Career Month - Interactive Calendar of Events. Click an event for event details or Scroll down for a downloadable PDF Career Month Calendar and a full listing of Career Month Events, including: Dates, Times, Locations, An Event Description and a link to register if needed. January is U of M Career Month: Your Career Starts Here.

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WEEK ONE | JANUARY 2 - 5

Get you Social Insurance Number (SIN) on Campus
WED, JAN 3 | 9 AM - 3:30 PM | 543/544 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Service Canada will be coming to the U of M’s Fort Garry campus to issue Social Insurance Numbers to qualifying international students. Saves you a trip to their office.
Students will be seen on a drop-in basis (first come, first served). We anticipate that waiting times could be long and we cannot guarantee that all students will be able to receive their Social Insurance Numbers on January 3.
There is no fee to apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN).
Additional Details at careerConnect

How to Create a linkedIn Profile
FRI, JAN 5 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM | 474 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Attend this workshop and learn the steps to create your own LinkedIn profile. Leave the workshop with your new profile set up. You will get hints on how to start using your LinkedIn profile to help with Career Development and/or Job Search.
Bring your laptop. (Don’t own a laptop?  Please contact us at 204-474-9456).
Register at CareerConnect

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WEEK TWO | JANUARY 8 - 12

Career Choices: Figuring Out Your Future Workshop
MON, JAN 8 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM | 474 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
How do you move forward in your degree and your courses if you don’t have a career plan for after graduation?  Many students come to university without a final career in mind, or change their minds about their career along the way – and that’s okay!  Attend this session to learn about the career resources that will help you explore who you are, your interests, and how this relates to planning for university.
Register at CareerConnect

Career Fair Preparation Workshop
MON, JAN 8 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM | 474 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Be sure that you are prepared to effectively market your skills and experience to potential employers at Career Fair 2018– attend this workshop to learn how!
This workshop will help you to understand employer expectations for the day of the career fair, learn how to market yourself, and provide some informative tips.
Register at CareerConnect

Career Month Kick-Off
TUES, JAN 9 | 8:30 am - 10:30 AM | 1st Floor UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Help us celebrate the launch of Career Month 2018. Career Month 2018 will run from January 4 - February 2, 2018 featuring various career sessions, and the annual January Career Fair
Come find out more about Career Services and our resources for students.

Career Cafe
TUES, JAN 9 | 10 AM - 1 PM | FIRESIDE LOUNGE UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Jump start your career plans by dropping in for a one-on-one consult with employers from different industry sectors. Get their professional opinion on how to enhance your self-marketing tools (resume, cover letter, CV, online presence), present in an interview, and get advice on gaining experiences that are transferrable across occupational areas.
There are over 40,000 occupations to consider! Career Consultants will be on hand to help you generate ideas and start to explore options. Start planning for success now so you can take advantage of opportunities on and off campus that will launch your career journey.

Resume Blitz
WED, JAN 10 | 10:30 AM - 3 PM | 474 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Bring in your resume and professional Career Consultants will give you feedback so that your resume is ready to submit to employers at the 2018 Career FairFirst Come, First Serve Basis.

Health Sciences Centre: Volunteer Services Info Session
THURS, JAN 11 | 1 PM - 2 PM | 474 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Come learn about the many volunteer opportunities available at Health Science Centre (HSC). Located in the heart of Winnipeg, HSC is one of Canada’s largest hospitals. We play a unique role in providing health care services to residents of Manitoba, northwestern Ontario and Nunavut.
For more information about volunteering at HSC, go to www.hsc.mb.ca/volunteers.htmly.
Register at CareerConnect

Career Fair Preparation Workshop
FRI, JAN 12 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM | 474 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
be sure that you are prepared to effectively market your skills and experience to potential employers at Career Fair 2018– attend this workshop to learn how!
This workshop will help you to understand employer expectations for the day of the career fair, learn how to market yourself, and provide some informative tips.
Register at CareerConnect

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WEEK THREE | JANUARY 15 - 19

Canadian Workplace Culture Info Session - Bannatyne Campus
MON, JAN 15 | 12 PM - 1 PM | D16 DENTISTRY BUILDING
In the Manitoba workplace, diversity is valued. Many businesses have a diverse workforce with varying skill sets, personalities, and perspectives. This is especially true in Manitoba. Manitoba's diversity contributes to the innovation and success of many businesses.
"Be a true team player, take initiative, demonstrate respect." Sound familiar? Those are just some of the expectations for most employers around the world. But do those words mean the same things or reflect the same behaviours and actions everywhere? As an international student, you may encounter cultural differences that are different from your country. Knowing these differences is important to the success of many newcomers in the Canadian workforce.
Come to this workshop hosted by Manitoba Start.
Register at CareerConnect

Communication and Conflict: Skills to Improve Your Interactions with Others in the Workplace Workshop
TUES, JAN 16 | 1 PM - 3 PM | 474 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
In this workshop you’ll learn specific strategies and skills to communicate and address conflict in a way that may be easier for others to hear without compromising the integrity of your message. You’ll also learn about conflict styles, nonverbal communication, and gain skills to address behaviours that get in the way of connecting and communicating with others, including the four behaviours that have been empirically shown to be most damaging to communicating and building positive relationships.
Register at CareerConnect

Communications Security Establishment Info Session
WED, JAN 17 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM | E2 130 EITC
The Canadian Security Establishment IS HIRING!
WHAT WE DO:

  • We collect foreign signals intelligence.
  • We help protect the Government of Canada' s electronic networks.
  • We work with the latest technology to develop and apply innovative solutions to real world challenges.
Attend this information session to learn about opportunities with CSE and speak to representatives. CSE will also be participating in the 2018 January Career Fair.
IMPORTANT - You must be a Canadian Citizen to work at CSE.
Register at CareerConnect

 

2018 Career Fair - Day 1
WED, JAN 17 | 3 PM - 7 PM | 2nd Floor UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Connect with more than 100 potential employers and learn what skills they're looking for. Discover full-time, part-time and summer jobs, plus volunteer opportunities. Remember to bring your resume and positive attitude! Free Event. Sign in on-site and receive a name tag and fair map. 
Visit the 2018 Career Fair website for a list of participating exhibitors.

2018 Career Fair - Day 2
THURS, JAN 18 | 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM | 2nd Floor UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Connect with more than 100 potential employers and learn what skills they're looking for. Discover full-time, part-time and summer jobs, plus volunteer opportunities. Remember to bring your resume and positive attitude! Free Event. Sign in on-site and receive a name tag and fair map. 
Visit the 2018 Career Fair website for a list of participating exhibitors.

Know Yourself to Know Your Career
THURS, JAN 18 | 1 PM - 3 PM | 474 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Are you having trouble making career decisions and setting some career goals? The first place to start is by understanding who you are, your strengths, and exploring your interests to generate some career ideas that make sense for you. This workshop is a great first step on your journey.
Register at CareerConnect

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WEEK FOUR | JANUARY 22 - 26

Interview Preparation Workshop
MON, JAN 22 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | 474 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Need interview practice?  Not sure how to prepare? 
Attend this workshop to learn what employers are looking for and to practice your interview skills with other job seekers. Learn about the types of questions that might be asked in an interview and how to best answer them. You will learn about different methods of evaluation and how to follow-up after the interview.
Register at CareerConnect

Canadian Workplace Culture Info Session - Fort Garry Campus
TUES, JAN 23 | 1 PM - 2:30 PM | 474 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
In the Manitoba workplace, diversity is valued. Many businesses have a diverse workforce with varying skill sets, personalities, and perspectives. This is especially true in Manitoba. Manitoba's diversity contributes to the innovation and success of many businesses.
"Be a true team player, take initiative, demonstrate respect." Sound familiar? Those are just some of the expectations for most employers around the world. But do those words mean the same things or reflect the same behaviours and actions everywhere? As an international student, you may encounter cultural differences that are different from your country. Knowing these differences is important to the success of many newcomers in the Canadian workforce.
Come to this workshop hosted by Manitoba Start.
Register at CareerConnect

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
WED, JAN 24 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Come to this workshop and work on your resume and cover letter!
Learn tips on how to format your resume and cover letter and what you should and should not include. Your cover letter and resume are marketing tools, the "door opener" to a job interview, so take this opportunity to sharpen your resume and cover letter.
Register at CareerConnect

Career Choices: Figuring Out Your Future Workshop
THURS, JAN 25 | 10 AM - 12 PM | 474 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
How do you move forward in your degree and your courses if you don’t have a career plan for after graduation?  Many students come to university without a final career in mind, or change their minds about their career along the way – and that’s okay!  Attend this session to learn about the career resources that will help you explore who you are, your interests, and how this relates to planning for university.
Register at CareerConnect

Job Search Workshop
THURS, JAN 25 | 1 PM - 3 PM | 474 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Job search is about marketing yourself to potential employers.  In this workshop you will learn how to job search effectively, identify potential employers, access the "hidden job market" and market yourself to get noticed.
Register at CareerConnect

Arts Career Round Table
THURS, JAN 25 | 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Are you an Arts student and wondering about career options?
Talk to professionals with U of M Arts Degrees at the Arts Career Roundtable.
The Faculty of Arts, Arts Student Body Council, and Career Services are co-hosting an afternoon of “Speed Networking” where Arts students can network and discuss career options with professionals working in a wide variety of professions, from social service to business to government.
Register at CareerConnect.

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WEEK FIVE | JANUARY 29 - FEBRUARY 2

Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work Summer Student Employment Info Session
MON, JAN 29 | 3 PM - 4:30 PM | 474 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Are you a student with a disability looking for summer employment?  Meet with representatives from the Canadian Council and Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) and learn about programs and services that will help you connect with summer employment. Complete a personal information form to get started on your job search and securing that summer job that will help you build skills related to your degree and increase your employability upon graduation.
Register at CareerConnect

Luck Isn't Everything: Creating Your Own Career Opportunities
TUES, JAN 30 | 1 PM - 2:30 PM | 474 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Learn how you can create unexpected career opportunities by recognizing and including chance events into your career planning.
Event brought to you by Student Counselling Centre.
Register at CareerConnect.

Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work Full-Time Employment Info Session
TUES, JAN 30 | 2:30 PM - 4 PM | 474 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Are you a student with a disability looking for summer employment?  Meet with representatives from the Canadian Council and Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) and learn about programs and services that will help you connect with summer employment. Complete a personal information form to get started on your job search and securing that summer job that will help you build skills related to your degree and increase your employability upon graduation.
Register at CareerConnect

Interview Preparation Workshop
WED, JAN 31 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | 474 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Need interview practice?  Not sure how to prepare? 
Attend this workshop to learn what employers are looking for and to practice your interview skills with other job seekers. Learn about the types of questions that might be asked in an interview and how to best answer them. You will learn about different methods of evaluation and how to follow-up after the interview.
Register at CareerConnect

Career Choices: Figuring Out Your Future Workshop
THURS, FEB 2 | 1 PM - 3 PM | 474 UMSU UNIVERSITY CENTRE
How do you move forward in your degree and your courses if you don’t have a career plan for after graduation?  Many students come to university without a final career in mind, or change their minds about their career along the way – and that’s okay!  Attend this session to learn about the career resources that will help you explore who you are, your interests, and how this relates to planning for university.
Register at CareerConnect

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THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN U OF M'S CAREER MONTH!