chance to chat with Rahim Tajdin, who works as a Product Manager at TELUS in Montreal.

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TELUS will be on campus on October 6, 2008 at noon to discuss opportunities for new graduates. Please register online through myFuture (click on "Events" and then "Company Info Sessions").

TELUS is continually looking at new ways to serve its clients better. Check out telus.com/careers for more information about openings on the TELUS team.

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Power in Diversity Career Week: October 27th - 31st

To find out more and to register for an exciting array of events, please click here.

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International Week: October 20th - 24th

CAPS is please to bring you International Week focusing on the advantages of working and studying abroad. Take this opportunity to expand your awareness and interest in global learning opportunities, such as:

To learn more about the variety of activities that support and complement your academic life log in to myFuture and click on the Events tab followed by the Workshop tab and keyword search "Int'l".

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Preparation: The Key to Interviewing Success

by Jan Bottomer, Music and Arts Career Advisor

While many factors are important to consider in an interview, success often comes down to one crucial concept, preparation.

Preparation? But don’t potential employers just want to get a sense of me as a person? Aren’t I just supposed to be myself? What does preparation have to do with it?

Doing your homework prior to an interview is actually one of the best ways to ensure that you’re comfortable and confident enough to let your personality shine through! Thorough preparation also points to your professionalism, your commitment, and your enthusiasm for the company. And a lack of it, speaks volumes.

So how do you prepare for an interview?

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[consult CAPS' interviewing resources online]

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Networking 101

by Marshneill Abraham, CAPS Peer Educator Program Coordinator

With less jobs being posted online or advertised in the classifieds, personal networking has become the new search engine. Forget Google – 80% of jobs are now located in the hidden job market and the way to find them is through networking – a process of establishing relationships that expand your social circle and future job prospects.

Begin by asking yourself: “Who do I know?” and begin to compile a list of anyone you think might be able to lend a hand. This list does not need to comprise of lawyers and doctors and CEOs. Knowing people at the top of their professional game is certainly useful, but job opportunities often arise from the most unexpected sources. Your high school drama teacher might know someone who works for a theatre company. Or perhaps your partner-in-crime at Pizza Hut one summer has an uncle in real estate. Networking is about collaborating with others to find shared successes.

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Career Fairs and Study Abroad Fair


Grad School Recruitment Events

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" or "Information Sessions" tab. Click on the event you would like to attend and click on "RSVP."

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Career Development Workshops

The workshops below are only a sampling of the many taking place this month. For a full listing of all workshops 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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