GPCB 661 How to Survive Your First Year on the Job


Experts agree that getting that first full-time job offer is not the finish line, but really just the start of another run. As you transition from the classroom to your first cubicle, you'll meet new colleagues, be exposed to arcane office etiquette and be asked to deliver highly measurable results under tight deadlines. Learning to perfect your presentation skills, spotlight your talents and polish your presence in the office can really kick-start your career. This workshop will present a few strategies aimed to help junior colleagues provide additional value in the workplace and prepare for a seat at the executive table.

Pre-workshop resource: "The 7 habits of highly effective people" by Stephen Covey.

This workshop is part of the International Association of Business Communicatore - Montreal chapter (IABC-Montreal) partnership with GradProSkills to offer skills training and networking opportunities to graduate students from Concordia and our sister universities in Montreal. All IABC events this winter will included space for IABC student members and graduate students from McGill.

Additional IABC events this winter (2013):
GPSC448 - How to say Yes! When to say no.-Feb 7
GPCB660 - Communication and your Career -Feb 13
GPSC460 - Speed Networking -Mar 21
Maria Constantinescu, Senior Advisor, Public Relations
Leader Biography:
Maria Constantinescu works as a Senior Advisor, Public relations at a Montreal-based financial institution. She also sits on the administrative board of IABC Montreal where she acts as Director, Academic relations. Maria is an accredited reputation management professional.
Learning Objectives:
1. Create awareness for the building blocks of career development.
2. Adapt the strategies presented during the workshop to the specific needs of the participants.
3. Develop individual action items
This workshop is recorded under the skill domain:
Career Building
Target Skills:
Survival Skills for Starting a New Job
Related skill domains:
Strategic Communication
/B1 Thu, Jan 31 2013 18h00-20h00 SGW MB 5.215 **Room Changed
/A1 Thu, Nov 8 2012 18h00-20h00 SGW MB S1.255
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Does not repeat
Suitable For:
All Streams
Workshop Capacity:
/B1 30
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Remaining Spaces:
/B1 14
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