You’ve been in university or college for a few years and it’s time to start thinking about your step into the working world. Whether you’ve worked before and then went back to school, or haven’t yet experienced working life, this is for you!
You might have a goal in mind: you’ve been working hard towards a degree or diploma and now you want to put it to good use! Maybe you have no idea what you’re going to do with your degree and you’d like some guidance. There are resources available, at your school, to help you with this transition.
Don’t be like me: I did my time in university, got a degree and then just floated in life. I didn’t have a direction, I didn’t even know what I could use my English degree for! I wish I had taken advantage of the career services available at my school.
You’ve got an amazing resource in your school’s career centre: use it!
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a person you could sit with and ask questions about careers? Wouldn’t it also be great if this person were in a conveniently accessible location? Well there is and there are! The folks at your school’s career services centre do more than just tell you how to write a resume. They help you with interview skills, show you what careers are open to you based on the degree or diploma you have, and help you land that great job after graduation.
If you don’t see your school listed, they might not have a dedicated career section. Connect with your advisor or ask an instructor to find out how to get support.
We Can Help Too
We here at Campus Manitoba have support for you as well! Our fantastic site, Set Your Course, gives all sorts of career information. It was a government initiative and has been around since 2015. You might have seen us out and about at the Winnipeg Rotary Career Symposium and the Brandon Career Symposium where we showed attendees how to use the site.
You can search a career, like accountant, and see what schools offer the training for that career, information about the places you can work, and the salary range.
If you want to search by school, you can do that too. Just go to the career home page and filter by institution under ‘Education Pathways’. Then you’ll get a list of all the careers connected with that school! This should help take some of the guesswork out of planning your future.
If you prefer to get the information from a real person, you can reach us via live chat during office hours.
Finding a career after university or college doesn’t have to be a scary thing. You now have access to a bunch of free resources! Go get ’em!
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