Regina Job Search Strategies Forum Report

November 7, 2009


The forum in Regina was the eighteenth event in a six-year NEADS’ Job Search Strategies Forums Project, addressing practical aspects of successful transition from school to the job market. Delegates represented a number of colleges and universities throughout Saskatchewan. Student participants were attending the following post-secondary institutions: Campbell Collegiate, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan.

Forty-Five people took part in the day-long employment session: students, graduates, employers, career counsellors/professionals and representatives from non-governmental organizations.

The NEADS Regina Job Search Strategies Forum included two workshop panels, an exhibit area, and one-on-one resume consultations with career counsellors / HR professionals over the lunch period. The exhibit area included displays and representatives from: BMO Financial Group, Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW), Neil Squire Society, Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation, Saskatchewan Government Insurance, SaskPower, and South Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre.

  1. Welcome
    Jennifer Dillon, Job Search Strategies Consultant, NEADS
    Jesse LeClaire, Saskatchewan Director, NEADS
  2. Workin’ Your Job Search
    Shari Thompson, Career Services Officer, Student Employment and Career Centre, University of Saskatchewan
  3. Disability in the Workplace: Effective Accommodation Planning
    Kristin Sali, Neil Squire Society
  4. Transitioning from School to Work
    Nicole Jacksic, BMO Financial Group
  5. Discussion
  6. Tips on Preparing for Interviews: What Recruiters Look For
    Suzanne Orieux-Koroluk, District People Manager, Saskatchewan, Walmart Canada
  7. My Gift: The Challenges and Joys of a Mature Student and Social Worker with a Disability
    Mona Hill, Program Facilitator/Teacher, Regina Work Preparation Centre
  8. NEADS Web-Based Employment Resources
    Jennison Asuncion, NEADS
  9. Discussion
  10. Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)
    Chris Gaulin, NEADS
  11. Networking
    Jennison Asuncion, NEADS
  12. Final Tips for Your Job Search
    Jennifer Dillon, Job Search Strategies Consultant, NEADS