The following list of resources have been compiled to help you identify career pathways and to improve success in your job search.
For more information on specific job search engines and keywords, see Starting your online job search.
Set up a career planning appointment with UFV Counselling Services to identify life and career goals. They also have a great list of online resources available that you can use to assess your own interests and skills. And they run workshops throughout the academic year.
Check out the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), run through Student Life. The CCR is a transcript recognizing your contribution to UFV through service and volunteerism. It's a great way to build experience and networks!
For paid employment, Co-operative Education is the way to go. Through Co-operative Education, students are hired with companies and government agencies to do skilled, paid, full-time employment for a semester or two. Students can do up to 6 semesters of Co-op — two full years of experience!
How can you show employers the types of skills, knowledge, and values that you can offer? An e-Portfolio is an increasingly important requirement of the job search. Consider taking a portfolio building course (e.g. CMNS 200) or experiment with free e-portfolio building websites.
Check out this great e-portfolio resources site at the University of Waterloo.
Start at the UFV Career Centre. Services include: CareerLink job board, Cooperative Education, career coaching appointments, review of résumés and cover letters, and resources on the provincial and national labour markets. You can also order business cards at a discounted rate.
The UFV Alumni Association is your best resource for staying connected with the institution and its graduates — many of whom can serve as valuable contacts in the job search process.
Check out the 1-2-3's of Networking in this e-guide for more ideas on how to connect with other professionals.