22, 2001, Gazette)
Odyssey begins here
Sarah Anthony (L) and Denise
Burke are the co-ordinators of the Career Odyssey 2001 program.
Students looking forward to graduation but not the soon-to-follow
job hunt have a new ally on campus. Career Odyssey is a pilot
project of the Centre for Career Development that helps new grads
prepare resumes and refine job search skills, and hooks them
up with potential employers to learn how to get a job straight
from the source.
Sarah Anthony and Denise Burke are the co-ordinators of the Career
Odyssey 2001 program. They explain that the main focus of the
project is to help students develop their job search skills.
Seminars have been held with the RCMP and CSIS, and new seminars
are scheduled with the Canadian Forces and X-Wave, an Aliant
As more students get involved, the coordinators will get their
feedback to see which other employers the students prefer to
First priority for the seminars goes to upcoming grads,
but everyone is welcome to fill the extra spaces, said
Ms. Anthony. If the first couple of seminars are any indication,
the program is something in which students are interested. About
15 students booked space for the seminar with the RCMP, but more
than 70 showed up.
Seminar speakers describe career opportunities within their fields,
and what educational background and skills they want in potential
Co-ordinators Anthony and Burke will continue the pilot project
until June. Depending on how students react, it may continue
beyond the summer.
The services have been here for students in the Centre
for Career Development, but theyre not always publicized
enough, said Ms. Burke. The resources needed to be
focussed specifically for new grads and their transition into
There will be a seminar with X-Wave on March 8 and another with
Canadian Forces March 15. The seminars will be held at 12:30
p.m. in the Arts Annex, room A-1046.
There is a resume and cover letter workshop March 7 and a seminar
on interview skills March 9, both in the MUNSU chambers, UC-2002,
from 12-1 p.m.
For more information, call 737-3202 or 737-3582.