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!

Students who RSVP and attend events during Career Readiness Week will have the opportunity to apply to receive a Work From Home Kit. To be eligible, students must be full-time, fee-paying students. Kits are on a first-come-first-serve basis and available while quantities last.

Students who RSVP and attend events during Career Readiness week will receive 1 ballot per event and be entered into a draw for a chance to win a Set For Success Prize Pack valued at $900!

Sign Up for a CSI Career Readiness Event on CCP

Making it Happen: Building an Iconic Brand with Tenacity and Optimism

Monday, September 20, 2021
4:00pm-5:00pm
Join CSI with Ashley Freeborn, the Co-Founder and CEO of Smash +Tess, who is the pioneer of the Romper Revolution. Her company focuses on empowering all folks to live big lives with ease and confidence, through the company’s much beloved Rompers. Ashley will chat about her story from teacher to entrepreneur, the challenges she overcame along the way, and the importance of community building and values-based business. Throughout the event you can participate in the conversation by asking Ashley questions in the chat, to be entered for a chance to win a $100 Smash + Tess gift card.

This event is also Eligible for CCR recognition

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Ace Your Virtual Interview: Insider Tips with Emily The Recruiter

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
1:00pm-2:00pm
Join CSI and Emily Durham as we dive into the world of virtual interviews. Learn tips and tricks to look and sound your best at your next interview from the comfort of your own home! Throughout the event you can participate in the conversation by asking Emily questions in the chat, to be entered for a chance to win a $100 Conestoga Bookstore card.

This event is also Eligible for CCR recognition

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Driven! The Ultimate Resiliency Formula

Thursday, September 23, 2021
7:00pm-8:00pm
Join CSI for an evening with entrepreneur, Kendal Netmaker. You’ll learn how to develop a resilient mindset and overcome obstacles, build healthy habits for success and connect your talents with your career. Throughout the event you can participate in the conversation by asking Kendal questions in the chat, to be entered for a chance to win a $100 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 Walmart gift card.

This event is also Eligible for CCR recognition

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workshops

Navigating the Job Market

Monday, September 20 2021
10:00am-11:00am
Attend this workshop to learn how to follow trends in the labour market. This session will provide links to important websites to use to learn about careers, where the jobs are and how to prepare yourself for job search down the road.

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APPLY Your Experience: Preparing for your Part-Time Job Search

Tuesday, September 21 2021
4:00pm-5:00pm
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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SHOW Your Experience: Resumes that Work!

Wednesday, September 22 2021
3:00pm-4:00pm
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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P4E Virtual Career Fair Preparation

Thursday, September 23 2021
4:00pm-5:00pm
The P4E Job Fair is one of the largest post-secondary job fairs in Canada, providing students with an excellent opportunity to engage with employers recruiting for full-time graduate, Co-op and seasonal positions. Find out how to complete your student profile, and prepare for the Fair by researching employers, polishing your resume, preparing your 30-second pitch and understanding virtual networking etiquette.

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UNDERSTAND Your Experience: myCAREER Services Overview

Friday, September 24 2021
2:00pm-3:00pm
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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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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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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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