Career Development and Experiential Learning (CDEL) encompasses a broad range of programs designed to assist undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni of the University explore their career options and gain learning based work or volunteer experience. The Department includes the Centre for Career Development, Experiential Learning, and the Student Volunteer Bureau.
The Centre for Career Development assists students and alumni explore their career options. The Centre provides labour market information, employability skills workshops, individual consultations, and employment counselling, and enables students to gain practical career-related experiences.
The Centre helps students gather information relevant to educational and career goals and assists students and alumni develop both short and long-term career plans. Workshops are offered to enhance the job search process for students and alumni.
The Centre currently markets Memorial University of Newfoundland students to local, national, and international employer groups as well as assists employers with their on-campus recruitment needs. The Career and Graduate School Fair along with information sessions are provided to assist students in their transition to the world of work.
Postings for summer, part-time, and graduate employment are advertised throughout the year at MyMunLife. Students are encouraged to check the Centre's postings on a regular basis. The Centre for Career Development is located on the fourth floor of the Smallwood Centre in UC4002 and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The website for the Centre can be viewed at www.mun.ca/cdel.
Experiential Learning provides support to the Division of Co-operative Education around marketing, employment program administration, interview facilitation and information technology; delivers on-campus employment programs for students such as SWASP and MUCEP; supports and promotes opportunities for students to "go abroad" through academic exchange, work and/or volunteer experience; offers experiential learning opportunities to students, particularly service learning through curricular and co-curricular programs and; works with academic programs on the administration of experiential learning based programs. Experiential Learning is located on the fourth floor of the Smallwood Centre, UC4000 and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The website for Experiential Learning can be viewed at www.mun.ca/cdel.
The Student Volunteer Bureau (SVB) is a resource centre and referral service for students interested in getting involved with volunteer work. It is a partnership between CDEL and MUNSU. Founded in 1983, the SVB is a by students, for students operation that aims to foster and enhance the quality of student life at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The Office is staffed by trained student employees and volunteers to assist individuals in finding volunteer placements both on-campus and in the community. The SVB coordinates the Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP), a program of three ascending award levels that was created to encourage and recognize student involvement in volunteer activities on and off campus. VIP is designed to promote career development and self-awareness, as each participant progresses through their university careers. The SVB also promotes and recognizes volunteerism by hosting the annual Get Involved and Volunteer Fair with MUNSU each Fall, as well as coordinating the annual MUN Volunteer Day Awards Ceremony each Spring. The SVB is located on the third floor of the Smallwood Centre, UC3011. The website for the SVB is www.mun.ca/cdel/volunteer/.