We’re excited to bring you this semester’s Career Readiness Week, take a look at what we did in Winter Semester!

Building a Career in Journalism with Daniel Dale

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
6:00pm-7:00pm

Curious about how the top journalists in the world do what they do? Not sure how to follow in their footsteps? Join us for Building a Career in Journalism with Daniel Dale!

Daniel Dale is a reporter in CNN’s Washington Bureau, where he fact-checks political claims. Prior to joining CNN in 2019, Dale spent over a decade at the Toronto Star, including as Washington Bureau Chief, where he was the first journalist to fact-check every false statement from President Donald Trump. 

Join us in The Venue for this invigorating talk with Daniel as he shares 15 tips for building a career in journalism.

Participation prize: $100 Indigo gift card

Limited tickets available | RSVP on Eventbrite | Doors open at 5:30 PM | Catering provided by The Venue |

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Building a Career in Journalism with Daniel Dale

Thursday, May 26, 2022
1:00pm-2:00pm

Learn how to build awareness of your brand and use it effectively throughout your career. Understand the importance of how social media can impact your brand. Build and develop an elevator pitch about yourself.
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Dress for Success with Emily Durham

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
1:00pm-2:00pm

Always worrying about how to come off as professional in interviews but keep your signature style?

Join CSI and Emily The Recruiter as we talk the dos and don’ts of dressing for interviews, your first job, dressing on a budget, and more!

Lifestyle expert Emily Durham (aka “Emily The Recruiter”) has all the tools you need not only to survive, but to thrive! As a long-time career coach, recruiter and goal-setting guru, Emily is a one-woman success-building machine; creating digestible, informative, and entertaining content designed to turn navigating the often tricky and tumultuous waters of life and career advancement into smooth sailing.

Participation prize: $100 Indigo gift card

RSVP on Eventbrite to receive a Zoom link on the day of the event.
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Strategic Networking Panel with Karlena Waugh & Guests

Thursday, May 26, 2022
7:00pm-8:00pm

It’s time to learn how to strengthen your personal brand!

Join CSI and Karlena Waugh for an in-depth keynote on strategic networking and the importance of your personal brand! Then, hear from industry experts (Kareem Perez and Mahfuz) in an in-depth panel to have all your questions answered.  

Participation prize: $100 Indigo gift card
CCP completion prize: $500 Walmart gift card

Limited tickets available | RSVP on Eventbrite | Doors open at 5:30 PM | Catering provided by The Venue |
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APPLY Your Experience: Preparing for Your Part-Time Job Search

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
1:00pm-2:00pm

Looking for a part-time job while you are studying at Conestoga? This workshop will provide you with essential information, resources and strategies to support your part-time job search including an overview of resume development, job search techniques, labour market information and interview preparation.

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Thursday, May 26, 2022
3:00pm-4:30pm

This workshop will help you better understand what constitutes sexual harassment, how to best deal with complaints of sexual harassment and what to do if you have been sexually harassed at work. This workshop is facilitated by the Waterloo Region Community Legal Services as part of the Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (SHIW) Project and is provided to students by Student Engagement and the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Support Office as part of the Conestoga Consent Culture workshop series.

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SHOW Your Experience: Resumes that Work

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
2:00pm-3:00pm

Your resume is a key building block in preparing for employment and launching a successful job search. Learn how to develop a career focused resume that will help you advance your employment and career goals. Identify technical, soft skills and competencies to add to your resume and discover how to target your resume to industry specific employers. Understand how to format and compose your resume to work with Automated Tracking Systems so that your resume stands out to potential employers.

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UNDERSTAND your experience: myCAREER Services Overview

Thursday, May 26, 2022
11:00am-12:00pm

Join myCAREER Services to learn about how we can support you while at Conestoga College. Find out about our services, events & job fairs, and how to safely search for jobs.

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An Introduction to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the Workplace

Thursday, May 26, 2022
10:00am-11:00am

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are an essential part of what makes a strong, cohesive workplace.  This workshop will introduce you to EDI, the value they bring and how you can be an EDI advocate in your job!

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Library Services Resources

Conestoga College’s Library Services is a great resource to get you career ready! Check out some of what they have to offer at these links:

Career Development Guide

Trying to decide on a future career? Trying to land that first job and need to upgrade your resume and interview skills? Use this guide to enhance your understanding of careers and job searching.
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Career Cruising Database

Conestoga students can access career and personality assessments, information on different occupations, sample career paths, and other helpful resources via Career Cruising. Login using your Conestoga Library credentials to start planning your career!
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The Learning Portal’s Career Hub

The Learning Portal’s Career Hub provides access to resources to help students develop job searching, interview, and resume/cover letter writing skills.
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Components of a Resume

Trying to decide on a future career? Trying to land that first job and need to upgrade your resume and interview skills? Use this guide to enhance your understanding of careers and job searching.
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Working Part-Time When You Are A Student

When you are looking for part-time work it is important to find something that will allow you to prioritize your studies. This resource discusses typical part-time student jobs, jobs on campus and common methods for searching for part-time work.
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LinkedIn Learning

Achieve your personal and professional goals! LinkedIn Learning contains thousands of instructional videos to help enhance your software, IT, design, technology and business skills.
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myCareer advisors help students lay the foundation for a successful career after college. They offer advice and support for career exploration and planning, as well as with job searches. Virtual appointments are available:
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Here are some examples of services they offer:

  • Career pathways, exploration and planning
  • Program fit and program or course changes
  • Job search strategies and support
  • Resume and cover letter development
  • Interview skills
  • Networking techniques