Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

How Career Centres Help University Students Find Jobs

It’s almost inconceivable to count how many university students have been helped by their school’s career centre. However, a report released by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) explores the real-world impact these centres have.

The report, #MyCareer: How Ontario university career services prepare students for the future, uses actual examples of career centres preparing students for their careers or further education.

“Labour market and employer needs are changing in Canada and throughout the world,” says Alastair Summerlee, Chair of COU and President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guelph. “Universities understand this trend, which is why career centres are continually finding new ways of helping students thrive in today’s environment, and providing employers with career-ready graduates.”

University career centres can help students with:

  • Mentoring programs
  • Post-graduate advising
  • Work-experience programs
  • Resume and interview critiques
  • Work abroad support
  • Networking opportunities

“Robust career services that meet the needs of students are just one of the many ways Ontario universities are supporting student success,” said Bonnie M. Patterson, COU President and CEO.

“Coupled with an enriching, valuable education experience, students are prepared to enter the workforce and job placement rates demonstrate that well.”

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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