Learn how to get a Work From Home Survival Kit!

Working from home can be a challenge, so prepare for your academic career with a Work From Home (WFH) Survival Kit

This WFH Survival Kit is filled with essential items to help you be successful on your professional journey from home or in the office. Valued at over $100.00, you will want to make sure you get your hands on one!

Wondering how you can get a WFH Survival Kit? Sign up and attend one of CSI’s three Career Readiness Events and complete your Co-Curricular Reflection (CCR)! Limited quantities are available and you must have paid the CSI Association fee to be eligible.

Sign Up for a CSI Career Readiness Event on CCP

Banish Your Inner Critic with Denise Jacobs

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
6:00pm-7:00pm
Have you ever come across a job application and immediately doubt yourself that you’re not qualified enough? Join CSI with speaker and author, Denise Jacobs, as we transform self-talk to elevate career performance. Meet the inner critic and learn powerful research-backed tools to silence the voice of self-doubt so you can find your flow and do your best work as a contributor, collaborator, or leader.

Throughout the virtual event, students who participate in the conversation and ask questions to our host will be entered for a chance to win a $100.00 Conestoga Bookstore gift card.

Students who attend the event and complete their Co-Curricular Record (CCR) reflection will be entered for a chance to win a $500.00 Presidents Choice gift card.

Students who attend CSI’s Career Readiness Weeks Events will also be entered for a chance to win a “Set for Success Prize Pack” valued at $1,000.00

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Reinvent Your Brand

Thursday, May 27, 2021
1:00pm-2:00pm
Join CSI with Mahfuz Chowdhury, Brand Manager from Candy Box Marketing, as we dive into developing your personal brand. If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is that the virtual world is not going anywhere! Now more than ever, our online presence and personal brand are major contributing factors when seeking employment outside of post-secondary. Throughout this event, students will learn what is a personal brand, how they can develop it, and what differentiates you from the average candidate.

Students who attend and participate in the conversation by asking questions, for a chance to win a $100.00 Conestoga Bookstore gift card.

Students who attend CSI’s Career Readiness Weeks Events, will also be entered for a chance to win a Set for Success Prize Pack valued at $1,000.00

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workshops

Plan Your Experience: Careers in Canada

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
12:00pm-1:00pm
Careers in Canada examines career management from the Canadian perspective. Topics include: the career myth and reality of the workplace experience; how career decisions are made using career planning models; how to adapt by engaging in lifelong learning to develop relevant skills; and how to handle career progression and change.

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Share Your Experience: Using LinkedIn

Thursday, May 27, 2021
3:00pm-4:00pm
Attend this virtual workshop to learn about the importance of having a LinkedIn profile, what information should be included and how to use it to link with relevant contacts in your field. Also, we will explore newly introduced tools such as the Skills Assessment, Interview Question Generator and LinkedIn Learning.
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Being Future Ready

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
6:00pm-7:00pm
The Being Future Ready workshop is designed to help students learn about how the world of work is changing and how that change will affect them now and in the future. It explains what current opportunities exist, where we can expect some challenges and how youth can set themselves up for success!

Students who attend the virtual event and participate in the conversation by asking questions to our host will be entered for a chance to win a $100.00 Conestoga Bookstore gift card.

Students who attend CSI’s Career Readiness Weeks Events will also be entered for a chance to win a Set for Success Prize Pack valued at $1,000.00.

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Map Your Career Journey

Friday, May 28, 2021
2:00pm-3:00pm
Find out how you can make the most of the knowledge, skills and attributes you have developed as a Conestoga student. Discover how a Career Advisor can help you Understand, Plan, Show, Share and Apply your experience to achieve your personal and professional goals.

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ONYX Initiative – Bridging the Gap Between Black Students and Corporate Canada

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
1:00pm-2:00pm
The Onyx Initiative is a non-profit organization designed to be a catalyst for the professional growth and development of Black students and recent graduates as they launch their careers after post-secondary. Learn how this program connects its scholars with professional mentors, an active community of students across the country, and access to comprehensive listings of paid placements and full-time entry-level positions.

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resources

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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The Learning Portal’s Career Hub

Explore career options by identifying your skills, get information about the labour market, and research related college programs. This hub will also help you with the process of applying for jobs, including creating a resume and cover letter.
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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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my career logo

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

myCareer has assembled invaluable tip sheets to help you with your job hunt. Check them out below:

online presence

job fairs and your 30 second pitch

interview success