Experiential learning and career development events | Mount Allison

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


Upcoming Events

Career Week — Oct. 3-7, 2022

Career Week is an opportunity for all students to take in professional development workshops and attend an Employment Fair to meet with representatives from over 20 organizations, learning about summer and post-grad job opportunities and making connections along the way.

Event details

Monday, October 3

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

  • Date & time: Monday, October 3rd, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Location: Dunn 106
  • Presenter: Kaelan Ruddick
  • Details: Join Kaelan Ruddick, Career Services Coordinator, to kick off Career Week and start levelling up your job applications! 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 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!

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Previous Events

April 2022
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.

March 2022
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.

 

February 2022
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!

January 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!

December 2021
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!

November 2021

 

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)
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!

October 2021
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! 

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.