Participating in the Career Education associated with AWE is very important to help you effectively navigate through and succeed in the work search process. This career education is intended to help you gain the maximum benefit from your work experience and to increase your employability skills as you progress in your career. AWE offers a mix of Individual Advising Sessions as well as group Workshops which help ensure your success in AWE and in your post graduate work search.
Individual Advising Sessions:
AWE students are also have access to the following one-hour Individual Advising Sessions with Career Centre Staff. Students can sign up for three of the following:
- Resume and Cover Letter Review* MANDATORY (recommended to complete within one month of joining the AWE Program
- Mock Interview
- Career Advising
- LinkedIn Profile Review
Students have access to ongoing Career Coaching with their Work Experience Coordinator. AWE staff are available to meet with you to reinforce concepts learned in your Individual Advising Appointments, workshops or they can provide general advice and support to assist with your experience in AWE. In Career Coaching we can help give your resume a final review, practice for interviews, or to discuss your work search process as some examples. You can book a Career Coaching session at any point with your Work Experience Coordinator by email. Please try to book your coaching well in advance of application deadlines or interviews, however we do recognize that some interview opportunities do come up fast, so please contact us ASAP to book your session and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
*Note it's recommended that you attend your mandatory resume and cover letter appointment before booking a Career Coaching Session.
Workshops provide specialized training for AWE students who are engaged in their work search. We offer workshops on topics within career education such as skill identification, work search strategies, resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn, Interviews and transition to the workplace. These sessions will help to expand on the topics you learned in Individual Advising Appointments and in Career Coaching, while receiving some insider tips and suggestions from some of our AWE employer partners. Some workshops will include some networking opportunities with hiring managers and alumni. Click here for more details about upcoming workshops.