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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

EVENTS CALENDAR

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UPCOMING AND CURRENT EVENTS

Upcoming and current events | Types of events for studentsEvent archives


Employer information sessions

When: January - February 2015
Where: See session schedule for description
Contact: Chelsea Falconer -  evcoop@uvic.ca

Event details for: Students

UVic students are in demand! Throughout the year, employer and grad school reps visit campus to host info sessions. They'll discuss career and learning opportunities at their organizations and answer your questions.

IBM | Tuesday, January 27

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location: ECS 660

IBM IS HIRING!

IBM is coming to campus because we want to meet you! We'd like to invite you to attend our EPIC Information Session for our Spring 2015 Co-op and internship opportunities. See above for details.

Come and speak with various IBMers from across the business and find out why IBM is a great place to work. Please come prepared with your resume. (Note: not all resumes will be collected.)

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

Mercedes Benz Fuel Cell Info Session | Thursday, January 29

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location: ECS 116

Targetting: Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering students

Secondary Target:  Chemistry Students

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

Investors Group Info Session | Friday, January 30

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Investors Group Downtown Office 6th Floor, 737 Yates Street

We are currently hiring for the role of financial advisor.

If you are considering a new path working with a growing company, we have much to talk about.
Contact us about becoming an Investors Group financial advisor. Find out why Investors Group has been rated the #1 Full Service Dealer in the financial planning industry for six consecutive years*, and how we can help bring you personal and professional rewards far beyond those associated with a traditional job.

Join us on Friday, January 30th for a one hour information session to see if this opportunity is right for you.

Refreshments will be provided

RSVP: JEN THOMAS
Phone: 250-388-4234         
Jen.Thomas@investorsgroup.com

RevenueWire Info Session | Monday, February 2

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: ECS 660

Targetting: computer science and business students.

RevenueWire is an end-to-end e-commerce platform designed to grow online businesses.  It offers key services and tools that optimize every phase of the transaction life cycle.  RevenueWire provides 360 degree conversion optimization – from driving traffic with a leading digital product affiliate network to converting traffic through a dedicated shopping cart, and monetizing new revenue channels.  RevenueWire is more than just an e-commerce technology platform.  It offers clients powerful solutions and tools to supercharge their online revenue.

Join members of our Executive, Operations, and Human Resources Teams for a dynamic and informative session to talk about who we are, what we do, and what we look for in talent!

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

Fast Enterprises Info Session | Wednesday, February 4

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location: EOW 430

Targetting: ENGR (Software/Computer) and CSc/Math students, Undergraduate and Graduate

Interested in an IT consulting career with a dynamic, growing company? Fast Enterprises (FAST) provides software and information technology consulting services for government agencies. We work with city, county, state, provincial and national governments to implement systems that are used to administer a wide variety of programs. We offer commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software that helps agencies reduce costs, improve service to constituents, maximize revenues and improve the efficiency of internal operations. Our software leverages the latest technology to provide thin client, platform independent, SOA compliant and highly-scalable solutions running on industry standard technology.


Bring your resume to win a JAMBOX Bluetooth Speaker  -- full-time and Co-op positions available. Send cover letter, resume, references and transcripts to fastcareers@fastenterprises.com

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

UBC Sauder School of Business Diploma in Accounting Program Info Session | Thursday, February 5

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Location: David Strong C124

Have a university degree but lack the prerequisites to enter a professional accounting program? UBC's highly respected Diploma in Accounting Program (UBC DAP) bridges the gap and equips degree graduates with the foundation needed to succeed in a professional accounting designation. The Program’s flexible format allows you to finish in as little as 10 or as long as 24 months. Find out how UBC DAP can help you put your career aspirations into action. Attend our upcoming information session at UVic and visit www.sauder.ubc.ca/dap today!

Pizza lunch will be provided.

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

Pathways to Success for graduate students

Pathways to Success for graduate students

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 + RESOURCE DOCUMENTS

Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair

Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair

When: Feb 3–4, 2015 | 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Engineering Lab Wing lobby
Contact: hightech@uvic.ca - 250-472-5809

FOR EXHIBITORS      |      FOR STUDENTS

A variety of high-tech employers will be on campus for this event to connect with students and alumni and showcase their organizations. This is a great networking event—come prepared to make connections!


Thank you to our generous event sponsors:

PLATINUM

driver  fast  revenuewire

GOLD

solaris

SILVER

freerunning  lafarge

Horizons and Navigator (online spring session)

When: Spring 2015 session
Where: Online
Contact: careers@uvic.ca - 250-721-8421

Spring session: sign up now!

Sign up for one of our tailored online 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.

Success in the Humanities

Success in the Humanities

When: January 9–28, 2015
Where: Events across campus
Contact: Chelsea Falconer -  mktgcoop@uvic.ca

A degree in Humanities can lead almost anywhere—and we can help you get there. We’re offering targeted events to help Humanities students explore career possibilities. Together, we’ll put your learning in motion.


EVENT SCHEDULE

HUMANITIES, FINE ARTS AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (HFPW) CO-OP INFO BOOTHS
Meet your co-op coordinator for HFPW Co-op and learn how you can gain relevant work experience as part of your degree.

  • Tues, Jan 13 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. (Clearihue lobby)
  • Wed, Jan 14 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. (Visual Arts lobby)
  • Thurs, Jan 15 11 a.m.–1 p.m. (Fine Arts lobby)

CAREER WORKSHOPS
Check out these free career workshops hosted by Co-op and Career.

  • Network to Work: Fri, Jan 9 from 10 a.m.–noon (McPherson Library 129)
  • You and the job market: Wed, Jan 21 from 3:30–4:30 p.m. (Clearihue A207)
  • How to build and market your skills: Thurs, Jan 22 from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Strong C130)

EMPLOYER NETWORKING NIGHT | Wed, Jan 28 from 5–7 p.m. (Clearihue A127)
Come out and meet employers and industry reps who are interested in meeting you! You can expect to hear about how our employers got to where they are now, how a Humanities skill set fits in well with their organization and what kind of opportunities might be available to students and new grads in the future.

Employers and industry reps include:

  • Liz Bean: Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
  • Lara Cohlmeyer: Interpretation Officer/Coordinator, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada, Parks Canada
  • LCdr Desmond James: Public Affairs Officer, Maritime Forces Pacific, Navy Public Affairs
  • Annelise Kempling: Archives Technician and Learning Assistant Intern, Royal BC Museum
  • Kathryn Macleod: Director, UVic Residence Services
  • Blake Mansbridge: Retail Representative, Community Investment, Outreach & Education, BC Hydro
  • Chris Tilden: Branch Manager, Vancity
  • Tayt Winnitoy: Vice-President of Operations, Consumer Protection BC

MEET WITH A CAREER EDUCATOR
Drop-in or by appointment—check out the schedule.

ONLINE CAREER RESOURCES
Work through our three kits at your own pace.


HOW TO REGISTER

You can pre-register for individual events on the Co-op and Career portal (find the events calendar and register for the sessions you're interested in) or you're welcome to just stop by on the day of. 

Résumania!

Résumania!

When: Tues, Jan 13 and Tues, Mar 17 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Bob Wright Centre lobby, Clearihue Building lobby (near computer labs), University Centre lobby

Do you want to improve your résumé? Need to tweak the content? The format? Maybe give it a complete overhaul? Stop by one of our Résumania booths with a copy of your résumé and get expert feedback! You’ll spend 5-10 minutes reviewing your résumé with a career educator.

What to bring: Bring a copy of your résumé (or two). It will also help to have a goal in mind—what do you want to accomplish with this résumé? What type of job are you applying to?

If you need more help, you can drop by Co-op and Career for a longer session—see the drop-in schedule or make an appointment. Don't forget to check out our tool kit for online résumé resources, too!

Mock interview clinics

Mock interview clinics

When: February 4, 25 and 27, 2015
Categories: Forums and workshops
Contact: Chelsea Falconer -  mktgcoop@uvic.ca - 250-721-8840

Employers: We're looking for your interview expertise!

In 2014-2015, we're hosting an expanded series of mock interviews for students, and we’d like to invite you to take a front-row seat! Acting as a mock interviewer, you'll have the opportunity to promote your organization on campus while helping students improve their interview skills in a realistic setting.

Event details for: Employers

When will the clinics take place?

Mock interviews for humanities, fine arts, professional writing and social sciences students

Wed, Feb 25 and Fri, Feb 27, 2015

We're offering three timeslot options, which all include a coffee break and one-hour lunch (provided):

  • Half-day morning (8:30-12:30)
  • Half-day afternoon (12:30-4:30)
  • Full day (8:30-4:30)

Mock interview clinic for Indigenous students

Wed, Feb 4, 2015  |  1:30–3 p.m.

What are the benefits?

  • Build awareness of your brand on our campus.  
  • You'll meet a selection of our standout students, opening a window on future recruitment opportunities. 
  • Through the interview process, your junior staff will gain valuable training in interviewing job candidates.

What is the interviewer's role?

Before the event, you’ll receive student applications to review in advance to your interviews. Please bring these applications along with you to your clinics. On event day, you’ll conduct a 30-minute interview and feedback session with each student.

If you can't make it to campus for in-person interviews with students, we can arrange for the sessions to take place via phone or Skype.

How to sign up as an interviewer

Sign up is simple! Either call or email your co-op coordinator, and they'll provide the details!

Helpful documents for interviewers

Co-op and Career Info Day

Co-op and Career Info Day

When: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Where: Michele Pujol Room, Student Union Building
Contact: commcoop@uvic.ca - 250-853-3172

Welcome to UVic. What's in your career future?

Student life is great, but what comes next? Co-op and Career Info Day is the place to:

We've got awesome prizes...

  • GRAND PRIZE DRAW: Come to Info Day and enter our draw to win a zipline tour for two from AdrenaLINE Zipline Adventure Tours!
  • SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST: Tweet about #ccinfoday and you could win...

Admission passes to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria  |  Cinecenta tickets  |  Tickets to IMAX Victoria  |  Tickets to Phoenix Theatre fall shows  |  Pizzeria Prima Strada gift certificate  |  Passes to Recreation Oak Bay  |  Tickets to the Addams Family from Royal & McPherson Theatre Society  |  Group tea tasting from Silk Road Tea  |  The Mint gift certificate  |  Backpack filled with swag from UVic Bookstore | Vikes Nation member card

How to enter the social media contest

1. Follow us on Twitter 

2. Tell us you're coming to #ccinfoday 

Must be a UVic student or graduate to enter. One entry per person. Winners will be announced on Twitter daily between Sept. 2-9, 2014. Enter until Sept 9, 2014 (but you'll have more chances to win if you enter earlier!)

Awesome prizes donated by:

 adrenalinelogo  Vikes logo    Art Gallery of Greater Victoria logo  primastradalogo

recoakbaylogo  silkroadlogo  uvicbookstorelogo

 RoyalMcPhersonLogo   The Mint logo  imaxlogo

Mock Multiple Mini Interviews

When: 08:00, Friday, Jan 16, 2015 to 20:00, Friday, Feb 27, 2015
Where: Uvic Career Services
Contact: Career Services -  careers@uvic.ca - 250-721-8421

Have you been invited to interview for a medical school, physiotherapy, or other health-related program that uses the Mini Multiple Interview (MMI) format for assessing applicants?

Come practice your interview skills and prepare for this style of interview at our popular Mock MMI sessions at Career Services! 

•  UVic students and alumni who have received a letter/email inviting them to a MMI style interview are eligible to participate
•  Our group Mock MMIs will be held on Fri, Jan 16; Fri, Jan 30; and Fri, Feb 27 (please contact Career Services for times)
•  Sessions are free
•  Individual practice sessions (one-on-one Mock MMI questions) may be arranged if the group sessions are full or have already taken place

To register for a Mock MMI, please contact UVic Career Services at careers@uvic.ca or 250-721-8421.

Co-op 180

Co-op 180

When: During IdeaFest 2015
Where: David Turpin Building A104
Contact: John Ho -  commcoop@uvic.ca

Explore the transformative impact of co-op work terms as students share their standout experiences in a panel discussion moderated by Co-op and Career Executive Director Dr Norah McRae, whose recent PhD research explored the transformative effect of experiential learning. Check out the online story series on research-based co-op terms that complements this panel.
 
Students will share reflections on how their co-op work terms impacted their academic, career, and personal lives; their employers and workplaces; and their communities at large.

CLICK HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS

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