Our Career Educators and Coaches facilitate workshops for students on a variety of career topics, both online and in the workshop room of our centre during the year. We also lead workshops in departments and around campus, by request.
Workshops are 50 minutes and are available year-round, with the highest frequency occurring at the beginning of the Fall and Winter terms. To learn more about the workshops we offer, open the menus below and read the descriptions of our typical workshop topics.
The most current workshop schedule is always in MyCareer (check the calendar under the Events/Workshops tab).
Sign up for workshops in MyCareer.
Are you a student with accessibility needs?
Queen’s is committed to an inclusive campus community with accessible goods, services, and facilities that respect the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities. To request accommodation or alternate formats (e.g. powerpoint slides, in-class worksheets, topic tipsheets) in advance of a workshop, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-533-2992 or 74 Union Street (Gordon Hall, 3rd floor).
Workshops are slotted into major topic areas:
In this workshop, you will learn how to use key strategies to highlight your unique skills, knowledge, and experience on your resume or CV. To get the most benefit from this workshop, it is helpful to bring a copy of your resume. If you have a specific opportunity you are applying to, bringing the role description can also be helpful.
Cover Letter Fundamentals
In this workshop, you will learn about the key components of a cover letter and strategies for writing a cover letter that will help your application stand out. You will also complete exercises designed to help you get started customizing your cover letter.
This workshop will provide you with a variety of strategies allowing you to attend your next interview feeling confident and prepared, whether it is remote (i.e., by phone or Zoom) or in person. Learn strategies to answer the classic "Tell Me About Yourself" question, behavioural questions, and situational questions. You will also learn to prepare questions to ask the interviewer. Come prepared to practice and leave feeling ready for your next interview!
Get started with LinkedIn: begin to develop your profile and learn how to strategically use the search function!
This workshop will help you effectively communicate your career story to the LinkedIn community. We will review major components of your profile, brainstorm key elements of your career story, and begin to create targeted content. You will also learn how to leverage tools and resources specific to Queen’s students to explore potential careers, communicate and network with other professionals, and search for your next career opportunity. If you are attending the workshop in-person, please bring your own tablet or computer.
In this workshop, you will learn how to approach networking, get organized, and solidify your connections. We will review how to introduce yourself effectively and ask relevant questions. This workshop will boost your confidence when talking to new people.
Job Search Strategies
In this workshop, you will learn strategies for effectively searching for a job, whether it is a part-time job or a role for after-graduation. We will guide you through the process of identifying your goals, the sectors and types of organizations that are offering opportunities, and concrete action steps you can take to secure those leads.
Preparing for Career Fair and Employer Information Sessions
Make a good first impression at Career Fairs and Employer Information Sessions!
In this workshop, you will learn how to make a great first impression at the Career Fair or Engineering & Technology Fairs. Learn how to stand out from the crowd and be successful at these career events. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the events. This year’s fair dates can be found at: https://careers.queensu.ca/events-workshops
Graduate School – Researching Programs and Writing Applications
Gather key info about further education options and stand out with a personal or research statement.
In this workshop, you will receive an overview of details about further education programs and ways to research them. You will learn how to create a short list of programs to apply to, and how to write a strong personal or research statement that complements the rest of your application.