Summer Career Camp

Program Description

Does everyone keep asking you, “What do you want to do with the rest of your life?” Feeling stuck? We get it.

If you are in grade 10, 11 or 12, spend a week with us getting unstuck and jump-start your career.

At this camp, we’ll let you in on a secret: choosing only one career for the rest of your life is not realistic. With the guidance of a team of career mentors and professionals working in various fields, you will learn how to design a dynamic career that will adapt to the constant change within and around you. 

By the end of the camp you will:

  • Learn how to be an agent of your own career
  • Unpack your skills, interests, values and other attributes
  • Practice exploring and researching your career options
  • Connect with professionals who will share their career stories and advice
  • Visit workplaces on and off the University of Alberta campus
  • Map out the next few steps you will take to move forward in your career


Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily
University of Alberta, North Campus


We will be accepting students entering grades 10, 11 or 12. This includes students going into grade 10 this fall and students who are taking a gap year or are upgrading post grade 12.


Fees are $300 +GST.  Daily transportation costs to and from camp are the responsibility of each participant. Maximum 32 participants.

Registration opens: Monday, March 13, 2017 
Registration closes: Monday, June 12, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.


Contact a Career Education Coordinator at careereducation[at] or call 780-492-4291.


“Before this camp, I had never thought of a career as something that was flexible, I thought you had to work in the same job forever. But on the career crawl I realized that I can have many positions throughout my career.” -Grade 12 student

“I liked how friendly people were on campus, it made me want to go to the U of A so I will definitely be attending the Open House this year” -Grade 11 student

“I would tell my friends that it definitely helps you with planning your career.  I thought I had a good plan when I came but I really enjoyed learning how to map everything out, it made the idea of finding a career much simpler.” -Grade 11 student

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