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We offer a ton of events each year to help you:

  • find work and meet employers
  • improve your job search skills
  • learn about potential careers

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UPCOMING AND CURRENT EVENTS

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Career workshops

Career workshops

When: Ongoing – Sept 2014 to June 2015
Where: McPherson Library (see specific workshop for room)
Contact: careers@uvic.ca - 250-721-8421

Our career educators host four types of workshops for students throughout the week in the McPherson Library:

  • Résumé Lab
  • Ace Your Interviews
  • Network to Work (NEW FOR 2014!)
  • Using LinkedIn for Your Work Search

See workshop details and schedule here!

Co-op Student for a Day

Co-op Student for a Day

When: 10:00, Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
Where: Enter online now or at Co-op and Career Info Day, Career Fair, or Volunteer Fair
Contact: Samantha Toms -  stoms@uvic.ca - 250-472-5805

Tell us why you want to be a Co-op Student for a Day for your chance to experience first hand what it's like to be a co-op student and to see what co-op has to offer!

  • Sample co-op, the employer, and the work environment
  • Shadow employees
  • Tour the workplace
  • Network with team members
  • Witness the workplace environment and culture
  • Conduct informational interviews with employees and current co-op students
  • Learn tips of the workforce

Watch for contest updates on twitter with the hashtag: #coop4aday

See more at: uvic.ca/coopandcareer/coop4aday

Employer information sessions

When: September 2014
Where: See session schedule for description
Contact: Chelsea Falconer -  evcoop@uvic.ca

Event details for: Students

Come check out our Employer Information Sessions. They will change every month, check back regularly to see who's coming in the future.

ERICSSON Info Session | Monday, September 29

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Location: ECS 660

Ericsson is a world leading provider of communications technology and services. Today, more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks in over 180 countries, and we support customers’ networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Using innovation to empower people, business and community, we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. At Ericsson, we apply our innovation to market-based solutions to help shape a more sustainable world.

Ericsson serves the Canadian market by providing complete communication solutions including wireless network technology, advanced Mobile Internet Solutions, IP and Data Systems, Transmission Solutions and Managed & Consulting Services.  We are present in 4 major cities: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto & Vancouver. We hire co-op students in each of our locations into the following areas: Software Developers, Software Testing & Integration, Hardware Developers, Verification Engineers, and Technical Writing.

On Monday, September 29th at 4 p.m., Ericsson will be at UVic and our team members from the Burnaby office will host an information session. Please join us for this event and we encourage you to bring a copy of your resume. Refreshments will be served and you will have the opportunity to network with our team members after the presentation.

Ericsson offers a great working environment that fosters respect, creativity and team work. If you have a passion for continuously learning about new technology and developing widely used products and making them better, we would like to speak with you! Hope to see you there!

For more information about Ericsson, please visit our website.

For more information on the networked society that we are building, please follow this link.

Please visit the Lerning in Motion Events Calendar to register for this info session.

Municipal Internship Info Session | Tuesday, September 30

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: MacLaurin D115

Come learn about career opportunities through the Alberta Municipal Affairs’ Municipal Internship Program. 

Strong municipalities need skilled administrators, finance officers, and land use planners. The Municipal Internship Program is a partnership between Alberta municipalities, planning service agencies and Municipal Affairs. The objectiveof the program is to encourage recent post‐secondary graduates to consider a career in municipal administration or planning by offering them the opportunity to gain paid, hands‐on experience in a municipal organization for a 12‐month (Administrator or Finance Officer) or 24‐month (Land Use Planner) period.

For more information, please visit our website.

Please visit the Lerning in Motion Events Calendar to register for this info session.

JV Driver Info Session | Tuesday, September 30

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Location: ECS 660

JV Driver has been providing industrial construction services to the Oil & Gas, Energy, Petrochemical, Forestry, and Mining sectors since 1989. We have a solid multi-discipline industrial construction capability, with a total commitment to Safety, Quality, and Excellence. For over 25 years, we have been creating value for our clients and opportunity for our people, by challenging the status quo, looking after each other, having fun, and building great things together!

The only thing more impressive than our commitment to safety is our results. Project after project, achieving Best in Class safety performance has gained multiple recognitions from our clients, government agencies, and our peers. more.

Come and meet a recruiter -- bring your resume, too!

Please visit the Lerning in Motion Events Calendar to register for this info session.

Imperial Tobacco Virtual Info Session | Tuesday, September 30

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: Online webinar

Imperial Tobacco is a marketing focused organization whose mission is to compete successfully for market share by satisfying adult consumer preferences in a manner that is socially responsible, sustainable and creates value for the company.  We are the country's leading tobacco company and pride ourselves in the diversity of our workforce-difference is our advantage and we are looking for dynamic individuals to join our exceptional team.

This is your opportunity to learn about Imperial Tobacco Canada and parent company British American Tobacco.  Find our more about our rewarding career opportunities, including common entry-level roles such as the Account Representative and Management Trainee.


Virtual Information Session

September 30th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. PST

LOG-IN PROCESS:
1. Visit http://goo.gl/L6YlNm . Attendees may be required to install a plug-in prior to the meeting, so please test the link prior to the presentation time.
2. Enter the meeting number and password as requested:
- Meeting Number: 843 280 895
- Password: Welcome1
3. Call in to the Audio Conferencing System by calling 1-866-794-4030, and enter the access code below:
- Access Code: 991 857 83

For assistance with the log-in process, please visit https://bat.webex.com/bat/mc, and on the left navigation bar click “Support”.

Please visit the Lerning in Motion Events Calendar to register for this info session.

Abe Books Career Planning Workshop | Wednesday, October 1

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Location: ECS 125

AbeBooks.com, Johnny Bunko and the Art of Career Planning" -- Career planning is easily neglected amid the hustle and bustle of student life. AbeBooks.com Engineering Manager, Cliff McCollum, who has more than 18 years of experience in software engineering, will be discussing the fine art of career planning using Daniel Pink’s bestselling book, "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko".

Launched in 1996, Victoria-based AbeBooks.com is an e-commerce pioneer. This online marketplace for books offers more than 180 million books for sale and was acquired by Amazon in 2008. "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" is a highly influential career guide in comic book format that offers six rules to help avoid dead-end jobs and unrewarding careers. Discover these six rules of career planning as Cliff discusses his career path, from a programmer at the University of Victoria to various start-ups and eventually, AbeBooks.

Please visit the Lerning in Motion Events Calendar to register for this info session.

Lime Connect Info Session | Thursday, October 2

Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Location: Clearihue C111

Lime Connect has career opportunities for talented students and grads who happen to have disabilities. Join Karen Kelsey, Relationship Manager, Canada and learn about Lime Connect and their programs for individuals who happen to have a disability, how their corporate partners want to connect as well as "Whether, When and How" to discuss disability in an employment situation.

Office hours also available for individual career discussions:

10:00am - 12:00pm Clearihue Building C109

12:30pm - 02:30pm Clearihue Building C111

2:30pm - 04:00pm Clearihue Building A202 

For more info on Lime connect please visit our website.

Please visit the Lerning in Motion Events Calendar to register for this info session.

Engage Education Info Session | Tuesday, October 7

Time: 3:30 -5:30 pm

Location: MacLaurin D110

Engage Education has provided a unique opportunity for Canadian teachers over the past 4 years and we are now branching out to additional universities across the country. This unique opportunity is called iday, where we invite a select number of graduates to fly to the UK at various times throughout the year (November, March, April, May, June, and July) to attend face to face interviews with our schools, all flights, accommodation and travel fully paid for by Engage. In 2014 we have had 214 Canadian teachers partake in this event and the success has been fantastic with the majority of the graduates securing full time teaching positions for this September.

Timing for this event is tentative and is subject to change.

Please visit the Lerning in Motion Events Calendar to register for this info session.

Schneider Electric Info Session | Wednesday, October 22

Time: 4:30 -6:00 pm

Location: ECS 660

It's an exciting time to join Schneider Electric! We are the global specialist in energy management and offer integrated solutions to make energy safer, more reliable, efficient and productive. Our 100,000 employees in over 100 countries help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy. Our commitment to customers, respect for people, performance obsession, team spirit and risk taking - and care for the environment - are shared by our teams all over the world. From national initiatives with Habitat for Humanity and The United Way, to getting involved with charities and organizations around specific Schneider Electric locations, we are committed to making our communities a better place to live and work.

At Schneider Electric, career growth possibilities are extensive. Schneider Electric Canada belongs to the North American Division, one of four geographic divisions of Schneider Electric, which is globally headquartered in Paris, France. We pride ourselves on being extremely diverse, both culturally and technically.

The company's Victoria, BC location specializes in developing advancced energy meters and software that help businesses reveal and act on opportunities to reduce energy-related costs, cut emissions, improve power quality and maintain uptime in their operations. Schneider Electric has been a UVic Co-op Employer for over 10 years and we are always on the look-out for great talent. Please join us for an Information Session and pizza to learn more about our company and potential careers with us.

Visit Schneider Electric's website for more information.

Please visit the Lerning in Motion Events Calendar to register for this info session.

University of Toronto, Master of Management & Professional Accounting Program Info Session | Friday, January 16

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: BEC 363

The University of Toronto’s MMPA is the only program dedicated to developing both MBA and MMPA (Master of Professional Accounting) knowledge and skills in an integrated framework. An MBA learning experience develops analytical skills and case-oriented reasoning capacities, and an MMPA learning experience develops technical knowledge and application skills. The MMPA is designed to be the most time-concentrated, Master’s level gateway to professional accounting and financial markets employment, particularly for students graduating from non-business programs. Advanced standing is available for business students.

For more info on the University of Toronto's MMPA program please visit our website.

Please visit the Lerning in Motion Events Calendar to register for this info session.

Engineering and Computer Science/Math Mock Interview Clinic

Engineering and Computer Science/Math Mock Interview Clinic

When: October 1, 2014 (9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)
Contact: Tara Coulter -  taracoul@uvic.ca

Event details for: STUDENTS | EMPLOYERS |

How do the mock interviews work?

  • Students who have expressed interest in the mock interview clinics will be given 24 hours to sign up for one interview slot
  • Mock interview job descriptions will be available on Learning in Motion
  • Students submit their resume and cover letter to the employer that they selected for the interview
  • On October 1st, students complete a 20-minute interview and then receive interview feedback from the employer

Which employers can I interview with?

How can I sign up?

  • Log in to learninginmotion.uvic.ca 
  • Search for Job ID #115479 in the spring 2015 job postings
  • Upload your resume by September 15, 2014. There are only 50 interview spots available.

Not able to see the job postings in LIM? Please send your resume by email to Tara Coulter (taracoul@uvic.ca)!

What are the benefits?

  • Build awareness of your brand on the UVic campus
  • Meet standout students and open a window on future recruitment
  • Train your junior staff in interviewing job candidates

What commitment does it require?

  • Choose from two timeslot options: half-day morning (9:00-11:30), half-day afternoon (1:00-3:30)
  • Each time slot includes a coffee break and lunch is provided (11:30-1:00).
  • You’ll receive student applications and review them before the event.
  • On event day, you’ll conduct a 30-minute interview and feedback session with each student.

To sign up, please contact your co-op coordinator!

What organizations are attending?

What can you do with your degree?

What can you do with your degree?

When: October 2014 and March 2015
Where: See schedule for locations
Categories: What can you do with your degree sessions
Contact: Chelsea Falconer -  mktgcoop@uvic.ca

Wondering how to make the leap from university to a rewarding career? Sign up for a “What can you do with your degree?” session to:

  • hear from industry experts about career options in specific industries—and how they broke into their sectors
  • learn about the current job market
  • get meaningful advice on your career plans
  • figure out your next steps after graduation

SEE THE SESSION SCHEDULE

Online career programs

When: Fall session – Sept to Dec 2014
Where: Online
Contact: careers@uvic.ca - 250-721-8421

Register now for Fall 2014 sessions!

Sign up for one of our tailored career programs to:

  • explore career pathways
  • plan your next steps
  • strengthen your skills for finding career-related work
  • build relationships with professional contacts

We offer two programs that are free to UVic students and alumni. These programs are online and self-paced, so you can start anytime.

Horizons ProgramHorizons Program:
for students and alumni who are exploring their career options.

Navigator ProgramNavigator Program:
for students and alumni who are looking for career-related work.

Career panel and mock interview event for Indigenous students

Career panel and mock interview event for Indigenous students

When: October 9, 2014 (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Where: First Peoples House – Ceremonial Hall
Contact: Lalita Morrison -  lalita@uvic.ca

Event schedule

CAREER PANEL AND NETWORKING EVENT: 11 am. – 12:30 p.m.

Curious about career options? Attend this event to:

  • learn about career and co-op opportunities available to Indigenous students
  • network with company representatives and ask questions
  • meet the Indigenous co-op officer and discover resources offered by Co-op and Career

No registration required. There will be an opportunity for mingling after the presentation, so come prepared with your career questions!

BREAK FOR LUNCH: noon – 1:30 p.m.

Employers only. See you back for 1:30 p.m.!

MOCK INTERVIEW CLINIC: 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Practice your interview skills in a realistic setting! Register for a 30-minute interview session, which includes a mock interview for a sample job followed by an employer feedback session. 

Registration required: Contact Lalita Morrison – lalita@uvic.ca | 250-472-4618

Pathways to Success

Pathways to Success

When: October 2014 to April 2015
Where: See schedule for locations
Contact: Co-op and Career -  commcoop@uvic.ca - (250) 853-3172

Career and professional development for graduate students

What lies beyond graduate school for you? Explore future career paths at these free sessions offered through April 2015.

  • Learn how to transition from grad school to a career
  • Discover current labour market info for academic and non-academic careers
  • Hear from panels and speakers on landing an academic job or carving out a career outside academia
  • ... and more!

SEE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Cultural Competency Workshop

When: October 7-28, 2014 from 5-7pm. A four-week long session happening Tuesday evenings.
Where: Human and Social Development Building, room A270
Categories: Forums and workshops
Contact: Karima Ramji -  ramjik@uvic.ca - 250-721-6076

Using cross-cultural competencies to succeed in your Canadian job search - a workshop for international students!

competencyimageAre you an international student at UVic? Sign up for this free workshop series to learn about cultural intelligence and how it can help in your job search!

The series will cover:

• UVic’s cross-cultural competencies and why they matter 

• How you can describe your cross-cultural competencies to Canadian employers during your job search 

• How to plan for successful workplace experiences in Canada 

No prerequisites required!

Visit learninginmotion.uvic.ca, find the Events calendar and sign up for the October 7 session. You’ll be automatically registered for the entire series.

 

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