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Choosing only one career for the rest of your life is not realistic. At Summer Career Camp, participants learn how to design a dynamic career that adapts as you change throughout life.

This week-long program is designed for students in grades 10, 11, and 12 who are looking to jump-start their career. This includes students who are taking a gap year or are upgrading post Grade 12.

Details

Dates: Monday to Friday, July 4th - 8th

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily

Location: University of Alberta, North Campus

Faculty of Education Building

Cost: $300 +GST

The fee is paid upon registration for the camp. Participants are expected to pay incidental expenses such as transportation to and from campus each day; however, expenses that are a part of the event curriculum, such as some snacks, two lunches, and bus tickets for the career crawl activity, are included in the registration fee. If this fee is a barrier for you to participate, please contact us about a reduced or waived fee: careereducation@ualberta.ca.
 

Registration is now closed 

View the July 2021 Schedule to learn more about the program.


Summer Career Camp Learning Outcomes

Navigating the unexpected and taking small actionable steps
Students attending this camp are not expected to select a career by the end of the week. We believe that careers are heavily influenced by unexpected events and factors outside of our control and our reactions to them. With this level of uncertainty, it can be difficult to plan a career in the long term. Instead, we hope students will be able to identify three to five short-term, actionable next steps they can take to move forward in their careers. Taking short-term actions can help students better adapt and adjust their changing preferences based on new experiences and opportunities they encounter.

Learning about and exploring career options
Students will not learn how to write a resume or apply to jobs. While this is an important part of the job search process, the camp is intended to help students take introductory steps towards learning about and exploring careers. If students are interested in learning how to write a resume or apply to jobs, we do offer Advising Appointments services separate from the Summer Career Camp.

Identifying preferences and interests
Students will not be taking career and/or personality tests to determine what career(s) to pursue. Research shows that personality tests are not effective in helping us to determine career choices, since our interests and preferences can change over time as we experience new things. Instead, students will learn strategies and resources for managing their careers that they can use throughout their lives. Career management is a lifelong process, and by learning through experience and reflecting on what they like and dislike, students will be able to grow from their experiences and find more fulfillment in their careers.

Learn about the Career Centre

View the 5-Year SCC Report