April 2016

Job searching after graduation

April 29, 2016 • Written by

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Did you know that you can meet with a Red River College Student Employment Advisor even after you graduate?

Now that you are finished with your program and can focus on pursuing a career, don’t forget that Student Employment Advisors at Red River College are still here to support you!

If you need help with reviewing your cover letter and resume, practicing your interview skills, or brainstorming job search strategies, contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or jobcentre@rrc.ca to book an appointment. You can access these services for up to a year after your graduation.

But wait there’s more!

As RRC graduates, you will always have access to Job Central, RRC’s internal job board for students and alumni. Visit jobcentral.rrc.ca for an up-to-date list of employment opportunities.

The Student Employment Services team wishes you all the best in your future endeavors!

For more information, visit the Student Employment Services website here:
Student Employment Services – Students and Alumni


Rotary Career Symposium 2016

April 29, 2016 • Written by

Discover your options. Register today!

Created to showcase leading industries, employment and educational opportunities in Manitoba and beyond, the Rotary Career Symposium is a unique event to help expand your career possibilities! From Aerospace to Law, Trades to Government, Hospitality to Technology, more than 200 Exhibit booths and 70 speaker sessions are included in the two-day event. Featuring both business and educational leaders to help you to update your career profile, it’s the largest and most comprehensive event of its kind in Canada. Don’t miss out!


The Career Symposium is open to all Grade 9-12 students, career seekers, and the general public from May 2-4, 2016. Grade 8 students who want to get a sneak peek at all the Exhibitors can come down to the RBC Convention Centre on Monday, May 2, 2016 (6pm-8pm). Admission is free for parents who accompany their Grade 8 children. Admission for Grade 8 students is $2 for May 2, 2016. General Admission is $3.

Reasons to attend the Rotary Career Symposium

Over 12,000 people attend the Symposium each year.
The show floor hosts over 200 exhibitor booths.
There are 70 speakers sessions providing “A Day In The Life” career insights.

Event Info

May 2nd, 2016
(6pm – 8pm)
May 3rd, 2016
(9am – 3pm)
May 4th, 2016
(9am – 3pm)

RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
375 York Avenue

Register today at: careersymposium.ca

Preparing for your Future

April 28, 2016 • Written by


Interviews got you scared?

Looking for some information on building you C/V, Résumé, or Cover letter? Or just looking for some company and a free lunch?

If you replied yes to either or both of these questions then we have an event for you!

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Support for ESL Students – ESL Conversation Group (Spring & Summer 2016)

April 28, 2016 • Written by


Join the ESL Conversation Group!

Join us to develop and practice the communication skills you need for success, both at Red River College and in the workforce. Sessions will be interactive, engaging and dynamic; come ready to participate, communicate, and have fun!

Spring & Summer Conversation Group Sessions:

Notre Dame Campus:

Room: D205
Times: 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm

o Friday, May 6, 20
o Friday, June 3, 17
o Friday, July 15, 29
o Friday, August 12

Exchange District Campus:

Room: P304
Times: 12:00pm – 1:00pm & 4:00 – 5:00pm

o Tuesday, May 3, May 17, May 31
o Tuesday, June 14, 28
o Tuesday, July 12, 26
o Tuesday, August 9

For more information, contact Kaleigh Quinn: kquinn@rrc.ca or 204.631.3472.  We hope to see you there!!

We want to hear from you:

In order to plan relevant sessions that meet your needs, please take 3 minutes to complete this survey; tell the ASC about what you would like to focus on!

Congratulations, soon-to-be graduates!

April 13, 2016 • Written by

One last round of exams, then you are done!

After you fill in that last test question, there might be one more question that needs an answer. What’s next?

For some, the answer might be take a break, study some more, or get a job. For others, a new question might be occupying their thoughts: “Will anyone hire me?!”

Don’t panic. If you are feeling unsure about life after graduation, check out Elizabeth Chan’s article on TalentEgg, Is There A Job For Me? 3 Tips For Taming That Post-Graduation Fear, to help you keep calm and graduate like a boss.

Read the article here: Is There A Job For Me? 3 Tips For Taming That Post-Graduation Fear

You might be done with the College once you toss that graduate cap in the air, but the College is not done with you just yet! You can still meet with an Employment Advisor after graduation to prepare for your job search. Contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 to book an appointment!

Career Fair: MTEC Hospitality, Tourism and Retail

April 8, 2016 • Written by

MTEC Manitoba Tourism Education Council

MTEC is holding our Spring Job Fair at the RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Current employers recruiting are:

  • Canad Inns
  • Delta Winnipeg
  • Lakeview Hotels & Resorts
  • Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries
  • RBC Convention Centre
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • South Beach Casino & Resort
  • Spectra Food Services & Hospitality at Investors Group Field
  • Summer Bounce Entertainment
  • Tim Hortons-Double Double Cafe Ltd.

Bring copies of your resume to the event, and be ready to talk about your skills with the recruiting employers.

Visit the MTEC website to find the most current opportunities!

For more information, contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966.

Shifting Gears: Going from College to Career

April 1, 2016 • Written by


It’s that exciting time of year when students are starting to shift gears – wrapping up this term or graduating from Red River College and embarking on a new career!

Are you going to be shifting gears – are you looking for a summer job, a co-op placement, or launching your career after graduation?

Student Employment Services can help!

Red River College’s Student Employment Services is available to assist you with job-seeking strategies, cover letter and resume writing, interview preparation, and access to current job postings on RRC’s own internal job posting site – JobCentral.

To get more information on the employment services available to assist you or to book an appointment contact us at 204-632-3966/ jobcentre@rrc.ca.

To view job postings directed at Red River College students and alumni visit: jobcentral.rrc.ca

Student Employment Services also hosts a wide range of recruitment and information sessions on campus for students to connect with employers and learn more about available employment opportunities.

To get more information on upcoming employer on-campus events and career fairs visit: Student Employment Services: What’s Happening

Exchange District Campus Data Centre Maintenance – Saturday April 2nd

April 1, 2016 • Written by
IT Solutions will be performing Data Centre Maintenance at the Exchange District Campus on Saturday April 2nd beginning at 5:30 PM and continuing to 10:30PM. This maintenance only effects Staff or Students onsite at the Roblin Centre, PGI or Massey.
During this maintenance window there will be interruption of IT services including but not limited to access to the Internet, Email, File and Print Servers, Learn and wireless.