11AM – 3PM
Undergraduate Rapid Resume Reviews
8917 HUB Career Centre
If you are a current undergraduate student, drop by for a 10-minute review of your resume or LinkedIn profile. Bring your laptop or bring your resume on paper.
12 – 12:50PM
Making the Summer Job Fair Work for you
1-031 CCIS Career Centre
How do job fairs work? What can I expect at a job fair? What can I do to make a good impression? What questions can I ask? This seminar answers just those questions!
1 – 2:30PM
Engineering Your Career: Job Search Strategies That Work
8-207 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
Engineering Employment Centre
How do you find job opportunities, stand out from the competition, and land interviews?
In this workshop, you will discover the importance of knowing your strengths, how you can identify a career target, and how to set weekly job search goals. You will also learn about proven strategic job search methods that you can use to set yourself apart from the competition, as well as useful tips on how to find work opportunities.
Names of Presenters: Stacey Sayler & Torrey Dance
Stacey is dedicated to helping engineering students plan and launch their careers, and to making it easy for companies to hire UAlberta engineering talent.
Prior to joining the Engineering Employment Centre in 2009, Stacey spent 15 years in management and human resources consulting with several local firms and one of the largest advisory service firms in Canada. During this time, she worked on a variety of projects including strategic plans, operational reviews, economic development initiatives, site selections, board performance and salary reviews, and executive search engagements. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta and leverages her diverse experience to develop and deliver customized services geared towards preparing students to conduct effective job searches and have impactful careers.
Torrey is passionate about leadership development and student success, and is committed to helping engineering students develop the skills and knowledge they need to launch their careers!
His background includes over seven years of diverse experience at the UofA in volunteer management, student recruitment, academic advising and administration, and on the development of a variety of strategic initiatives for the Associate Dean, Co-op and Student Services. His areas of expertise include program assessment, facilitation, and adult education with an emphasis on leadership and professional development. Torrey has been an integral part of the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Engineering since 2014, and was thrilled to join the Engineering Employment Centre in May 2018.
Torrey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and is completing a Masters of Education in Adult, Community, and Higher Education at the University of Alberta.
3 – 4PM
Public Speaking 101
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) 2-150
Our workshop will give students an opportunity to learn more about public speaking, including the technicalities of public speaking as well as the importance of developing the skill of owning the stage. There will be several opportunities throughout the workshop for students to practice their public speaking and ask any questions they may have.
Name of Presenter: Samrah Burney
Samrah is a recent graduate from the Faculty of Education and is excited to now enter the teaching world. She spent a large part of her time at university participating in public speaking related groups and activities, including club-level as well as district-level Toastmasters competitions.
This is her second year hosting the Public Speaking 101 workshop at EMP Fest and she looks forward to taking part again this year!
4:30 – 5:15PM
Cover Letter Basics
2-100 Students’ Union Building (SUB)
Learn what to include on a cover letter, how to format it, and how to target it to specific job opportunities to land your interview.
5 – 6PM
Discover the Career Value of Working Abroad
Central Academic Building (CAB) 201
In today’s competitive job market, we have never been more globally connected. Companies are expanding beyond geographical borders and employers are looking for candidates who have more than just their GPA, they are looking for individuals who are ambitious, self-sufficient, and globally-minded.
IAESTE connects undergrad and grad students enrolled in Engineering, Science, Computer Technology, Education, Applied Arts, and Business to paid, international work opportunities. Set yourself apart with a global experience that is relevant to YOUR degree.
Name of Presenter: Aislinn Case
My name is Aislinn and I’m a fifth year mechanical engineering co-op student. Through IAESTE, an international work exchange program, I was able to complete two of my work terms abroad. I spent six months in Belgium working at a research centre for a steel manufacturing plant for the development and production of new technologies. There I worked on testing and developing high strength low alloy steels. I also spent four months in Switzerland working in a laboratory for acoustics and noise control performing experiments and simulations to test a phenomenon called bone conduction. By doing these internships abroad with IAESTE I was able to gain a variety of valuable work experience that expanded on the things I’ve learned at university, as well as other skills, such as the independence to move to a unfamiliar country and the ability to face the many challenges associated with that. I was also able to travel to many new places and experience new cultures and life in a different country through events organized by IAESTE.
5 – 6:30PM
Communication: A Key Step on the Ladder Up
8-207 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
ESS Professional Development
A Communications/Recruitment Specialist will give a presentation that will cover three main parts of communications in a professional setting:
- Written (mainly emails)
- Verbal – One-on-one (Professional & memorable, introductions, communicating with peers, communicating with supervisors etc.)
- Verbal – Group (presentations, public speaking, meetings)