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Employment preparation series plus a chance to win prizes!

October 26, 2020

November is Career and Workforce Development Month in Manitoba and Red River College’s Student Employment Services has planned a month-long series of learning opportunities, live AMAs (Ask Me Anything) and interactive sessions to help students with their career development.

Oh, and did we mention, there’s a chance to win PIZZA!

Check out what we have planned for the first week!

Week 1: November 9th – 13th
Theme: Job Search

Monday, November 9th
Job Search Strategies video
LinkedIn Learning

In this short video, you’ll learn:

  • how to develop your profile and brand
  • how to seek advertised and unadvertised positions
  • how to network successfully to broaden your circle
  • strategies for both the online and offline worlds
  • strategies to match your interests with your search and manage your time in order to maximize results

To watch the video, click here: Job Search Strategies

Tuesday, November 10th
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Ask Me Anything: Job Search

Bring any and all job search questions to this 30-minute live Ask Me Anything session.  An Employment Advisor will be available to provide answers, feedback and resources to make sure you’re on the right track with your job search.

Register for the session and submit your questions here: AMA: Job Search

Friday, November 13th
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
PREP-peroni Trivia: Job Search Edition!

Join this friendly online quiz competition to test your knowledge of job search preparation best practices.  Compete against other RRC students for a chance to win a gift card for a pepperoni pizza (or any kind of pizza)!

Space is limited to 50 people, so register early!

Sign up for this friendly competition here: PREP-peroni Trivia: Job Search Edition!

Week 2: November 16th – 20th
Theme: LinkedIn

Details coming soon!

Week 3: November 23rd – 27th
Theme: Informational Interviews

Details coming soon!

If you have any questions, please contact Student Employment Services at ses@rrc.ca.

Making the most out of virtual career fairs

October 27, 2020

Virtual career fairs have existed even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. But given the current restrictions as a result of the coronavirus safety measures, career fairs that were usually held in-person are now making use of different virtual platforms as an avenue for employers and job-seekers to connect.

When preparing for virtual career fairs, a lot of the tips we have for in-person career fairs highlighted in the document Career Fair Preparation Tip Sheet still apply, including:

  1. Determine your goals and identify which skills you want to market.
  2. Do your research. Find out which companies will be represented and see if they are of interest to you.
  3. Prepare your talking points, such as your tailored career story and relevant questions for each employer.
  4. Practice your approach so you are ready when it’s time to introduce yourself to an employer!
  5. Plan what you will wear. Dress professionally, as you would for a job interview.

For more information on  what to expect at virtual career fairs, check out this article by Andrew Seaman, Senior Editor for Job Search & Careers at LinkedIn News:

Setting yourself up for success at virtual job fairs


If you need help with preparing yourself for upcoming virtual career fairs, or if you have any other employment-related questions, book an appointment with an Employment Advisor by contacting RRC Student Employment Services at ses@rrc.ca. Employment Advisors can provide supports over the phone, email, and video conferencing.

 

November is Career and Workforce Development Month!

October 26, 2020

November is Career and Workforce Development Month in Manitoba. This month provides opportunities for job seekers to learn about the rich variety of sectors and industries in Manitoba. For more information on the career events that are being hosted throughout this month of November, click here:

Manitoba.ca > Career Development > Career Month > Events Calendar 

In addition, here are some of the events to look out for:

Manitoba Virtual Job Fair

Tuesday, November 3rd
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted by Jobs Canada Fair

The Virtual Job Fair is open to the general public and welcome candidates and organizations across the province of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Brandon, Steinbach, Thompson, Portage la Prairie, Winkler, Selkirk, Morden, Dauphin, etc.) Connect online with Manitoba’s hiring companies across the province. Real-time, interactive chat messages with Human Resource Managers. Browse jobs, apply online and explore Manitoba’s labor market.

For more information, visit: Jobs Canada Fair – Manitoba

Virtual Event: CWB National Leasing

Monday, November 9, 2020
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
via MS Teams

CWB National Leasing invites all Business Administration students to a virtual recruitment and information session!

For more information, visit: Virtual Event – CWB National Leasing

SES Employment Preparation Series

November 2020
Virtual

Red River College’s Student Employment Services (SES) has planned a month-long series of learning opportunities, live AMAs (Ask Me Anything) and interactive sessions to help students with their career development – plus a chance to win prizes! Test your employment preparation knowledge by joining the PREP-peroni Trivia for a chance to win a pepperoni pizza (or any kind of pizza)!

For more information, visit: SES Employment Preparation Series


Whether you are taking your courses online, on campus, or both – Student Employment Services (SES) is here for you! Employment Advisors can provide supports over the phone, via email or video calling if you have any employment-related questions. To book an appointment, contact us at ses@rrc.ca.

Webinar: Accelerating your professional growth

October 7, 2020

Prepped is hosting a two-part webinar with Meghan Reid M. A., C.Psych., who specializes in Counselling Psychology and is recognized for her expertise in Career and Workplace Psychology!

Part 1: Accelerating your professional growth

Thursday, October 15, 2020
11:00 am – 11:30 am

Career counselling is a process that will help you understand yourself and the world of work in order to make sound career, educational and life decisions. During Part 1 of this exclusive series we’ll discuss:

  • Networking and building relationships virtually
  • Tips on how to build confidence for your job search
  • How to succeed in your current role
  • Career goals and progression

Submit your questions in advance by clicking here 

Part 2: Ask me anything – career counselling

Thursday, October 29, 2020
11:00 am – 11:30 am

Still have questions after Part 1? We want to give you the opportunity to ask us anything – whether it’s about interviewing, mentorship or changing career goals. Submit your questions in advance and we’ll do our best to answer as many of your questions as we can during the webinar.

Submit your questions in advance by clicking here 

Register here


Prepped is a digital and personalized program that provides guidance and training to help with your job search through learning modules, short videos and simple exercises. As well, Prepped offers webinars and blog posts with career-related tips from industry and HR experts.

To  take advantage of the full Prepped Learning Library, create an account here: fullyprepped.ca

For more information, resources and assistance with your job search, contact RRC’s Student Employment Services at ses@rrc.ca. Employment Advisors are available to help via email, phone, video conferencing, and in-person!

Virtual Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Careers as a CPA

October 7, 2020

Are you interested in learning more about where the CPA designation can take you in your career?

Join CPA Manitoba and CPA Saskatchewan for a moderated panel discussion designed to introduce you to the wide variety of career paths that are available as a CPA.  The panel will consist of four CPAs working in a variety of roles and industries who will speak about their journey to becoming a CPA and what doors the designation has opened in their career thus far.

Date:    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Time:    1:00PM – 2:00PM
Host:    This event is co-hosted by CPA Manitoba and CPA Saskatchewan. Event registration emails will originate from CPA Saskatchewan.

Click here to register today.  The “Register” link is found at the top of the page beside “Event Status”.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Kathryn Balzer at kbalzer@cpamb.ca or Student Employment Services at ses@rrc.ca.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Virtual Event: CWB National Leasing

September 30, 2020

CWB National Leasing invites all Business Administration students to a virtual recruitment and information session!

Come to where the grass is greener! Kick off your career with Canada’s Equipment Financing Experts. And pssst…we’re one of Canada’s Top Employers!

Join this session to learn more about career opportunities with CWB National Leasing and find out why we’re used to hearing “I love where I work!”​

Monday, November 9, 2020
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
via MS Teams

To register, sign up online at https://teamsites.rrc.ca/ses

You will be emailed a meeting invite with instructions on how to join the session via MS Teams after you register.

Deadline for registration: November 5, 2020

If you have any questions, please contact Student Employment Services at ses@rrc.ca.

CWB National Leasing

Canada Comeback Challenge: Work-Integrated Learning experience for students

September 24, 2020

Canada’s Comeback needs you.

The Canada Comeback Challenge creates opportunities for post-secondary students to contribute to Canada’s COVID-19 recovery while gaining valuable work-integrated learning (WIL) experience. Through a fun, skill-building national competition in an entirely online format, student teams will tackle real-world problems facing employers in Canada’s public, private, and non-profit sectors and compete for a chance to pitch their ideas to an esteemed panel of judges.

Don’t miss your chance to get involved – Sign up before October 4!

The Canada Comeback Challenge is open to current post-secondary students, including International Students, as well as recent graduates!

For more information, visit: Canada Comeback Challenge

Please contact Student Employment Services at ses@rrc.ca if you have any questions.

Virtual Open House: Rothmans, Benson & Hedges

September 24, 2020

Rothmans, Benson & Hedges (RBH) is hiring, and is inviting students and alumni to attend their virtual open house!

Monday, October 5, 2020
11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST

For more information and to register, visit:
Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Virtual Open House

About Rothmans, Benson & Hedges

At RBH, we celebrate diversity of opinion to ensure the best ideas win.

Our mission is to Unsmoke Canada. Our purpose is to create better, innovative smoke-free alternatives for smokers and grow an enduring, world-class company of which we are deeply proud.

To do this, we pride ourselves in finding people that have the desire to understand consumers and keep them at the core so that we can successfully Unsmoke them.

We need our people to operate as one, share openly, and remain vested in the success of RBH and each other.

RBH is an inclusive team. We recognize that our world requires different ways of thinking. What we say is reinforced by what we do. We break down hierarchies, listen, and ask questions to learn from and challenge each other.


If you have any questions, please contact Student Employment Services at ses@rrc.ca.

Accelerate your entrepreneurial journey with Venture for Canada

September 16, 2020

Venture for Canada (VFC) invites recent graduates and graduating students to apply for the VFC Fellowship program!

Entrepreneurially-minded grads want to excel at dynamic startups. Growing startups want energized contributors ready to hit the ground running. Now there’s a program that connects you.

Venture for Canada’s Fellowship program offers recent post-secondary graduates an amazing opportunity to jump into the world of entrepreneurship. Through job search support and dynamic training, you’ll develop the entrepreneurial skills you need in order to thrive at a startup, or even build a business in the long term.

As a VFC Fellow, you will:

Find a full-time job in the startup world.

Finding full-time work is at the top of your list, and that’s why we make it easy for you to connect with hiring startups through our online Job Board and virtual networking events. You’ll be connected to small, high-growth startups from across Canada and hired into your first new-grad job. Don’t worry, you’ll get job search training, one-on-one coaching and more! Please note that we have partner startups in BC, ON, AB, NS, NB, NL, PEI!

Gain access to one year of VFC’s exclusive entrepreneurial training.

We know what startups want in their employees, and our network of entrepreneurs have taught us a thing or two about the skills you need to be an entrepreneur, innovator or hustler. Our entrepreneurial skill-building training is designed so that you develop the tools that you’ll need to succeed in your startup role.

Meet friends, roommates, future business partners, oh my!

Imagine a community of young, entrepreneurial people across Canada that are there to support you, share experiences and lay the foundation of your professional network. What you’re picturing is our #VFCCommunity; home to hundreds of diverse, curious, and innovative people who are passionate about entrepreneurship and making an impact, just like you.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

  • Graduate(d) between Fall 2018 and Spring 2021.
  • Hold a post-secondary degree or diploma from a Canadian Post-Secondary OR be a Canadian who has studied abroad.
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada.
  • Be available to begin searching for work as soon as you are accepted to the program.

WHEN TO APPLY

Apply by October 29th for the Fall intake.

For more information, visit Venture for Canada – Fellowship Program

If you have any questions, please contact Student Employment Services at ses@rrc.ca.

Welcome to the Fall 2020 Term, RRC students!

September 8, 2020

Whether you are taking your courses online, on campus, or both – Student Employment Services (SES) is here for you! Employment Advisors can provide supports over the phone, online and on campus if you have any employment-related questions, including assistance with:

  • job searching
  • networking
  • cover letter writing
  • resume development
  • interview preparation

To book an appointment, contact us at ses@rrc.ca.

And, even in this pandemic, employers are looking for great talent and are very excited to meet you! Keep an eye out for employer events happening throughout the school year. We already have virtual events coming up, such as:

  • information sessions
  • campus recruiter hangouts
  • tips & tricks webinars from industry experts

For more information and to register, visit: SES News & Events.

Also, check out the Student Employment Services website for other helpful information including employment resources, job and internship opportunities and other student work experience programs.

Contact us at ses@rrc.ca if you have any questions!