Job Club: COVID 2021 Edition | May 3 to May 7, 2021

Resume Formats

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Is your resume making the right impression? Join our career intern and guest speaker, Scott Daniels from the Mount Co-op Office for a virtual session on resume formats during these complex times. We’ll touch on LinkedIn profiles and online portfolios too.

Nailing the (Online) Interview: Tips + Q&A

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This workshop is designed to enhance your understanding of how to prepare effectively for interviews and boost your confidence in the process! Topics covered including preparing for online interviews, STARS approach to interviewing, and how to answer those difficult questions.

Ask-Me-Anything for New Graduates Featuring IEC, Alumni Relations, and Accessibility Services

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Find out more about post-graduate work permits, the Mount Mentorship Program (designed for 3rd and 4th year students and new graduates), and how to disclose a disability to an employer.

Career Tools for More Confidence and Direction During COVID 

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A best-of-the-best collection of resources and job posting websites to guide your career planning before or after graduation, especially designed to address unknowns around COVID. It’s never too early or too late to figure it out!

SHIFT: Building Career & Life Resiliency in Uncertain Times | February 8th, 2021

Keynote Speakers 

Keynote 1: Finding Your Stride, Finding Your Passion (PDF) by Carolann Wright, Halifax Partnership
Road to Economic Prosperity for African Nova Scotia Communities (PDF)

Carolann is a trained facilitator and mediator with over 30 years’ experience in the economic development sectors in Halifax, Toronto, South Africa and now Ghana. She works with the African Nova Scotian Community in the areas of strategic, community and business planning and labour market development. What excites Carolann most about Halifax is that it is the home of the oldest population in Canada of Africans in the diaspora.

Keynote 2: TD Bank: Introduction to Money Management (PDF)
Video Recording on MS Teams (use your Mount email and password to access)
We need knowledge, tools and advice to make confident financial decisions about their money. During this time, financial health is increasingly more important and top of mind for many. This presentation will help provide additional insights on key money management topics such as budgeting, credit and investing basics.


Business is Jammin’
Empowering Black Youth Through Entrepreneurship
Instagram: @bijyouth
Twitter: @bijyouth

CBDC Blue Water
CBDC Blue Water provides MSVU students with knowledge on our organization. Informing students on the variety of different loan products and training/consulting services we can provide to young, aspiring entrepreneurs.
Business Development Contacts at CBDC Blue Water (PDF)
Facebook: @BlueWaterCBDC
Instagram: @cbdcbluewater

Community Sector Council of NS 
Learn about Careers in the Nonprofit Sector: Did you know there are 20,000 people working in over 6,000 nonprofit organizations all across Nova Scotia in a wide range of roles? Come hear directly from people who have chosen this impactful career path. The sector needs talented undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines and with a wide of interests and diverse backgrounds. You have valuable skills and knowledge and you can build a career that aligns with your passion and interests.
Twitter: @csc_ns

Graduate to Opportunity
Get an edge on your career search with provincial funding programs designed to create permanent full-time jobs for new graduates like you! Learn about Graduate to Opportunity and Innovate to Opportunity and how to use these programs to market yourself to potential employers.
About Graduate to Opportunity (PDF)
Twitter: @NSLAE

Halifax Partnership Connector Program
The Connector Program helps recent graduates build professional networks and access the hidden job market.

Job Junction
Resume critiques, job search assistance, interview tips.

Mount Saint Vincent Alumni Association
Gain support and connections as you launch your career! The Mount Mentorship Program offers unique hands-on guidance designed to help 4th year students with the transition from university life to the workplace, as well as new graduates navigating the ever-changing career world. MSVU mentors bring diverse career experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to the table, and can offer guidance and advice to mentees in all areas of work or study.
Facebook: @msvualumni
LinkedIn: Mount Saint Vincent University
Instagram: @msvu_alumni
Twitter: @msvu_alumni

Nova Scotia Works – Opportunity Place
Information on student incentive programs and free services designed to help them secure employment in their chosen field.
About Nova Scotia Works — Opportunity Place (PDF)
February 2021 Newsletter (PDF)
Instagram: @nsw_opportunityplace
Twitter: @OPRCNS

Teamwork Cooperative
To facilitate inclusive employment and workplace opportunities for people in Nova Scotia.
Facebook: @TEAMWork1997
Instagram: @teamwork1997
Twitter: @TEAMWork1997

Venture for Canada
Provided a presentation about Venture for Canada Fellowship Program, that is suitable for soon to be or recent graduates.
2021 Fellowship Program (PDF)
2021 Fellowship Program FAQ (PDF)
Facebook: @Venture4Canada
Instagram: @venture4canada
Twitter: @Venture4Canada

Volta, Canada’s East Coast Innovation Hub, offers various resources and services to remote workers, entrepreneurs, future founders, startup employees, corporate innovators and students. Whether you’re starting a business, looking to develop your skill set, meet a mentor or connect with an industry expert, Volta offers space to work, learn and grow.
Network Membership (PDF)
Instagram: @voltaeffect
Twitter: @voltaeffect

What I Wish I’d Known About Career Planning | October 23, 2020

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Learn what to expect from your degree, from a career perspective. If that’s feeling really big right now, we take a look at a few checklists you can use during your time at the Mount to help with program indecision, career options, job searching, and self reflection. You might not have all the answers today, but you’ll know where to look to help you figure it out.

The Strong Interest Inventory Assessment: Is it Worthwhile? | updated January 2021 (October 16, 2020)

(3-minute video and instructions to order)

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Learn more about the 30-minute online Strong Interest Inventory and discover more about your career path, from your work style preferences to potential occupations. Most students find the results validate their thinking to date or offer suggestions they can act on.

Being Fierce: Adding to Your Work and Volunteer Experience | October 14, 2020

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Learn more about the skills employers are seeking and the actions you can take to become a strong job candidate in any career path. If you’re an international student, consider checking out this presentation to find ways to build your Canadian experience.

LinkedIn for Future Professionals | June 25, 2020


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Join Christine Larade to learn how you can use LinkedIn to your advantage while job searching during the pandemic recovery…and beyond. Margaret Schwartz from the Government of Nova Scotia talks about the Graduate to Opportunity program.