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Jumpstart your job search

Two students are posing happily on a tree stump, with mountains and forest in the background.

Whether you’re gearing up to graduate or looking for a summer job, we can help.

From March 4 to 15, this career workshop series will prep you

  1. find a job you love using AI (artificial intelligence)
  2. connect with employers at the West Coast Virtual Fair before it happens on March 19 and 20.

Calendar of workshops

These workshops will help you prepare for the virtual career fair on March 19 and 20.

All workshops run from 12 - 1 p.m, either online or in-person.

In-person sessions

  • March 4: Jumpstart your job search with AI (artificial intelligence)
  • March 5: Smart résumés with AI

  • March 6: Networking, even if it scares you

  • March 7: Ace your interviews using the AI edge

  • March 8: Preparing for a virtual career fair

Virtual sessions

  • March 11: Jumpstart your job search with AI (artificial intelligence)
  • March 12: Writing smart résumés using AI

  • March 13: Networking, even if it scares you

  • March 14: Ace your interviews using the AI edge

  • March 15: Preparing for a virtual career fair

Learn how to make your job search fast and easy with the use of AI tools. 

Two dates:

  • March 4: in person
  • March 11: virtual

Both workshops run from 12 to 1 p.m.

Writing smart résumés using AI

Is your résumé ready for an employer? Will it make it through an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and still be readable by an employer?

Find out how to leverage the power of AI to achieve success with your résumé using simple and easy steps.

Two dates:

  • March 5: in person 
  • March 12: virtual

Both workshops run from 12 to 1 p.m.

How to network and access the hidden job market

In this workshop, you'll earn simple, friendly networking strategies to comfortably connect with others and unlock exciting career opportunities.

Two dates:

  • March 6: in person
  • March 13: virtual

Both workshops run from 12 to 1 p.m.

Ace your interviews using the AI edge

Prepare for interviews by using the latest AI tools, plus hear from career development experts about tips on making a good impression.

Two dates:

  • March 7: In person
  • March 14: Virtual

Both workshops run from 12 to 1 p.m.

How to find inclusive employers

Join the Accessibility and Inclusion Co-op and Career Coordinator and a panel of inclusive employers to find out:

  • What makes an employer accessible and how can you identify accessibility efforts?
  • How can employers measure their accessibility efforts and how does this relate to the hiring process?
  • Advice on how to navigate self-identification/disclosure in the workplace
  • Tips on how to disclose from a strength-based perspective

Panelists include: 

  • Teagin Blonder - Talent Acquisition Specialist | People and Culture | City of Victoria
  • Emily Dietrich - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Manager | People and Development | BCAA
  • Whitney Friesen - Senior Talent Advisor - Destination Canada
  • Mellissa Mayne - Senior Talent Advisor - Destination Canada
  • Kate McGabe - Marketing Lead, Diversity and Inclusion , Marketing and Talent Strategies - HR Services BC Public Service Agency
One date:
  • Thursday, March 7 from 12 - 1 p.m - ONLINE

How to prepare for the career fair

Learn what a career fair is, why companies participate and why you should go. Plus practice how to introduce yourself to employers and find out what questions to ask.

Two dates:

  • March 8: in person
  • March 15: virtual

Both workshops run from 12 to 1 p.m.

Career resources

We have more than 100 online resources to help you, including VMock, an artificial intelligence platform that can help you during your work search.

Understand your goals

Write applications

Interview like a pro

Want to practice your interview skills? Book a mock interview with a career educator.

Meet with your career educator

Did you know you have a dedicated career educator who specializes in your area of study? You can connect with your career educator any time, including after you graduate. Your career educator can help you:

  • discover what types of careers would be a good fit for you
  • develop your interview and networking skills

Info for alum

New graduates are part of the UVic alumni community. UVic Alumni Relations runs many programs to help you stay connected. Plus, you can continue accessing career support, even after you graduate.

Posting boards

Start by looking for postings on the Co-op and Career Portal

Know what area you want to work in? See the industry-specific job postings tab for tons more employer ideas, including more employers for tourism, parks and recreation.

Co-op and Career does not review or approve individual posting sites or opportunities.