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Webinar: RBC’s Pre-Approved CPA Program

March 19, 2019

Are you considering obtaining your CPA designation upon graduation? Our pre-approved Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) training program delivers a unique combination of specialized training and wide exposure for elite talent. This 30 month rotational program surrounds you with the mentorship of a strong network and it challenges you to help our clients thrive all while completing your CPA hours, CFE examination and obtaining real-life exposure to problems and innovate solutions.

RBC will be hosting a webinar to learn more about the Program, how to get involved and the recruitment process by chatting with Christopher Chan (CPA Mentor), Lauren Flack (CPA Manager) and Griffith Dias (CPA Recruiter).

Video Address: https://rbcteams.webex.com/rbcteams/j.php?MTID=m544b6e9bb0accc671d808554c2078383
Audio Connection: 1.877.310.7479
Access Code: 735 540 122

Date: April 3, 2019
Time: 11am to 12pm EST

Recruitment for this Program occurs during August each year for roles that are available in the subsequent year in Autumn. So if you are entering your final year of studies this year and graduating by April 2020, this program is meant for you, as it will start September 2020.

To learn more about our Program, please follow this link https://www.rbc.com/careers/cpa-training.html

RBC Early Talent Acquisition| RBC Recruitment | Royal Bank of Canada | @RBC4Students | earlytalent@rbc.com | www.rbc.com/careers

Job Search Preparation Session

March 14, 2019

Learn how to create a competitive edge to increase your chances of securing employment!

Notre Dame Campus
Tuesday, March 19th
12 pm – 1 pm
White Lecture Theatre

Exchange District Campus
Wednesday, March 20th
12 pm – 1 pm
Room P203

Free snacks provided, courtesy of  RRC Students’ Association.

For more information, contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or jobcentral@rrc.ca.

 

Recruiting candidates diagnosed with ASD and an interest in computers!

March 11, 2019

Are you a Manitoba resident, over the age of 21, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, with an interest in computers?

Level IT Up, Inc. promotes and supports the mutual benefits of connecting skilled consultants with autism spectrum disorder to Manitoba’s tech sector/ICT businesses.  Our Lego Mindstorm events allow us to know you and you get to know us.

Join us for our Lego Hangout with Lego® Mindstorm® EV3!

March 30, 2019 – 2—5 PM

April 27, 2019 – 2—5 PM

SMD – 825 Sherbrook St.


Register today – limit of 6 participants.

For more information phone 204.807.7295 or email info@levelITupmb.ca

 

In-TAC’s 6th National Virtual Career Expo

March 1, 2019

Register for In-TAC’s 6th National Virtual Career Expo to browse through job openings, chat with employer representatives, apply for jobs, and attend live webinars, from April 16, 2019, 9 am (EDT) to April 17, 2019, 9 pm (EDT).

There are no fees to register and you can participate from the comfort of your home.

For more information, go to: In-TAC National Virtual Career Expo 

Employer on-Campus: Great-West Life

February 22, 2019

Great-West Life invites all graduating accounting students to a recruitment and information session!

We’ll provide your with the training and tools to succeed, including some of the most advanced technology in the business. We’ll encourage you to think for yourself and we’ll listen to your thoughts and ideas. We’ll support your personal and professional development, and reward your success.

If you are interested in learning more about Great-West Life, please attend the information session.

Notre Dame Campus
Wed, Mar 27, 2019
Green Lecture Theatre
11am – 12pm

Exchange District Campus (registration is now closed for EDC)
Fri, Mar 29, 2019
Room W210
11am – 12pm

Refreshments provided

To register, visit: https://teamsites.rrc.ca/ses

Deadline: Mar 24, 2019
Limited space available so sign up early!

If you have difficulty registering or have accessibility questions or accommodation requests, contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or jobcentre@rrc.ca.

Job Fair: Rotary Career Symposium 2019

December 12, 2018

Rotary Career Symposium 2019

Monday, March 11: 6pm – 8pm
Tuesday, March 12: 9am – 3pm
Wednesday, March 13: 9am – 3pm

RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
375 York Avenue

Created to showcase leading industries, employment and educational opportunities in Manitoba and beyond, the Rotary Career Symposium is a unique event to help discover your career possibilities! From Aerospace to Law, Trades to Government, Hospitality to Technology, more than 185 Exhibit booths and 30 speaker sessions are included in the two-day event. Featuring both business and educational leaders to help you to update your career profile, it’s the largest and most comprehensive event of its kind in Canada. Don’t miss out!

For more information, visit: Rotary Career Symposium 2019

Register for Employer on-Campus events

September 4, 2018

Look for our Lunch and Learn and Employer On-Campus events to network and learn about specific industries.

Connect with Student Employment Services during our Blitz events coming to a hallway or atrium near you. Graduating Students – take advantage of our services for a successful transition from College to Career!

Register Now

Professional Perspective: Stand out at career events

February 13, 2018

Welcome back to Professional Perspective, where industry professionals share their insights regarding various employment-related topics!

If you attended the 2018 Directions Conference on February 8, 2018, we are sure you met a lot of wonderful industry professionals. Read on to refresh your mind on what to do to make the most out of future career events. Make sure you don’t let those leads turn cold!


Today we have Cathy Lund, Director – Staffing Solutions at Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development Inc. (CAHRD) to share networking tips from the other side of the table! Cathy’s professional perspective comes from an amazing career in human resource and leadership roles.

Cathy participated in the 2018 Directions Conference as one of the 70 business delegates during the Roundtable Networking Event. You can expect to see more of her at RRC’s Employer on-Campus events!

Today’s question:

As a Human Resource Professional who recruits Indigenous students and graduates, what advice do you have for students so they stand out at career events?

Cathy’s Professional Perspective

Our Staffing Solutions team at the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development attends career events of all kinds in Winnipeg to recruit Indigenous students and graduates. We get involved, firstly, to consider CAHRD as a career option at graduation and also to promote to Indigenous students the great career supports offered by CAHRD professionals who work with people one-on-one!

At any career event, we can meet up to 100 people a day. Here are a few tips from us – the people on the other side of the table – on how to make a great impression!

  1. Know about us. Do your research before you meet me or my organization! LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and other websites are great places to learn about the people you are planning to introduce yourself to. If you really want to impress me, know our vision and familiarize yourself with our product or service. I have witnessed employers making a decision to hire from the first impression at a career event.
  2. Show interest. Meeting a student at more than one event and learning that they deliberately came to meet me AGAIN is impressive.
  3. Ask questions. We can always tell when someone is genuinely curious about the agency and career options by the questions they ask. We hear “Are you hiring?” hundreds of times during one day. Be curious and original.
  4. Be memorable. Dress the part and use it to your advantage when reconnecting with us. “I was the person in the green dress…” or “…with the green tie…” – you see what I mean?
  5. Relax. We are all there for the same reason – to get to know each other and create opportunities. I am looking for YOU.
  6. Follow up. Send us a personalized message on LinkedIn within a few days.

Networking is an opportunity for you to tell people who you are, what is unique about you and why you are passionate about their industry. Networking happens everywhere – at events, with your co-workers, fellow students, social media, parties and on the bus. Every person is another opportunity to learn more about them and tell your story!


The Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD) offers employment services, support services, and education & training opportunities, including staffing solutions that assist Indigenous students and graduates find meaningful employment in their occupation of choice.

For more information, visit cahrd.org.

Connect with Cathy on LinkedIn and benefit from her wealth of knowledge and industry insight!


To read past editions, click here:
Professional Perspective – What employers are really thinking

For additional employment resources, visit Student Employment Services’ Online Employment Resources or book an appointment with an RRC Employment Advisor at 204.632.3966 or JobCentre@rrc.ca.

Professional Perspective: Networking at the Directions Conference – Part 3

January 31, 2018

Welcome to Part 3 of the Directions Conference edition of Professional Perspective, where industry professionals share their insights regarding various employment-related topics!

The Directions Conference connects Red River College students in Business and Applied Arts with industry professionals in many areas of business. Keynote speakers, breakout informational sessions and the popular roundtable networking event combine into a rich and rewarding experience for both students and employers.


Zain Ali, Human Resource Manager at Domo Gasoline Corporation Ltd. is back with more of his professional perspective. Zain’s professional perspective comes from an accumulation of his personal experience as an international student and his professional work experience within various industries, and now as a Human Resource Manager.

If you missed parts one and two of Zain’s posts, you can read them here:

Networking at the Directions Conference – Part 1
Networking at the Directions Conference – Part 2

Read on for part three of Zain’s insight on making the most out of networking events in preparation for the Directions Conference!

Today’s question:

What should students do after connecting with industry professionals at networking events like the Directions Conference?

Zain’s Professional Perspective

Industry professionals meet hundreds of people on a regular basis so help them remember you by following up with them after connecting at a networking event. Timing is everything – you might only have 24 to 48 hours to build a concrete relationship out of a meet & greet interaction.

Keep these pointers in mind when reaching out to your newly formed connections:

  • Review your notes. Refer to the notes that you took when preparing to follow up with the industry experts. Research the terminologies, the company and industry trends further if you have to. Find out ways how you can provide value, and determine when you are going to be available to get involved.
  • Touch base using the contact information they provided. Whether it is an email or a quick phone call, express your appreciation of their time and the value you got out of the conversation. Offer your time and skills towards something you could assist with based on what you found out through your research.
  • Connect with them on social media. Invest time and effort in developing and beefing up your social media accounts with a specific career boosting purpose in mind. You can use LinkedIn to connect with your contacts, learn more about what they are interested in, and form meaningful connections off of their connections. Keep in mind, this is not just about having the most connections. LinkedIn can be your platform for demonstrating your knowledge and drive, which can attract the attention of the industry you want to be a part of.

It may take time to hear back from your new connections – allow them the time. If you want to follow up on your initial follow up, be strategic. Cite upcoming events, projects, or opportunities that might be related to their company or the industry. We want to amaze these industry professionals, not annoy them.

Some of your connections may not pan out, and that is okay. Don’t feel that the time and effort was wasted on the connections that do not lead to opportunities. As the saying goes, “a broken clock is right twice a day.” Maybe something will come of it later on.

Keep practicing and network away! Good luck!


Zain will be participating in the 2018 Directions Conference and you can connect with him during the Roundtable Networking Event.

Directions Conference will be held on February 8, 2018 at Canad Inns Polo Park. For more info, visit DirectionsConference.ca


To read past editions, click here:
Professional Perspective – What employers are really thinking

For additional employment resources, visit Student Employment Services’ Online Employment Resources or book an appointment with an RRC Employment Advisor at 204.632.3966 or JobCentre@rrc.ca.

Professional Perspective: Networking at the Directions Conference – Part 2

January 19, 2018

Welcome to Part 2 of the Directions Conference edition of Professional Perspective, where industry professionals share their insights regarding various employment-related topics!

The Directions Conference connects Red River College students in Business and Applied Arts with industry professionals in many areas of business. Keynote speakers, breakout informational sessions and the popular roundtable networking event combine into a rich and rewarding experience for both students and employers.


Zain Ali, Human Resource Manager at Domo Gasoline Corporation Ltd. is back with more of his professional perspective. Zain’s professional perspective comes from an accumulation of his personal experience as an international student and his professional work experience within various industries, and now as a Human Resource Manager.

Last week, Zain talked about how to prepare for networking events. If you missed it, you can read it here:

Networking at the Directions Conference – Part 1

Read on for part two of Zain’s insight on making the most out of networking events in preparation for the Directions Conference!

Today’s question:

What should students do during networking events like the Directions Conference?

Zain’s Professional Perspective

Let’s pretend that today is the day. It is time to attend the event. Got the chills? What do you do? Where do you sit? What do you say? I know exactly how you feel! I, too, was a student and I went through the same thoughts and experience. Let’s talk about what will help you ace the networking event.

You have done the prep work, you have done your homework. You are halfway there. Now all you have to do is use the tools you have prepared to make meaningful connections at the event. Consider these pointers:

  • Walk in like you are ready to win the day. Have a welcoming posture and show that you are happy to be there. Avoid crossing your arms whether during a conversation with anyone in the room or while in between conversations. You want to come off as a friendly person who will fit well with any team, rather than shy, grumpy or even rude. Understanding that this might be one of your first networking experiences, it could take a few moments to warm up for the event. Start talking to people. Strike a conversation with your colleagues, the registration staff, and the event ambassadors so when it is time to talk to the industry representatives, you can be sure that your mind, tongue and ears are in sync!
  • Prioritize your connections. Networking events are golden opportunities that can help boost your career. However, there might be hundreds of industry experts present at the event, and you with limited time to talk to all of them. Value your time and approach first the individuals who have a direct link to the career path you are exploring.
  • Introduce yourself. Start with a smile and use that elevator pitch you have been practicing. Introduce yourself to a friend, if needed, to get more comfortable with your pitch. Keep it short and smooth, and be ready to respond to follow up questions that they might have. You can also introduce someone you just met to others. It is a great way to keep the conversation moving from one person to another, and it also can help you better remember the people you meet.
  • Show interest. Once the introductions are out of the way, find opportunities during the conversation to ask the questions you have prepared. Show respect by taking turns with others who might be present in the conversation. And most importantly, listen as they respond. Take notes is a good idea, but do so without being distracted by your writing.
  • Seal the deal. Grab their business cards, jot their email address down, connect with them on LinkedIn – these are your tools to keep in touch with the industry experts you meet. Don’t let your leads go cold and continue building and nurturing your professional relationship with them.

As an industry professional, I can tell apart students who are prepared from those who are not. Hopefully, these pointers help you feel more comfortable at any networking event.

And last but definitely not the least, don’t forget your instructors are highly qualified industry experts. Heed their advice – I can relate my career experiences to all of my instructors’ teachings.

On that note, I will leave you with this quote that I was taught: You have to get comfortable being uncomfortable.

Stay tuned for the next post on what to do after the networking event!


Zain will be participating in the 2018 Directions Conference and you can connect with him during the Roundtable Networking Event.

Directions Conference will be held on February 8, 2018 at Canad Inns Polo Park. For more info, visit DirectionsConference.ca


To read past editions, click here:
Professional Perspective – What employers are really thinking

For additional employment resources, visit Student Employment Services’ Online Employment Resources or book an appointment with an RRC Employment Advisor at 204.632.3966 or JobCentre@rrc.ca.