Events for students

We offer a ton of events throughout the year - check out some of our major events below. This calendar is an overview—sign in to Learning in Motion for a day-by-day calendar.

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If accessibility accommodations are needed for any event, please let us know at UVicCoopCareerEvents@uvic.ca as far in advance as possible.

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What type of events can you attend?

Where you're looking for on-the-spot résumé help or are hoping to connect with employers, we offer something for everyone.

Co-op and Career Info Day

Curious about co-op? Or starting to think about your future career? Stop by Co-op and Career Info Day to get acquainted with the co-op program so you're ready to apply in second year. You can also learn about the free career-related services, resources, programs and workshops we offer for all students on campus at Career Services.

This event is usually held in the second week of September.

Co-op and Career fairs

Our on-campus career fairs attract a variety of employers who are looking to recruit students. Come and meet the reps, ask questions and learn about opportunities! We offer a range of career fairs throughout the year, including:

Résumé Day

Résumé Day is a free drop-in event to help you create a polished, professional résumé. Stop by one of our booths with a copy of your résumé—our career staff will be happy to give you some pointers!

This event usually runs three times a year in September, January and March.

Career workshops

Career Services holds free, regularly scheduled workshops on résumés, interviews, networking, LinkedIn and more. Learn from a career educator in an interactive format. Check out our career workshop schedule to see what's coming up!

These workshops run from September to June.

Horizons and Navigator career programs

Sign up for these free, self-paced online career programs to explore career possibilities (Horizons) or search for work (Navigator).

Programs begin in September, January and May.

"What can you do with your degree?" panel sessions

Wondering how to make the leap from classroom to career? Come to a "What can you do with your degree?" panel event to hear from alumni about their career paths after graduation. Listen to different perspectives, make connections and get inspired!

Panel series are held twice a year in October and March, with different sectors/programs featured.

Success in the Humanities and Fine Arts (employer networking night)

A degree in humanities or fine arts can lead almost anywhere! During Success in the Humanities and Fine Arts, you can meet your co-op staff, attend a special career workshop and network with employers who've hired humanities and fine arts grads.

This evening event is usually held in November.

Shift Into Summer: Online Summer Job Expo

Thinking about your summer job prospects? Shift Into Summer can help you kick your work search into higher gear, featuring handpicked summer job postings from around the web in Victoria and beyond.

This online resource runs from March to May.

Gear Up to Graduate

Are you about to graduate? Gear Up to Graduate is an online feature event to help you put all the pieces together—interests, competencies, experience and future opportunities—to help you make the leap from the classroom to the working world.

It's always available online!

Network Your Way to a Job (June)

Network Your Way to a Job will teach you everything you need to know about networking—plus, it'll give you the opportunity to practice with local employers.

This event typically takes place in June (but you can also access our networking resources online anytime!)

Network Your Way to a Job (Social Sciences students)

Network Your Way to a Job - for Social Science students is aimed at Social Sciences students and will teach you everything you need to know about networking—plus, it'll give you the opportunity to practice with local employers and alumni.

This event typically takes place in November (but you can also access our networking resources online anytime!)

Employer and grad school information sessions

Employers and grad schools host information sessions all year long to help you learn about work and education opportunities and potential career paths. These are booked throughout the year upon employers' and schools' request, so keep an eye on the events calendar on Learning In Motion!

Indigenous career panel and mock interview clinic (Indigenous students)

At our Indigenous career panel and mock interview clinics, you can meet employers, learn about career and co-op opportunities available to Indigenous students, or practice your interview skills in a 20-minute mock interview with feedback.

These clinics usually run in October and March. (You can also find career resources for Indigenous students anytime online!)

Mock interview clinics (for co-op students)

(For co-op students only) 

All co-op students enrolled in Introduction to Professional Practice (IPP) must participate in a mock interview clinic (or another approved mock interview exercise) as a requirement of the course. The IPP assignments include résumé and cover letter development and will prepare you for the mock interview clinic (or other approved exercise). You'll learn about the mock interview requirements and how to sign up in your course.

At the mock interview, you'll practice your interview skills in a realistic setting. We bring employers, alumni and community members to campus for a series of discipline-specific clinics. You'll apply for a sample posting, complete a 20-minute mock interview for that position and get immediate feedback from your interviewer.

Dates vary by co-op program. If your co-op program's mock interview clinic dates are not listed below, please check with your co-op coordinator.

Upcoming 2018 clinics:

  • Thursday, May 24: Engineering student clinic
  • Thursday, October 25: MGB students (Queenswood/Arbutus room in Cadboro Commons)
  • Friday, October 26: MBA students (Queenswood/Arbutus room in Cadboro Commons)
  • Wednesday, October 31 to Friday, November 2: Students from Optional and Professional Programs (Queenswood/Arbutus Room in Cadboro Commons)
  • Tuesday, November 20 - Friday, November 23: Commerce students (Queenswood/Arbutus room in Cadboro Commons)

Upcoming 2019 clinics:

  • February 28 - March 1: Students from Optional and Professional Programs (SUB Upper Lounge and Boardroom)

See more videos from the Mock interviews at UVic playlist on YouTube.

Questions about an event? Contact UVicCoopCareerEvents@uvic.ca or 250-721-8840.