New and Noteworthy

  1. Making the Summer Job Fair work for you

    January 22 2015

    With the weather Edmonton has been having lately, it seems like summer might be here sooner than expected! Get your summer job lined up at the Summer Job Fair on Monday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Butterdome – here are some tips to help you prepare:

  2. Job shadowing leads international student to unexpected career possibilities in Edmonton

    January 09 2015

    I remember Cathy Wang distinctly. She always walked into my office with a smile. She always had a question to ask. She was eagerly seeking ways to reinvent herself, her education and her career. When I met Cathy she was a Master’s student in Statistics and like many students she had been in school for what felt like years and years. Cathy’s career goal was to transition from academia to industry and yet, to Cathy, making the transition seemed overwhelming and scary. She felt uncertain of her future. When Cathy applied to U of A Job Shadow Week she did what most students do, she stuck to what she knew hoping to find something she felt comfortable doing. Instead, she was surprised to find a job shadowing opportunity she had never considered before: Human Resources Research Statistics & Reporting with the City of Edmonton.

  3. Universum Career Test

    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.

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From the Director's Chair

  1. Career Advice from the Pros: A How-to Guide for Arts Students

    December 18 2014

    Today’s post was written by Nicole Hoffman, CAPS’ Communications Intern. Nicole is in her final year of her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the U of A. Careers in the arts aren’t always straight-forward. Professionals in the arts tend to hold many positions before they find one that suits them, and many Arts students aren’t sure where they’ll end up after graduation. When faced with this

  2. On the ground: Learning the reality of careers in law and enforcement

    November 24 2014

    Today's post is by Kristen McArthur, who is an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts.I cannot thank the staff at CAPS: Your U of A Career Centre enough for accepting my application to attend the Law & Enforcement Career Crawl on Monday, November 10, 2014. I have always had a keen interest in the legal system, and as a student studying outside of the Faculty of Law, there have been few

  3. Career advice for international students

    November 18 2014

    Today's post was written by Nicole Hoffman, CAPS' Communications Intern. In September, I attended a meeting of the International Student Advisory Council (ISAC), a student group created with the purpose of making sure that the concerns of international students are heard on campus. I wanted to know what sorts of challenges international students experience when looking for work in Canada. At the

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