Vancouver IslandUniversity

Career Studio Workshops


The VIU Career Studio will host Employer and Alumni events for students to build connections within the community, leading to potential job opportunities!

Sample Career Studio Events and Workshops

Learn to create a powerful master resume and a professional, authentic cover letter that will help you stand out from the crowd.

  • Getting organized
  • Types of Resumes and Cover Letter formatting
  • Analyzing the job posting
  • Understanding transferrable skills
  • Writing resumes and cover letters
  • Checklists
  • Creating your references
  • Introduction to Fully Prepped

Prepare to get out there and talk to people! Gain confidence with a strong elevator pitch and understand the value of connection for opportunities!

  • Accessing the hidden job market
  • Sphere of influence
  • Elevator Pitch
  • Information Interviews
  • LinkedIn basics

Prepare and Practice! Learn how to showcase your transferrable skills, and gain confidence through a better understanding of typical and specific interview questions and how to prepare to answer them.

  • Purpose of an interview/types of interview
  • Inappropriate questions
  • Preparing for the interview
  • Interview Questions
  • STAR Method for Interview
  • Mock Interviews
  • Introduction to Fully Prepped

Get to know yourself, do some research and learn ways to explore and evaluate career choices and job market information.

  • The four main steps (self-assessment, research, decision making, goals, and planning)
  • How to find job market information
  • Creating an action plan

Many jobs are not advertised! Learn ways to get out from behind your computer, get organized, and locate jobs of interest.

  • Understanding Active vs. Passive Job search
  • Access the hidden job market
  • Cleaning up social media
  • Understanding your rights as an applicant in BC
  • Job Boards
  • Understanding challenges in job search
  • Benefits of keeping a job search record – how to do it

The Ultimate LinkedIn workshop, don’t miss this one!

  • Create your profile
  • Check the image
  • Get recommendations
  • Access hidden features
  • Learn fun facts about LinkedIN
  • Get a photo taken at VIU Career Studio

Storytelling is so powerful!  In this interactive workshop, we will share, reflect and turn your stories into transferrable skills statements that will make you shine!

  • Explore the STAR Method for interviews and development of marketing materials
  • Examine your transferrable skills and Graduate Attributes
  • Learn ways to tell your story through reflection and feedback
  • Interactive and fun, share STAR stories and learn how to distill your story
  • Build strong bullet points for your resume
  • Gain confidence when answering behavioural interview questions

A fun and meaningful interactive career exploration game that uses self-reflection, conversation, and feedback to guide you in life and career choices. Commit to an inspired action!

  • Game set up
  • Clarification Sketch
  • Steps to play the game
  • Inspired Action
  • Review of Career Statement and next steps

Check out our upcoming events and workshops

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