Events include, but are not limited to professional development opportunities and workshops, Career Week, Entrepreneurship Week and the Elevate Program.


Upcoming Events

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Career Week - February 5 - 9 2024

Career Week is an opportunity for all students to take in professional development workshops and attend the Mount Allison Career Fair to meet with representatives from several organizations, learning about summer and post-grad job opportunities and making connections along the way.

For further details on the Winter 2024 Career Week please visit the Events & Workshops calendar in Experience.mta.ca.

Bonus: Most events during Career Week count toward the Elevate Program for Winter 2024!

Monday, February 5

Academic CV Workshop  

Date & time: Monday, February 5th, 10:30-11:30am

Location: AVDX 116

Kick off Career Week by levelling up your Academic CV! You'll learn difference between a Resume and CV, and walk through all the particulars that you'll want to include in in this important comprehensive document.

Understanding Your Student Loans 

Date & time: Monday, February 5th, 5pm

Location: Online - Register HERE.

In this virtual workshop, Marc will talk about what happens when your student loans roll over to repayment after graduation. Topics will include provincial/territory interest rates, how to adjust the amount paid each month, as well as how to apply for delays in repayment for those furthering education beyond post-graduate studies or still securing employment. This event will count toward the Financial Literacy pillar for ELEVATE 2024.

 

Tuesday, February 6

Lunch & Learn: Imposter Syndrome

Date & time: Tuesday, February 6th, 12 noon - 1pm

Location: Crabtree M10

Please join us for a Lunch & Learn session on overcoming imposter syndrome in the workplace! This session is a part of Career Week, facilitated by the office of Experiential Learning and Career Development. Part of ELEVATE 2024's Cultural Competency pillar, this workshop will outline what imposter syndrome is, strategies to overcome it, and first-hand stories from alumni who have overcome their imposter syndrome post graduation!

 

Wednesday, February 7

Networking 101 

Date & time: Wednesday, February 7th, 1:30-2:30pm

Location: Avard Dixon 116 

Networking effectively doesn't have to feel awkward. Learn how to connect and build relationships, find new opportunities, and make a lasting impression. In this workshop, you’ll learn how (and when) to network, and take away skills to help you establish meaningful connections both online and in person. We’ll have special tips for introverts and first-timers, too!

Drop-In Resume & Cover Letter Reviews 

Date & time: Wednesday, February 7th, 2-4pm 

Location: The Pond  

Drop by The Pond with a copy of your resume and/or cover letter to have it reviewed for content, structure/format, and professionalism. We’re happy to help go through some tips to spruce it up for all your future job applications!  

 

Thursday, February 8 

Mount Allison Career Fair 

Date & time: Thursday, February 8th, 11am-3pm 

Location: Gracie’s Café (WMSC, Ground Level)  

Featuring organizations and post-secondary programs, our annual employment fair offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of employers and post-graduate institutions. Recruiters are here to meet you, no matter what degree program you’re in! All students from all years/degree programs are encouraged to attend the fair to chat and learn more about summer, full-time and post-graduate opportunities! There will be cinnamon buns and coffee available from 11am until they run out, fresh popcorn, snacks, door prizes and more!  

Registered Organizations:   

  • CPA Atlantic School Of Business
  • Eastlink
  • INRS
  • Parole Board of Canada
  • RCMP-GRC
  • Working NB
  • Horizon Health Network
  • Ravenwood Silviculture
  • J.D. Irving, Limited
  • Fisheries and Oceans
  • VIVA Therapeutic Services
  • Easter Seals Nova Scotia - Camp Tidnish
  • Dalhousie University, Faculty of Management
  • Government of New Brunswick
  • Canadian Forces

Leveraging AI in your Job Search

Date & time: Thursday, Feb 8th, 3-4pm 

Location: Dunn 108

In today's competitive job market, leveraging artificial intelligence can be a game-changer. In this info session, Career Beacon's Esteban Sánchez Botero will explore the powerful ways AI can transform and enhance your job search process. From optimizing resumes to navigating through job platforms and utilizing predictive analytics, discover how AI tools can revolutionize your approach, and streamline your job hunt.

Building Your Personal Brand 

Date & time: Thursday, Feb 8th, 4-5pm 

Location: AVDX 112

Join Dal MBA's Katie Beaton for this Personal Branding workshop and info session. Dalhousie's Faculty of Management, home of the Dal MBA, has a Corporate Residency MBA Pathway, spanning 22 months, which is tailored for ambitious and socially conscious individuals. It's an ideal choice for those seeking to transition from their current career path or wishing to fuse their undergraduate expertise with universally recognized business skills.

Friday, February 9 

Drop-in for Donuts at the ELCD Office 

Date & time: Friday, Feb 9th, 9-11am 

Location: ELCD Office - Wallace McCain Student Centre, Room 203 

Come to the ELCD office in Room 203 for coffee and donuts with our Experiential Learning and Career Development team. Ask questions, let us know what workshops or assistance would be most useful to you, and learn about all the resources we have to offer. Hint: there are a lot of them, and you’ll want to take advantage of some of our specialized programs!  

 

Fall 2024 Workshops

Friday, November 3

Interview Skills Workshop

  • Date & time: Friday, November 3, 3pm
  • Location: Dunn 106
  • Details: Do interviews stress you out? Come join us to learn how to ace your interviews with confidence! Join Career Services Coordinator Emily Sanford to learn top tips and skills to help you shake the nerves and ace your next interview. From how to prepare in advance and how to answer common questions, to how early to arrive and what to wear, we will cover everything you need to know to feel confident going into your next job interview.

Monday, November 6

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

  • Date & time: Monday, November 6, 2pm
  • Location: Dunn 106
  • You'll need a professional resume and cover letter for internship and job applications, and this session will help you get started. Whether you have never written a resume or cover letter, or you’re just looking for some tips to improve, this workshop is for you. Bring a copy of your resume or cover letter for individual feedback after the workshop!

Wednesday, November 8

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop - VIRTUAL

  • Date & time: Wednesday, November 8, 2pm
  • Location: ONLINE - Registration Required
  • Are you at home or travelling for Fall Study Break? No problem! You can still prepare your professional resume and cover letter for internship and job applications, and this online session will help you get started. Whether you have never written a resume or cover letter, or you’re just looking for some tips to improve, this workshop is for you. Have a copy of your resume or cover letter on hand to update during this virtual workshop!
  • REGISTER HERE: https://experience.mta.ca/calender.htm?eventId=53

Wednesday, November 15

FutureNB - International

  • Date & time: November 15 & December 6, 6-9pm
  • Location: TBA - REGISTER HERE: https://experience.mta.ca/events.htm?evtId=49
  • International Students, this program is for you. Get Canadian work experience! Sign up for our professional development program, with paid Internship opportunities for those who complete the training.
  • Workshops will be held in two sessions , on Wednesday, 15 November 6-9pm and Wednesday 6 December 6-9pm.

You must attend both sessions to be eligible for internships in the Winter 2024 term, and complete a 1:1 Resume Review and Career Advising appointment (both In-person and Online appointments are available). All international students are eligible for the program.


Once you complete the two sessions, plus your 1:1 Resume Review & Career Advising appointment, you will be eligible to apply for internships specifically reserved for International Students in Winter 2024!​​​

Thursday, December 14

Vision Board Workshop

  • Date & time: Thursday, December 14, 1:30pm
  • Location: Wallace McCain Student Centre, Room 125
  • A vision board is a powerful tool for visualizing your career or life goals and dreams. Come join us for this stress-relieving workshop where we will get out our glue and scissors and build vision boards with a collage of images. We will have some supplies on hand, but bring along magazines, catalogues, travel brochures, or other printed materials, and walk away with a vision board of your own creation.
Career Week — Oct. 2-6, 2023

 

Thursday, October 5 

Pizza Lunch & Learn: LinkedIn 101 

Date & time: Thursday, October 5th, 12-1pm 

Come learn all about LinkedIn! LinkedIn isn’t just for CEOs and business people, it’s an important tool for networking and job searching, and is filled with resources for all stages of your career. The workshop will start with the basics of how to set up a profile that stands out, then will dive deeper into how to get the most out of LinkedIn as a student. Register for this event HERE

 

Friday, October 6 

Drop-in for Donuts at the ELCD Office 

Date & time: Friday, Oct 6th, 9-11am 

Location: ELCD Office - Wallace McCain Student Centre, Room 203 

Come to the ELCD office in Room 203 for coffee and donuts with our Experiential Learning and Career Development team. Ask questions, let us know what workshops or assistance would be most useful to you, and learn about all the resources we have to offer. Hint: there are a lot of them, and you’ll want to take advantage of some of our specialized programs!  

 

Entrepreneurship Week — Nov. 13-17, 2023

Entrepreneurship Week — November 13-17, 2023

Entrepreneurship Week is an opportunity for all students to learn more about entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills, all while making connections with entrepreneurs from around the Maritimes and with fellow students.

Monday, November 13

Entrepreneurship Grants Info Session 

Date & time: Monday, November 13, 12:30-1:30pm 

Location: Avard Dixon 120 

Did you know that you could apply for funding and be your own boss? Mount Allison University has a growing portfolio of opportunities available to fund entrepreneurial ideas. Join Kaelan to learn about the entrepreneurship funding that is available to all students, along with how and when to apply! 

 

Elevate Your Pitch & Ace Competitions

Date & time: Monday, November 13, 3-4pm 

Location: Dunn 106

Presenter: Lopsii Olagoke

Join MtA alum and local entrepreneur Lopsii Olagoke to learn all about pitch competitions. From what to expect to how to prepare, Lopsii will share what he has learned from competing and his top tips for success to help you gain the edge in pitch competitions. Discover how to enhance your presentation skills, captivate your audience effectively, and distinguish your pitch in a competitive environment.

 

Tuesday, November 14 

Explore the Atlantic Canada Startup Landscape with Venn Innovation 

Date & time: Tuesday, November 14, 12:30pm-4pm 

Location: Venn Innovation, Moncton

Are you interested in learning more about the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Atlantic Canada? Join us for a trip to Venn Innovation in Moncton to explore a local co-working space and innovation hub. We will learn about the services, resources and programs that Venn provides entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers in the region and watch a screening of Entrevestor Live, a showcase of innovation in the Atlantic region, as they discuss current trends that will impact start-ups on a global scale. Transportation by bus is provided - we will leave from MtA at 12:30pm and return by 4pm. Lunch will also be provided!

Register for this event HERE! The deadline to register is Sunday, Nov 12.

 

Wednesday, November 15 

Program & Time Management - A Mitacs Workshop

Date & time: Wednesday, November 15, 12-2:30pm (note there is self-paced pre-work required for this workshop) 

Location: Virtual

To be deliberate about where you are going, you need to adopt project and time management tools to steer the direction of your teams and work. In this course you will practice using project status and update reports along with a project plan to help organize, manage, and share your work. These are skills that will help you stay focused, gain alignment, and work efficiently. 

Register for this workshop HERE!

 

Winning Customers for Life: From First Contact to Lifelong 

Date & time: Wednesday, November 15, 4-5pm 

Location: Dunn 106 

Presenter: Michel Chiasson

Learn how to acquire clients with proven approaches that have worked for small and large enterprises. Understand the concept of "customer for life" and its value for a business. Concepts discussed will include the sales process, the buying process and the customer journey. You will hear how it has worked for real companies, with real clients and how you can apply these concepts to your own future business. 

Register for this workshop HERE

 

Thursday, November 16 

Entrepreneurship Grants Info Session 

Date & time: Thursday, November 16, 1-2pm

Location: Avard Dixon 118

Did you know that you could apply for funding and be your own boss? Mount Allison University has a growing portfolio of opportunities available to fund entrepreneurial ideas. Join Kaelan to learn about the entrepreneurship funding that is available to all students, along with how and when to apply! 

 

Masterclass in Business with a Purpose: Social Impact at Work

Date & time: Thursday, November 16, 4-5pm

Location: Avard Dixon 112

Presenter: Matt Thomson 

Decolonizing the traditional systems and structures of the business world means valuing prosperity beyond profit, community and environmental impact and ultimately aligning your passions, your purpose, your "why" as an entrepreneur with the adventure that lies ahead. 

Join us as we explore how delving into our individual values and purpose will help us authentically lead our business out of the capitalist status quo and into the future we deserve. 

Bring your laptop, a curious sensibility and your authentic, genuine self. 

Register for this workshop HERE! 

Friday, October 6 

Pizza Lunch & Learn: Business Model Canvas Workshop

Date & time: Friday, November 17, 12-1pm 

Location: Avard Dixon 120

Description: Come out to learn more about an entrepreneur's essential tool - the business model canvas! We will walk through the different sections of the business model canvas, talk about how to complete them and how they can help assess business viability. Lunch will be provided! 

Register for this workshop HERE

 


Previous Events

Winter 2024

Career Week is an opportunity for all students to take in professional development workshops and attend the Mount Allison Career Fair to meet with representatives from several organizations, learning about summer and post-grad job opportunities and making connections along the way.

For further details on the Winter 2024 Career Week please visit the Events & Workshops calendar in Experience.mta.ca.

Bonus: Most events during Career Week count toward the Elevate Program for Winter 2024!

Monday, February 5

Academic CV Workshop  

Date & time: Monday, February 5th, 10:30-11:30am

Location: AVDX 116

Kick off Career Week by levelling up your Academic CV! You'll learn difference between a Resume and CV, and walk through all the particulars that you'll want to include in in this important comprehensive document.

Understanding Your Student Loans 

Date & time: Monday, February 5th, 5pm

Location: Online - Register HERE.

In this virtual workshop, Marc will talk about what happens when your student loans roll over to repayment after graduation. Topics will include provincial/territory interest rates, how to adjust the amount paid each month, as well as how to apply for delays in repayment for those furthering education beyond post-graduate studies or still securing employment. This event will count toward the Financial Literacy pillar for ELEVATE 2024.

 

Tuesday, February 6

Lunch & Learn: Imposter Syndrome

Date & time: Tuesday, February 6th, 12 noon - 1pm

Location: Crabtree M10

Please join us for a Lunch & Learn session on overcoming imposter syndrome in the workplace! This session is a part of Career Week, facilitated by the office of Experiential Learning and Career Development. Part of ELEVATE 2024's Cultural Competency pillar, this workshop will outline what imposter syndrome is, strategies to overcome it, and first-hand stories from alumni who have overcome their imposter syndrome post graduation!

 

Wednesday, February 7

Networking 101 

Date & time: Wednesday, February 7th, 1:30-2:30pm

Location: Avard Dixon 116 

Networking effectively doesn't have to feel awkward. Learn how to connect and build relationships, find new opportunities, and make a lasting impression. In this workshop, you’ll learn how (and when) to network, and take away skills to help you establish meaningful connections both online and in person. We’ll have special tips for introverts and first-timers, too!

Drop-In Resume & Cover Letter Reviews 

Date & time: Wednesday, February 7th, 2-4pm 

Location: The Pond  

Drop by The Pond with a copy of your resume and/or cover letter to have it reviewed for content, structure/format, and professionalism. We’re happy to help go through some tips to spruce it up for all your future job applications!  

 

Thursday, February 8 

Mount Allison Career Fair 

Date & time: Thursday, February 8th, 11am-3pm 

Location: Gracie’s Café (WMSC, Ground Level)  

Featuring organizations and post-secondary programs, our annual employment fair offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of employers and post-graduate institutions. Recruiters are here to meet you, no matter what degree program you’re in! All students from all years/degree programs are encouraged to attend the fair to chat and learn more about summer, full-time and post-graduate opportunities! There will be cinnamon buns and coffee available from 11am until they run out, fresh popcorn, snacks, door prizes and more!  

Registered Organizations:   

  • CPA Atlantic School Of Business
  • Eastlink
  • INRS
  • Parole Board of Canada
  • RCMP-GRC
  • Working NB
  • Horizon Health Network
  • Ravenwood Silviculture
  • J.D. Irving, Limited
  • Fisheries and Oceans
  • VIVA Therapeutic Services
  • Easter Seals Nova Scotia - Camp Tidnish
  • Dalhousie University, Faculty of Management
  • Government of New Brunswick
  • Canadian Forces

Leveraging AI in your Job Search

Date & time: Thursday, Feb 8th, 3-4pm 

Location: Dunn 108

In today's competitive job market, leveraging artificial intelligence can be a game-changer. In this info session, Career Beacon's Esteban Sánchez Botero will explore the powerful ways AI can transform and enhance your job search process. From optimizing resumes to navigating through job platforms and utilizing predictive analytics, discover how AI tools can revolutionize your approach, and streamline your job hunt.

Building Your Personal Brand 

Date & time: Thursday, Feb 8th, 4-5pm 

Location: AVDX 112

Join Dal MBA's Katie Beaton for this Personal Branding workshop and info session. Dalhousie's Faculty of Management, home of the Dal MBA, has a Corporate Residency MBA Pathway, spanning 22 months, which is tailored for ambitious and socially conscious individuals. It's an ideal choice for those seeking to transition from their current career path or wishing to fuse their undergraduate expertise with universally recognized business skills.

Friday, February 9 

Drop-in for Donuts at the ELCD Office 

Date & time: Friday, Feb 9th, 9-11am 

Location: ELCD Office - Wallace McCain Student Centre, Room 203 

Come to the ELCD office in Room 203 for coffee and donuts with our Experiential Learning and Career Development team. Ask questions, let us know what workshops or assistance would be most useful to you, and learn about all the resources we have to offer. Hint: there are a lot of them, and you’ll want to take advantage of some of our specialized programs!  

 

Fall 2023

Career Week — October 2-6, 2023

Career Week is an opportunity for all students to take in professional development workshops and attend an Employment Fair to meet with representatives from several organizations, learning about summer and post-grad job opportunities and making connections along the way.

Monday, October 2

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop  

Date & time: Monday, October 2nd, 3pm 

Location: Dunn 106  

Kick off Career Week by levelling up your job preparation! You need a professional resume and cover letter for internship and job applications, and this session will help you get started. Whether you have never written a resume or cover letter or you’re just looking for some tips to improve, this workshop is for you. Bring a copy of your resume or cover letter for individual feedback after the workshop! 

 

Tuesday, October 3 

Pizza Lunch & Learn: Networking 101 

Date & time: Tuesday, October 3rd, 12noon-1pm 

Location: Avard Dixon G10 

Networking effectively doesn't have to feel awkward. Learn how to connect and build relationships, find new opportunities, and make a lasting impression. In this workshop, you’ll learn how (and when) to network, and take away skills to help you establish meaningful connections both online and in person. We’ll have special tips for introverts and first-timers, and Pizza will be provided. 

Register for this event HERE

 

Drop-In Resume & Cover Letter Reviews 

Date & time: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2-4pm 

Location: The Pond  

Drop by The Pond with a copy of your resume and/or cover letter to have it reviewed for content, structure/format, and professionalism. We’re happy to help go through some tips to spruce it up for all your future job applications!  

 

Wednesday, October 4 

Fall 2023 Career Fair 

Date & time: Wednesday, October 4th, 11am-3pm 

Location: Gracie’s Café (WMSC, Ground Level)  

Featuring organizations and post-secondary programs, our annual employment fair offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of employers and post-graduate institutions. Recruiters are here to meet you, no matter what degree program you’re in! All students from all years/degree programs are encouraged to attend the in-person AND virtual components of the fair to chat and learn more about summer, full-time and post-graduate opportunities! There will be cinnamon buns and coffee available from 11am until they run out, fresh popcorn, snacks, door prizes and more!  

Registered Organizations: 

  • CPA Atlantic School of Business 

  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans  

  • Government of New Brunswick 

  • e6 International Inc. 

  • Dalhousie University, Faculty of Management 

  • Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law 

  • Universite de Moncton, Graduate Programs 

  • Official Languages Programs 

  • JD Irving, Limited 

  • Transport Canada 

  • Horizon Health Networks 

  • GNB  

 

CPA Atlantic Info Session 

Date & time: Wednesday, October 4th, 4-6pm 

Location: Dunn 106 

Presenter: Camille Ferland, CPA Atlantic School of Business 

Getting started is the hard part, but you're already on the CPA path. The courses that you're completing at Mount Allison University count towards CPA exemptions. As a CPA... 

  • You will be in demand, in any sector you choose 

  • You will climb the career ladder to work in any role you can imagine 

  • You will have the flexibility to work anywhere 

  • Want to learn more? Attend an on-campus CPA information session. 

 

Ron Buckle Speaker Series on Leadership & Mentorship

Panel & Reception 

Date & time: Wednesday, October 4th, 4-6pm 

Location: Motyer-Fancy Theatre, Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts

Please join us for this special panel discussion, presented as part of the Ron Buckle Speaker Series on Leadership & Mentorship.

Three special guests will share their experience and professional journeys. Learn how they leveraged their connections and networks to explore their interests and passions. This discussion will inspire you to take leadership and learning opportunities now, at MtA, helping you find your path and purpose, and preparing you for life post-graduation.

Joining us are:

  • Matt Thomson – Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Placemaking 4G, Halifax, NS
  • Vanessa Zayed – Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Ozernic-Grimes Regional Psychosis Clinic, Ottawa ON
  • Shawn Carver – Co-Founder & CEO of Fiddlehead Technology Inc., Moncton NB

Reception & Networking at 5pm - put your networking skills into practice and chat with our panelists and other attendees after the panel.

Refreshments will be served.

Professional headshot session also available for students!

Thursday, October 5 

Pizza Lunch & Learn: LinkedIn 101 

Date & time: Thursday, October 5th, 12-1pm 

Come learn all about LinkedIn! LinkedIn isn’t just for CEOs and business people, it’s an important tool for networking and job searching, and is filled with resources for all stages of your career. The workshop will start with the basics of how to set up a profile that stands out, then will dive deeper into how to get the most out of LinkedIn as a student. Register for this event HERE

 

Friday, October 6 

Drop-in for Donuts at the ELCD Office 

Date & time: Friday, Oct 6th, 9-11am 

Location: ELCD Office - Wallace McCain Student Centre, Room 203 

Come to the ELCD office in Room 203 for coffee and donuts with our Experiential Learning and Career Development team. Ask questions, let us know what workshops or assistance would be most useful to you, and learn about all the resources we have to offer. Hint: there are a lot of them, and you’ll want to take advantage of some of our specialized programs!

 

 

Friday, November 3

Interview Skills Workshop

  • Date & time: Friday, November 3, 3pm
  • Location: Dunn 106
  • Details: Do interviews stress you out? Come join us to learn how to ace your interviews with confidence! Join Career Services Coordinator Emily Sanford to learn top tips and skills to help you shake the nerves and ace your next interview. From how to prepare in advance and how to answer common questions, to how early to arrive and what to wear, we will cover everything you need to know to feel confident going into your next job interview.

Monday, November 6

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

  • Date & time: Monday, November 6, 2pm
  • Location: Dunn 106
  • You'll need a professional resume and cover letter for internship and job applications, and this session will help you get started. Whether you have never written a resume or cover letter, or you’re just looking for some tips to improve, this workshop is for you. Bring a copy of your resume or cover letter for individual feedback after the workshop!

Wednesday, November 8

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop - VIRTUAL

  • Date & time: Wednesday, November 8, 2pm
  • Location: ONLINE - Registration Required
  • Are you at home or travelling for Fall Study Break? No problem! You can still prepare your professional resume and cover letter for internship and job applications, and this online session will help you get started. Whether you have never written a resume or cover letter, or you’re just looking for some tips to improve, this workshop is for you. Have a copy of your resume or cover letter on hand to update during this virtual workshop!
  • REGISTER HERE: https://experience.mta.ca/calender.htm?eventId=53

Wednesday, November 15

FutureNB - International

  • Date & time: November 15 & December 6, 6-9pm
  • Location: TBA - REGISTER HERE: https://experience.mta.ca/events.htm?evtId=49
  • International Students, this program is for you. Get Canadian work experience! Sign up for our professional development program, with paid Internship opportunities for those who complete the training.
  • Workshops will be held in two sessions , on Wednesday, 15 November 6-9pm and Wednesday 6 December 6-9pm.

You must attend both sessions to be eligible for internships in the Winter 2024 term, and complete a 1:1 Resume Review and Career Advising appointment (both In-person and Online appointments are available). All international students are eligible for the program.


Once you complete the two sessions, plus your 1:1 Resume Review & Career Advising appointment, you will be eligible to apply for internships specifically reserved for International Students in Winter 2024!​​​

 

 

Thursday, December 14

Vision Board Workshop

  • Date & time: Thursday, December 14, 1:30pm
  • Location: Wallace McCain Student Centre, Room 125
  • A vision board is a powerful tool for visualizing your career or life goals and dreams. Come join us for this stress-relieving workshop where we will get out our glue and scissors and build vision boards with a collage of images. We will have some supplies on hand, but bring along magazines, catalogues, travel brochures, or other printed materials, and walk away with a vision board of your own creation.
Fall 2022

Monday, January 31

Interview and Network with Confidence

  • Date & time: Monday, January 30th, 6:00-8:30pm
  • Location: AVDX 118 6:00-7:00pm & Windsor Hall Grand Room 7:00-8:30pm
  • Details: Do interviews stress you out? Do you find networking intimidating? Come join us to learn how to ace your interviews and how to network like a professional using LinkedIn and a personal elevator pitch! We will give you strategies for networking so you feel more confident, and then you will have the chance to practice your skills at a live networking event with employers, community partners and peers! This is also a great way to practice your skills before the Career Fair on February 2nd. This workshop is presented in part by the Elevate Program – all are welcome!

Tuesday, October 4

Drop-In Resume & Cover Letter Reviews

  • Date & time: Tuesday, October 4th, 2-4pm
  • Location: the Pond
  • Presenters: Kaelan Ruddick and Sarah Reeder
  • Details: Drop by the Pond with a copy of your resume and/or cover letter to have it reviewed for content, structure/format, and professionalism. We’re happy to help go through some tips to spruce it up for all your future job applications!

Power Workshop: Where Do I Go From Here? | Roadmapping Your Career 

  • Date & time: Tuesday, October 3rd, 7-9pm
  • Location: virtual (MS Teams)
  • Presenter: Brittany Smith Gallant (’13)
  • Details: Starting out another academic year and not clear on your career focus? Not sure what your next step should be? On October 4th, join alum Brittany Smith Gallant ('13) for a power workshop to plan, roadmap, and get clear on how to best build your personalized career journey. Get ready to reset and supercharge your goals for this academic year! You must pre-register to attend this workshop as space is limited. The cost to register is $15, which will provide you access to the Strong Interest Inventory Test. Register here!

Wednesday, October 5

Employment Fair

  • Date & time: Wednesday, October 5th, 11am-4pm
  • Location: Gracie’s (Wallace McCain Student Centre, ground level) and virtual (Kumospace)
  • Details: Featuring 15+ organizations and post-secondary programs, our annual employment fair offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of employers and post-graduate institutions. Recruiters are here to meet you, no matter what degree program you’re in! All students from all years/degree programs are encouraged to attend the in-person AND virtual components of the fair to chat and learn more about summer, full-time and post-graduate opportunities!
  • There will be cinnamon buns and coffee available from 11 am until they run out, fresh popcorn, snacks, door prizes and more!
  • Registered organizations:
    • University of Toronto Mississauga
    • CPA Atlantic School of Business
    • Medavie Blue Cross
    • Government of New Brunswick
    • Eastlink
    • e6 International Inc.
    • Dalhousie University, Corporate Residency MBA
    • ADaPT (Advanced Digital and Professional Training)
    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Correctional Service of Canada
    • Align HCM
    • Public Service Commission of Canada
    • Canada Revenue Agency – Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
    • Autism Intervention Services
    • Deloitte Canada

Thursday, October 6

Perspectives from HR – How to Stand out in the Hiring Process

  • Date & time: Thursday October 6, 4-5:30pm
  • Location: Avard Dixon 112
  • Presenters: TBD
  • Details: Coming Soon!

Friday, October 7

How to Use LinkedIn to its Full Potential

  • Date & time: Friday, October 7th, 3-4pm
  • Location: Avard Dixon 120
  • Presenter: Kaelan Ruddick
  • Details: Join Kaelan Ruddick, Career Services Coordinator, to learn all about LinkedIn! LinkedIn isn’t just for CEOs and business people, it’s an important tool for networking and job searching, and is filled with resources for all stages of your career. The workshop will start with the basics of how to set up a profile that stands out, then will dive deeper into how to get the most out of LinkedIn as a student!
Winter 2022
January 11, 2022

Tuesday Talks with Rivers Corbett & Gene Fowler

The first Tuesday Talks with Rivers of Winter 2022 is coming up fast!

We are thrilled to welcome Gene Fowler, founder and cartoonist of Loogaroo on January 11, 2022 from 6-7PM via Teams! Loogaroo describes itself as a "boutique animation agency" known for its work on websites, e-learning, mobile games, animated shorts, and TV shows. They've worked with a wide range of brands, such as Pepsi, Teletoon, and CBC. Gene is well-known in his field as a pioneer of 2D digital animation, and his ability to bring together clients with a creative team that can make their ideas into reality in amazing and creative ways.

January 12, 2022

DYO Internship & Travel Grant Info Session

Are you interested in learning how you can take advantage of funding to design your own dream (paid) summer experience? There are a variety of grants and funding available through MtA for you to create your own experience during the summer of 2022, with a host organization of your choice! Join us for an info session on Wednesday, January 12 at 2:30pm on Teams. All students in all years & programs are invited to this info session that will walk you through the timelines and steps for applications, some tips for reaching out to potential host organizations, and more!

January 17, 2022

Entrepreneurship Funding Application Prep Session

Join us and our Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Rivers Corbett on Monday, January 17 at 6pm on Teams to find out how to best prep for your Reisman and/or TD Ignite applications! This prep session will cover 3 main components of entrepreneurship funding applications:

  • video pitch submission
  • business model canvas
  • written pitch submission
January 24, 2022

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

The summer hiring period is upon us and what better time to update your resume than now!? Join the Office of Experiential Learning and Career Development on Teams Monday, January 24 from 3-4 PM to gain some valuable resume and cover letter tips that will make your applications shine!

January 31, 2022

Elevate Program & Career Week 2.0: Cultural Competency Workshop

Kicking off Career Week 2.0 is our Cultural Competency Workshop with Ivan Okello! Join us on Monday, Jan. 31 from 5:30 - 8 PM on Teams for a riveting and interactive session featuring discussions on how to approach cultural difference in the workplace and more!

February 1, 2022

Career Week 2.0: Resume & Cover Letter Lunch & Learn

Looking for help with your resume and cover letter? Join us on February 1, 2022 from 12-1 PM on Teams for tips and tricks on how to make your application shine. Bring your questions and your lunch!

Career Week 2.0: How to build your personal brand to stand out to recruiters and hiring managers

Please join us for a session with Marina Byezhanova on February 1, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 PM on Teams - a serial entrepreneur, global speaker, and University instructor - to learn about the WHAT, the WHY, and the HOW of personal branding. We will learn what a personal brand is, why you would benefit from having one, and how to leverage your professional brand to stand out to recruiters and hiring managers, now and for the rest of your career. We will also discuss practical tips on leveraging LinkedIn to build visibility and attract attention of hiring managers. Marina's mission in life is to inspire people to stand out, speak up, and be radically authentic. Be prepared for a high energy session that will empower you to take control of your career!

February 2, 2022

Career Week 2.0: Virtual Career Fair

Seize this opportunity to explore a variety of employers and post grad institutions at our virtual career fair between 11AM - 4PM. Recruiters are here to meet you, no matter what degree program you’re in! All students from all degree programs are encourage to drop into the virtual fair to chat, and learn more about opportunities for summer, full time, and post grad! 

Career Week 2.0: Leveraging Emotional Intelligence to Manage Workplace Conflict 

75% of careers are derailed for reasons related to emotional competencies. Don't let yours be one of them. Register for this session on February 2, 2022 from 6:30-8 PM on Teams and increase your ability to recognize, influence and inspire the emotions of others. And learn how to use emotional intelligence to manage yourself and workplace conflicts. 

February 3, 2022

Career Week 2.0: Negotiate Like a Pro Using Social Influence

Only 16% of Gen Z workers (age 18 - 24) negotiate their salary (making them the group most unlikely - by far - to negotiate). So as your career kicks off, it's key that you recognize your value and demonstrate your leadership potential from the beginning. Register for this session on February 3, 2022 from 6:30-8 PM on Teams and learn to identify your values, set a vision, lead up and, especially, expand your circles of influence. Social influence skills are key to securing the salary and role you want. 

February 4, 2022

Career Week 2.0: Summer Job Search

Do you find yourself overwhelmed when you start looking for a summer job each year? Join Kaelan on Teams from 3-4 PM to learn how to be strategic in your summer job search and how to narrow down your options to find the summer job you want! We will also go over how to prepare a standout application and how to ace your interview so you feel confident in your job search!

February 8, 2022

Tuesday Talks with Rivers Corbett (EiR)

In this session, our Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Rivers will be accompanied by Mark Leger, editor of Huddle Today and Director of News Content at Acadia Broadcasting. As it says on their website, "Huddle [Today] is a Maritime business publication that tells the stories of the creative, innovative, and interesting entrepreneurs working in the Maritimes."  Operating under a broad definition of entrepreneurship, Huddle is dedicated to creating a positive dialogue around and promoting business in the region. Acadia Broadcasting owns and operates 15 radio stations across Atlantic Canada and Ontario, and traces its roots back to CFBO, the first commercial radio station established in Saint John, which was founded in 1928.

February 10, 2022

Communication Skills Workshop

Join us on Thursday, Feb. 10 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM on Teams for this highly interactive Communication Skills Workshop. This session will be split into two sections: 

Be Seen. Be Heard. Build Your Personal Brand.

What do you want to be known for? How do you want to be perceived? What matters most to you? An effective personal brand intentionally positions you in alignment with your dreams for the future while honoring exactly who you are - quirks and all. Join Brand Strategist, Natalie Davison for an unscripted, real conversation about your brand identity and conversations about how that will shape your future.

How to Ace Your Interview.

Do you feel anxious before your interviews? Have you ever wrapped up an interview and thought it could have gone better? You're not alone! Join Career Services Coordinator, Kaelan Ruddick, to learn top tips and skills to help you shake those nerves and ace your next interview, whether in person or virtual!

February 15, 2022

Tuesday Talks with Rivers Corbett (EiR)

In this session, our Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Rivers will be accompanied Claudine Sweeney, founder and CEO of Simply for Life!

After working in a call centre, Claudine and her husband, Bruce, decided to pursue their passions of helping others and, in 2001, founded their own company, Simply For Life, in Saint John, NB. Since starting their business in their basement, it has grown well beyond Atlantic Canada with more than 40 locations across the country. Despite having to switch up how they deliver services during the pandemic, Claudine and her team have worked hard to stay connected with their customers while making plans for the future.

February 22, 2022

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

Looking for help with creating a stellar resume that will help you stand out? Join us virtually on Teams Tuesday, February 22 from 1-2 PM to gain some valuable resume and cover letter tips that will make your applications shine!

February 23, 2022

Summer Job Search & Interview Skills Workshop

Do you find yourself overwhelmed when you start looking for a summer job each year? Join us virtually on Teams Wednesday, February 23 from 1-2 PM to learn how to be strategic in your summer job search and how to narrow down your options to find the summer job you want! We will also go over how to prepare a standout application and how to ace your interview so you feel confident in your job search

March 1, 2022

Networking & Relationship Building Workshop

4 Reasons Networking is so HARD:
➡️ You don't have a network yet.
➡️ You are outside your comfort zone.
➡️ You feel like you have to attend organized events.
➡️ You expect instant gratification.

Networking can be uncomfortable and almost painful for some people, but it’s something we must all do. The fact remains that networking accounts for roughly 70 percent of jobs landed by job seekers. It is the most successful way of gaining employment – even if it also feels like the most difficult one.

March 3, 2022

Finesse Your Finances: A Financial Literacy Session with RBC

Join us and Nicolas, Monica and Donna from RBC on Thursday, March 3 from 6:30 - 8 PM on Zoom for an informational conversation on financial literacy.  Don't forget to bring your questions!

Topics include:
➡️ Real Life: Scenarios of how choices you make today will affect your future.
➡️ Real Estate: Thinking of buying a house? What to do to get ready
➡️ Investing: How investing today can help you tomorrow.
➡️ Budgeting: How bad budgeting can haunt you for many years down the road.

March 16, 2022

Updating Your Resume & Post-Grad Job Search Strategies

Join the Office of Experiential Learning and Career Development for a workshop/panel series geared towards graduating students! These sessions will help you feel more prepared to enter the workforce after graduation by providing the info you need to be successful in your job search. The first session is taking place Wednesday, March 16 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM via MS Teams where you will learn what you need to do to update your resume as a new grad, how to write a good cover letter, as well as strategies for your job search.

March 22, 2022

Tuesday Talks with Rivers Corbett (EiR)

In this session, our Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Rivers will be accompanied by Tracy Bell, co-founder and CEO of Millennia TEA. Since founding Millennia Tea after a health scare in their family, Tracy and her partner, Rory, have been on a mission to change the global tea industry by flash-freezing tea leaves, as opposed to using the traditional drying methods. They have also appeared on the popular TV show Dragon's Den and have won a number of awards, including most recently Sobey's Local Innovation Award in 2021.

April 4, 2022

Tuesday Talks with Rivers Corbett (EiR)

In this session, our Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Rivers will be accompanied Victoria Lennox, President and CEO of Lennox Innovations Inc.!

As stated on her LinkedIn page: "An entrepreneurial executive and policy leader, Ms. Lennox has propelled Canada onto the global stage as an ‘Innovation Nation’, as the founder of Startup Canada, the Innovators and Entrepreneurs Foundation and the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE)." Recognized as one of Canada's top lobbyists, she has served the federal government in a number of capacities. She has also taken part in multiple Governor General State Visits and various summits in a number of countries around the world and is the recipient of a variety of awards in areas ranging from leadership in entrepreneurship to recognition of her volunteer activities.

Fall 2021
October 19, 2021

Fireside Chat with Rivers Corbett (Entrepreneur-in-Residence)

Join us at the Fireside Chat with our first ever Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Rivers Corbett on Tuesday, October 19th from 6-7 PM on Teams. Rivers is a Mount Allison Alum ('85) with more than 20 years of experience and is excited to meet regularly with students.

October 20, 2021

Future NB International - Professional Development Information Session

Are you an international students and are wanting to gain Canadian work experience or those who are wanting to stay in New Brunswick/Canada following graduation? Join our in-person information session from 5:00 - 5:30 PM in the Wu (Dunn 113) to learn how. 

October 23, 2021

The Elevate Program: Cultural Competency Workshop with Shakira Weatherdon

Join us in the Elevate Program with welcoming Shakira Weatherdon of Chrysalis Human Rights Agency for an intensive hands-on cultural competency workshop on equity, diversity and inclusion.
In this session, participants will examine equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace through the lens of an employer and employee, what it means for team leaders and managers, including conflict management, communication skills, and team building.

Contemporary issues related to equity-seeking communities will also be explored in this session. This session explores what equity, diversity, and inclusion look like inside and outside of the workplace, and how we can transform today’s world for a better tomorrow.

November 2, 2021

Tuesday Talks with Rivers Corbett (Entrepreneur-in-Residence)

Join us for a lunch time talk (12:00 - 1:00 PM) on MS Teams with Rivers Corbett. This week, Rivers will be joined by Kayla Isabelle, CEO of StartUp Canada.

November 3, 2021

The Elevate Program: Digital Skills Alumni Panel

Kicking off our Digital Skills Session is an Alumni Panel on Digital/Technological skills and their importance. Each alumni has a diverse background and array of knowledge that has led them to be experts in their respective fields. They are excited to talk with students all about the importance of digital skills, trends within this sector and tips on how to improve your own digital skills. This event will be held from 7:00 – 8:15 PM on MS Teams.

Email Amy (awalker@mta.ca) for more details.

November 4, 2021

DYO Internships and Travel Grants

Are you interested in learning how you can take advantage of funding to design your own dream (paid) summer experience? There are a variety of grants and funding available through MtA for you to create your own experience during the summer of 2022, with a host organization of your choice! Join us for an info session on Thursday, November 4th at 4:30pm on Teams. All students in all years & programs are invited to this info session that will walk you through the timelines and steps for applications, some tips for reaching out to potential host organizations, and more!

December 7, 2021

Pitch Workshop with Rivers Corbett (Entrepreneur-in-Residence)

Are you thinking about applying for entrepreneurial funding (Reisman, TD Ignite, etc.)? Are you interested in starting a business but need some tips on pitching your business ideas to others? Join Rivers Corbett, our Entrepreneur-in-Residence to learn how to best pitch your idea on Tuesday, December 7th at 6pm on Teams.

December 8, 2021

DYO Internship & Travel Grant Info Session

Are you interested in learning how you can take advantage of funding to design your own dream (paid) summer experience? There are a variety of grants and funding available through MtA for you to create your own experience during the summer of 2022, with a host organization of your choice! Join us for an info session on Wednesday, December 8th at 3:30pm on Teams. All students in all years & programs are invited to this info session that will walk you through the timelines and steps for applications, some tips for reaching out to potential host organizations, and more!

 

 

Career Week (Oct. 4-8)

Monday, October 4

  • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop (3-4pm, Virtual via Teams)

Join us for a virtual resume and cover letter workshop! You need a professional resume and cover letter for summer and post-grad job and internship applications, and this session will get you started with tips for content and formatting.

  • Discovering Life After MtA: Young Alum Panel (7-8pm, Virtual via Teams)

We’ve invited four young MtA alum from various academic programs to join us virtually and chat about their career paths! Join us to hear about the realities of graduating in a pandemic, pursuing post-grad studies, and get some tips for how to set yourself up for success after graduation!

Tuesday, October 5

  • Fireside Chat with Matt McGowan, Director and General Manager of Snapchat, Canada (6-7pm, Virtual via Teams)

Mentorship, networking, careers in the tech space, media & advertising, and how to sell your story to employers… Matt McCowan will be happy to share on all of these topics and more during this fireside chat and Q&A session. We’re so pleased to welcome Matt to campus, virtually. Students are encouraged to submit questions in advance to careers@mta.ca and come prepared for an interactive and valuable session from someone with a varied career in tech and media – who also graduated from a small liberal arts school!

Wednesday, October 6

  • Virtual Career Fair (11am-2:30pm, Virtual via Kumospace)

Our annual Career Fair offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of employers and post grad institutions. Recruiters are here to meet you, no matter what degree program you’re in! All students from all degree programs are encourage to drop into the virtual fair to chat, and learn more about opportunities for summer, full time, and post grad! 

  • LinkedIn: The Basics (6-7pm, Virtual via Teams)

LinkedIn isn’t just your boss’s network these days. It’s an important tool for networking and the job search and filled with resources for all stages of your careers. We’re here to help you learn to use it effectively and how to create a profile that stands out.

Thursday, October 7

  • Drop in Resume, Cover Letter, and LinkedIn Profile Review (1:30-3pm, The Pond)

Drop in with a copy of your resume and/or cover letter to have it reviewed for clarity, professionalism and focus. We’re happy to help go through some tips to spruce it up for all of your future job and internship applications! We can also take a look at your LinkedIn profile and give you some feedback!

Friday, October 8

  • Perspectives from an HR Professional: How to Stand out in the Hiring Process (2-3pm, The Pond)

Come join experienced HR professional Elyse Thibeault (CPHR) to learn about best practices during the hiring process – from how to make your application stand out to how to ace your interview. Bring your questions! 

Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 15-19, 2021)

Monday, November 15

  • Entrepreneurship Funding Info Session (12:30-1:15pm | AVDX 111)

Join us to learn about summer entrepreneurship funding options such as Reisman Internship, TD Ignite Grants and the Craighead & Cherry Innovation Grant.

  • Entrepreneurship Funding Info Session (5:30-6:15pm | AVDX 111)

Join us to learn about summer entrepreneurship funding options such as Reisman Internship, TD Ignite Grants and the Craighead & Cherry Innovation Grant.

Tuesday, November 16

  • Tuesday Talks with Rivers: How Do I Entrepreneur? (12-1pm | MS Teams)

Tuesday talks featuring stories and advice from successful entrepreneurs with host and MTA Entrepreneur in Residence, Rivers Corbett!

Guest 1: Elizabeth Connell co-founder and President at African Bronze Honey Company.

Guest 2: Brian President and Co-owner of Pump House Breweries 

Wednesday, November 17

  • Ideation Session (6-7:30pm | MS Teams)

Thursday, November 18

  • Personal Branding Session (6-7:30pm | MS Teams)

Tuesday, November 16

  • Build Your Business Model Canvas with Rivers (10am-12pm | MS Teams)
  • Professional Headshots (1-4pm | TBD)