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Career Development Certificate

Career Certificate Students

What is it?

Activities associated with the Career Development Certificate are designed to provide you with the self‑understanding and necessary tools to establish a meaningful career. Participating in Career Centre activities ensures that you are equipped, in addition to your academic knowledge, with career management skills to be successful at the end of your studies.

Upon completing 10 activities (8 mandatory, 2 optional), you will be able to obtain your Career Development Certificate!

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Why participate?

The workshops and activitiesassociated with the Career Development Certificate will provide you with the tools you need to find meaningful work. The certificate provides tangible value to your professional career as employers recognize the certificate as a valuable step in your career planning process.

You will have the opportunity to do the following:

  • Develop strong knowledge of the job market
  • Ensure your application stands out to employers
  • Identify your interests and preferences
  • Create a job search action plan
  • Learn how to ace the interview process
  • Enhance your networking skills

Career Development Activities

To obtain the Career Development Certificate, you must complete 10 Career Centre activities (8 mandatory and 2 optional). Click below to see a list of Career Centre Activities:

8 Mandatory Activities

2 Optional Activities

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Mandatory Activities

Annual Networking Events

Students must attend one of the following two networking events:

  • Telfer Connects (TC)
    (previously known as the 4th Year Telfer Career Convention (TCC))
    Held in September for 3rd and 4th year students only

  • Telfer Networks (TN)
    (previously known as the Telfer Networking Convention (TNC))
    Held in January for all undergraduate students

Workshops

Services

To view all upcoming activities, and to register to workshops and clinics:

Optional Activities

Workshops

  • Social Media
  • Making a Good First Impression
  • Job Search for International Students

Clinics (101 series)

Clinics are small group workshops addressing the basics of each subject. 

  • Resumé 101
  • Interview 101
  • LinkedIn 101
  • Networking 101 

Individual Consultations

Career Counsellor
  • Self-understanding and Career Awareness
  • Goal Setting and Career Planning
  • General Job Search Strategies
Relationship Manager
  • Networking and Exploring the Hidden Job Market
  • Targeted Job Search Strategies
  • Industry Information 

Special Employer Activities

  • Resumé Day: Pop-up resumé critiques with employers
  • Interview Day: Speed interviews with employers

Programs                                                                                                 

  • Ambassador Program
  • Telfer BCom Internship Program
  • Connexions Program
  • Capital Markets Mentorship Program (CMMP)
  • Professional of Management Consulting Program (PMCP)
  • International Career Mentorship Program (ICMP)
  • Hong Kong Experiential Leaning Initiative

 

Please note that some activities can replace others:
- Job Search for International Students can replace Career Search Strategies
- Resumé 101 Clinic can replace Rock Your Resumé
- Interview 101 Clinic can replace Interview Skills Workshop
- Networking 101 Clinic can replace Networking Strategies Workshop


To view all upcoming activities, and to register to workshops and clinics:

How to participate?

  1. Log in to the e-CDC website to keep track of completed activities.
  2. When you are near the completion of the activities, a message will prompt you to schedule an appointment with our Career Counsellor in order to review your progress.
  3. The Career Development Certificates are typically awarded in March each year at the Career Centre Celebration event.

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What if I already have a booklet to track my progress?

Simply input online the activities in which you have already participated as well as when they took place. The stamps used in your booklet indicate the date. It’s that simple!

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