Career Planning by Year

Establishing your career isn’t something that’s done overnight. It’s a gradual process that can be accomplished one small step at a time. Below are some ideas about how you may want to organize some of your career planning based on your year of study. Also, be sure to book an appointment with a career counsellor or employment strategist at any stage in the process to help you find ways of making informed decisions for your own journey.

 

3 steps to help identify your career options

YEARS 1 & 2

YEARS 2 & 3

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  • Assess you skills, values, personality, interests
  • Identify  career options
  • Build Skills
  • Choose relevant academic program
  • Self-reflect: are you on track?
  • Get involved, gain relevant experience
  • Research your career
  • Develop plan to meet all career criteria (ex. experience/gpa, pre-rec courses, admission tests, application deadlines, further education etc)
  • Start networking to get professional contacts
  • Self-reflect: are you on track?

Identify Options (Yrs 1, 2)

Further Education (Yrs 2, 3) 

Direct Entry into Workforce

   

YEARS 4+

AFTER GRAD (2 yrs)

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  • Follow plan to meet career criteria
  • Establish relationships to identify opportunities
  • Continue to build experience
  • Self-reflect: are you on track?
  • Self-reflect: Are you where you want to be? If not, what steps can you take? Services are available to you up to 2 years after convocation. Stop by the Career Centre or book an appointment.

Further Education (Yrs 4+)

Direct Entry into Workforce