December 02 2014
Do you know where your career will take you in the near future? Do you know what goes into certain companies recruiting here on campus? Thanks to Universum's work, the gap between employers and university students is closing. The From Learning to Work Student Survey takes your responses and uses them to provide you with an in-depth review of who you are as an applicant, suggesting employers and industries you may not otherwise have considered.
November 18 2014
A $600,000 gift from Shell Canada will help University of Alberta students like Ayesha Herian gain experience outside the classroom.
With help from the Shell Enhanced Learning Fund (SELF), Herian attended an international conference on Green Energy for Sustainable Development in Thailand, bringing back ideas and experiences that will be instrumental to both her thesis work and her planned career in environmental management.
November 13 2014
"I was surprised by the availability of jobs in the arts and culture industry”. - Participating Student.
This year, students in the Faculty of Arts spent the day with CAPS at Edmonton Public Library (Stanley A. Milner Branch), Citadel Theatre and Francis Winspear Centre. Here are some highlights from the crawl:
Stephanie F. and Stephen G. emphasized how being a people person is central to working at the EPL. This library is not merely a vessel for books, but a blooming hub for the Edmonton community!
Professionals on the tour spoke about soft skills, personality and familiarity with workplace culture as triggers for career advancement. “A lot of the people were hired because of [these factors] and learned the job later.” -3rd year Graduate student