Memorial has several employability-related tools and resources available to help you with your job search.
Resumé and cover letter guide:
Career Development (Student Life) has created a comprehensive resumé and cover letter guide for students. This guide will get you started on the path to landing employment.
There are many resumé-building resources and formats out there. Embark focuses on the reverse-chronological format as it’s the most commonly used format in business. A reverse-chronological resumé lists employment experience and accomplishments starting with the most recent.
Ultimately, the choice of which resumé format to use is yours — you’re the sole author of your resumé.
Resumés for business co-op students:
Students in the bachelor of commerce (co-operative) program should refer to the Business Co-operative Education Handbook for direction on the required resumé and cover letter formats. Co-op students may also meet one-on-one with a knowledgeable academic staff member in the Business Cooperative Education office for a resumé/cover letter critique and guidance on the job search process.
Check out the following career-related tip sheets from Career Development (Student Life):
Focusing your studies:
The business faculty offers students the opportunity to focus their studies on a specific area of business such as accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, general management and more. Click here to learn more about our focus areas or talk to an academic advisor.
Embark offers regular workshops, employer information sessions and other events as well as a rotating employability workshop series on topics such as resumé and cover letter, job search, interview skills and more.
This online networking platform connects you with Memorial alumni and students plus potential employers. Click here to create a profile.
Centre for Social Enterprise Social Ventures Incubator
The Social Ventures Incubator offers Memorial students interested or engaged in social entrepreneurship the opportunity to bring their early-stage ideas or ventures to life. Applications open annually early in the winter semester for a one-year term. Successful applicants get workshops and training, one-on-one business advising, funding, meeting space and more.
EDGE is a comprehensive collection of professional development programs and services that help graduate students develop the complementary skills required to be successful during and after their graduate study. Offered by the School of Graduate Studies.
Memorial’s Research Innovation Office matches start-up companies with full-time master of business administration (MBA) students to consult on a variety of projects. Students gain real-world experience and industry connections while providing companies with creative solutions, new insights and current business knowledge.
This tool helps students track and record their experiences and co-curricular activities. It compiles these experiences and showcases overall time committed as well as competencies gained from participation. MORE helps students to reflect and transform their activities into deeper learning experiences.
This free, six-week program offered by the Internationalization Office helps international students develop and enhance skills related to professionalism, critical thinking, self-awareness, cultural sensitivity and communications. Workshop topics may include resume and cover letter writing, career exploration, interview skills and more.
Volunteering is an excellent way to build transferable skills and explore potential careers. The Student volunteer Bureau (SVB) helps students secure volunteer opportunities, both on campus or within the community. It also administers the Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP), which formally recognizes student volunteer and leadership initiatives.