Career Development Certificate Program--NEW Sept 2013!
An interactive and practical series of group sessions created to teach you about career development, the career planning process and career decision-making. Learn how to:
- Use your interests, values, skills, and personal style in your career decisions
- Build your skills through experience
- Write engaging resume and cover letters
- Implement effective job search strategies
- Use the art of networking
- Interview with impact...and more.
Students must register online here, attend 6 sessions offered throughout the year, and complete the program learning components:
- Assignments related to the 6 sessions.
- Learning Portfolio, created using session assignments.
- Attend a program wrap-up networking reception to practice the skills you have gained over the year and make real-world connections with industry professionals waiting to meet you.
You should anticipate a total of 20 hours of engagement between September-April to qualify for your Certificate of Accomplishment from Brescia's Principal, Dr. Colleen Hanycz.
For additional program information and a list of workshop dates, click here.
Career Workshops (Interest-Based)
You are invited to attend any of the Career Development Certificate workshops offered during the year based on your schedule and area of interest. This will allow you to choose your own developmental path and contribute as much time as you wish.
*If, after attending one or more workshops, you wish to join the Certificate Program you are able to, as long as you complete the requirements to earn the certificate (view above).
The next Career Workshops are:
|Building Your Network||Monday, January 13th 230-4pm Oak Room|
|Interview Techniques||Monday, January 20th 230-4pm Oak Room|
|Portfolio Building, References, & On-The-Job Success||Monday, January 27th 230-4pm Oak Room|
|Career Exploration||Thursday, February 6th 10-1130am Rm 302A|
|Resume & Cover Letter Development||Thursday, February 13th 10-1130am Rm 302A|
|Job Search Strategies||Thursday, February 27th 10-1130am Rm 302A|
|Building Your Network||Thursday, March 6th 10-1130am Rm 302A|
|Interview Techniques||Thursday, March 13th 10-1130am Rm 302A|
|Portfolio Building, References, & On-The-Job Success||Thursday, March 20th 10-1130am Rm 302A|
** Note: These are the final workshops in the Career Development Certificate Program for 2013-14. You must complete all 6 workshops in the same academic year to be eligible for the certificate.
Planning to attend a workshop? RSVP to email@example.com
Looking to learn more about writing a resume or cover letter? Would you like to have a trained eye review your resume? Need a critique of your cover letter?
Resume Drop-In Hours
January 6th to April 8th, 2014
Tuesdays: 11am- 12pm & 330-430pm
Bring a print copy of your Resume to the Student Life Centre and receive one-on-one feedback from one of our trained Career Peers.
One Stop Resume Clinic
Thursday, February 6th, 2014
St. James Living Room
- All 4 Career Peers onsite for quick help
- Get your resume ready for summer jobs & graduation
- Free refreshments
*Bring a copy of your printed resume *
Interested in becoming a Career Peer for the upcoming year? An opportunity to build your resume while developing the tools to succeed in your job search. Visit the Student Life Centre to learn more!
CONNECT: Ask, Explore, Succeed
Discipline-specific events hosted by Student Life, in partnership with the discipline's student club, to help first- and second-year students learn more about: their academic program or prospective academic program, getting involved and gaining experience, career planning information, and what resources Brescia has to offer. These events may include:
- Advice and success strategies from Academic Advisors and Student Life Staff.
- Advice and success strategies from discipline-specific Faculty including, possible research and experiential learning opportunities.
- Student Leadership Panel, including current student leaders from the discipline.
- ‘Mix and Mingle’ to ask questions and gather concrete information from Academic Advisors, Student Life Staff, Faculty, Alumnae, and Peers.
CONNECT with Sociology, Family Studies & Community Development
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
St. James Living Room
RSVP by Monday, January 20th to
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
Do you require particular support in your career planning process? Have you started your own career research and have specific questions you’d like ask? Are you looking to learn more about your personality preferences as they relate to potential careers?
We offer bookable one-on-one appointments with our staff on:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays
*Before making career decisions, it is helpful to consider your interests, skills, personality, and values. We offer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality inventory to help you explore how your personality preferences can influence your career-decision making. The MBTI can often serve as a starting point in the career exploration process.
Note: Before taking this assessment, you must schedule an initial 30-min intake appointment with one of our staff. Together, you will determine if the MBTI is the most appropriate career assessment to complete.
Appointment Booking Process:
First appointment: A 30-min intake session. This session is used to assess your career needs moving forward. We require your initial one-on-one appointment to be an intake session.
Follow-up appointments: After an intake session follow-up career appointments are 30 mins, with the exception of the MBTI interpretation + debrief, which is a 1-hr appointment.
To book an appointment, contact email@example.com.
Curricular Career Support
Are you a faculty member who is looking to help students build practical career skills through assignments and coursework? We can help in the following ways:
- Mock interview support
- Resume and cover letter writing workshops
- Informational interviewing presentations
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality inventory + workshop debriefs
- Professional development conferences
- Career options for the discipline
- Handouts or resource kits
- Short presentations on any career-related topic you feel is relevant to the development of the students in your courses
- Consultation regarding other ways we may be able to serve your needs
We currently offer curricular support to the following disciplines:
- Community Development
- Foods & Nutrition
- Management & Organizational Studies (MOS)
We support recent Brescia graduates, up to 1 year out. As a recent grad and new alumna, you can receive the following support:
- Unlimited access to our career-related programs/events/initiatives, such as:
- Career Symposium event
- Career workshops
- Career Development Certificate Program
- Resume and cover letter critiques from our trained Career Peers
- Access to our 'Employment & Volunteer Postings' online service
- One-on-one career appointments (see details on 'Career Appointments' above)