After U features interactive sessions designed to show you what you can do with a Bachelor’s Degree – create a great resume, insights on working within multi-generational workplaces, acing the interview, and mock interviews!
Get the skills you need to find the job you want!
This one-day conference is sponsored by the Augustana Alumni Office and the Augustana Students’ Association. The Conference is free for Augustana alumni and students – but we do require you to register.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Getting from A to B with a Bachelor’s Degree: How to make the most of your liberal arts degree
Facilitated by Kristen Cumming, U of A Grad, Career Development Professional, Management Consultant and sessional instructor. Participants will explore the key assets emerging from their liberal arts studies and apply those assets to their preferred future. Discussion will include strategies to distinguish yourself from the pack, networking with purpose, and exploring possible matches for you in the world of work.
11:00 a.m. Bridging the Gap: Generations at Work
Facilitated by Kristen Cumming, U of A Grad, Career Development Professional, Management Consultant and sessional instructor. This engaging talk uses a demographic framework to illuminate the values and workplace characteristics of different generations at work. By exploring the socio-economic conditions of each generation, graduates entering the labour market will gain insight into the values, characteristics and organizational dynamics they may encounter in the workplace. Discussion will include the unique strengths and contributions of each generation and the value of differences at work.
12:30 p.m. Brunch
1:00 p.m. Hands-On Resume Writing *space is limited*
Guided by Dr. Craig Peterson of the Writing Centre, you will create a resume or bring your existing resume (or curriculum vitae) to improve it. You will leave this session with a strong understanding of how to target your resume to your desired opportunities. Don’t forget to include a cover letter! Look for this session in a future series.
3:00 p.m. Acing the Interview
Gain an edge in your interviews by listening to the advice of the interviewers themselves. In this specific panel, you will hear from employers about how they interview, what they look for in candidates and what you can do to prepare. You will be able to pose your own questions to the panel.
- Greg Friend – Battle River School Division No. 31 , Manager of Human Resources
- Colleen Vennard, Canadian Mental Health, Alberta, East Central Region, Executive Director
- Randall Nickel, Camrose Open Door, Director
Sign up for Mock Interviews!
Participants will also have the chance to sign up for mock interviews (to be held at a later date) with CAPS staff. CAPS career advisors will simulate an interview and provide you with valuable feedback on how to improve your interview skills. Provide them with a copy of your resume/CV, cover letter and a description of the job or type of work for which you are being interviewed and they will develop targeted interview questions to make the mock interview as close to reality as possible.
Your mock interview can be taped and saved on a CD for you to keep. CDs must be picked up on the day of the consultation.
Please register to attend at the ASA Office, L1-010 or email email@example.com. Alumni can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Deb Olafson at 780-679-1626. Space is limited so register today!
Brought to you by the Augustana Students’ Association and Augustana Alumni Association.