So you’re due to graduate from your undergraduate program soon but not sure quite what to do. You could continue your career as an academic, or you could decide that it is time to start gaining some practical experience and join the workforce. Whichever you choose, future education is always possible. Presented below are some challenges you should be aware of, and resources to inform your search for potential future academic endeavours.
After spending anywhere from 3 to 5 years studying at the undergraduate level, the thought of transitioning into a world where our days are not spent travelling to and from classes or sitting in the library cramming for midterms, can range from daunting to exhilarating. As you enjoy your cherished final months of your final semester, you may be left wondering, “what’s next?”
Monday, February 25th, 2019 - Austin Coulter
“In most jobs, it takes anywhere from three to six months to feel like you know what you're doing, and in some especially complicated jobs, even longer. Don't panic if you still feel in over your head by your third week, or like you'll never fit into this new workplace culture.”
Wednesday February 13th, 2019 - Parneet Kaur
“A resume will seldom get you a job offer. A resume will often lose you a job offer.” - Robert Half
Your resume is your first opportunity to show a company that you are a perfect fit for the job, but it can be your last chance too. Common resume mistakes can lead to your elimination from the first round of application process of your dream job.
Monday February 4th, 2019 – Sofia Colley Aquino
We know that the past few months have presented new challenges to nearly all facets of everyday life, and we continue to feel a deep gratitude for your perseverance. The struggles we have faced through the COVID-19 pandemic highlight the importance of working together to support one another. It is to this end that we are thrilled to announce that The University of Guelph is sharing the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) program with you, in the hopes that you will participate.
Hire A Gryphon – Home Edition is an opportunity for U of G staff and faculty to hire a student like you, for jobs at their homes.
If you are looking for a summer job, this may be a great way to earn some money, and expand your skill-set.
Faculty & Staff will be be "Hiring Gryphons" for help at their homes with:
With guidance from the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program and to support employers regarding a COVID19 response, please note the following changes;
If you are considering hiring a student for the Summer or Fall work term, please reach out and we can talk about potential options.