Network Maintenance Notice – Wireless Network Outage at Exchange District Campus

April 4, 2017 • Written by

Information Technology Solutions will be performing network upgrades to wireless networks located at the EDC Campus on Friday,  April 7. 

The work will begin at 5:00pm and should be done by 9:00pm.  There will be no wireless access during this time.

If you have any questions please submit a Caselog using the following link:  https://hub.rrc.ca/CaseLog/NewCase.aspx?Area=ITS&Category=58

 

Employer on-Campus: 200 positions for Cirque du Soleil through Adecco!

April 3, 2017 • Written by

Join Adecco Under the Big Top!

We have over 200 positions available during Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios performance in Winnipeg! Join us to learn more about the opportunities available and how to apply.

Merchandising Associate – VIP Host/Hostess – Usher – Runner – Prep Cook – Food and Beverage – Dishwasher – Costume/Wardrobe Assistant – Box Office Associate

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Roblin Centre – Exchange District Campus
Room W314, 160 Princess Street
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
11:00 am – 12:00 noon or
12 noon – 1:00 pm

Patterson GlobalFoods Institute – Exchange District Campus
Room 301, 504 Main Street
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register online to attend one of the information sessions at: http://connect.rrc.ca/SESAdecco

 

Bring your resume!
Deadline for registration: April 10, 2017
Limited seating available – sign up early!

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Live Stream Presentations: Employment Preparation

March 27, 2017 • Written by

Cover Letters, Resumes and Interviews

Live Stream Presentations

Student Employment Services offers a variety of employment-related workshops to assist students to develop the skills required to be competitive throughout the job search process.

Upcoming presentations:Join us! In person, eTV Studio - GM 33 (near North Gym) Notre Dame Campus or via live stream blogs.rrc.ca/etv/streaming/ click on the "live stream" image to play. No username or password required.

Writing Convincing Cover Letters
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Submitting a convincing cover letter to accompany your resume is an important part of the application process. In this presentation, you will obtain the information required to create a professional cover letter.

  • Types of cover letters
  • Cover letter do’s and don’ts
  • Essential elements of a cover letter
  • Mistakes that can cost you

Creating Effective Resumes
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Your resume introduces you to a potential employer and highlights your qualifications as they relate to the position. Having an outstanding resume can greatly improve your chances of getting the interview. In this presentation, you will obtain information on how to create effective resumes.

  • Your resume as a marketing tool
  • Types of resumes and choosing your style
  • Key components of a resume
  • Layout, formatting and content
  • References

Putting Your Best Self Forward at an Interview
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

An interview is an essential element to securing a job and preparation is key. In this presentation, you will obtain information on the best interview practices.

  • Purpose of the interview
  • Types of interviews
  • Preparing for the interview
  • Types of interview questions and answers
  • Personal presentation
  • After the interview

Ask us a question! Time will be available to answer any questions you might have.
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Roll for Relief and Relaxation

March 24, 2017 • Written by

Lets be honest when you read that title you didn’t think you’d be reading an article on foam rolling.  Some of the most common questions we get in our fitness centre are “What are those things? What am I suppose to do with it?  Does it really work?  When we get these question most people are referring to foam rollers.  Read More →

Professional Perspective: What you know vs. Who you know

March 20, 2017 • Written by
How about some more Professional Perspective, where industry professionals share their insights regarding various employment-related topics?

aZain Ali, Human Resource Manager at Domo Gasoline Corporation Ltd. is back with more of his professional perspective. Zain’s professional perspective comes from an accumulation of his personal experience as an international student and his professional work experience within various industries, and now as a Human Resource Manager.

Today’s question is:

Why should students and new graduates consider networking as they prepare to enter the world of work?

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Is networking important? Will it help me in landing a job? Shouldn’t I just apply for the jobs?

These are some of the questions that I hear when it comes to networking. I strongly believe that networking is a crucial step in succeeding in your career in any industry. Just don’t confuse networking with a quick-fix pill that will solve all your job searching challenges in one snap.

Networking typically does not cost a lot of money, but it does cost time and effort to build the human connection that is vital to networking your way to a job. Being at the right networking events, you can help you form relationships with people who can help you land your next job.

Networking has so many more benefits than just securing a job:

1. Friendship goals

“A friend in need is a friend indeed.” We all like to give advice, and sometimes require a little ourselves. Books can teach you a lot, but an experienced friend, colleague, and mentor can help you navigate the many surprises that your career has to offer! Having a great network can equip you with strategies and supports that you need to manage your job search process.

2. Opportunities

Sometimes, through networking, you can land monetary benefits like a job, joint ventures, client leads, and partnerships to a start-up. Who knows, you could be the next Steve Jobs and start a business from your garage, or you may be the most wanted asset to an organization! Don’t hesitate to show where you stand and what you bring to the table at networking events.

3. Becoming known

Getting noticed is a huge benefit of networking. Attending networking events will certainly help others to take interest in you and this may present opportunities or customer referrals that can set you up for long term success.

4. Positive influence

“Birds of the same feather flock together.” You are who you hang out with. At networking events, you may get positively influenced to do something great. Or, people may get influenced by your ideologies that can launch the next big thing… you!

5. The 2 Cs

Not everyone is able to stand in front of hundreds of people and give a speech. Those who can are either natural public speakers or have devoted countless hours to practicing the art of public speaking. Attending networking events can help you build the 2 Cs – confidence and character. Believe me when I say, I had stage fright, too! But Toastmasters, charity events, networking events, and best man speeches helped me overcome this fear and allowed me to speak confidently in front of a huge crowd! No matter the size, I can now woo the audience with my speech!

Often, it is what you know and who you know that help you land a great career. Not just one of them.


For more information on networking, visit Student Employment Services’ Online Employment Resources or book an appointment with an RRC Employment Advisor at 204.632.3966 or JobCentre@rrc.ca.

Want to read more professional perspectives? Check out past editions here:
Professional Perspective – What employers are really thinking

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Employer on-Campus: Walmart Canada – Accelerated Leadership Program

March 20, 2017 • Written by

Calling all students graduating by Spring 2017 who are looking to jump-start a career in management!

Walmart Canada we will be hiring graduates from across Canada directly into full-time permanent Assistant Manager roles through Walmart Canada’s Accelerated Leadership Program. The selected graduates will launch their career in Store Operations with a 12-week leadership development program that is a combination of classroom theory and hands on experience managing store operations in a fast paced-retail environment.

Why should you apply?Walmart1

  • Opportunity to discover the inner workings of one of the most successful companies in the world
  • Best in class training and development
  • Multiple and diverse career opportunities
  • Starting base salary of $50k+, Annual bonus, Deferred Profit Share Plan, Associate Stock Purchase Plan, associate discount
  • 3 Weeks’ vacation and full benefits effective on your start date

Join us to learn more about Walmart Canada’s Accelerated Leadership Program!


Thursday, March 30, 2017
Black Lecture Theatre
Notre Dame Campus, 2055 Notre Dame Avenue
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm


Register online at: http://connect.rrc.ca/SES
If you have difficulty registering contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966.

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Office 365 available to students

March 17, 2017 • Written by

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On Monday, March 27, Red River College IT Solutions will begin the process of providing all currently registered students with access to Microsoft Office 365. Registered students will be able to use the online version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneDrive.

In addition to the online versions of these applications, students will also have access to download and install the Microsoft Office 2016 suite on up to 5 devices.

Further documentation and frequently asked questions related to Office 365 are available on the ITS Support website which can be found at blogs.rrc.ca/its.

TSN’s Michael Landsberg is Coming to RRC on March 22 and You’re Invited

March 17, 2017 • Written by

Michael Landsberg, TSN sports journalist and a face of Bell Let’s Talk Day, is bringing his #SICKNOTWEAK talk to Red River College. Come listen to his talk, ask questions and take part in a meet & greet! Help us break down the stigma related to Mental Health Problems – presented by Healthy Minds, Healthy College.

Date : Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Where: North Gym, Notre Dame Campus – Livestreaming will be available at all other campuses

This event is for ALL staff, faculty and students. Come early for a FREE pizza & pop lunch!

Check out this video from Michael promoting his visit to RRC >> https://twitter.com/RRC_News/status/841358389586341893Michael Landsberg digital invite

2017 Peace Award recipient sharing his experience in Canada

March 13, 2017 • Written by

Red River College recognizes and honours the tremendous potential of students who come from various backgrounds. In order to celebrate stories of courage, strength and determination, Diversity and Intercultural Services has implemented the Peace Award, presented annually to current students in full-time academic programs who entered Canada as refugees or refugee claimants. To be eligible for the award, applicants must submit a 1,000-word essay that discusses their adjustment and experience in living and learning in Canada, why they decided to take their current program at RRC and how the Peace Award will help them succeed in reaching their career and life goals. This year’s recipient of a $1,000 Peace Award is Wasim Alkabani.

The Peace Award recognizes Wasim for his strength and determination and for demonstrating perseverance in reaching his educational goals while adapting to a new life in Canada. Wasim arrived in Canada from Syria through the Student Refugee Program and, although he’s not new to travelling and settling in new cities has never been an easy step for him, seeing his name on the big signs with WUSC and RRC logos and 15 people waiting and cheering for him at the airport was overwhelming: “Suddenly the feeling of uncertainty was replaced with intimacy as I was introducing myself to all those lovely people.”

Wasim had graduated from Damascus University with a BA in Finance in 2009, and accounting was one of the key courses each year of the program so it only made sense for him to continue in the Applied Accounting Program at the Exchange District Campus: “I started attending all my classes and I was very enthusiastic about my program as it was something I’m interested in. I was amazed by the teaching techniques and the courses taught at my college and how it’s designed to reflect on the work environment and to get students ready to be a part of the Canadian business community. Approaching our instructors who are always willing to support in everything is something I first experienced here and it has been a big help for me through my studies.”

Wasim made lots of friends while studying at Red River College and staff and classmates helped him experience new activities and events in Winnipeg: “I had the chance to explore the city and visit different parts of it. I enjoyed Santa’s parade which displayed an amazing tradition and celebration of the city. I had a blast trying skating for the first time in my life at the Forks and which in return made me set plans to try other Canadian sports such as hokey, ice fishing and skiing… I was invited to many houses and joined different celebrations that reflected the true values of diversity and mutual respect that Canada stands for.”

In terms of planning and future goals, Wasim would like to continue specializing in his chosen field: Accounting while also supporting his family in Syria who are still experiencing conflict and donate part of his Award to Children’s Wish foundation: “to help draw a smile on a child’s face.”

“I look back to where I was six months ago”, Wasim reflects, “in an area with the biggest ongoing conflicts where I needed to struggle for the simplest rights to have a decent living. And I look to where I stand now, and I feel proud that I made it to this great country and that I have the privilege of living by the honorable values of the Canadian culture and be an active member in the society.”

We congratulate Wasim for his outstanding self-reflection and for sharing his experience and success story with the College community so that we can all celebrate Diversity and potential.

For more info on the Peace Award, please contact Gabriela Ludusan, Mentorship Program Coordinator at gludusan@rrc.ca or 204-632-3847.

Wasim being welcomed at the airport by RRC staff and students.

Wasim skating

Wasim and his first skating adventure!