Career and employment workshops
Attend free workshops each month to learn new tips, strategies and skills for career and employment success. Spaces are limited – see each workshop for registration information, and register early.
Our next workshop: March29, 2017 – The Essential Skills Employers Want
Career planning and job search workshops designed just for Arts students
The Essential Skills Employers Want
Do you have the essential skills employers want? Do you know what they are? In this interactive workshop, you'll learn about the 10 essential skills needed to adapt to an ever-changing workplace. By understanding what employers want, you can build your skills now to get the career you want in the future.
When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Mount Royal University | EA2007
Register: Online via https://goo.gl/forms/5SPC4oArlD2w6RqB3.
Career and job search workshops just for Arts students
Did you know that an Arts degree can lead to thousands of different jobs – and that your ideal "career" is really a combined product of who you are and the education and experience you have? Did you know that the more industry-related experience you gain through volunteering, part-time work and summer jobs, the more likely you are to catch the eye of a potential employer or grad school?
With that in mind – in collaboration with the Arts faculty – Career Services is offering two workshops designed specifically for Arts students:
Workshop No. 1 – Career Planning Strategies
- Steps to exploring careers for Arts students
- Finding your passion, your focus, your niche
- Building related experience – building blocks to the future
When: Friday, March 17, 2017 | Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Mount Royal University | Room EA1014
Register: Online via https://goo.gl/forms/QaWSEUrw2nya8jOF2
Workshop No. 2 – Effective Job Search
- What does an effective job search look like?
- Connecting the dots – from me to the job
- Resumes and cover letters – new realities
- Do I need a CV or a resume?
When: Friday, March 24, 2017 | Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Mount Royal University | Room EA1004
Register: Online via https://goo.gl/forms/NX9GD7mK622SZkHE3
Not sure what you want to do? This workshop offers resources and information to help you explore career options that are right for you. Whether you're in first year and wondering what you want to be, or in your final year and wondering what you can do with your MRU education, Career Planning and Goal Setting can help you make a career choice and discover how your education connects to many careers and occupations.
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
This workshop will teach you how to create effective resumes and cover letters. Whether you are looking for a summer job, employment related to your program, or are a soon-to-be graduate, it is important to customize your resume to demonstrate your qualifications and show how you fit the job target.
Effective resumes will attract employers' attention and secure an interview!A cover letter is your introduction to an employer or company, and is an important part of the application process. Cover letters convey much about who you are – including your ability to communicate and market yourself in writing. A well-written cover letter can convince an employer to read your resume. We will also explore other business letters, including thank you notes and direct contact letters.
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
Career resilience is about the ability to bounce back from career-related setbacks and learn from experiences so you can keep moving towards your career goals. This workshop will help you gain an understanding of what resilience is, allow you to complete an assessment of your own resilience, gain insights into how world class performers recover from setbacks and move forward, and provide you with a tool for helping you get back on track. Discover what positive career actions can result from being resilience.
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
Not sure what you want to do? This workshop offers resources and information to help you explore career options that are right for you. Whether you're in your first year and wondering what you want to be or in your final year and wondering what you can do with your MRU education, Career Planning and Goal Setting can help you make a career choice and discover how your education connects to many careers and occupations.
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
Your time is valuable – so make the most of it! Learn about the hidden job market, and strategies for expanding your personal network and staying organized. The Job Search and Networking workshop provides MRU students with the tools needed to conduct an effective job search. Learn how to prepare, target, contact and follow-up with employers.
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
Need some help before the next workshop? Check out these services:
- One-on-one appointments
- Resume and cover letter critiques
- MRU online job bank and access to current postings
- Career and employment fairs and events
A200 Kerby Hall