Our team provides comprehensive career development services to commerce and MBA students (co-op and full-time). We help students gain important real world experience and help prepare them to be valuable contributors in the work force.
Employers are true partners in our co-op and internship programs and our team works with them to facilitate seamless on-campus recruitment. From organizing company information sessions to coordinating interviews, we are committed to delivering customized and targeted recruitment services.
October 20, 2014
Rank/Match is the process that CPD uses where, through a matching system, students rank employers and employers rank students, and through this a compatible job match may occur. Through this process, a match is considered to be equivalent to an employment offer. How Does the Process Work? Employers rank all students interviewed. Only one student … Continue reading First Year MBA Co-op students are all wondering "What is Rank Match?"
October 2, 2014
Many people are nervous during the interview and this is normal. The key item to remember about interviews is that the employer wants to learn about YOU and as such they want to see your personality and determine how you might fit within their organization. Many times when I am coaching students on how to … Continue reading Be Yourself…The Art of Interviewing
September 26, 2014
1. I emailed CPD – why didn’t you reply yet? Due to the high volume of messages our office receives, we adhere at a 24 hour response turnaround. That’s not to say we won’t respond faster than this, but our office hours are from 8:30am – 4:30pm each day (excluding weekends) and as such we … Continue reading FAQs for MBA Co-op students!
September 25, 2014
Each of us has asked it – What do I wear today? That question is especially stressful when interviewing for, or starting, a new job. We’ve all heard it said that it’s better to be overdressed, and this is great advice to follow. No one wants to be the person under-dressed at an event or … Continue reading Interview Attire – Dos and Don'ts
September 2, 2014
I hope you all enjoyed a restful summer and are looking forward to an exciting year full of new opportunities to learn and grow. It has been a busy summer for both DeGroote and CPD – planning for upcoming events and helping to shape a new strategic direction for the school. CPD has also gone … Continue reading Welcome back to campus and the start of a new academic year!
April 28, 2014
Are you one to loathe the thought of presenting in front of an audience? Or to even attend an interview? Do your palms get sweaty? Neck is covered in splotches of red dots? Stomach turns so much you’d think that you need to consume an entire bottle of Tums? Well, you are not alone. All … Continue reading Butterflies and Sweaty Palms – good or bad?
April 21, 2014
For those students going on Internship, CPD would like to congratulate you! This is the start of an exciting journey for you where you will continue to learn and conquer new challenges. Before you leave campus and transition from a student to an intern, here are a few things you should note. Before you leave … Continue reading A few things you need to know before you go on Internship
April 15, 2014
Your final work term is almost here and since this will be your last co-op experience, CPD wanted to provide you with some tips to make the most of your experience: Network, network, network – you should continuously be looking for networking opportunities. However, given this is your final work term, you want to be … Continue reading Your Final Co-op Work Term – How to Make the Most of your Experience
April 11, 2014
Before you start: Turn off Activity Broadcasts while you’re making edits. Photo – Professional headshot. Graduate directory photo or other professional headshot. Make sure you are smiling and in a suit. Headline – The most searchable 120 characters of your profile. Avoid just stating your job title or just that you are an MBA candidate. … Continue reading Tips for branding the top third of your LinkedIn profile
April 7, 2014
CPD asked two of its current work study students to share their experiences with last year’s DSB Job Search Challenge. Joseph: I decided to participate in the job search challenge because I wanted to kick start my professional career by doing something other than serving tables or picking flowers for the summer. My resume was … Continue reading The DSB Job Search Challenge – a student’s perspective!