Mitacs is offering a networking workshop at McMaster University (located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) on Friday, October 15 from 8:30AM to 12:30PM. The presenter is Donna Messer, a well known Canadian network expert. I attended the same workshop earlier this year. It was very informative and Donna provides a lot of start up ideas for someone just beginning to network. If you attend, remember to bring your business card. The workshop is open to the general public and is free; however, registration is required and there is a credit card deposit of $50. Your credit card will only be charged if you do not attend.
Monthly Archives: September 2010
Thank you to Hassan for taking the time to do this interview.
Canadian Television Network (CTV) is opening its doors to the general public on Saturday, September 25, 2010. Locations all across Canada are participating in the open house including A channel stations. Activities include meeting news anchors, field reporters and behind-the-cameras crew, facility tours, free food, face painting and more. For more details on locations and activities click here.
The University of Alberta is offering a career mentoring program for current University of Alberta (undergraduate and graduate) students and postdoctoral fellows. You will be matched with a career mentor who will help you make a successful transition from student to employee. For a complete list of the program’s activities and time commitments, click here. There is an application package which needs to be completed by October 6, 2010 and also an interview for potential candidates. (Not everyone who applies will be accepted into the program and there is a cost of $25 for those who are accepted.) An information session will be available on Thursday, September 23 and Wednesday, September 29 for anyone interested and looking for more information in the mentoring program.
National Biotechnology Week (September 17 to 24, 2010) celebrates Canadian biotechnology researchers and innovators. There are many events being held across Canada for various age groups. Activities include lectures, demonstrations, facility tours, workshops, networking events and more.
Many universities host or sponsor career fairs for its students and alumni. Career fairs bring a large number of potential employers into one room which makes networking and finding career opportunities a lot easier for students and job seekers. When attending a career fair, remember to dress and conduct yourself in a professional manner, bring your business cards and/or resumes and do a little research in advance on the employers you are most interested in. For more tips on how to prepare for a career fair click here.
The University of Alberta is hosting a career fair on September 22, 2010 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Butterdome, which is located on the university campus. There will be more than 200 employers from across Canada attending (for a complete list click here).
The University of Waterloo is also sponsoring a career fair on September 29, 2010 from 10 am to 3:30 pm at RIM Park in Waterloo, Ontario. The three other participating institutions are Conestoga College, University of Guelph and Wilfred Laurier University. Admission is free for students and alumni from participating institutions. There is a $40 fee for students enrolled in other Canadian post-secondary institutions.
Doors Open is a global initiative, originating in France more than 25 years ago and started in North America ten years ago, which brings awareness to the heritage sites in our community. On Doors Open day, historic buildings in and around your city are open to the general public and all admission is free. Many of these buildings are usually not open to the public and/or charge admission. To find out the times and locations around your community, click here.