Personal Career Advising
Career Development is committed to seeing you thrive in your academic journey at Memorial and beyond as you enter the world of work. We know it can be daunting to make decisions about your career path and the transition to the workplace upon graduation. Our team of career advisors are here to help whether you are:
- Early in your academic journey and unsure of your program choice and/or career options;
- Considering a program change and require some career planning guidance;
- Seeking summer or part-time employment; or
- Approaching graduation and are focused on securing full-time meaningful employment.
We will coach you as you explore our strengths and interests, so you can make informed career-related decisions. Book a 30 minute appointment with a career advisor for:
- Career planning advising
- Employment advising
The focus of this appointment is self-exploration (i.e. strengths and interests) as you consider career options. As you work with career advisors, the goal is to gain enhanced insight about yourself and corresponding career options to further research and discovery. At the end of your career planning appointment, you will have an action plan for next steps in your career planning which will likely include a follow-up appointment with the career advisor.
How to prepare for a career planning appointment:
- Consider two simple questions: 1) What am I good at? 2) What do I care about and/or what am I interested in?
- Log in to Career Cruising (complete Career Match Maker and research careers)
- View labour market information
- Complete strong interest inventory
- Visit the Academic Advising for academic course selection and/or program requirement questions
The focus of this appointment is to support you with your job search strategy whether you are seeking summer, part-time or full-time employment. A career advisor will encourage you to explore your stengths and interests connected to the job search process, provide guidance on techniques and strategies for an effective job search and provide information on programs and initiatives offered by Career Development to enable you to connect with hiring employers (e.g. career fair, summer job fair, employer information sessions, etc.). At the end of the employment advising appointment, you will have an action plan for next steps in your job search process which will likely include a follow-up appointment with a career advisor.
How to Prepare for an Employment Advising Appointment:
- Attend a Resume and Cover Letter workshop
- Attend a Resume and Cover Letter Drop-in Clinic
- Attend a LinkedIn presentation or view online
- Attend a Job Search presentation
- Labour market information
- View job posting boards
Book an appointment with a career advisor through Navigate, a free mobile app that connects undergraduate students to the online and in-person resources they need to get things done at university. Download Navigate now.
Book an appointment with a career advisor (for graduate students):
Please contact Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, Graduate Studies, directly at email@example.com or 864-2976.
If you have any difficulty booking an appointment, please call (709) 864-2033 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and our staff will be happy to help.