Put your degree to work

Explore career options and network with employers in one day.

Employer Information Sessions

Learn about and network with specific employers.

November 13 - 17, 2017

Explore your career interests in a one- to four-day workplace visit.

Our programs, events, and services help undergraduate students explore career options and develop career management skills.

Our programs, services, and events are available to graduate students and are specifically designed to help you explore opportunities both in and outside of academia, and improve your career management skills.

University faculty and staff have frequent interactions with students and play a critical role in the career development of students. We are here to support you in your work.

We are your Career Centre for life. Our programs and services support alumni in strengthening their career management skills and navigating career transitions. If you have graduated from the U of A within the last eight months, you are eligible for the student fees listed across our website.

Our programs, services, and events for postdoctoral fellows are specifically designed to help you improve your career management skills and explore opportunities both in and outside of academia.

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      How to Make the Most of Careers Day

      Careers Day is an exciting day at the U of A — hundreds of organizations fill the Butterdome to discuss opportunities with students and alumni. Whether you are early in your degree or close to graduation, use the following tips to make the most of the experience. 

      • Think about your goals for attending.
        Are you exploring options for the future or looking for more immediate employment options? Perhaps you are looking for internships or part-time work.
      • Do your research before you go.
        Look up the organizations attending, visit their websites to learn more about them, and make a list of the ones you want to visit. 
      • Prepare some questions.
        Based on your website research, aim to have a few questions ready for the organizations you are interested in.
      • Plan how much time you can spend at the fair, and at each booth.
        Time will fly by, so be mindful if you have a limited time before your next class.
      • Be prepared to introduce yourself.
        You may discuss your education, experience, and career-related goals.
      • Keep an open mind.
        Remember that just because an organization’s work is focused on a particular industry it does not mean they only hire from programs related to that industry. Most organizations need a wide range of people to function.
      • Recognize that first impressions are important--clothing, grooming, attitude and behaviour!
      Want to learn more tips? Attend the Making Careers Day Work For You free seminar. 
      Making Careers Day Work For You free seminar