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Plan your career

We all agree post-secondary education is a major career asset. But we also know employers want real-world skills to go with that degree or diploma. At UFV, you can get a head start on your career while you study.

Start researching

Already have a dream job in mind? Or do you need help narrowing it down? You can search hundreds of career profiles on WorkBC to see what matches your passion and learn what combination of education and experience each job requires. With more than 100 programs and a huge list of career aids and job-training options, UFV can get you there. Explore UFV program options

Ask for help

Still not sure which program fits your career goals? Meet with a UFV advisor. Our advisors can help you choose in a free one-on-one support session. Make an appointment with an advisor.

Get the skills employers want

According to a Canadian Workopolis study, employers across every industry want communication, writing, organization, leadership, and problem-solving skills in their new hires. At UFV, we’re committed to making sure you walk out our doors with these life skills. Read more about UFV learning outcomes.

For even more real-world experience, many UFV courses offer field trips, study tours, practicums, labs, industry projects, and expert panels.

Build work experience 

There’s no substitute for hands-on work experience. That’s why so many of our programs have co-operative education options — paid work terms in your field of study. 

There are also plenty of opportunities to work part-time on campus in a position related to your program. Learn more at our Career Centre.

Become a research assistant

Working as a research assistant helps link your academic work to the real world. It also develops professional contacts and connects you with mentors who can support you on your career path. At UFV, you’ll find 105 courses that involve research, and a huge variety of student research assistant positions open to undergrads.

Volunteer

Through volunteering, you’ll gain valuable experience and skills, make contacts and develop your leadership capabilities. UFV has a wide variety of opportunities for you to volunteer on campus. 

Volunteering helps your transcript, too. Your UFV experiential learning student profile is an official record of leadership activities outside class, and it’s a great way to demonstrate your skill and motivation to prospective employers.

Refine your job-hunting skills

The UFV Career Centre offers free workshops, a yearly career fair, and one-on-one career counselling appointments for students and grads. Whether you need help updating your resume, practising your interview skills, or connecting with potential employers, we’ve got you covered.

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