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Discover Science : Resource Fair

Discover Science: Resource Fair

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: CCIS North (By Second Cup)

Discover Science: Resource Fair is a one-day, bi-annual science-related fair hosted by the ISSS. It will showcase the Departments in the Faculty of Science, science student groups, the Industrial Internship Program, CAPS, the ISSS, and other programs, such as Pharmacy, Nursing and Medicine.

Do you want a new degree? Career-related resources? To study abroad? Do you want to open your mind to the possibilities in the Science field? Searching for a particular like-minded student group?

Discover your path this March 14th from 11AM-2PM, CCIS North.

And, who knows – you may find what you didn’t know you were looking for.

$50…Gift Certificate at the Bookstore!

Want to Win a $50 Gift Certificate to the U of A Bookstore?

Career Connections magazine is published by CAPS and is intended to provide career-related information to the University community. We want to know more about what you think and what you would like to see in future editions.

Fill out the survey and be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to the U of A Bookstore – Click here!
Be sure to check out our Winter 2012 edition of Career Connections here with special articles on Labour Force Highlights, The History of Peer Education at CAPS AND How on-campus recruitment has changed over the past 25 years.

Please share your opinion with us and you could win the new Apple iPad 2!
The University of Alberta is pleased to be participating in a national research study of student interests and attitudes regarding their careers and employers. The report, known as From Learning to Work, will help employers better understand how to attract students and graduates while also helping us learn how to better serve you with career planning support.

All respondents to the survey are eligible to enter a draw for an Apple iPad 2.

All responses will be treated as confidential and not associated with your identity in any way.
You can start the survey here: http://www.fromlearningtowork.ca.
Thank you for considering being a part of this important study. Please feel free to forward this message to your friends!

Career Fora

Being Out in the Workplace – An LGBTQ Career Forum
Date: Thursday, March 15, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Location: Room 1-1007 in the Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex on the University of Alberta North Campus. Please access a campus map here: http://www.campusmap.ualberta.ca/

Target Audience: Students interested in learning about what it is like to be an member of the sexual/gender minority while working professionally. Students will range from 1st to 4th year as well as some graduate students.

Event Purpose: To inform students about the challenges and rewards of being out in the workplace and offer them advice in regards to work search, employability strategies and career development. To learn more about career forums please visit:http://www.caps.ualberta.ca/en/lookingforwork/Services/CareerForums.aspx

Event: Psychology Career Forum

Date: Tuesday, March 13 from 5 to 7 p.m

Location: Room L1-160 in the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) on the University of Alberta North Campus. (In CCIS there are two rooms with very similar numbers, L1-160 and 1-160. They are only a floor apart so if you arrive and no one is around, it is possible you have found 1-160.) Please access a campus map here: http://www.campusmap.ualberta.ca/

Target Audience: Students studying Psychology and students interested in exploring their career options. Students will range from 1st to 4th year as well as some graduate students.

Event Purpose: To showcase the variety of careers that are available to students who graduate from this discipline and offer them advice in regards to work search, employability strategies and career development. To learn more about career forums please visit: http://www.caps.ualberta.ca/en/lookingforwork/Services/CareerForums.aspx

Multiple Mini Interview Days

Medical Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Days

The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) process is unfamiliar and challenging for most medical school hopefuls. It requires you to answer complex questions to evaluate ethical decision-making, communication, critical thinking and knowledge of the healthcare system. Get prepared for your interview by registering for the simulated Medical MMI. You will receive both verbal and written feedback on your answers.
Saturday, February 4, 2-100 SUB
Saturday, February 25, 2-100 SUB

Students have their choice of four different time slots throughout the day. Limited spots are available and fill up quickly on a first come first serve basis.

Registration Opens Wednesday, January 4.
Register by calling 780-492-4291.
$30/students. More information.

Veterinary Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

The Veterinary Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) is unfamiliar and challenging for most veterinary school hopefuls and requires you to answer complex questions evaluating areas such as your knowledge of veterinary medicine, moral and ethical reasoning, communication skills and critical thinking skills. Get prepared for your interview by register for the simulated Veterinary MMI and receive verbal and written feedback from CAPS staff and faculty from Agriculture Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES).
Saturday, March 3, 2-100 SUB

Students have their choice of four different time slots throughout the day. Limited spots are available and fill up quickly on a first come first serve basis.

Registration Opens Monday, January 16 for students in the Faculty of ALES
Registration Opens Friday, February 10 for students in all faculties
Register by calling 780-492-4291.
$15/ALES Students, $30/students.
More information.

Physical Therapy Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) process is unfamiliar and challenging for most physical therapy school hopefuls. It requires you to answer complex questions to evaluate ethical decision-making, communication, critical thinking and knowledge of the healthcare system. Get prepared for your interview by registering for the simulated Physical Therapy MMI. You will receive both verbal and written feedback on your answers.
Saturday, March 31, 2-100 SUB

Students have their choice of four different time slots throughout the day. Limited spots are available and fill up quickly on a first come first serve basis.

Registration Opens Monday, March 5
Register by calling 780-492-4291.
$30/students
More information.

Need help with your resume?

Look no further – be sure to check out a Resume Working Group or a Rapid Resume Review this semester.

Rapid Resume Review

Drop by and bring your resume to one of the following locations for a 10-minute Rapid Resume Review. The review will focus on making sure your resume is effective at presenting all your strengths and skills in a succinct format and determine if you should have a full Resume and Cover Letter Critique. Bring your printed resume or your laptop with your resume on it and do not miss this valuable opportunity!
Tuesday, March 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 8917 HUB Mall (HUB Career Centre)

Resume Working Groups

In these two-part, highly interactive sessions (scheduled one week apart), guided by career advisors, you will work hands-on to create a resume or make improvements to your existing resume. You will leave the working group with a strong understanding of how to target your resume to each job, a resume guide for future reference and a voucher for a free Resume and Cover Letter Critique.
Part 2 of 2: Wednesday, February 1 from 5 to 6 p.m., 8917 HUB Mall
Part 1 of 2: Thursday, February 9 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., 8917 HUB Mall
Part 2 of 2: Thursday, February 16 from 5 to 6 p.m., 8917 HUB Mall

Pre-register at 2-100 SUB or 8917 HUB Mall or call 780-492-4291 or 780-248-1483.
$25/students and recent graduates (within the last eight months), $50/others.

Summer Job Fair

Date Thursday, February 2, 2012
Time 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location Butterdome, U of A North Campus

The Summer Job Fair is to assist all students from all faculties to connect with employers who are hiring summer students.
More Information

Undergraduate Research
Hey undergrads: Do you need some “R in R”?
If you need some “R in R”, drop by the Undergraduate Research Initiative office to chat with our “Researchers in Residence!” Every second Friday afternoon, you can drop by and hear first-hand advice from a UofA researcher about how to get involved in undergraduate research activities.

Our next Researcher in Residence:

  • Friday, March 16, 2012
  • Topic: how to get involved in undergraduate research in the natural sciences – featuring a natural sciences researcher
  • Drop-in between 1 and 3 p.m.
  • 2-701 SUB
  • Free cookies, tea and coffee!
  • Click here to see other upcoming Researchers in Residence for Winter 2012.

    The Undergraduate Research Initiative announces two new funds for undergraduate student research:

    The Undergraduate Student Researcher Stipend

    This stipend enables undergraduate students to carry our mentored research projects and creative works activities.
    This stipend allows undergraduate students to enrich their university experience through hands-on discovery and skill development in a research intensive university. Priority is given to interdisciplinary work.
    The stipend is $5000 and may be help full time (any time of the year) for 4 months or part time for up to a year.
    The first application deadline is March 5, 2012

    The Undergraduate Research Support Fund

    This fund supports undergraduate research and creative works activities at the University of Alberta.
    These activities include equipment, supplies, or software necessary to complete an undergraduate project; student group trips to research facilities; undergraduate research colloquia; and any other support that encourages undergraduate student engagement in research and creative works.
    Any member of the University of Alberta community (faculty, post doctoral fellows, graduate students, research assistants, undergraduate students) may apply for up to $500.

    More information and application forms are found at http://www.uri.ualberta.ca

Science Career Lunch Series

Science Career Lunch Series

Careers in Government for Science Students Career Forum
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 12:35 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. – Location TBA
Careers in Scientific Research Career Forum
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 from 12:05 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. – Location TBA
Careers in Academia for Science Students Career Forum
Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 12:35 to 1:20 p.m. – Location TBA

Locations can be found at: www.caps.ualberta.ca

Any questions about the above upcoming events, or other CAPS-related questions can be directed to Catherine Sauvé, CAPS Ambassador, at [email protected]