Monday, January 30, 2017

Build your career: January 2017



Students cash in with TD Canada Trust

TD Canada Trust was on campus last November to recruit and since that one event, five Douglas students have been hired and eight more will be presented to hiring managers. On top of that, 20 more students are now in interviews. Keep this in mind when you hear about on-campus recruiting events - getting hired doesn’t get easier

Student Success Story

As a returning Co-op student, J. Singh, an Accounting Management Diploma student, has landed his dream role with Pricewaterhouse Cooper’s Vancouver office. It was a late job opportunity, posted just before Fall final exams, but worth the effort. Big thanks to the help of fellow Co-op student, J. Stevenson, who assisted with job coaching as well.

What’s new

In the last month, 162 new postings were added to the Student Employment Centre job board, as well as 24 new Co-op postings. More than 55 new employers and 113 new students registed with the SEC.

Grinding out a resume or cover letter gets a lot more fun when you’re meeting with other students and sharing ideas and tips. Join the Job Club, open to alumni and current students, to eat pizza and make your goal of getting a job easier and more fun. Every Tuesday, starting Feb. 7, 12-2pm, at the New Westminster Campus, room S2844.

Upcoming events

Career Fairs
More than 60 employers will be on campus to connect with Douglas students – these employers are serious about hiring from Douglas College. 

Tuesday, Feb. 28, Coquitlam Campus, 10am-3pm
Thursday, March 2, New West Campus, 10am-3pm
Tuesday, March 7, New West Campus, 10am-3pm

Wednesday, Feb. 25-26 – Hack Our City Event - Participate in open-data hacking from 9am-5pm working in teams of up to four at City Hall in New West using opendata.newwestcity.ca to create a project. On Feb. 26 at 2pm, there will be judging and prizes for the best projects. Register now.
Students with particular expertise can also volunteer at this event as floating mentors and experts. 

Saturday, Feb. 28 – Innovation Forum - Volunteers are needed for the forum to help with registration in the morning, wayfaring and other minor tasks. To learn more and to sign up as a volunteer, see here.
Friday/Saturday - March 3-4 – Digital Days - A conference and trade show for the BC Film Community and aspiring film filmmakers at the Anvil Centre. Check it out.

Thursday, March 9 - Career Navigation Off the Map – Hear a panel of successful Douglas College grads and others who have successfully navigated “without a map” a life doing what they love at the New Westminster Campus, Aboriginal Gathering Space, 4-6pm. Email sec@douglascollege.ca to register.

Join us for a noon-hour workshop. Workshops are at both campuses and there’s a new topic each day:

  • Monday - Resumé writing
  • Tuesday - Cover letter preparation
  • Wednesday - Interviewing skills
  • Thursday – Job search strategies

Stay in the loop

Register with the Student Employment Centre and be the first to know when employers are coming to campus, or to receive job alerts for off-campus work opportunities posted on our job board.