Career development workshops

We invite you to browse our upcoming and past workshop's by skill domains.



Job Search


Your resume and cover letter are your personal sales tools to market your qualifications to prospective employers.
 
  • 22 September
  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Online
What will employers ask? How will you respond to those tough questions? It is important to know how to make the right impression! Learn what you need to know about interviewing and lower your anxiety by preparing well. You will also find out why employers screen candidates over the telephone and get tips on preparing for the telephone interview.
 
  • 29 September
  • 01:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Online
This clinic will address some of the steps needed to take in the career planning process, provide you with specific job search strategies and highlight effective networking tips.
 
  • 15 September
  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Online
How should you respond when offered a position? This clinic will teach you the various elements of a job offer, how to evaluate them, and most importantly, how to negotiate them.
 
  • 13 October
  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Online
What is an ePortfolio? Your ePortfolio is a personal website that holds in one place your academic and professional work.

Is ePortfolio different from CV? Absolutely! A CV ‘lists’ your achievements, while ePortfolio ‘shows’ your audience details of what you’ve done in an aesthetically pleasing way. Eportfolios are more memorable than text because you add photos and multimedia to show your work.

Why should I have an ePortfolio?
  • Eportfolios are becoming popular to complement traditional CVs and cover letters, and they allow you to:
  • Show off to future employers a full picture of your achievements and interests that is not possible in a CV.
  • Build your professional digital footprint. Future employers will search your name on the web, and finding your your eportfolio gives them a great first impression;
  • Make yourself “discoverable” in web searches by future employers and collaborators by adding keywords to your eportfolio.

This is a beginner's course so no previous WordPress knowledge is required.

The components of your ePortfolio will be completed incrementally every week. By the end of this 4-week course, your basic ePortfolio will have the following pages: About; Contact; Projects: multimedia works, etc; Optional pages: volunteering work, etc.


 
  • 23 September - 14 October
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Online
According to LinkedIn, there are well over 360 million professionals on LinkedIn. How we build our professional network has changed. Hiring managers are also proactively using LinkedIn as a powerful recruitment tool. According to Jobvite.com, 94 % of recruiters are using LinkedIn to find talent.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students are highly recommended to have a computer for this workshop and make sure they have an account set up on LinkedIn.

 
  • 06 October
  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Online

Career Planning


In this workshop, you will learn how volunteering can improve your career prospects, help you develop skills and give you the satisfaction of contributing to your community.

Volunteering can help you gain relevant work experience, develop critical career skills and build a network that will assist you in your job search. Crucial to doing this successfully is the reflection and planning involved in selecting the right volunteer opportunity for you.

The facilitator will help you to consider your strategic objectives, learn to select the best opportunity or create your own project as well as learn tips on how to present your volunteer experience in your job search.

Volunteering can be a great career move no matter what your field of study; come find out why! For more information about Concordia’s Volunteer Resource Centre, visit concordia.ca/volunteer.

 
  • 26 May
  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Online
PhD Career Connect brings together PhD students and employers to explore diverse career options. The program provides a selected cohort of PhD students with seven weeks of career preparation and professional skills training, and then brings students together with employers for a live event. Over several days, students network, learn about various work cultures, analyze real-world challenges, and showcase the skills developed in their PhD program.
 
  • 25 April - 10 June
  • 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Sir George Williams

Job Search


Your resume and cover letter are your personal sales tools to market your qualifications to prospective employers.
 
  • 16 May
  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Online
What will employers ask? How will you respond to those tough questions? It is important to know how to make the right impression! Learn what you need to know about interviewing and lower your anxiety by preparing well. You will also find out why employers screen candidates over the telephone and get tips on preparing for the telephone interview.
 
  • 06 June
  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Online
This clinic will address some of the steps needed to take in the career planning process, provide you with specific job search strategies and highlight effective networking tips.
 
  • 09 May
  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Online

Networking


Are you seeking to expand your professional network, develop a research partnership or land an internship? Join us to learn more about Mitacs graduate research funding programs and how they can help you carve out your career path.

This workshop will present an overview of the industrial research landscape in Montreal, Quebec and Canada. Participants will learn how to identify a potential employer or research partner, and develop strategies to approach a company for an internship or partnership.

Mitacs builds partnerships between academia, industry and the world to create a more innovative Canada. Through unique research funding and training programs, Mitacs aims to support the development of the next generation of innovators with vital scientific and business skills.

This workshop provides an overview of the Mitacs Accelerate, Elevate, Globalink, Step and Converge programs. It also outlines basic techniques for identifying and reaching out to industry partners.

 
  • 02 June
  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Online

Personal Branding


What is an ePortfolio? Your ePortfolio is a personal website that holds in one place your academic and professional work.

Is ePortfolio different from CV? Absolutely! A CV ‘lists’ your achievements, while ePortfolio ‘shows’ your audience details of what you’ve done in an aesthetically pleasing way. Eportfolios are more memorable than text because you add photos and multimedia to show your work.

Why should I have an ePortfolio?
  • Eportfolios are becoming popular to complement traditional CVs and cover letters, and they allow you to:
  • Show off to future employers a full picture of your achievements and interests that is not possible in a CV.
  • Build your professional digital footprint. Future employers will search your name on the web, and finding your your eportfolio gives them a great first impression;
  • Make yourself “discoverable” in web searches by future employers and collaborators by adding keywords to your eportfolio.

This is a beginner's course so no previous WordPress knowledge is required.

The components of your ePortfolio will be completed incrementally every week. By the end of this 4-week course, your basic ePortfolio will have the following pages: About; Contact; Projects: multimedia works, etc; Optional pages: volunteering work, etc.


 
  • 12 May - 02 June
  • 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
  • Online

Personal Branding


According to LinkedIn, there are well over 360 million professionals on LinkedIn. How we build our professional network has changed. Hiring managers are also proactively using LinkedIn as a powerful recruitment tool. According to Jobvite.com, 94 % of recruiters are using LinkedIn to find talent.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students are highly recommended to have a computer for this workshop and make sure they have an account set up on LinkedIn.

 
  • 30 May
  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Online

Skills Identification


What does it mean to be a leader? This seminar introduces you to the process of leadership and the vast array of skills needed to be a leader in a variety of contexts. We will cover the fundamental skills that will shape your leadership style, including emotional intelligence, team dynamics, negotiating, solving problems, motivating others, giving feedback and intercultural communication. You will also evaluate your leadership potential by taking the CliftonStrengths assessment, which helps you reflect on how your talents can build your leadership reflexes.

The workshop series covers different modules that span over seven weeks where you must commit approximately 3.5 hours per week. Activities include working through case studies, role-plays, group discussions, and self-reflection. Upon completion of this series, you will receive a certificate, have your personal CliftonStrengths Top 5 report, and a personal plan for your leadership development.
  • 05 May - 16 June
  • 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Sir George Williams

Skills Identification


This course is aimed at early to mid stage PhD and research-based MA students who are interested in exploring career options beyond the academic job market. Over the course of seven (7) weeks, students will consider what industries and careers are right for them, defining their professional strengths and preferences, and develop skills to successfully network with industry members.

Each class will include two (2) hours of in-class instruction as well as approximately one (1) hour of independent work. Interested students will need to have a resume and LinkedIn profile for the start of the class.

  • 06 May - 17 June
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Sir George Williams