Career Week Itinerary

Career Week 2013 is perfectly balanced with a variety of events. Whether you are interested in hearing a keynote speaker, attending a workshop, or networking with an employer, there is an event for you! See a full listing as well as detailed descriptions here.

Career Week Schedule at a Glance

Monday, Feb 4 Tuesday, Feb 5 Wednesday, Feb 6 Thursday, Feb 7 Friday, Feb 8

12:30 to 1:30

Return on Your Investment

 

2:30 to 3:30

BizInc - Western's hub for student entrepreneurship

 

 5:30 to 7:00

Certified Management Accountants -  Information Session

8:30 to 1:00

London Career Crawl - Tour A Digital Industry

 

12:00 to 5:00

London Career Crawl - Tour B Manufacturing Industry

 

12:00 to 1:30

PwC Building Brand Through Networking

 

4:00 to 5:00

Social Media Boot Camp – For Your Career

 

5:30 to 7:00

Out in the World

11:30 to 1:30

B2B: Career Networking Lunch

 

5:30 to 7:00

Career Exploration Networking for First Year Students: Health Sciences, Science, BMSc, Engineering

11:00 to 4:00

Western’s Job Fair

 

2:00 to 4:00

EBM Career Day at King's

 

5:30 to 7:00

Career Exploration Networking for First Year Students: Arts & Humanities, Social Science, BMOS, Music, FIMS

 

5:30 to 7:00

Careers in the Non-Profit Sector. Networking Wine & Cheese

 

6:00 to 7:30

Network Your Way to Employment...

 

 

8:30 to 4:30

Graduate Career Day

 

12:30 to 2:00

Pursue Your Passion and Unlock Your Potential

 

2:00 to 4:00

Beyond Business Casual at Huron

 

Today’s Featured WorkStory:

School Board Research and Assessment Associate

 

Today’s Featured WorkStory:

Coordinator, Student Engagement Programs

Today’s Featured WorkStory:

Engineer, Golder Associated Limited

Today’s Featured WorkStory:

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Today’s Featured WorkStory:

Senior Research Analyst, Public Sector Digest

 

* Please note, you must reserve your seat for Career Week Events. Space is limited. See Express Check-In for more information. Location details will be available when you register.

 

Career Week Event Descriptions

 

Return on Your Investment

Monday, February 4.  12:30 to 1:30

Some students begin their first year with definite career ideas and a plan while others are uncertain about their future. Frequently, students will change their plan – either they discover they are no longer interested in their original goal or they are not able to meet the requirements for entrance into a specific field. Career decision-making can be very difficult. Come to this workshop to learn about making career decisions and getting the best return on your academic investment.  

 


BizInc - Western's hub for student entrepreneurship

Monday, February 4.  2:30 to 3:30

Have you ever thought about starting your own business?
BizInc is Western's hub for student entrepreneurship.  We help undergraduate and graduate students explore ideas, build teams, find customers and launch businesses.  Even if you do not have an idea of your own, we will try to introduce you to start-up teams that are looking for talent.
Join BizInc for an introductory session on starting a business or social enterprise.  Meet student entrepreneurs.  Learn how we have helped them and what we can do for you.
Arrive inspired: leave empowered

Coffee and Cookies will be available!

 

Certified Management Accountants – Information Session

Monday, February 4.  5:30 to 7:00

The Canadian CMA is the designation of choice for professional accountants in management. With a CMA you are telling employers and clients you understand the big picture, you’re an ideas person, but you also have the skills and ability to make your ideas happen. 
Join us for a Pizza/Pop Information Session to learn more about why  you should consider CMA Ontario as a career partner for life, developing you professionally as a management accountant and providing resources to help you throughout your career.

 

London Career Crawl

Did you know that London is the 10th largest city in Canada?  London is also home to some of the country’s most innovative organizations.
On February 5th, 2013 we invite you to tour key companies in London and discover why this city is a great place to live and work!
Transportation, lunch, and a presentation from Emerging Leaders and the London Economic Development Corporation are included.


Tour A - Digital Industry

Tuesday, February 5.  8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

London is the headquarters of Digital Extremes.  Digital Extremes Ltd. proudly ranks as one of the world's top development studios in the interactive entertainment industry.  In 2013, Digital Extremes will release Star Trek®, a ground-breaking co-op action game that will accompany the 2013 movie, for PS3, Xbox360, and PC.

London is the centre of operations for Big Viking Games.  BVG is the leading social and mobile game development studio.  At Big Viking Games the employees are passionate about creating amazing games that are played and enjoyed by millions of people all over the world.

Tour B - Manufacturing Industry

Tuesday, February 5. 12:00 to 5:00 PM

London is the home of 3M (Tartan Road – office location).  3M Canada is a company with six business divisions who has earned leading global market positions.  Their product offerings include: Post-It Notes, Scotch Tape, Masking Tape, and Bandages - all items to assist you through every day “sticky” situations.

London is the birthplace of the Labatt Brewing Company.  Labatt is an organization that produces nearly 40% of the beer brewed in Canada.  In fact, we can enjoy 1029 cold ones….every minute thanks to Labatt.

*Students may register on CareerCentral for Tour A, Tour B or both.

There is a $10 fee to participate in the London Career Crawl. This fee helps to cover the cost of transportation and food.  Once you have registered, you are asked to bring your $10 to The Student Success Centre in UCC 210 on January 23, 24, or 25 between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. You will be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement and waiver at this time.

Please note: by registering, you are committing to the day and the organizations will be preparing for and expecting your participation. 
Please also note that this is a very popular program with an extensive wait list. Please register only if you are able to fully commit to Tour A and/or Tour B.  If you are not able to attend, please de-register through CareerCentral in time, so that other people can use that space.

In order to assess the impact of the London Career Crawl, we will be asking you to participate in a brief survey after the day. You will be sent emails about this and your participation is greatly appreciated.

 

PwC Building Brand Through Networking

Tuesday, February 5.  12:00 to 1:30

PwC is proud to present a Networking for Success Presentation from it's acclaimed Building Your Brand Career Series.
Come engage with PwC Representatives and learn how to more effectively network and leverage Linked In.
We will provide professional head shot photos. You can use when them when you create your Linked In profile. Free of charge and you receive a digital copy.
Revealing the best of you begins Feb. 4.  Personal Brand Week 2013
What is your story? Your story is who you are and what makes you exceptional. To stand out from the crowd, you need to understand your strengths, talents and skills that make you different from others. Together, they help build your personal brand – your unique promise of value, or what could be referred to as your reputation. From Feb. 5 -8, PwC is going help you reveal your story to build a fulfilling and rewarding career.
During - “Personal Brand Week. Your Story. Revealed.”  - you will have an opportunity to use our actionable activities to build and express your personal brand.
You can engage with us through our bloggers, Facebook, Twitter. Our informative videos will also provide you with helpful tips, insights and ideas on how to reveal the best of you.
Experience PwC. Connect with us and check out our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/PwCCareersCanada

 

Social Media Boot Camp – For Your Career

Tuesday, February 5.  4:00 to 5:00

Want to use Social Media to find a job and create a professional web presence? Social media speaker and strategist, Melissa Cheater will share how you can use Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter to find and keep a great job.

  • Positive & Negative impacts of social media on careers
  • Professional vs. Personal content
  • Employer use of social media in recruiting & after you've been hired
  • Social Media during the job search
  • LinkedIn specifically

Melissa is currently the Digital Content Manager in Communications and Public Affairs at Western University. Previously she was the Manager, Digital Services at the Richard Ivey School of Business.  Cookies, drinks and prizes too!

 

Out in the World

Tuesday, February 5.  5:30 to 7:00

Have the opportunity to explore career-related opportunities and challenges for members of the sexually and gender diverse community by talking to professionals in a wide range of different fields. You will have the chance to hear stories from the professionals sitting on our panel, engage in a question and answer session with the panel, and mix and mingle with a number of professionals over refreshments at this event!

 

B2B: Career Networking Lunch

Wednesday, February 6.  11:30 to 1:30

Join fellow students and make some genuine connections at this innovative Backpack 2 Briefcase event. This unique luncheon will provide students the opportunity to meet successful Western alumni working in a variety of professions.

Section 1 - Networking Workshop

Time:       11:30-12:00 p.m.
Location: UCC 210

This mandatory workshop will prepare students for the networking lunch to follow. Students will learn basic networking skills which will give them the ability to communicate at the table with confidence.

Section 2 - Networking Lunch

Time:       12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: The Wave

During the rotational style lunch, students will dine with several alumni who will provide general career advice and answer questions.
 
Section 3 - Networking Mingle

Time:       1:00-1:30 p.m.
Location: The Wave

Following lunch, students will have the chance to speak with alumni that interest them the most. This portion of the event allows students to ask specific job related questions and learn about networking opportunities that exist within fields of interest.

Tickets are $15 in advance and includes lunch. Please purchase tickets online by Friday, February 1, 2013.
No ticket refunds.
 
Alumni Networkers:
Shaun Arnold, BA'90, Head of Canadian Equities, Highstreet Asset Management Inc
Stephanie Ciccarelli, BMus’06, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Voices.com
Alison Doherty, BA’ 83, Professor, Sport Management, School of Kinesiology, Western University
Brandon R Doneff, BScN’00, Critical Care Flight Paramedic, Ornge Transport Medicine
Alisha Gleiser, BA’06, Certified Kinesiologist, Middlesex Hospital Alliance
Chris Makuch, BA’93, Vice President, National Sales and Marketing, Georgeson Canada
Chris Wood, BACS’05, Director, Sales Force Incentive, Sun Life Financial

 

Career Exploration Networking for First Year Students: Health Sciences, Science, BMSc, Engineering

Wednesday, February 6.  5:30 to 7:00

Are you in First Year and are you interested in learning more about careers that might relate to your degree/program?  Attend this event and meet graduates who will discuss their career path and how they got to where they are today!
We will have between 6-9 professionals attending the event who will be happy to share their experiences with you! Space is limited, please sign up today!

 

Western’s Job Fair

Thursday, February 7.  11:00 to 4:00

Western’s Job Fair provides an opportunity to network, make impressions and learn more about how your education relates to your future career goals. Local, national and international employers come to share information about summer, volunteer, part-time, full-time and internship opportunities.  You can view an updated list of participating organizations here

 

EBM Career Day at King's

Thursday, February 7.  2:00 to 4:00

Presented by the Economics, Business and Math Department 

*Career opportunities and career choices

*The first critical month at work

*Building a resume through summer employment and extracurricular activities

Students and Presenters Mix and Meet until 4:30pm

All students, faculty and staff are welcome to come and go during the presentations according to their interests, and as their schedules permit.

******* Coffee, Tea and Door Prizes *******

 

Career Exploration Networking for First Year Students: Arts & Humanities, Social Science, BMOS, Music, FIMS

Thursday, February 7.  5:30 to 7:00

Are you in First Year and are you interested in learning more about careers that might relate to your degree/program?  Attend this event and meet graduates who will discuss their career path and how they got to where they are today!
We will have between 6-9 professionals attending the event who will be happy to share their experiences with you! Space is limited, please sign up today!


Careers in the Non-Profit Sector. Networking Wine & Cheese

Thursday, February 7, 5:30 to 7:00

** Dress is business casual and the event will feature a wine and cheese reception. **

Are you considering a career in the nonprofit sector after graduation? Come to this networking event to meet some of London’s successful nonprofit representatives. Hear about their individual career paths and ask questions about some of the successes and challenges of navigating a career that works for charitable organizations. Learn about opportunities for graduates of all fields of study. The event will feature opening remarks from a special guest and networking opportunities with 25 representatives from the nonprofit sector.

The event will feature a Cash Bar, where you will be able to purchase a glass of wine to accompany a selection of cheeses and vegetables. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available at no charge.

 

Network Your Way to Employment...

Thursday, February 7.  6:00 to 7:30

Western Engineering will be hosting an exclusive Career Speed Networking Event designed for current students to practice their networking skills with successful alumni & Human Resource Administrators.

Groups of 3-5 students will be paired at a table with one Western Alumni/Human Resource Administrator to ask job related questions. Students will spend 10 minutes at each table (10 minutes x 6 Tables). Preset questions will be available, but you are also encouraged to bring your own.

An informal 30 minutes networking session will follow.

This event is not a job recruitment opportunity. However, the information and career advice received will help you build your networking skills which are essential to securing a future career.

 

Pursue Your Passion and Unlock Your Potential

Friday, February 8.  12:00 to 2:00

Would you like discover what you are passionate about and develop strategies to pursue your passion? This program is meant to help students in year 1 and 2 to discover how to begin this process!
Our dynamic speak Diana Chan is a Career Coach who worked at top tier firms including Google, Accenture, Ivey and TELUS. She was the first and only Recruiter based in Toronto for Google Canada, where she achieved the highest number of hires globally. She’s screened over 10,000 resumes and conducted thousands of interviews, where she’s learned the secrets to differentiate as top talent.

Take aways from this workshop:

•    Know what’s important to you – Get clear on who you are, what you want, and what you have to offer
•    Be outstanding to stand out! – Be unique, different, and valuable
•    Be Authentic, Bold & Confident!
•    Pursue your purpose & passion!
•    Tap into your talents!
•    Be naturally curious!
•    Act in spite of fear
•    ABC: Achieve your dreams. Be the person you are meant to be. Create a life you love
•    Own your greatness

Space is limited. Sign up today on CareerCentral!

 

Beyond Business Casual at Huron

Friday, February 8, 2:00 to 4:00

Your professional image is not just about what you wear but your attitude, approach to work, communication skills, and basic office etiquette.  We will discuss and explore ways of creating an authentic, positive, and lasting personal image.