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COVID-19: Four Reasons Why You Should Start Using LinkedIn Learning this Spring

Tags: LinkedIn, Career Development, covid19

Whether you are graduating next fall or in three years, chances are you already know that your education does not stop at the classroom door, and that to attract job offers, you will need more than a business degree. The good news is that uOttawa students have a free, unlimited access to over 9,000 online courses related to business, media and technology through LinkedIn Learning, a self-service training site.  Read more ›

The Next Step – Tips on Writing a Follow-up Email After Your Interview

“I have just had an interview for my dream job! What is my next step? What can I do to increase my chance of getting the job?” Many students are unsure of what their next step should be after an interview. A professionnal follow-up email is a great way to establish connection with the interviewers and to get any updates or information regarding the position.  Read more ›

Tips for a Successful Coffee Chat

Tags: Career Development

Coffee chats with professionals are considered a more informal way of networking. However, many students see it as a daunting prospect. Here are a few tips regarding coffee chats that others have shared with me over the course of my university experience:  Read more ›

 Perfecting One’s Professional Image during Reading Week

Reading week is upon us! For some of you, this will mean a well‑deserved rest after the midterms frenzy. For others, it will surely be an uninterrupted blitz of study. However you intend to spend this week, one thing for sure: you probably have no intention to spend it perfecting your professional image. You’ll surely be at home with your family and friends, or bing-watching your favourite show on Netflix. “Networking during Reading Week? Now way!” But if I told you that there are numerous, simple and interesting ways to network during this highly anticipated break, would take my advice?  Read more ›

Myers-Briggs Career Testing

Self-assessment and personal development are fundamental steps that give you crucial insights into your career type and personality. They allow you to understand your interests and personality better through assessment tools including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory.  Read more ›

Get Started on Your Professional Development Plan Now!

Tags: Networking, Career Development

Spring break is over, and you’ve spent most of it studying for your upcoming exams. You’re sleep deprived and have only one thing in mind: assignments and midterms. You’ll rebuild your energy (and sleep reserves) once it’s all over. University life, am I right?  Read more ›

My Favourite Fun and Motivational Career and Business Podcasts

Tags: Career Development, Motivation, Podcasts

Sitting in the car, on the bus or in the library? Maybe you are going to the gym or just lying in bed. Do you need some career advice, motivation, or entertainment? Here are my two favourite fun and motivational career podcasts!  Read more ›

No extracurricular involvement or relevant work experience?

Here are three little tips to help you stand out in your interview.  Read more ›

Like a Boss - Five Pieces of Professional Advice I Wish I Had Received Earlier in My Career, vol. 1

Tags: Experiences, Career Development

We are already midway through summer, and this welcome break from school may have given you the opportunity to take stock of what you have achieved so far, and to reflect on what you want to accomplish next in your academic and professional journey. With that in mind, five staff members at the Student Services Centre (SSC) have graciously accepted to share with you key pieces of professional advice they wish they had received earlier in their career.  Read more ›

How to make the most out of a mentor-mentee relationship?

Tags: mentorship, Career Development

“Mentorship is a two-way street — a relationship between humans — and not a transaction.” (Fawal, 2018)  Read more ›

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