Employer Off-Campus: SkipTheDishes Headquarters tour

February 15, 2018 • Written by

SkipTheDishes invites all Business and Information Technology students to a tour of the SkipTheDishes Headquarters

Join us to learn more about the wide range of opportunities with SkipTheDishes. Experience the open work space, listen to success stories from current employees and meet with our hiring managers to learn about potential part-time, full-time and Co-op opportunities.

 www.skipthedishes.com/jobs

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 2pm – 3pm – 136 Market Ave.
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 4pm – 5pm – 136 Market Ave.

 
Registration is required and sign up will be on a first come, first served basis. Register online at: https://teamsites.rrc.ca/ses

RRC students winning at 2018 Directions Conference until the end!

February 14, 2018 • Written by

The Directions Conference connects Red River College students in Business and Applied Arts with industry professionals in many areas of business. Keynote speakers, breakout informational sessions and the popular roundtable networking event combine into a rich and rewarding experience for both students and employers.

If you attended the 2018 Directions Conference, we hope you learned a lot from the speakers and that you were able to connect with the business delegates from the industry you are interested in. Don’t forget to follow up with your new connections!

Read more on Professional Perspective as Cathy Lund, Director – Staffing Solutions at Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD), one of the industry representatives who attended the Roundtable Networking Event, answers the question:

As a Human Resource Professional who recruits Indigenous students and graduates, what advice do you have for students so they stand out at career events?


Thank you to all of the attendees who completed the event survey at the end of the conference!

And congratulations to Daniele Velloso, winner of the pair of tickets to see the Winnipeg Jets, and to Chelsea Tetrault, winner of the pair of tickets to Celebrations Dinner Theatre! Both prizes were generously donated by Canad Inns Polo Park.

Daniele Velloso, winner of Winnipeg Jets tickets.

Chelsea Tetrault, winner of Celebrations tickets.

 


Student Employment Services offers a wide range of employment services, including assistance with networking, job search, cover letters, resumes and interviews, and hosting employer on-campus events. For additional information, contact Student Employment Services at jobcentre@rrc.ca or 204.632.2463.

Professional Perspective: Stand out at career events

February 13, 2018 • Written by
Welcome back to Professional Perspective, where industry professionals share their insights regarding various employment-related topics!

If you attended the 2018 Directions Conference on February 8, 2018, we are sure you met a lot of wonderful industry professionals. Read on to refresh your mind on what to do to make the most out of future career events. Make sure you don’t let those leads turn cold!


Today we have Cathy Lund, Director – Staffing Solutions at Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development Inc. (CAHRD) to share networking tips from the other side of the table! Cathy’s professional perspective comes from an amazing career in human resource and leadership roles.

Cathy participated in the 2018 Directions Conference as one of the 70 business delegates during the Roundtable Networking Event. You can expect to see more of her at RRC’s Employer on-Campus events!

Today’s question:

As a Human Resource Professional who recruits Indigenous students and graduates, what advice do you have for students so they stand out at career events?

Cathy’s Professional Perspective

Our Staffing Solutions team at the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development attends career events of all kinds in Winnipeg to recruit Indigenous students and graduates. We get involved, firstly, to consider CAHRD as a career option at graduation and also to promote to Indigenous students the great career supports offered by CAHRD professionals who work with people one-on-one!

At any career event, we can meet up to 100 people a day. Here are a few tips from us – the people on the other side of the table – on how to make a great impression!

  1. Know about us. Do your research before you meet me or my organization! LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and other websites are great places to learn about the people you are planning to introduce yourself to. If you really want to impress me, know our vision and familiarize yourself with our product or service. I have witnessed employers making a decision to hire from the first impression at a career event.
  2. Show interest. Meeting a student at more than one event and learning that they deliberately came to meet me AGAIN is impressive.
  3. Ask questions. We can always tell when someone is genuinely curious about the agency and career options by the questions they ask. We hear “Are you hiring?” hundreds of times during one day. Be curious and original.
  4. Be memorable. Dress the part and use it to your advantage when reconnecting with us. “I was the person in the green dress…” or “…with the green tie…” – you see what I mean?
  5. Relax. We are all there for the same reason – to get to know each other and create opportunities. I am looking for YOU.
  6. Follow up. Send us a personalized message on LinkedIn within a few days.

Networking is an opportunity for you to tell people who you are, what is unique about you and why you are passionate about their industry. Networking happens everywhere – at events, with your co-workers, fellow students, social media, parties and on the bus. Every person is another opportunity to learn more about them and tell your story!


The Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD) offers employment services, support services, and education & training opportunities, including staffing solutions that assist Indigenous students and graduates find meaningful employment in their occupation of choice.

For more information, visit cahrd.org.

Connect with Cathy on LinkedIn and benefit from her wealth of knowledge and industry insight!


To read past editions, click here:
Professional Perspective – What employers are really thinking

For additional employment resources, visit Student Employment Services’ Online Employment Resources or book an appointment with an RRC Employment Advisor at 204.632.3966 or JobCentre@rrc.ca.

How to ‘future-proof’ your career

February 13, 2018 • Written by

Earlier this month, students from Red River College received expert advice on how to “future-proof” their careers, in order to protect themselves against technological advances that could disrupt the workforce and threaten jobs.

The advice came courtesy of Sean Mullin, executive director at Toronto’s Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, who spoke at the inaugural DisruptED: Future of Work conference in Winnipeg on Feb. 1 and 2.

During his presentation, Mullin quoted a recent report from the Brookfield Institute, which found that 42 per cent of Canadian jobs are now susceptible to automation. The same report found that youths aged 15 to 24 are among those most vulnerable to the effects of automation, accounting for nearly 20 per cent of high-risk occupations.

That may sound disheartening to someone entering the work force and attempting to find meaningful work for the first time. Has job security really become a thing of the past? Well, yes and no.

Read More →

Focus and Distraction 

February 9, 2018 • Written by

By Mario De Negri

Fitness Coordinator, Rebels Athletics and Recreation Services

It’s come to that time of year where most of us have not only given up on our New Years resolutions but more importantly just recalled we had some. What’s so fascinating about this is that now that we have brought it back to the forefront of our thoughts, most, and I’m saying close to all of us will still not do anything about it.

So I ask what is it that would stop me from implementing an action towards that resolution I had. I would like to think its distraction. When I am focused and I know what I want I usually do what is necessary to get it.

For example the fact I haven’t eaten anything for breakfast today, and not really a lunch that when I get home I all I can do is focus on a way to eat or better yet the urgency to have to go to the bathroom keeps me pretty focused.stock-photo-the-word-focus-with-blurred-words-in-background-isolated-on-white-as-concept-for-business-ideas-137038271

I think distraction is the cause of non focus. Next time you have to go to the bathroom really bad try to get angry at something in your life that at other times makes you really angry and try to hold off on going to the bathroom. What will happen is that you might start to get the rise of anger but shortly following is the call of nature. So you can persist and keep focusing on getting angry but just around the corner is the sound of the tap being turned on. Eventually you will give in and accept and in that moment your focus won’t be of anger but of relief.

So does this work when not being forced? Try this; Start to pay attention to yourself. Watch to see how you react to things. You see something and it’s making you angry. That anger has taken over your whole body. Stop! Look at the anger. Say to yourself “I choose not to be angry” over and over and over again until one, you’ll say to yourself how stupid this is and that it doesn’t work which will keep enforcing the anger or two, you treat this mantra like the urgency of having to use the loo and you will experience change.

Anger cannot exist if the focus is on not being anger. Just as darkness cannot exist when light is focused on it. If we agree that focus will only exists if there is no distraction then we must continue to keep watching to see if we stay on track to what we want. When distractions arise like I have no time, it’s too late, I don’t know how to do it or whatever the distraction is you accept to yourself we must stop, see it for what it is, and go back to focus.

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The Directions Conference is here, and more prizes are up for grabs!

February 7, 2018 • Written by

The Directions Conference connects Red River College students in Business and Applied Arts with industry professionals in many areas of business. Keynote speakers, breakout informational sessions and the popular roundtable networking event combine into a rich and rewarding experience for both students and employers.

If you registered for the 2018 Directions Conference, congratulations! Business networking will equip you with industry insights essential to a successful career. Also, getting involved in extracurricular activities such as attending this conference will look great on your resume.

And, in case you were wondering who won the last Early Bird Prize, Alexandra Trann snagged the $50 Tavern gift card with 2 Moose tickets prize package!

But wait, there’s more! 

A pair of Winnipeg Jets tickets and a pair of Celebrations Dinner Theatre tickets are up for grabs!

Complete the event survey at the end of the Directions Conference for a chance to win!

Directions Conference will be held on February 8, 2018 at Canad Inns Polo Park. Visit DirectionsConference.ca for more information.



Student Employment Services offers a wide range of employment services, including assistance with networking, job search, cover letters, resumes and interviews, and hosting employer on-campus events. For additional information, contact Student Employment Services at jobcentre@rrc.ca or 204.632.2463.

 

Tips for Being Active When Sick

February 2, 2018 • Written by

sick-quote-1The brunt of winter is here and the classroom or office has a cold running through it.  You’re coughing and sneezing but your active living routine has achieved a nice rhythm and you don’t want to lose momentum. There are two voices in your head—one encouraging you to rest—the other urging you to get up and go. Now what do you do?

It’s the toughest call and it’s usually made under duress. Read More →

RBC Campus Recruitment presents: Time4U Sessions

February 1, 2018 • Written by

Student Employment Services Employer On-CampusTime4U sessions

RBC Time4U is an opportunity for you to meet face-to-face with a member of the RBC Campus Recruitment Team to discuss whatever is on your mind; from resumes to cover letters, personal brand to online profiles, RBC program and career information and everything in between.

The RBC team is on campus to assist you in making one of the biggest decisions of your life – the next step   in your career! Space is limited and sign up will be on a first come, first served basis.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Room P208 – Exchange District Campus.

Registration is required and sign up will be on a first come, first served basis.

Register online at: https://teamsites.rrc.ca/ses

*Click on the RBC Time4U Sessions link located in the announcements section

If you have difficulty registering, have accessibility questions or accommodation requests, contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or jobcentre@rrc.ca.

 

Employer On-Campus: Career options at RBC (summer and full-time)

February 1, 2018 • Written by

Student Employment Services Employer On-Campus

RBC invites all Business students interested in a career in banking to an information session to learn about:

  • Creating a cover letter and resume that stands out
  • Tips that will help you ace the job interview
  • Career options at RBC (summer and full time positions)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
P107 – CGA Manitoba Room, EDC
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Register online at: https://teamsites.rrc.ca/ses 

If you have difficulty registering, have accessibility questions or accommodation requests, contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or jobcentre@rrc.ca.

Here’s another Directions Conference 2018 early bird prize winner!

January 31, 2018 • Written by

The Directions Conference connects Red River College students in Business and Applied Arts with industry professionals in many areas of business. Keynote speakers, breakout informational sessions and the popular roundtable networking event combine into a rich and rewarding experience for both students and employers.

Check out the Professional Perspective posts below for tips on how to make the most out of networking events like the Directions Conference:

Part 1 – How to prepare for networking events
Part 2 – What to do at networking events
Part 3 – Following up with your networking event connections

Congratulations to Early Bird, Courtney McGraw, winner of the $150 Polo Park gift card!

We are not done giving away prizes! Tune in next week for the announcement of the winner of the $50 Tavern gift card plus 2 tickets to see a Moose game or a Celebrations Dinner Theatre show prize package.

To register for the event, click here: 2018 Directions Conference
Deadline for registration: February 2, 2018


Directions Conference will be held on February 8, 2018 at Canad Inns Polo Park. For more info, visit DirectionsConference.ca


Student Employment Services offers a wide range of employment services, including assistance with networking, job search, cover letters, resumes and interviews, and hosting employer on-campus events. For additional information, contact Student Employment Services at jobcentre@rrc.ca or 204.632.2463.