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Career panel and mock interview event for Indigenous students

Career panel and mock interview event for Indigenous students

When: Oct 20, 2015 (11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Where: First Peoples House – Ceremonial Hall
Contact: Lalita Morrison - - 250-472-4618

Event schedule


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!


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 – | 250-472-4618

Pathways to Success for graduate students

Pathways to Success for graduate students

When: September 24, 2015 - April 14, 2016
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 in 2015 and 2016.

  • 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!


Employer and grad school information sessions

When: September 2015 - April 2016
Where: See specific session
Contact: Amy Machin -

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. These change every month, so check back regularly to see who's coming up next!

Register for a session

Register for any of these sessions on Learning In Motion (LIM)—just sign in with your Netlink ID and visit the LIM events calendar to find your session!

Event details for: Employer information sessions | Grad school information sessions |

October 1 | Public Service Commission

When: Thursday, October 1 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Ceremonial Hall, First Peoples House

For Indigenous students

Come find out what employment opportunities are available for Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students with the Government of Canada.

The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) is the primary way that federal departments and agencies in the Government of Canada recruit students for student jobs throughout the year. FSWEP provides full-time and part-time job opportunities to students who are currently full-time students.

Post-Secondary Recruitment campaign (PSR) - enables federal government organizations to meet their recruitment needs by accessing and hiring qualified university and college graduates or students about to graduate, from across Canada, for entry to mid-level officer positions.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about careers with representatives from these organizations, as well as others:

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Department of National Defence

Other positions are also advertised at our website.

Light refreshments will be provided.

October 1 | Statistics Canada

When: Thursday, October 1 | 5 - 6 p.m.

Where: Clearihue A302

Statistics Canada, a member of the Industry Portfolio, produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country, its population, resources, economy, society and culture. In addition to conducting a Census every five years, there are about 350 active surveys on virtually all aspects of Canadian life.

In Canada, providing statistics is a federal responsibility. As Canada's central statistical office, Statistics Canada is legislated to serve this function for the whole of Canada and each of the provinces and territories. Objective statistical information is vital to an open and democratic society. It provides a solid foundation for informed decisions by elected representatives, businesses, unions and non-profit organizations, as well as individual Canadians.

Your future and the future of our organization lie in the hands of bright, driven people. People like you. Endless possibilities are available to you if you decide to become part of our core mission: To serve Canada with data that matters, data that can make a difference.

Do any of these fields pique your interest? Accounting, Agriculture, Criminology, Commerce, Data Science/Analytics, Demography/Population Studies, Environmental Sciences, Economics, Education, Epidemiology, Finance, Geography, Health, Sociology, or Statistics.

By expanding on your knowledge, you can help change the landscape of our organization, foster meaningful change for Canada’s economy, environment, social programs and more. And let’s not forget, you can help decision-makers formulate needed policies for our society and our economy.

For further information, please visit Statistics Canada website.

October 1 | MTU Maintenance

When: Thursday, October 1 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Where: ECS 108

MTU Maintenance Canada Ltd. is the North American member of the MTU Maintenance network of companies, the largest provider of independent commercial engine services worldwide. Based in Richmond, British Columbia, the company operates a shop in the vicinity of Vancouver's international airport where it repairs engines and accessories and performs engine tests.

Register and come a learn more about MTU and the exciting opportunities available! 

October 5 | JV Driver

When: Monday, October 5 | 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Where: ECS 660

Target audience: Mechanical, electrical, civil and software engineering - grad and undergrad

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!

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

October 6 | IBM

When: Tuesday, October 6 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Where: ECS 660

Target audience: Computer science, math, engineering (computer, electrical and software) and business - grad and undergrad

Whether you are a technology student seeing a Co-op/Internship placement or a Business student seeking new graduate opportunities, we're here to meet with you! This IBM Information Session is designed to give you a 30-minute overview of all of the emerging technologies we're working on while also providing you with 60 minutes of networking so we can get to know each other better! We'll have managers from a variety of different business units in attendance to chat with you about what a day-in-the-life of an IBMer looks like while also giving you the opportunity to chat with campus recruiters about new graduate and Co-op/Internship opportunities.

Attire: Business casual

October 7 | AbeBooks Career Planning Workshop

When: Wednesday, October 7 | 4:30 p.m.

Where: ECS 108

Target audience: Engineering, computer science, math and business - grad and undergrad Johnny Bunko and the Art of Career Planning!

Career planning is easily neglected amid the hustle and bustle of student life. Engineering manager, Cliff McCollum, who has more than 19 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 is an e-commerce pioneer. This online marketplace for books offers more than 160 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,

October 7 | SAP

When: Wednesday, October 7 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Where: ECS 660

Target audience: Computer science, software engineering and computer engineering - 3rd year and up, grads and near grads

SAP is the world’s leading provider of enterprise applications, cloud services, analytics, mobile, and database.  SAP helps organizations fight the damaging effects of complexity, generate new opportunities for innovation and growth, and stay ahead of the competition.

Register for this event and come learn more about SAP and the great opportunities available!

October 15 | CIBC

When: Thursday, October 15 | 1 - 2 p.m.

Where: HSD A264

Please join our CIBC team for a networking reception where you will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from our business representatives about career opportunities in CIBC Commercial Banking Associate Program.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

October 20 | Engage Education

When: Tuesday, October 20 | 3 - 4 p.m.

Where: Maclaurin D111

Want to teach in the UK?

Learn about opportunities with Engage Education at this casual information session.

About Engage Education
Engage Education is a market leader in education recruitment and an award winning agency with a difference, specializing in day-to-day, long-term and permanent placements in the UK for both primary and secondary qualified teachers. Engage Education provides multiple opportunities for teachers with different qualifications and strengths. This, combined with a support system that offers relocation, educational and professional guidance, gives every single Engage teacher the necessary tools to make an informed decision about living and teaching in the UK. This personalized service starts with a conversation with your consultant and continues throughout your time in the UK.
iday is Engage Education’s unique and innovative teacher recruitment solution, where select teachers fly to England for a week of face to face interviews with potential employers. With all major costs including flights, accommodation, and interview travel covered by Engage, iday enables teachers to focus on the  interview process in order to secure a full time position.  
Profile interviews offers teachers the option of securing a full time position in their subject area(s), through telephone or Skype interviews. Engage Education will create a profile summarizing your skills and emphasizing your strengths as a teacher, which will then be matched against our multiple vacancies and reviewed with you based on position, school and location with you before putting you forth for  interviews. 
Engage also offers SGP (Secure Guaranteed Pay) contracts, which allow successful candidates to work a guaranteed 5 out of 5 days a week as a supply teacher. 

Questions? Conact your rep: Kait Ward

October 20 | Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Are you interested in becoming a veterinarian? Come learn more at this information session!

When: Tuesday, October 20 | 11:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Where: MAC D111

More info about the programs:

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) located at the University of Saskatchewan offers a four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree and 20 seats in each first year class are reserved for residents of British Columbia.  Dr. Chris Clark, WCVM Associate Dean Academic, and Heather Mandeville, WCVM Admissions & Recruitment Manager, will be visiting UVic on Tuesday, Oct. 20th at 11:30 a.m. Room D111 Maclaurin Bldg.  Please come out and hear more about the program, admission requirements, and more.

October 26 | University of Western Sydney Medical School

When: Monday, October 26 | 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Where: HSD A264

The School of Medicine at Western Sydney University is the newest research-intensive medical school in Australia. Four classes have already graduated and these young physicians are all in well-placed positions in Australia and globally; there have already been several Canadian graduates, approximately another 10-15 are currently enrolled in classes throughout the 5 year program and, on average, the Canadian students have been recognized for performing very well in the program. In contrast to Canada, this is a direct entry Medical School  -  high achieving students can enter directly from Grade 12 (there are no essays and so forth required); so perhaps bring your younger siblings along to this information session as well. Notably, about 40% of each class has some university background, and of those about a quarter already have a degree. 

Importantly, we also offer a combined Medical and PhD degree to train the next generations of Clinician Scientists  -  this is an exceptional career opportunity.

The Dean of Medicine, Professor Annemarie Hennessy, and the Head of the WSU Molecular Medicine Research Group, Professor Jens Coorssen, look forward to answering any questions you might have.

October 29 | University of Toronto: Master of Management and Professional Accounting

When: Thursday, October 29 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: David Strong Building (DSB) C114

Targeted disciplines: All students with a four-year undergrad (non-business students welcome! Business students may be eligible for advance standing)

Come check out these graduate programs at University of Toronto!

This info session will have a brief presentation followed by a Q&A period.

More info about the programs:
The University of Toronto's Master of Management and Professional Accounting (MMPA) Program 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 program 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.

The MMPA program is accredited by CPA Ontario allowing our graduates to move straight to the final module, Capstone 2 of the CPA PEP and then on to the CPA Common Final Exam (CFE).

International Careers Roundtable and Canadians in the World Today

When: Thursday, October 8 | 2:30–4 p.m.
Where: MacLaurin D103
Contact: Kate Siemens -

Join senior Canadian diplomats for a discussion on the varied nature of international careers and Canada's role in the world today. This includes a range of opportunities from the United Nations, to regional institutions, humanitarian organizations, trade and development, defence and security and beyond.

The roundtable discussion will outline the professional experience of the panelists, before opening the floor to Q&A with students and other attendees to discuss the challenges, rewards and realities of starting an international career.

Registration is recommended at

Questions? Contact Christopher Brown ( or Kate Siemens (

What can you do with your degree? panel series

What can you do with your degree? panel series

When: Oct 20-22, 2015
Where: See schedule for locations
Categories: What can you do with your degree sessions
Contact: Amy Machin -

Learn how you can make the leap from university to a rewarding career.

  • 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


Volunteer Fair

When: October 1, 2015 (10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Where: Michele Pujol Room - SUB
Categories: External events
Contact: George Colussi - - 250-386-2269

volunteer victoria logoVolunteer Victoria welcomes the UVic community and the public to attend our annual volunteer recruitment fair.

Come find out about hundreds of volunteer opportunities from more than 50 non-profit agencies. Gain relevant experience, find your passion and give back to a cause or organization you're passionate about!

For more volunteering info, see Co-op and Career's volunteer resources.

This event is hosted by Volunteer Victoria.

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