Monday, 10 March 2014

Don't miss Professional U: On and off-line

This week is Professional U at the U of A. CAPS is hosting a number of sessions and events to help U of A students prepare for the transition from the classroom to the workplace. In anticipation of Professional U, we ran three Google Hangouts last week, all of which you can watch on our YouTube channel: Presenting yourself professionally in interviews, Using social media to advance your career and Managing your online reputation.

Do you have a profile on LinkedIn? We are offering a session this afternoon called LinkedIn Basics specifically for LinkedIn newbies. And if you already have a LinkedIn profile, you can drop by SUB (main floor) on Tuesday, CCIS Career Centre on Wednesday or Humanities (second floor) on Thursday for a free LinkedIn profile review from one of our Career Advisors.

We are also offering sessions to help you hone your ‘off-line’ networking skills. Don’t miss Working the room while balancing your glass with class on Tuesday or Perfecting your networking skills through practice and feedback on Friday. Space for Friday’s session is limited to 25 people so you must pre-register for this event, which includes the chance to connect with real live employers and FREE FOOD!

Speaking of near-free stuff, in partnership with Goodwill we are running a pop-up boutique where you can purchase gently used clothing and accessories. We will be in SUB (main floor) on Tuesday, CCIS Career Centre on Wednesday and Humanities (second floor) on Thursday. And if you want to learn how you can create professional looking networking and job search tools for little to no cost, attend Presenting yourself professionally through document design and visual wordmarks on Thursday.

If you are an international student, we have a number of offerings specifically for you including presentations on pathways to permanent residency and on how the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system works; a panel of former U of A international students who stayed to work in Canada after completing their degree; and a workshop on intercultural communication.

And for graduate students, we are running two panels focusing on interviews – one on interviewing for academic positions and the other on industry interviews.

Professional U clearly has a lot to offer. Don’t miss it!

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