1. Learning Outcomes
    1. Who is Career Services?
    2. Your Career Starts Now!
    3. What Can I Do With My Degree?
    4. Resume and Cover Letter Development
    5. CV and Cover Letter Development
    6. Preparing for an Interview
    7. Identifying Employability Skills
    8. Networking and LinkedIn
    9. Self-Exploration: Values, Interests, and Skills

Learning Outcomes

The Career Services team is available to visit your class, club, or society to present a Career in the Classroom Workshop. We offer a range of  workshops, each topic designed for a specific student demographic. Review the list of topics and learning outcomes for each workshop below.

Who is Career Services?

For: Undergraduate and graduate students, support staff

Length: 10 – 30 minutes

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the events, services and resources offered by Career Services
  • Recognize how various experiences can help inform their career paths

Your Career Starts Now!

For: 1st and 2nd year students

Length: 45 minutes – 1 hour

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the events, services and resources offered by Career Services that can help them begin their career planning now
  • Dispel common career myths
  • Gain an increase in clarity about the career planning process by reviewing the four stages in the “Career Ready” Cycle
  • Discover online resources that can help them learn about career options that align with their interests
  • Recognize the importance of experiential learning as a method of career researching and some of the key programs and resources available to them

What Can I Do With My Degree?

For: 3rd and 4th year students

Length: 1.5 – 2 hours

At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify services, resources and events offered by Career Services
  • Identify Carleton University’s Career Competencies
  • Recognize the importance of self-knowledge in career planning and targeting a job search
  • Find out how to identify skills and employment opportunities
  • Discover new job search strategies, tools and the hidden job market
  • Identify different networking tools and strategies to expand networking opportunities

Resume and Cover Letter Development

For: Undergraduate and graduate students

Length: 1.5 – 2 hours

At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the resume style that best highlights their skills and experiences
  • Develop the ability to format a targeted resume for specific positions and organizations
  • Discover how to identify and best market transferable skills
  • Dissect a job description by reviewing transferable skills
  • Identify the purpose and sections of a cover letter
  • Distill and highlight developed skills through a review of past experiences
  • Write accomplishment-based job and skill statements for job applications

CV and Cover Letter Development

For: Graduate students

Length: 1.5 – 2 hours

At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Differentiate between a resume and CV
  • Develop the ability to format a targeted CV for specific positions and organizations
  • Discover how to identify and best market transferable skills
  • Distill and highlight developed skills through a review of past experiences
  • Write accomplishment-based job and skill statements for job applications
  • Identify the purpose of the sections of a cover letter

Preparing for an Interview

For: Undergraduate and graduate students

Length: 1 – 1.5 hours

At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify types of interview questions including informational, behavioural and situational questions
  • Discuss strategies to prepare for a job interview
  • Identify the benefits of using a Situation-Action-Result (SAR) response for specific interview questions
  • Compare and contrast different interview formats (face-to-face, video, group interview)
  • Identify proper interview etiquette to create a good impression with an employer

Identifying Employability Skills

For: Undergraduate students

Length: 1 – 1.5 hours

At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify technical and foundational (soft) skills from various experiences
  • Identify Carleton University’s Career Competencies
  • Identify employability skills from assignments
  • Write accomplishment statements for assignments/projects for their resume
  • Identify next steps in their career journey

Networking and LinkedIn

For: Undergraduate and graduate students

Length: 1.5 – 2 hours

At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of networking
  • Identify the stages in a networking timeline
  • Identify different networking tools and strategies to expand networking opportunities
  • Enhance LinkedIn profile using tips and tools gained from the workshop
  • Define the purpose of an Informational Interview
  • Review sample informational interview questions

Self-Exploration: Values, Interests, and Skills

For: Undergraduate and graduate students

Length: 1.5 hours

At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify and assess interests, values, and skills
  • Understand the relationship between self-knowledge and career development
  • Review career planning resources related to their degree
  • Reflect to clarify needs and gain career insight