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First Year

Explore


It is important to have a sound understanding of oneself in preparation for career planning. Gaining this deeper understanding of your values, interests, strengths, preferences, skills and abilities will allow for a better fit when researching career opportunities or selection of a major.

Come See Us

  • Drop-in to learn about our services and how we can support you
  • Come chat with us about your interests, values, and preferences for both programs and career options

Reflect

  • Reflect on your past and current experiences, including courses, to identify common interests
  • Learn more about your personality type through an online assessment and meet with a Career Counsellor to interpret the results with you
  • If you are considering changing your major, develop an understanding of how to evaluate your options through our Major Exploration workshop

Gain Experience

 

Connect

  • Ask those who know you best what they consider to be your greatest strengths
  • Get to know the career paths of friends and family
  • Gain insight of possible career options from professors and professionals in potential fields of interest
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Second and Third Year

Research


Job prospects are complex and less predictable than we would like. They are dependent on individual factors as well as the labour market. It is essential for individuals to research the possibilities that exist for them based on a number of factors including their degree, their work/volunteer experiences, interest areas, and labour market trends. One might consider researching different job titles, companies of interest, fields of interest, and whether additional education would be required for their career choice.

Come See Us

  • Drop-in to Career Services to become familiar with effective career research strategies (link to appointment descriptions found here
  • Chat with us about how your research efforts align with your career goals

Online Research

Connect

Gain Experience

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Last Year

Plan


Once one has completed some research it is important to establish clarity surrounding the possibilities through goal setting. In order to put career research into action it is important to create a plan that breaks down the decision into smaller steps using SMART (Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals. This will allow for a smoother decision making process and provide much needed focus on one’s target.

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Career Options

  • Establish S.M.A.R.T. goals to help you move towards you career plan
  • According to your career research, review any necessary admission requirements for graduate and/or professional programs

Connect

Interview Prep

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After Graduation

Take Action


This phase is action oriented. It is time to execute well thought out plans! This can involve job seeking, or gaining additional training or qualifications needed for an ideal job.

Come See Us

  • Drop-in to have your resume reviewed
  • Review CV/resumes and personal statements for further education with a Career Counsellor
  • Book a mock interview to hone your interview skills

Connect

  • Continue to target your job search by strategically networking with professionals to access the hidden job market
  • Attend networking events on and off campus in your targeted field
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Social Feeds


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