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Career & Placement Services
Career & Placement Services staff help your student with the following:
- Discussing and setting career goals.
- Creating a plan to achieve goals.
- Conducting practice-interviews.
- Advising on networking and job searching.
- Researching and advising on graduate and post-graduate study.
Career Support Peers review and edit your student’s resume and cover letter. He or she may also use Career & Placement Services' library. It's stocked with the current literature on job searching, writing resumes and cover letters and interview preparation. It also has academic calendars and information for continuing education programs. Finally, the library has study guides for graduate and professional school entry tests, such as the GMAT and LSAT, on hand.
Developing Transferable Skills
Transferable skills stand out on a resume. Encourage your student to seek opportunities that will help build them.
These include part-time work. Your student explores a company or organization and establishes him or herself on staff. Keep in mind: Many workplaces promote from within, making part-time employees into full-time, permanent staff members. Seasonal employment (summer, holiday break) gives your student quick and concentrated experience, not to mention his or her own income.
Employers value people who volunteer and are involved in their community. Volunteers do important work. Consequently, your student will develop transferable skills at the same time as making an important social contribution.
On the University of Guelph-Humber's job portal, ghworks.guelphhumber.ca, Career & Placement Services staff post on- and off-campus jobs. Your student will also receive a weekly e-newsletter containing announcements and tips.
Pursuing Graduate-Level Study
Career & Placement Services staff listen to your student's story, his or her educational achievements and interests. Then, they advise your student on the options. Our staff can assist your student with his or her application for graduate-level study, ensuring he or she has completed requisite testing and scholarship applications.
Career & Placement Services staff offer your student to the following workshops:
- Resumes & Cover Letters
- Interview Skills
- Job Search Strategies
- Effective Networking
- Preparing a Portfolio
- Life After Graduation
- Using Social Media for Job Search
- Holiday Hiring
- Summer Job Search
Graduate and Post-Graduate Education Workshops
- Graduate School
- Law School and LSAT Preparation
- MBA School & GMAT Preparation
- Teachers' College
- Medical School
- Master of Science
- MCAT & GRE Preparation
Your student will be notified of networking events and career fairs held throughout the year.
The University of Guelph-Humber's seven (7) programs combine rigorous academic study with practical experiences. Many of our work placements are, in fact, core program requirements. Our staff start working well in advance with your student on identifying an appropriate work placement, ensuring they meet the university's requirements and program criteria, and having them approved.
- Encourage your student to build his or her network by joining associations and attending events.
- Consider how your professional contacts may help your student gain skills and experience.
- Ask your student if he or she has visited Career & Placement Services to get to know staff and to use available resources.
- Celebrate milestones, such as a first summer job, with your student.
- Talk to your student about his or her professors. University of Guelph-Humber class sizes are small and students get to know their teachers. These relationships will be helpful for future graduate school letters of recommendation.
- A Career & Placement Services staff member is assigned and dedicated to each academic program. Your student will benefit from our staff's knowledge of the program and where it leads.
- Career Support Peers offer peer-to-peer resume reviews every day of the week.
- Your student can practice interviewing one-on-one with a staff member.
- Students get updated job and internship postings and receive a weekly e-newsletter.
- Your student may sign out a graduate-school study guide.
- Career & Placement Services staff help coordinate grad school and career fairs throughout the year.