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Career workshops

career educator leading a workshop

We run workshops to support your work search and career development. You can sign up for a workshop through the career portal.

Select "Event and Workshops" to register through the calendar.

Jan 26: Diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Learn how to find supportive, inclusive employers and a healthy work culture.
 

With current EDI trends and the needs of the changing workforce, many employers are adopting equitable hiring practices and human resources policies as strategies to recruit and retain talent. Join this workshop to add the EDI lens to your career development tool kit. In this session, our EDI team at Career Services will work with you to explore:

  • Why is equity, diversity and inclusion important at work
  • Elements of a healthy work culture
  • What is an equal opportunity employer
  • Ways to find companies that value diversity
  • When: Thursday, January 26 from 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Where: Zoom

Feb 3: Want to find an inclusive employer?

Do you self-identify as a member an underrepresented group and wonder how, when, and if to approach self-identification in the job search?

Hear from a panel of inclusive employers about how they've integrated accessibility into their business operations and how to identify if an employer is committed to accessibility and inclusion.

You'll learn:

  • Ways to identify inclusive employers
  • Your rights at the various stages of the application process
  • Pros and cons of self-identification
  • How to approach an accommodation request
  • When: Friday, February 3 from 3 - 4 p.m.
  • Where: Zoom.

Every two weeks: LinkedIn Essentials

Are you on LinkedIn? Are you using it effectively?

In this easy-to-follow workshop:

  • you'll start to build a LinkedIn profile from scratch to join more than 80,000 UVic community members on this dynamic platform
  • you'll learn how to research, connect and find a job you love

Sign up through the events calendar in the Career portal.

Skill development workshops

UVic's Digital Scholarship Commons offers a range of workshops to help you develop skills, from using Excel and coding to project management and more.

MITACS STEP Program

We work closely with MITACS' STEP Program, which offers workshops throughout the year for graduate students.

Check the MITACS workshops calendar to see what's coming up.

Accessibility

We aim to create a welcoming environment for all attendees and use principles of universal design to minimize the need for accommodations. You can contact us in advance if you have accessibility inquiries.

Request a workshop

We can arrange customized workshops for groups of 10 or more. Whether it's for a class, course union, club or other group, let us know how we can help.

Example topics include:

  • résumés and cover letters
  • career exploration
  • building your competencies
  • interview skills
  • presentation skills
  • pros and cons of self-identification
  • approaches to requesting accommodations
  • allyship in the workplace

Contact us about arranging a custom workshop for your group.