New and Noteworthy

  1. Help us support a campus-wide culture of undergraduate research with FURCA

    October 14 2014

    Support our crowdfunding campaign for the Festival of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (FURCA). FURCA takes place November 3-14, 2014, and brings together students, faculty, staff, alumni and the broader community to celebrate undergraduate research across all disciplines. It's a snapshot of what we envision as a culture of undergraduate research at the University of Alberta.

  2. Careers Day is just around the corner

    September 22 2014

    School might have only just started, so it might be hard to believe, but the fall season is the most popular recruiting time for employers. That's why on Wednesday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CAPS will host Careers Day, the largest career fair on campus. If you are graduating in April, or in your first few years of university and are exploring your career options, it's a great event to attend. Careers Day will see over 200 employers coming to the Butterdome to meet with YOU. The fair is for students studying in all disciplines, and is a great way to connect with employers from organizations and industries you are interested in, and also get a job. Here are some tips for making the most out of the day.

  3. Employers let us know the coolest thing about their organization

    July 14 2014

    We asked the employers coming to Careers Day - What is the coolest thing about working for your organization?

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From the Director's Chair

  1. One student's journey with undergraduate research

    October 15 2014

    This week’s blog post comes from Bo Bao, a 3rd year Peer Undergraduate Research Liaison (PURL) with the Undergraduate Research Initiative. We asked him to reflect on his undergraduate research experiences and his work with URI.Why did you get involved with URI?I became involved with the URI in my first year of university back in 2012 because I wanted to inspire others to explore and discover the

  2. The relationship between mindfulness and career objectives

    September 19 2014

    Over the past number of years at CAPS, we have been moving away from using terms like 'career planning' to using terms like 'career engagement.' Today's post, from Justin Pritchard highlights why this shift in the way we approach career development is important in a world characterised by on-going change and complexity. At the career centre, we speak about your career being ‘now' and also of '

  3. Career mentoring: From novice to professional

    September 10 2014

    The application for CAPS' Career Mentoring Program is coming up so I thought a post about the program and the value of mentorship from a career development perspective would be timely. It comes from Amy Roy Gratton who, among other things, coordinates CAPS' Career Mentoring Program.Confusion, frustration and anxiety about career options often lead students to explore the CAPS Career Mentoring

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