Career Services offers drop-in advising, new workshop
Career Services is expanding its programs this fall, offering more options for career advising and a new workshop that explores using social media effectively for job searches.
“Finding a job and a career path is an investment and we are here to help in that process,” says Cathy Keates, Director, Career Services. “Students who spend time learning about themselves and their skills, and making connections, are generally the ones who are most successful in finding satisfying jobs and careers. We can help students reflect on who they are and how to find paths that are relevant and exciting to them.”
Through Career Services’ new drop-in career advising program, students can see a career counsellor immediately, without an appointment, between 1:30 and 3:30 pm Monday-Thursday. Counsellors can help students begin the process of thinking about jobs and careers and refer them to other workshops, events or counselling sessions.
Career Services will offer the new workshop, Using LinkedIn to Find Great Work, during the fall and winter terms. The workshop will advise students on how to use the social networking website to its full extent, and develop active strategies for seeking employers and networking.
The centre is also expanding its resume clinics this fall and has redeveloped its website for easier navigation. Students familiar with the Career Services centre, located in Gordon Hall, third floor, will also notice the reception area has moved to facilitate access to staff and resources.