Connect with alumni, current students (and maybe a few managers!) with experience working in the federal and provincial public service in Ottawa, Victoria, and Vancouver and hear what they have to say about the work, the people, and the opportunities.
The event will run as follows:
12:30pm – 1:50pm – Session 1 (with mini-networking session)
2:00pm – 3:30pm – Session 2 (with mini-networking session)
Register now to secure a spot in this traditionally full house event! Please RSVP on Symplicity. You may only RSVP for ONE session.
- Date: Wed, Mar 24
- Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm (2 sessions)
- Location: MBC 2290, SFU Burnaby
Questions to ask:
· What types of positions are available for co-op students and/or recent graduates in your organization?
· What part of your position do you find the most rewarding or enjoyable?
· What are some of the challenges you face ? What type of skills are necessary to overcome those challenges?
· Does your job require you to be bilingual? Do jobs in the Greater Vancouver Area? Did you know French before you worked there?
· What advice/tips do you have for someone interested in working for the government?
· How important is volunteering and networking at helping you get your foot in the door?
· How did you discover that working in government was right for you?
· What are some of the benefits of working in government?
· What do you consider good websites when searching for government employment?
· What do you generally look for in resumes and cover letters? What type of experience do you think would be most beneficial?
· Are there any recruitment strategies that are common to the Greater Vancouver Area?
· What is the working environment in the region/field you work? (i.e. laid back, formal)
· What kind of experiences and challenges do most jobs in the Greater Vancouver Area offer?
· What is the hiring process like for government jobs?
· Do you have any hints or suggestions for preparing for government interviews?
WHAT CAN YOU DO IN GOVERNMENT?
· Is there room for internal movement? (lateral or upwards)
· What are some of the challenges, and what do you think is the best way to overcome those challenges?
· Why should students choose government over the private sector? (Your own personal opinion is appreciated)