Career Month comes to MITT
Originally posted: November 01, 2022
November is upon us, and with it comes the return of Career Month.
This year’s theme, set by the Canadian Career Development Foundation, is Amplify, a topic that encourages greater embracing of online platforms to help students and job candidates stand out when building their digital profiles.
David Driver, Career and Employment Services Officer at MITT, remarks that the need for a strong digital profile has increased in recent years partly due to a shift amid COVID-19 restrictions.
“What we’re seeing as an industry is that networking and online spaces (portfolios etc.) were important before the pandemic,” he says. “Now, after the pandemic, there’s more recruitment online, more presence that students and job-seekers can have online. So the theme really revolves around the presence you can have.”
Four sub-topics are part of the overarching theme, including amplifying career services, skills, connections, and yourself. Of these themes, David sees connections as being the most important.
“Many of our students have never networked before and have never built connections because they’re just getting into their desired industry,” he says. “It’s a strong lesson we try to get across through all the modules – the value of creating a network and connections, amplifying your skillset, interests, and passions, to the profession you will be going into.”
What’s happening at MITT
MITT’s Career and Employment Services provides a robust line-up of events during Career Month. This year many are in-person, including the first-ever MITT Career Fair.
The Career Fair brings employers from a variety of industries to MITT’s Henlow and Pembina campuses. Students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from these organizations.
When Career and Employment Services reached out to MITT partners and practicum hosts about participating in a career fair, the response was overwhelmingly positive.
“The career fair is driven by employer demand, but it’s something we’ve always wanted to do, and it’s just the right time to do it,” he says.
An online prep event for students will precede the Career Fair. This session, led by Career and Employment Services, will give students tips to get the most out of their experience at the Fair.
Other events include a post-secondary fair for MITT’s Adult Learning Centre (ALC) students, a professional photographer taking LinkedIn profile photos, and a variety of posts and activities online.
MITT Career Month schedule
Career Month Launch – “What do I do really well?”
Tuesday, November 1st, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Henlow, Pembina, and Fultz campuses
Launch Career Month by sharing what you do well. Stop by the Career and Employment Services board on your campus and share a message about your strengths.
MITT Career Fair Prep Session
Tuesday, November 8, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Zoom
Learn how to get the most out of the upcoming MITT Career Fair.
MITT Career Fair
Tuesday, November 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Henlow Campus, The Deltas
Pembina Campus, Cafeteria (Health Care programs only)
Meet a variety of employers in this incredible networking opportunity for all MITT students.
MITT Adult Learning Centres Post-Secondary Fair
Thursday, November 24, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
UFCW Training Centre, 880 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
MITT ALC students get the opportunity to explore post-secondary institution options to further their education.
Tuesday, November 29, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Henlow Campus
Wednesday, November 30, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Pembina Campus
Get a professional photo taken for your LinkedIn account.
Join us on social media @MITTCanada for Career Month content:
November 2, 9, 16, 23
Every Wednesday, Career and Employment Services will have discuss the four main Amplify topics.
Career on Wheels
November 7, 14, 21, 28
Every Monday, Career and Employment Services will celebrate our alumni by delivering coffee and donuts to their workplace.
For more Career Month information, visit the MITT Career and Employment Services page.