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Career Choices

Career choices can be explored with help from many sources:

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Career Planning Centre:

The Career Planning Centre, a drop-in facility at the Counselling Centre, is located in TSC 3035. Available are career-planning materials, descriptions of qualifications need for various careers, guides to different programs of study nationally and abroad, and a complete collection of Canadian university and college calendars. They also administer several standardized tests required for some university admissions. Contact 737-8874,

Center for Career Development:

A team of professionals offers a full range of career development services (employment services, resource library, career development guidance, experiential learning opportunities) and access to a continuum of programs, recruiters, employers, and government and community agencies. The Center is located in Coughlan College (CL 1007), 737-2033,

Other Resources -

The Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) offers Work Web, an on-line campus career centre at

Industry Canada operates Strategis with industry overviews and trends at

For information on Careers and IT in Newfoundland and Labrador, check the website of Operation ONLINE

WISE Summer Program

Are you a female Grade 11 (Level II) student curious what a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics would be like? WISE next summer will be offering its eleventh Student Summer Employment Program. Information will be in schools by the end of March 2001.

Shad Valley

The Shad Valley Program is an exciting summer program designed especially for top students in senior high school. The award-winning program is offered at eight host campuses during the month of July. Most students then have paid work terms with partnering organizations for the rest of the summer. For more information, check out

The National Research Council of Canada offers a variety of work opportunities.  Specifically, there is  the Women in Engineering and Science Program open to women full time in an undergraduate physics, science, engineering or mathematics program who have completed one year of university. Working with world-class researchers in top facilities, successful candidates of will undertake career-related work while receiving a salary.

Featured Mentors. Meet interesting women from Newfoundland and Labrador working in exciting and rewarding science and engineering careers. Check out the Education page.