Helping students design their summer
February 25, 2021
Each summer many students look for opportunities to build skills, enhance resumes, and make some money. Typically, these goals are met through a combination of employment, volunteering, professional development, entrepreneurial initiatives, and further education. Given the continuing impacts of the pandemic, many students are wondering about options for summer 2021.
To support students as they consider their options and plan for this summer, Career Services in Student Affairs, has launched a new one-stop website that brings together information on how to successfully find and create opportunities.
“While many aspects of life may be uncertain, employers are continuing to recruit Queen’s students,” says Carole Morrison, Associate Director, Operations and Business Development, Career Services. “The MyCareer job board has posted over 550 jobs in the last six weeks alone, and new postings are being added every day. Many employers are still working through what the summer will look like and we will be continuing to reach out to employers right through spring and into summer.”
In addition to the website and online job postings, students can attend summer-job-themed workshops and career-related events throughout the rest of the term. The next event is the Summer Opportunities Networking Event on March 4th. All students are welcome.
Life Sciences student Cheyenne Bates attended a similar event this past fall.
“I really appreciated the networking event,” she says. “It was cool to see all the career opportunities I could pursue with my degree, many of which I hadn’t even considered before. Talking with the employers in the relaxed environment really made me feel at ease, and I felt that I had real, meaningful conversations with many of them.”
Check out the new webpages for details and the event schedules.