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The Career Centre offers a variety of career-related workshops throughout the Fall and Winter semesters.

 

To see workshop dates and time, and to register for a workshop, please follow these steps:

1) Login to the Student Experience Portal

2) Navigate to the Events tab

3) Click on the workshop you wish to attend

4) Click "Register for this event" on the right hand side

 

Would you like to organize a special presentation of one of these workshops for your group (5 or more fellow students)?  We'd be happy to present at a time and location of your choosing.  Please contact the Career Centre at (705) 748-1011 x6012 or careers@trentu.ca .

 

Career Planning

Work Search

Further Education

Graduate Students

 


Career Planning

 

Explore Your Career Options

Learn how your skills, interests, values and personality combine to help you choose a career. Participate in activities to help you learn more about yourself and your career possibilities.  Learn how career quizzes, informational interviewing and career research can help you understand your career options.

 


Work Search

 

Résumés & Effective Letters

Your résumé and cover letter convey an image to a potential employer. Learn how to effectively showcase your skills and achievements to make a great first impression. A well-written résumé and cover letter can have a tremendous impact.

 

Work Search Strategies – Find a Job!

Whether it's a part-time, summer or full-time job, learn how to develop an action plan that will help you achieve your goals. Go beyond traditional methods and include the hidden job market in your job search.

 

Develop Your Network – Personal Contacts, Social Media, and Other Strategies

It’s all about who you know, so get to know people. Learn the art of cold calling and building mutually beneficial relationships.

 

 

Interviewing for Success – Make a Great Impression

A successful interview is the final step in finding a great job. Learn how preparation helps you have great responses and overcome nervousness. Discover the common interview questions and styles.

 

 

Linked In - Create Your Profile and Get Connected

Are you new to Linked In? Are you wondering how to use this professional social networking tool? The Career Centre is offering a workshop on how to develop your online presence on Linked In and build your network. Also, find out how you can use Linked In's alumni feature to find Trent alumni you may want to connect with for career research.

 


Further Education

 

Apply Yourself: Writing the Graduate School Personal Statement

A Joint Workshop from the Career Centre and Academic Skills


This workshop explores the graduate school personal statement, focussing not only on what to write but also how to write it. A career counsellor will discuss different types of personal statements for both graduate school and professional schools. As well, she will discuss how to describe your skills, interests and accomplishments so that you demonstrate your interest in and knowledge of your chosen profession or discipline. An academic skills instructor will focus on how to craft clear and engaging prose as well as how to edit and proofread your statement.

View the PowerPoint presentation.

 

 

CV vs Résumés

In Canada, the main difference between a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a résumé is that a CV is usually used when applying for academic positions (sometimes also for applying to professional and graduate programs).  This workshop reviews the content of both documents and covers the differences.  Depending on your situation, you might need both.

 

An Introduction to Law School Applications

Thinking of applying to law school? Overwhelmed by the application process? We will review the main components of the law school application and discuss strategies for completing the package, including writing the personal statement.   Whether you are applying this year or thinking of applying next year, come join us!

 

 

An Introduction to Medical School Applications

Are you planning to apply to medical school? Overwhelmed by the application process? In this workshop we will review the main components of the medical school application, focusing on the medical schools in Ontario.

Whether you are applying this year or thinking of applying in future years, come join us!

 


Graduate Students

Would you like to organize a special presentation of one of these workshops for your group (5 or more fellow students)?  We'd be happy to present at a time and location of your choosing.  Please contact the Career Centre at (705) 748-1011 x6012 or careers@trentu.ca .

 

CV vs Résumé

In Canada, the main difference between a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a résumé is that a CV is usually used when applying for academic positions (sometimes also for applying to professional and graduate programs).  This workshop reviews the content of both documents and covers the differences.  Depending on your situation, you might need both.

 

Work Search Outside of Academia

Whether your are considering academia or not, looking at all of your options will be helpful in the process, Learn how to articulate your skills and experiences and develop an action plan that will help you achieve your goals. Go beyond traditional methods and include the hidden job market, networking, informational interviewing, and social media in your work search.

 

   

Skills Identification for Graduate Students

   

In this workshop, you will learn how to identify your skills and create effective skills statements.  These statements can be used in your work search to highlight your accomplishments on your résumé and incorporated into answers in job interviews.