Workshops Presented By Julie Brown, Employer Liaison


The GSA hosts a series of free, one-hour workshops to help grad students acquire skills they may not obtain otherwise. Most workshops are offered on the Main Campus. Feel free to bring your own lunch or extra snacks! To register, please email Julie Brown at careers@gsa.ucalgary.ca. All registrants will receive a confirmation of attendance email 2 days prior to the date of the workshop.

You need to pre-register to attend the workshops.

List of Workshops

    • Understanding Canadian Business Culture and Hiring Staff
      Get an understanding of how Canadians do business. You will learn the proper etiquette for communication, the driving force behind business, the process of hiring, including risks and costs, identifying the characteristics of the ideal employee and how you fit in. As a huge component in job seeking success is to network, you will be instructed on the various opportunities there are to integrate with others both on and off campus.
    • Social Media and the Job Seeker: Tips and Strategies to Give You the Cutting Edge – In today’s job market, social media has grown to be an integral tool for companies to recruit suitable employees for their labour force. This workshop will teach you the importance of being involved in social media, what recruiters are looking for, and how to ensure your best profile is being seen.
    • Information Interviewing: A Strategic Tool For Job Searching – Over 80% of job postings are never advertised. This workshop will focus on field research (also known as informational interviews) as a means to landing those unposted positions. You will learn how informational interviews allow you to identify the kind of skill sets companies want in your field, what kind of career options are available within a certain company or profession, and allow you to build your professional network in order to tap into the hidden job market.
    • Negotiating Your Dream Job – Negotiation is a fine art and can be intimidating when you’re not sure how to ask for what you need. In this workshop, you’ll learn the process for negotiating a job offer, then apply what you’ve learned in mock negotiating scenarios.
    • NEW – Responding to the Job Posting – Many people believe a job posting doesn’t cost a company money. They also may believe it isn’t important that resumes be tailored to the job posting. These are the people that very likely never get an interview. In this workshop you will learn how to “properly” read a job posting and structure your resume to repond to it appropriately.

FALL TERM

  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 – ALL DAY – ALL 4 WORKSHOPS
    Includes lunch and non-alcoholic beverage
    8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    Last Defence Lounge, MSC 350. Registration closes Friday, September 16
  • Understanding Canadian Business Culture and Hiring Staff
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
    SB 142. Watch for more details in the newsletter and confirmation email.
  • Social Media and the Job Seeker: Tips and Strategies to Give You the Cutting Edge
    Wednesday, October 5, 2016
    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    PF 126. Watch for more details in the newsletter and confirmation email.
  • Information Interviewing: A Strategic Tool For Job Searching
    Thursday, October 20, 2016
    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
    SB 142. Watch for more details in the newsletter and confirmation email.
  • Negotiating Your Dream Job
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
    SB 142. Watch for more details in the newsletter and confirmation email.

WINTER TERM

  • Understanding Canadian Business Culture and Hiring Staff
    Thursday, January 26, 2017
    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
    SB 142. Watch for more details in the newsletter and confirmation email.
  • Social Media and the Job Seeker: Tips and Strategies to Give You the Cutting Edge
    Wednesday, February 8, 2017
    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
    SB 142. Watch for more details in the newsletter and confirmation email.
  • Information Interviewing: A Strategic Tool For Job Searching
    Wednesday, March 1, 2017
    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
    SB 142. Watch for more details in the newsletter and confirmation email.