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Title: Dual Degree Application Process


1
Dual Degree Application Process
Jennifer Oakes BCom Admission Officer Peter B.
Gustavson School of Business jjoakes_at_uvic.ca
Yuxuan (Christina) Li International Projects
Advisor Peter B. Gustavson School of
Business yuxuanli_at_uvic.ca Local cell 158 205
76543
2
Required Documents Dec 9th
  • ENG 115 exam
  • 1st year Official English Transcripts
  • 100 Canadian Application Fee
  • 1 Photo (optional)
  • UVic Application Form
  • BCom Application Form
  • Resume (2 pages)
  • Experience (1 page)
  • Leadership Skills
  • Extra-curricular Activities
  • Achievements
  • Goals (1 page)
  • Co-operative Education Program
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree Program at UVic

3
What is Resume?
  • Self-marketing tool sells your most relevant
    competencies
  • Demonstrates a match between what you have to
    offer and those requirements
  • Do NOT
  • Writing a resume that is a cut paste
  • Attempting One-Size Fits All
  • Weak Objective
  • Bulleted
  • Tips
  • Professional in appearance and content
  • Highlight strengths and link them to the needs
  • Research and state your reasons for application
  • Proofread-read out loud and seek second option

4
Extension Activity 1 Brainstorm what
skills/abilities/knowledge would be needed for
these industries Group 1 Marketing Group 2
Accounting/Finance Group 3 Hospitality
5
What are competencies?
  • A competency is the term used to describe a
    cluster of related knowledge, skills, and
    attributes that contributes to successful
    performance Why are they important?

6
Sample competencies- by courses
  • Statistics for Business
  • Ability to use software, such as Minitab or
    Excel, for data analysis
  • Use of reasoning power, mathematical
    problem-solving ability, and technical accuracy
  • Finite Mathematics
  • Time-management skills and control in
    high-pressure situations
  • Organizational Behaviour and Design
  • Understanding organizational structures, team
    decision making and presentation skills
  • An appreciation of ethical challenges and how
    these effect decision making
  • Introductory skills needed to lead and manage
  • Understanding how consultants work to change
    organizations

7
Resume Format
  • Objective
  • Summary
  • Achievement/ Awards/ Skills/ Competencies
  • Education
  • Work Experience
  • Volunteer Work Experience
  • If not, focus on your extra curriculum activities
  • Reference
  • Clear, specific

4-5 points
From recent-post secondary level
Paid job
8
Resume Writing FAQs
  • What are some tips for writing resume bullets?
  • Avoid responsible for and duties included
  • Use action verbs executed, delivered, created
  • Use adjectives/adverbs effective organization
  • Include results or outcomes of your actions
    successfully launched new product line,
    resulting in a 5 increase in revenue

9
Resume Writing FAQs
  • What is a keyword what does it mean for me?
  • buzzword from the industry
  • important to show knowledge of industry
    terminology and research
  • How do I know which of my competencies are best
    suited for the position?
  • Read job ad several times, scanning for them
  • Do a quick internet search
  • Look at the companys staff profiles online

10
Resume Writing FAQs
  • Is it important to have a summary section at the
    beginning of my resume?
  • Possibly the most important section
  • Highlight your KEY COMPETENCIES
  • Bulleted and bolded for maximum impact
  • Is it okay to have only one resume?
  • New industry new resume

11
Resume Writing FAQs
  • What is the purpose of the objective?
  • Tells employers what YOU can do for THEM
  • Eg I wish to share my extensive range of product
    marketing, website design and research skills
    with XXX in a XXX capacity
  • What if I have no prior work experience?
  • Leverage your academic skills
  • Leverage your volunteer/extracurricular
    experiences

12
Sample Mycoop Resume
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14
Some Final Thoughts
  • 2 pages maximum
  • No Personal Information
  • Correct mailing address (email professional
    address)
  • Sell your personal brand relevant for the
    position (4-5 competencies in summary)
  • Include keywords
  • Research
  • Get a second opinion

15
Experiences
  • Leadership Skills
  • Describe what you have done that demonstrates
    leadership skills
  • Extra-curricular Activities
  • Describe your involvement in school and/or
    community organizations, clubs or teams
  • Achievements
  • Describe your awards, achievements or recognition
    you have earned

16
Goals
  • Co-operative Education Program
  • Identify what you hope to learn through
    participating in co-op work terms
  • You career goals for the future
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree Program at UVic
  • Explain why you are interested in entering the
    Bachelor of Commerce degree program at UVic.

17
Required Documents Dec 9th
  • ENG 115 exam
  • 1st year Official English Transcripts
  • 100 Canadian Application Fee
  • 1 Photo (optional)
  • UVic Application Form
  • BCom Application Form
  • Resume (2 pages)
  • Experience (1 page)
  • Leadership Skills
  • Extra-curricular Activities
  • Achievements
  • Goals (1 page)
  • Co-operative Education Program
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree Program at UVic

18
Timeline
  • Dec 09, Application Due
  • Jan 14, Acceptance Result
  • Feb 28, Students Response Required
  • March, Visa Application
  • April, Flight Booking and Get Ready
  • getting excited
  • June, Homestay Confirmation
  • getting really excited
  • August, Fly to Canada and Start Orientation

19
More questions?
  • Jennifer Oakes
  • BCom Admission Officer
  • Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
  • jjoakes_at_uvic.ca
  • Yuxuan (Christina) Li
  • International Projects Advisor
  • Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
  • yuxuanli_at_uvic.ca
  • Local cell 158 205 76543

Lingnan (Guangzhou) Cherry Yu??? Room 205,
Lingnan Administration Center Tel  
20-84111818, Fax  20-84036547 Email
yuzhying_at_mail.sysu.edu.cn yuzy_at_lingnan.net
IBS (Zhuhai) Ming Wang?? 913 Administration
Building Tel 756-3668134, Fax 756-3668660
Email wangmin8_at_mail.sysu.edu.cn
www.gustavson.uvic.ca
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