Office of the Registrar
General Information (2010/2011)
8.2 Career Development and Experiential Learning

Career Development and Experiential Learning encompasses a broad range of programs designed to assist undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni of the University explore their career options. The Department includes the Centre for Career Development, Cooperative Education Services Centre and the Student Volunteer Bureau.

8.2.1 Centre for Career Development

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 through graduate, summer, and part-time employment.

The Centre operates on a drop-in basis designed to help students gather information relevant to educational and career goals, and 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. Information sessions and career fairs 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 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..

8.2.2 Co-operative Education Services Centre (CESC)

The Co-operative Education Services Centre (CESC) is responsible for providing a range of services common to all Co-operative Education programs at the University. This includes coordinating marketing initiatives on behalf of all co-op programs at the university; developing and maintaining business and government participation in the co-op programs; assisting the job placement process for more than 700 students per semester; encouraging the development of professional and scholarly skills pertinent to co-operative education; designing and implementing an integrated automated office information system; administering the Offshore Career Awards Program, and the Small Enterprise Co-operative Placement Assistance Program (SECPAP).