Looking for work? Student Employment Services can help!

February 10, 2014 • Written by

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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.

Contact Student Employment Services for additional information:

Notre Dame Campus

D102- 2055 Notre Dame Avenue

Phone: 204.632.3966| Fax: 204.694.4835 | TTY: 204.632.2010

Exchange District Campus

P206-160 Princess Street

Phone: 204.949.8368| Fax: 204.949.9186 | TTY: 204.949.8504

 

Email: jobcentre@rrc.ca

On the web: rrc.ca/ses

View job postings: jobcentral.rrc.ca

 

 

 

Employer on Campus Event – Enterprise Holdings -Exchange District Campus

February 3, 2014 • Written by

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Enterprise Holdings invites all Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Commerce Industry Sales and Marketing students to an information session at the Exchange District Campus

Enterprise Holdings is the largest car rental company in North America…and we are family-owned. We operate a fleet of over 1 million vehicles and last year generated revenues in excess of $12 billion. Our employees are ambitious, customer service-driven, team-oriented and believe in working hard while having fun.

If you are interested in learning more about our Management Trainee position, please attend the information session. Feel free to also review our website at www.go.enterprise.com/canada

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

P107, Exchange District Campus

1:00 – 2:00 pm (lunch and door prize provided)

 or

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

P107, Exchange District Campus

2:00 – 3:00 pm (lunch and door prize provided)

If you are interested in attending the information session please register online at: http://connect.rrc.ca/Resource/StudentEmploymentServices/

Please Note: If you have difficulty registering contact Employment Services at 632-3966. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION February 7, 2014. Limited Space available so sign up early!

Employer on Campus Event – Enterprise Holdings -Notre Dame Campus

February 3, 2014 • Written by

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Enterprise Holdings invites all Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Commerce Industry Sales and Marketing students to an information session at the Notre Dame Campus. 

Enterprise Holdings is the largest car rental company in North America…and we are family-owned. We operate a fleet of over 1 million vehicles and last year generated revenues in excess of $12 billion. Our employees are ambitious, customer service-driven, team-oriented and believe in working hard while having fun.

If you are interested in learning more about our Management Trainee position, please attend the information session. Feel free to also review our website at www.go.enterprise.com/canada.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Green Lecture Theatre, Notre Dame Campus

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm (lunch and door prize provided)

If you are interested in attending the information session please register online at: http://connect.rrc.ca/Resource/StudentEmploymentServices/

Please Note: If you have difficulty registering contact Employment Services at 632-3966. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION March 10, 2014.  Limited Space available so sign up early!

Employer on Campus Event – Manitoba Government

February 3, 2014 • Written by

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The Civil Service Commission (Manitoba Government) invites all Red River College Students to an information session!

The Civil Service Commission is responsible for the development and delivery of the corporate employment equity programs throughout the Manitoba government. We are looking for resumes from members of the four equity groups, including women, visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with a disability. Through our outreach efforts, to post-secondary schools, we hope to gather resumes from professionally skilled candidates who are interested in working for the Manitoba government.

Exchange District Campus

Thursday, February 13, 2014

P107 – CGA Room

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

or

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

(Please feel free to bring your lunch)

Notre Dame Campus

Thursday, February 27, 2014

White Lecture Theatre

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

or

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

(Please feel free to bring your lunch)

If you are interested in attending one of the information sessions please register online at: http://connect.rrc.ca/Resource/StudentEmploymentServices/

Please Note: If you have difficulty registering contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: February 11, 2014

Limited Space available so sign up early!

Help! I’m Stressed Out

January 29, 2014 • Written by

stress-1Dear Red,

Since school started I am finding that I am getting more and more run-down.  I feel like I need to spend all my time studying, preparing for tests or working on assignments.  I have no time to do the things I like to do and have had to cancel going out with friends or attending family get-togethers as it takes time away from schoolwork.

Lately, I haven’t been sleeping well which is making me feel tired and irritable all the time.  My back is sore and I am getting more headaches.  People tell me that I need to take time for myself, but I don’t feel I can.  Help!!

Signed:  Stressed Out

Dear Stressed Out,

Sounds like you need a stress intervention!  Unfortunately what you are describing is all too typical of students in your situation.  As work load and pressure build up at school it’s not uncommon to start letting things like sleep, diet, exercise and social/recreational activities fall by the wayside.  However, it’s important for you to know that maintaining a healthy lifestyle – especially in times of stress – helps buffer you against the physical symptoms that you are experiencing such as headaches, sore muscles, and mood disturbances that could eventually lead to greater problems such as anxiety and depression.

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Introducing “ASK RED”!

January 27, 2014 • Written by

advicecolumn.6Welcome to “Ask RED,” our new Red River College student advice column, coming to you through the counsellors in Counselling and Accessibility Services.

Looking for some guidance on some difficult issues in your life? RED knows that being a college student can be very challenging. It’s hard to strike that balance between your personal life and academic pressures; and we all know that relationships can be very challenging to juggle along with all the responsibilities of school.

RED knows that without support a student can become anxious or depressed and this can have an impact on how well a student does. Share what’s on your mind with RED – concerning school, personal struggles, relationships, mental health and wellness, etc. RED will offer advice and life strategies that will help put you on track.

Reaching out couldn’t be simpler:  Just fill out the form below. Your identity will be kept anonymous, but do note that questions may be edited for length and clarity.

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Fun at The Forks – RRC students experience ice skating on the Winnipeg River Trail

January 21, 2014 • Written by

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For most, learning to skate is a common Winnipeg winter activity. From a Canadian perspective, wearing a pair of blades can become second nature when it comes to playing sports like hockey or ringette. However, for Red River College’s immigrant and international students, the art of skating proved to be a unique and challenging first time experience; topping the list of things to try while living abroad in “the Peg”.

On Saturday, January 18 over eighty RRC immigrant and international students joined Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad at The Forks River Trail for a skating lesson. The event takes place every year as part of the Diversity and Immigrant Student Support department’s Canadian Connection Program.

On the riverThe outdoor skating event not only gave students the opportunity to hit the ice, but to stand foot on Winnipeg’s two most famous frozen rivers.

For International Business student Suvir Haripersad, “walking on a frozen river was pretty WOW. For a boy from Africa, that is totally mind blowing”.

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Free Resume Critiques!

January 21, 2014 • Written by

killer-resume3Free Resume Critiques!

Your resume is often the first chance you get to impress a future employer. Let Red River College’s Student Employment Services help you make a great first impression by looking over your resume and giving you tips on how to improve it!

Getting a free critique is simple.

1.   Bring your resume to the North Gym (NDC) on Wednesday, January 29, or Thursday, January 30, between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.

2.   Sit down with a resume advisor.

3.   Find out what you’re doing well and how you can make your resume even better.

For more information, contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or email jobcentre@rrc.ca.

Tips – how to get the most out of Red River College’s 2014 Career Fair

January 21, 2014 • Written by

 

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Red River College’s annual Career fair is fast approaching. Here are some tips to help you prepare!

Do your research — take some time to research employers’ websites in advance.

Prepare a list of questions to ask employers.

Be prepared — bring a pen, note pad, business cards and clean, unfolded copies of your resume.

Prepare your introduction — state your name, program and area of interest, and ask specific questions. Be positive and professional.

Be ready for an on-site interview — be prepared to talk about your career objectives, strengths and interests.

Dress professionally — first impressions are important.

Have a firm handshake — smile and make eye contact.

Listen attentively — show interest, take notes and ask questions.

Follow up — ask for business cards from the employers you’re interested in, so you can stay in touch.

Build your network — use the Career Fair as a starting point to build contacts in the industry.

Red River College Career Fair details:

January 29 & 30

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

North Gym, Notre Dame Campus

For additional information, contact Red River College’s Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or email jobcentre@rrc.ca to schedule an appointment.