Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Working Over The Holidays!

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Brock U is in FULL EXAM-MODE! 

Although there are a lot of tasks, assignments, and exams going on... there is a lot of time to get ahead in the career side of things during this holiday season!

This can be done by updating your professional documents (CV, Resume, Cover Letter etc), networking, and being on the lookout for potential employers!

Some more practical steps you could take is challenging yourself to do a 

"5 things to do before the end of Winter Break". 

The challenge is to:

1. Speak to a close friend or a family member about a career goal you have in mind

In the season of giving, bond with someone you care about through a goal you genuinely care about in the career world.

2. Update your LinkedIn/Make a LinkedIn

In the corporate world, LinkedIn is very necessary, networking has been made so much easier through this app and it is a necessary bridge to put in place for your success.

3. Look for 10 possible employers you could apply for, for the summer period

This is a practical step to think about because it can also reveal the jobs you would be interested in partaking in and where you ideally see yourself.

4. Start looking at prerequisites for Post-Grad applications

It is always better to start looking into application requirements earlier than later. I assure you, you do not want to be bombarded with several statements of interest.

5. Write SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) Goals for 2024 regarding your professional/career-based path

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CareerZone's Walk-In services are open from 10 am to 4 pm until the 20th of December

(While the virtual services go on till the 22nd of December from 10 am to 2 pm)

And opens back up on the 2nd of January for their in-person services

Be sure to get assistance as soon as possible!

Have a Great Holiday Break!

Clem, Career Navigator

Monday, December 4, 2023

Curriculum Vitae Support

Ah, November: a cold, stressful month in University Land. Midterms are fully in gear , and to top it all off Grad School Applications are due soon. So allow us at Career Zone to take some weight off your back, and help you begin writing your Curriculum Vitae (CV). 

What is a Curriculum Vitae?

Contrary to popular belief a CV is NOT a resume. Yes, they hold similar qualities, but these two documents are not interchangeable. A CV is a document that holds all of your amazing scholarly achievements.  

Your three page paper will lay out everything from Education to community involvement. Into a variety of separate sections you will discuss your, Educational pathway, Awards, Research Interests/Profile, Publications, Experience (both scholarly and community wise), and finally your references. 

We understand that you still may not feel at ease about your CV, but not to worry as the Career Zone is here to guide you! In-person or online we are here for you! 

What Online Resources Does the Career Zone Offer? 

When you access your Career Zone portal you can use the student resources tab to access all of our amazing CV documents. On the “CV & Statement of Intent” page, you'll will find a variety of resources (including a mock CV) to guide you through this tricky application process. Another great advantage of our online resources is that we provide a few different types of CV's. These include: A general CV sample, a Chemistry based CV, a Psychology based CV, and a Advanced PhD CV. 

What In-Person Resources Does Career Zone Offer?

For in-person assistance you can book an appointment with one of our amazing Talent Specialists. A talent specialist will walk you through your CV step by step. To book an appointment with one of our Talent Specialists you will have to access your Career Zone page, and book a “Document Review” session. 

Career Zone also offers walk-in appointments from 10 AM - 4 PM Monday to Friday. A walk-in appointment will assist you with locating these resources, and booking your appointment with a Talent Specialist! 

Now that you have all of these tips and tricks, writing your CV will be a breeze! If you need any assistance feel free to visit the Career Zone Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM. You can also contact us via email at!

You’ve got this Badgers, and remember we are here to help you navigate the way! Stay Cozy this Winter Season and get those Grad School Applications in!

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                    Written by Julia Collin-Pereira, Career Navigator