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
Have you ever wanted to gain industry experience while still completing your undergraduate degree? Would you like a leg-up in your field when you're applying for jobs after graduation? Or maybe your focus is to learn in a hands-on setting like a research laboratory or an artist's studio. Would you want to shadow an industry professional, do field work, or solve real-world problems? Experiential Learning is just the opportunity for you!
If you are a first year student interested in transferring into co-op, it may not be too late for you to apply!
We are currently accepting applications from first year students in the following programs:
The Experiential Learning Hub is pleased to announce that Claudia Mellad will be joining the team as the new Manager, Co-operative Education.
Mellad comes with eight years of working and teaching experience with George Brown College, Seneca College, Conestoga College, and McMaster University. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts in Education from Central Michigan University.
We have a talented pool of co-op students available to be hired for the winter semester.
Hire a Student for the Winter 2021 Work Term
Employers can hire students from over 40 co-op programs including Business, Engineering, Computing, Science & Arts, for 4- or 8-month work terms.
Postings, interviews and offers will continue throughout the Fall semester