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Career Kickstart! Employment Pathways for College and University Students

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Career Kickstart! Employment Pathways for College and University Students

April 30, 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT


Navigating Accessible Career Pathways in the Government

It’s time to kick-start your career by learning more about the employment pathways that are available to you on your campus. Attend this two-part event that will help you map out some of the great, but sometimes little known, pathways that exist for you as a student or as a new graduate.

Representing students and recent graduates from Algonquin, Carleton, La Cite and the University of Ottawa, the David C. Onley Initiative invites you to an evening designed to help you explore the many different career paths that could lead to meaningful career opportunities while building your skills and enhancing your professional experiences.

Sound Interesting? Here’s what we have planned:


Kick-Start Your Career Dinner | We will treat you (that’s right, there is no cost!) to a dinner celebrating the conclusion of a successful academic year and exam season.

Student Sharing Roundtable | We will provide an opportunity for all attendees, as they are comfortable, to exchange ideas and explore employment needs and access to campus support services – whatever those career and employment needs may be, in a safe, confidential and inclusive environment.

Personalized Pathway Resource | All participants will receive a practical, and personalized tool designed to help YOU discover those opportunities available to build meaningful employment pathways during YOUR academic journey (i.e. part-time work, summer positions, coop/internships, new grad recruitment opportunities, entrepreneurship skills).

Part II 5:00 – 7:30PM Kick-Start Your Career in Government Information Fair

  • Hear from representatives of Ottawa’s largest employer – the Federal Government of Canada – also known as the Public Service Commission (PSC). We know that navigating the application process for the PSC (i.e. FSWEP, new grad recruitment program, etc.) can be overwhelming, confusing and complicated but this session will help you navigate the process.
  • This is part one of a two part event (the 2nd half will be held in Fall 2019) where PSC post-secondary recruiters will explain the many career pathways available for students with disabilities. They will also share what you need to be doing now and how to prepare for the Fall 2019 Recruitment Campaigns.
  • The evening will conclude with a PSC Networking Showcase representing various government departments where you can have one on one discussions to explore opportunities of potential interest as you.

Did you say SIGN ME UP?!

AWESOME!! Here are some additional pieces of information that you need to know:

1) To Register – Registration for this event is limited and the deadline is April 24th so click through to register today!

2) Transportation – we know that getting to La Cite (if you’re not a La Cite student) might be a challenge so we have arranged for a bus to pick up students from each institution at a designated time. Please indicate your need for transportation when you register for the event.

3) Simultaneous Translation – we will be offering simultaneous translation from English to French and French to English during the event. Please indicate youre requirement for English to French translation services when you register for the event.

4) Accommodations Required? If you need any special accommodations, let us know and we will happily work with you to ensure that your needs are taken into consideration (i.e. use of service animals, visual/hearing impairments, wheelchair/scooter access, etc.). Please be sure to specify your needs or contact our office at

Don’t forget to REGISTER TODAY! Spaces are limited so don’t miss out.Registration and requests for accommodations will be taken until Wednesday, April 24th by 12:00pm (noon).

Full Disclosure:

This event and the activities of the evening are contributing to the research being undertaken through the David C. Onley Initiative to explore and improve career pathways for post-secondary students with disabilities. By signing up to attend, you are consenting to participate and inform our Initiative. As with all public events, be mindful to share what is comfortable to you. Also, please note that your name and contact information will remain anonymous and will not be referenced in any reports or findings. All information captured will also be anonymized and handled in compliance with appropriate privacy and information security standards and regulations.


Accommodation Requirements

The David C. Onley Initiative is committed to accessible events. Please identify your accommodation requirements when you register for the event. Please note that while we endeavour to address all requirements it may not be possible to fulfill all requests.

Support Persons

Please ensure that you inform us if you have a support person in the “Accessibility Needs/Special Dietary Considerations” section of your registration and provide us with that person’s name for on-site registration.

Dietary Restrictions

Participants will be asked to provide any dietary concerns in the registration process. Although we work closely with the venue to ensure that dietary concerns are addressed it is not always possible to fulfill all requests.

NOTE: Please note we will follow up directly about all accommodation requests by email prior to the event.

Scent Free

In response to health concerns, we wish to limit the use of scented products at its events. Scented products such as hair sprays, perfume and scented deodorants may trigger reactions such as respiratory distress, headaches and more serious reactions. In consideration of others, people attending the event are asked to limit or refrain from using scented products. Your co-operation is appreciated.


We consider registration at our events as consent to a) receive information from us regarding the David C. Onley Initiative (DCOI) and other related events and activities and b) that any photos and / or video materials taken at any DCOI events which may include your image can be published by the David C. Onley Initiative as part of its communications materials. If you do not wish to have your image appear on materials and / or do not wish to have your photo taken at events please be sure to advise us at


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