Spectrum Advantage May 2018 session

Spectrum Advantage is currently taking applications for the May 2018 session.

Spectrum Advantage is designed to support individuals who live on the Autism Spectrum find and retain employment within the digital/electronic economy.

The four month program includes four weeks of paid job readiness preparation classes specifically geared towards people living on the Autism Spectrum, followed by a minimum of three months paid employment for program graduates. During the first three months of employment, both program participants and employers are supported by an ASD Human Resource Consultant/Job Coach.

The following are required of all candidates before their acceptance into the program:

  • Candidates must be 18-30 yrs old and not registered in school.
  • Candidates must not be currently receiving, or have received in the last 3 years, EI (Employment Insurance) payments.
  • Candidates who receive AISH (Assured Income of the Severely Handicapped) payments will only be eligible for financial assistance during the Work Experience placements.

To learn more and apply, visit the program website: https://thespectrumadvantage.com/potential-candidates/

Company Connector Event with Canadian Property Stars

Prospect Human Services is hosting a Company Connector (Hiring Event) with Canadian Property Stars on March 22, 2018.

  • Date: March 22, 2018
  • Time: 2 pm to 4 pm (1 hour presentation & 1 hour interviews to follow)
  • Location: Prospect Human Services (915 33 St. NE, Calgary)
  • Parking/Transportation: Available anywhere around the building (free)/accessible via Calgary Transit

What to bring to the event:

  • Resume
  • Government ID to complete the application
  • Enthusiasm!

Dress professionally & be ready to interview right after the presentation.

Ideal candidate will be:

  • Physically fit, capable of labour work
  • Likes to work outside
  • Confident English speaker
  • Friendly with strong interpersonal skills
  • Directly interacting with customers and prospects
  • Handling money, making change
  • Competitive, motivated by bonuses

Additional information:

  • No experience is required, but having worked outdoors before is an asset
  • Required to be working on feet for the entire shift
  • No driving license required
  • Criminal record check not required
  • Safety equipment on the job: sturdy, closed-toed shoes and clothing suitable for all weather conditions
  • Season: April – October
  • Shuttles are provided for staff to transit them to/from work

What Canadian Property Stars provides its staff:

  • Steady pay
  • Training provided including:
  • Company Health & Safety Policies
  • Equipment training
  • General Job training

Part-Time and Full-Time positions with flexible scheduling are available.

Please RSVP with Tatiana Reynolds at Tatiana.reynolds@prospectnow.ca or call/text (403) 815-0594.

Mercer Consultants Information Session

Available to students in a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences program.

Mercer Consultants, a Health Care and Human Resource firm, will be on campus on February 13, 2018 for coffee chat appointments.

These 15 minute, one-on-one conversations with a Mercer team member provide an opportunity to:

  • Find out more about the firm and make meaningful connections
  • Learn about exciting internship/co-op opportunities and entry level positions as consulting analysts
  • Gain knowledge that can help you when writing your resume, interviewing, and more

This event will take place at Scurfield Hall room 319 from 9:00am to 1:30pm.

If you are interested in attending, please send your resume and preferred meeting times to Susan Basudde, Career Advisor with the Haskayne School of Business. Susan is willing to talk with you to help you prepare for these chats.  There is an expectation that students should be dressed in semi-business casual wear: dark wash jeans; dress pants; a collared shirt; blouse; sweater; cardigan, blazer; clean runners are fine.

Students with Diverse Abilities Transitioning into the Workplace: Accessibility and Accommodations

When: Feb 1, 2018 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Escalus – MacEwan Student Centre

Registration Deadline: Feb 1, 2018 04:00 PM – limited registration so sign up early!

Register: https://careerlink.ucalgary.ca/home.htm

On February 1, 2018, Student Accessibility Services and Career Services are offering an opportunity for students with disabilities and medical conditions to connect with employers who are passionate about recruiting, empowering, and retaining employees with diverse abilities. Career support agencies will be available to talk about how they can help you find employment!

Discussion topics will include: recruitment strategies around people with diverse abilities; duty to accommodate and how organizations support the diverse needs of their employees; disclosure and how much information an employee should share with their employers. Workplace support agencies for persons with accessibility needs will also be sharing their information and will be available for discussion.

This highly interactive session will be in roundtable format, where 4-5 students will have the opportunity to connect with 2 employers per table and meet at least 4-6 employers during the session. Open networking with employers and support agencies will follow. Handouts can be emailed and will be available at the event with employer and support agency contact information.

Please contact Mary Cole at Student Accessibility Services no later than Friday, January 26th if you require accommodations for this event – email mlcole@ucalgary.ca or call 403.210.9457.

Career Development Program

The Career Development Program offered by Career Services will help build your resume, demonstrate your leadership skills and can open up new and unexpected career opportunities. The whole program takes approximately 20 hours to complete. You work through it at your own pace to submit all modules by April 30 to receive co-curricular credit.

The deadline to register is November 9, 2017.

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