New and Noteworthy

  1. Making Careers Day 2015 work for you

    August 25 2015

    Careers Day is still a few weeks away, but there are some steps you can take before to maximize your success at the event. 1) Research the employers attending Careers Day.

  2. Opening Doors to Opportunity

    July 16 2015

    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” We are all guilty of asking kids and teens this question, as if we are expecting an answer that is going to stick with them for the rest of their lives. Most of us who have been in our careers for a few years, know that one thing is certain when it comes to careers: things are surely going to change and that uncertainty and unplanned events play a huge role in how our careers unfold. That’s why we spent last week at our Summer Career Camp welcoming high school students to the U of A campus, dispelling myths about careers, guiding them in widening their perspectives and encouraging them to focus on their next steps, as opposed to helping them confirm what they want to be when they grow up.

  3. Calling all employers

    June 09 2015

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From the Director's Chair

  1. Are you a giver, a matcher or a taker?

    February 26 2015

    This weeks post is written by Christine Gertz, Library and Information Specialist at CAPS. I first became aware of Adam Grant’s book, Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives our Success, when I received a link to his podcast on the book from Knowledge@Wharton. I do try to stay on top of business books that are relevant to career management, but I am also a sucker for the Malcolm

  2. Why should you get LinkedIn?

    February 03 2015

    Today's post is written by Christine Gertz, Library and Information Specialist at CAPS. Writing for Marketing Education Review, two professors described an assignment that they gave to their marketing students, both graduate and undergraduate. For ten percent of their final mark, the students in two different semesters had to create a LinkedIn profile and interact on the site to satisfy the

  3. Career Advice from the Pros: A How-to Guide for Arts Students

    December 18 2014

    Today’s post was written by Nicole Hoffman, CAPS’ Communications Intern. Nicole is in her final year of her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the U of A. Careers in the arts aren’t always straight-forward. Professionals in the arts tend to hold many positions before they find one that suits them, and many Arts students aren’t sure where they’ll end up after graduation. When faced with this

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