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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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Career workshops (ongoing)

Career workshops (ongoing)

When: Ongoing – Sept 2014 to June 2015
Where: McPherson Library (see specific workshop for room)
Contact: - 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!

Horizons and Navigator: Online, self-paced career programs

When: Fall session – Sept to Dec 2014
Where: Online
Contact: - 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.

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 - - (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!




When: March 3, 2014 | 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: David Turpin A102

Share the impact of your co-op experience!

Visually and verbally illustrate how your co-op work term impacted you, your employer and your community, and you could win $500! The catch? You'll only have 3-minutes to present, so keep it short and sweet!

Event details for: Students

How to Enter

Submit a presentation draft through our online form. Deadline: January 15, 2015

All contestants will present to a selection committee in a round of preliminary heats in February 2015.

Selected finalists will present at Ideafest on March 3, 2015 where they'll showcase their 3-minute presentation in front of a live audience. Winners will be determined by a Co-op and Career selection comittee.

Rules and Judging Criteria


  1. Any student who is in good standing at UVic, is active in a co-op program, and has completed at least one work term within the previous calendar year is eligible.
  2. All presenters are required to use presentation software (Prezi or PowerPoint).
  3. Each presentation must consist of a minimum of 3 slides and a maximum of 9 unique slides.
  4. A dialogue component is required.
  5. Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes will be disqualified.
  6. Presentation must discuss the impact of your work term on: yourself, your employer and your community*
  7. Presentation must mention 3 competencies that you developed on your work term.
  8. Contestants must be present at the 3-Minute Co-op event in March 2015. Alternative arrangements may be considered and are up to the regulating bodies.
  9. The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.


Click here to see the judging rubric.

What are the prizes?

First Place - $500

Second Place - $200

Third Place - $100

A People's Choice prize will also be awarded.

Presentation Tips

Check back soon for a list of presentation tips!
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