2017 Atlantic Canada Career Week

It's never too early to start thinking about your career!

Atlantic Canada Career Week (ACCW) is coming to UPEI! Career Week aims to promote and support career development for all students.

UPEI Career Services will be hosting a variety of information sessions, workshops, and guest speaker presentations for students to attend and get a jump-start on their career planning.

Featured Event: Bruce Rainnie Special Presentation
Wednesday, November 1
1:30—2:45, McDougall Hall 242

Bruce Rainnie, UPEI's Applied Communication, Leadership, and Cultural Practitioner, will be giving a special "TED Talk" style presentation as part of ACCW. His talk will focus on his career in communications, and the experiences and opportunities that helped shape his career.

Daily Themes and Events

Monday, October 30: Who Am I?

Info Booth: Great Canadian Sales Competition
10:00—11:25 am
Robertson Library Breezeway

The GCSC introduces and educates students about sales as a potential career path. Stop by the booth to learn about developing real-world business and sales skills!

Workshop: Resume and Cover Letter Writing
12:30—2:00 pm 
Robertson Library 265 

Does your resume or cover letter need some polishing? Come to this workshop, and don't forget to bring your resume and/or cover letter with you!

Photo Booth - Get Your Professional Headshot
3:00—5:00 pm
McDougall Hall, Schurman Market Street 

Offered by the School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences Society. Drop in and get your professional headshot taken! You'll receive a digital copy to upload to your LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter (or other platform). Cost is $2 for SMCSS members, $5 for non-members.

Tuesday, October 31: What are my opportunities?

StartUp Zone and StartUp Visa
12:30—1:30 pm
AVC 286B N 

Start-Up Zone is "PEI's business incubator," helping to accelerate new startups. Start-Up Visa is intended to help international students with skills and potential to build businesses in Canada.

Wednesday, November 1: Experiential Learning

BRUCE Talk: Special Presentation by Bruce Rainnie
1:30—2:45 pm
McDougall Hall 242 

In this "TED Talk" style presentation, UPEI's Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture Practitioner Bruce Rainnie will share stories about how his life experiences have shaped his career. He will touch on the 5 Atlantic Career Week themes, and provide advice and insight for those thinking ahead to their careers.

Panel Discussion: Career Benefits of Involvement in Student Government
3:30—4:30 pm
Student Union Boardroom, Murphy Student Centre 

Getting involved in student government can open a lot of doors for any student in any faculty. This panel will dig deeper into the impacts of getting involved, and all the skills you learn along the way.
Free snacks provided!

Thursday, November 2: What are my next steps and why?

Info Session: Employment with Government of Canada
11:30 am—12:30 pm
AVC 286B N 

Interested in working for the Government of Canada? Not quite sure about how to get started? Attend this session and have all your questions answered!

Friday, November 3: What is my action plan?

Info Booth: Great Canadian Sales Competition
10:00—11:25 am
Robertson Library Breezeway

Workshop: Grad School Planning and Application
11:30 am—12:30 pm
AVC 286B N 

Thinking of going to grad school? This workshop will provide you with the necessary tools for planning your grad school steps, and for filling out those lengthy applications!

Workshop: Scholarships and Bursaries
12:30—1:30 pm
Robertson Library 312 

We all know that scholarship and bursary applications can be a lot of work! This workshop will help you prepare and write the best scholarship application possible.

Workshop: Canadian Workplace Culture
1:30—2:45 pm
Robertson Library 210 

Hosted by the PEI Association of Newcomers to Canada. This workshop provide information and resources that will help International students when they start a new job in Canada. The workshop will help them you feel more comfortable and confident working in the Canadian workplace. 

Photo Booth: Get Your Professional Headshot
3:00—5:00 pm
McDougall Hall, Schurman Market Street 

Offered by the School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences Society. $2 for SMCSS members, $5 for non-members. 


All activities except the professional headshot sessions are free.

ACCW is sponsored by the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training (CAMET), and is part of Canada Career Month, happening across Canada in the month of November.

For more information, contact Jenna at jengaudet@upei.ca and visit the Atlantic Canada Career Week official website.

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