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– August 4: AU & AUSU closed ? Civic Holiday
– August 10: registration deadline for a Sept 1 start date
– August 13: AUSU Council Meeting
– August 31: extension deadline for a Sept 30 contract date.

Featured AUSU Member Service

Smart Draw
AUSU has partnered with Smart Draw to provide members with their award winning business graphics software. This is a $297 package is free for one year, only for AUSU members.

Smart draw allows users to create a wide range of charts, diagrams and other business graphics that can be dropped in to Microsoft Word or Excel files. This makes it easy for students to include professional diagrams in their assignments for AU classes.

To get more info on how to get this software for free, visit the AUSU SmartDraw information page
Note: SmartDraw CI is the latest version. If you are upgrading from an earlier version, email us for installation instructions.

AUSU Featured Groups & Clubs
Group Name: Athabasca University
Where: Facebook
Members: 1211
About: Members are all types of students taking all types of AU courses. The members of the group seem to support, encourage and give advice to each other on course content, study tips, and other AU topics.
Activity: Multiple posts daily with lots of post replies and discussion

Great AU Finds Online

Open AU — AU’s student-focused magazine is distributed through various national daily and regional weekly newspapers in Canada. This publication is no longer available online, but has been replaced with a news link through the banner at the top of the AU home page. You’ll find more AU news in the News and Announcements feeds at the bottom of the home page, and AU will continue to publish Open magazine, in print form, for the AU community, once a year.

This Week at experts have curated playlists to help you get started in any of their subjects. With hundreds of playlists in a variety of subjects, there is something for everyone. Check out the playlist center for more information and enter the playlist title. This week’s featured list:

Go Job Hunting
These courses can help while on the job hunt, including advice on proactively managing your career, negotiating an offer, and building your professional connections.

Courses: 7
Duration: 11h 12m
Skill Level: Appropriate for all
Topics Covered:
– Job Search Strategies
– Job Hunting Online
– Creating an Effective Resume
– Building Your Professional Network
– Acing Your Interview
– Negotiating Your Salary
– Insights From a College Career Coach

Have you signed up for It’s free for all AUSU members. To find out more, please check out the the AUSU lynda information page.

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