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IMPORTANT DATES, AUGUST
? 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
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
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. http://www.athabascau.ca/
This Week at lynda.com
lynda.com 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 centre for more information and enter the playlist title. This week’s featured list:
Go Job Hunting
AU lacks a career services department, and there is no indication one will be provided in the near future.
Fortunately, lynda.com has training on a wide range of career and business skills. The Go Job Hunting list is ideal for new grads, or anyone seeking employment while they study. This stream of courses will teach you:
? job-hunting strategies, the use of popular employment sites like Monster and Indeed;
? how to create an effective resume that is tailored to a potential employer’s needs;
? networking skills, including techniques for in-person and social media relationship building; and
? how to ace an interview, and answer the most difficult questions with confidence;
Additionally, career coach Valerie Sutton provides tips on everything from finding your passion, to maintaining a compelling on-line presence.
Duration: 11h 12m
Skill Level: Appropriate for all
Have you signed up for lynda.com? It’s free for all AUSU members. To find out more, please check out the the AUSU lynda information page.