Career Development Workshops and Webinars

 

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The Career Ready webinar series helps students and recent graduates develop personal and professional skills that assist with transitioning into a successful “Life after Mohawk”. These interactive and informative webinars support the development of important soft skills, which are not traditionally learned in classrooms. 

Upcoming Webinars and Workshops

Different ways to get into home ownership Webinar | Recorded November 30, 2022

How buying a home over the years has always looked terrible and impossible when viewed through the media, when in reality it has turned out to be the #1 investment for majority of Canadians over the years.  

Presented by Brian Hogben, 2001 Business Administration graduate from Mohawk College

Brian Hogben is the guy that proves nice guys don't finish last. Award-winning, hardworking and spilling over with positivity, gratitude and authenticity - Brian Hogben is the Founder of Mission35 Mortgages. He cut his teeth at the bank, started working as a commission-based mortgage agent, then became a team leader with a Brokerage and launched Mission 35 Mortgages, one of the top mortgage brokerages in its first 3 years of existence, and currently has 10 locations across Southern Ontario. 

Did we mention he also writes?  Yup, he does that too.  The author of “How to Get Mortgage-Free Really F*$%ING FAST” shows other people that becoming mortgage free many years earlier than what typical Canadians think is possible, is not just a pipe dream, it is a reality. Long story short, Brian Hogben is the Mortgage Broker you told your friends about and the guy to trust with your financial needs and who will take your financial literacy to the next level. 

 


Wealthing Wednesdays Series

Whether it’s saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. The Wealthing Wednesdays webinar and workshop series is designed to help you improve your money skills.

Benefits of attending:

  • You will learn new skills and information to better understand and manage your finances now and in the future. 
  • By completing a pre and post-survey, you will be entered into a draw for 1 of 2, $100.00 Tim Horton Gift Cards.
  • You will be able to add the session to your Co-Curricular Record

 

"Buying Your First Home with two hands holding money and a house"

Buying Your First Home

Wednesday, January 25
12:30 - 2:30 pm (Online)

"A Newcomer's Guide to Canadian Finances with two different passports"

A Newcomer’s Guide to Canadian Finances

Wednesday, February 15
12:30 - 2:30 pm (Online)

"tax forms and a calculator"

Understanding Personal Income Taxes

Wednesday, March 8
12:30 - 2:30 pm (Online)

 


Not able to make it? No problem! Catch up by watching a recording

Exploring Your Rights as a New Employee | Recorded (June 2022)

An introduction to six important laws and regulations in effect in the province of Ontario that protect workers and their rights in the workplace.  As a new employee, it’s all about learning what laws are in place in Ontario to help make your workplace a better, safer, and healthier work environment for everyone.  From the Employment Standards Act to human rights to accommodations and disclosure and more—attend this webinar to familiarize yourself with these topics and learn where to find more information.

Watch the recorded webinar on YouTube


Make Your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) Work for You | July 16, 2022 | Recording coming soon

Learn how to use your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) to your advantage and showcase the skills you learned during your time at Mohawk. 

Watch the recorded webinar on YouTube


Wealthing Wednesdays - Borrowing for the Books/Managing Your OSAP Loans | Recorded (April 20)

Coming out of this workshop you will have a better understanding on various programs available to help you pay for your education, why it’s important to pay off credit cards in full monthly, how to improve your credit score and how to manage your debt so as to reduce your financial stress. From scholarships, grants and bursaries to loans and earned income, there are many ways to acquire funds to pay for this investment in your future. However, you have to be careful; it’s easy to fall into the debt trap. This module will give you the confidence to pursue your goals by helping you understand good and bad debt and the implications of a bad credit rating. 


Wealthing Wednesdays - Future of Work and Your Career | Recorded (April 13)

Coming out of this workshop you will have a better idea as to the transformation that is occurring in the workplace and the skills you will need to succeed in your career. Times are changing and the global pandemic has accelerated workplace transformation. This workshop will provide you with tools to help you research how things are changing in the sector you are looking to work in and start your thinking towards how you can make that sector to enable you to be in high demand in the workforce.


Overcoming Imposter Syndrome | Recorded (March 30)

In this 90 minute keynote speech, we will work together to label the feelings of imposter syndrome and do an exercise that allows for everyone in the room to anonymously share the last time they felt like a fraud at work. This forms a baseline for an open dialogue about this workplace challenge. 


Wealthing Wednesdays - Intermediate Investing | Recorded (March 23)

Coming out of this workshop you will be much more comfortable managing your investment risks, be able to analyze and understand the potential value of the common stock of a company you choose to invest in and also know about some alternative investment opportunities. There are a lot of layers and complexity to investing and this workshop will provide you the knowledge to invest for the long-term by applying techniques like dollar cost averaging and diversification to your portfolio. Also, you will learn the important metrics to research before investing in a company for the long-term as well as some additional ways to diversify and enhance your risk-adjusted returns.


Wealthing Wednesdays - Investing Basics | Recorded (March 16)

Coming out of this workshop you will have learned the foundational skills to allow you to invest with confidence such as understanding why it’s important to invest for your future to help outpace inflation, what basic investment asset classes exist and the various account options there are to investing. The goal of this workshop is to de-mystify investing and to also help you better understand the tax implications and benefits of various account options. Investing is not a get rich quick scheme, it’s a way of putting your money to work for you! This module is designed to arm you with the tools and knowledge to invest effectively and with confidence for your future.


Job Searching for People with Disabilities - hosted by Tru Faces | Recorded (March 10, 2022)

Heading into a new job when you have a disability can be tough. When should I disclose? What accommodations do I need? Join us for an informative session where we will discuss how you can be your best advocate and nail your next job search.


Wealthing Wednesdays - Understanding Personal Income Taxes | Recorded (March 2, 2022)

Coming out of this workshop you will have a better understanding of how to minimize taxes as a student by being aware of tax deductions/credits, tax efficient government programs and how different sources of investment income are taxed quite differently.  You will learn how Canada’s progressive income tax system works as well as how taxes will impact your finances as you start your careers and start making more money.  Taxes are a way of life but understanding how they work can lead to a great return on your investment (of time) and help you minimize the impact on your financial well being.


For Women, Finance is about more than just the MONEY | Recorded (November 24, 2021)

As young women we were always told to study hard and get good grades in school because those good grades would get us into the college we want to attend. Once we're in college, we are told to study hard and get good grades, because those good grades would get us the job that we want. 

But never once have we been told what to do with our money once we begin to earn it. Find out about saving your hard earned money, paying off your credit card, advocating for yourself and making frugality fashionable. 

Presenter Elizabeth Naumovski - Broadcasting - Television & Communication Media '84 & 2020 Alumni of Distinction Winner


Change Management: Working and Living in Times of Change | Recorded (December 9, 2021)

This highly engaging webinar explores the fundamentals of change and transition, providing practical tools and strategies for managing and coping in change.  Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the change process and how to intentionally respond when working and living in continuous change.

Presenter Laura Cole - Business - Law Clerk, 1997


Financial Life After College | Recorded (June 22, 2021)

Join us to learn practical tips for improving your financial wellness as you look ahead to life after college. This webinar presentation by Mo’Money will cover: 

  • Learning What You Can Afford: budgets and debt management 
  • How to find your student loan information
  • Ways to reduce your overall borrowing costs after college
  • Providing visibility into current and projected loan indebtedness
  • Sources for diversifying funding options for a post-grad program


Succeeding at the Workplace | Recorded (June 16, 2021)

Learn how to work well in Canada by projecting a professional image and understanding your workplace culture.


Interviewing in Today's World | Recorded (June 9, 2021)

Learn the ins and outs of job interviewing! Feel confident in job interviews and improve your chances of getting hired through proper preparation. This webinar will cover how to dress, speak, what your background should be for virtual interviews and so much more!


Cover Letter and Resume Writing | Recorded (June 3, 2021)

Your cover letter is a personal introduction -it tells the employer who you are and why you want to work for their company. Learn how to write a brief yet compelling cover letter that will leave the employer craving more information. 

Discover the workings of an acceptable resume and learn how to articulate your talents and experiences effectively. Your resume is an opportunity to demonstrate to the employer that you have what it takes. Learn how to make it count!

 

Catch up on past Personal Development webinars.

  • Diverse Communiations
  • Supporting People with Disabilities - Misconceptions and Etiquette
  • Spring Refresh, and more

Check out our recorded library of Personal Development webinars