The Career Centre is your source for career and employment information and expertise at the University of Alberta (UAlberta). We strive to empower the talented people at UAlberta to develop the skills, knowledge, experiences, and connections they need to confidently manage their careers. We use a planned happenstance approach as careers can be affected by unplanned events. This approach involves taking action and trying new things—even if you are unsure of the outcome.

When exploring career options, we encourage you keep the following in mind:

  • Engage—deliberately and intentionally—in a variety of activities.
  • Follow your curiosities and interests.
  • Get involved in life beyond academics.

It's also important to take time to reflect on your actions, both during and after. This reflection can help you identify what you enjoyed, what you learned, what you disliked, and what you can do next.

Interested in learning more? Connect with us to find out how we can help you navigate and manage your career experiences.

Do you need help navigating career-related resources and tools? Are you frustrated by career or academic transitions, networking, or trying to "get your foot in the door"? Would you like suggestions for how to test out possible career paths?

If you answered yes to some of the above questions Career Advising might be for you! In a one-hour session tailored for your needs we can: 

  • Help you understand how transitions and unplanned events can impact your career
  • Work with you to identify your next steps towards your preferred future
  • Suggest strategies and actions to explore possible career paths
  • Refine your existing work search skills

We also offer separate Resume/Cover Letter or LinkedIn Profile critiques and Mock Interview appointments to help you prepare for your next career-related opportunity! Learn more about our advising services or book an appointment.

Are you overwhelmed or unmotivated while working on your career? Would you like support while working through career-related obstacles? Do you want to know the next steps you can take to explore your career or work search?

If the above questions resonated with you, Career Coaching might be for you! In three one-on-one personalized sessions with our certified career coaches we can help you:

  • Clarify and work towards your career-related goals while overcoming obstacles
  • Develop strategies and solutions to explore career options and search for work
  • Support you in increasing your motivation and enthusiasm to explore your career
  • Enhance your self-discovery and self-empowerment
  • Unpack and reframe your career beliefs

Career Coaching appointments can be transferred as credits to the Transition to Career (T2C) full package program at any time during the coaching relationship. Learn more about the benefits of career coaching.

Develop and improve your social skills for typical situations you may encounter in your university career. Delivered by Occupation Therapy students, learn strategies to help you develop and improve your social skills.

Talking to peers: January 22 | 5–6:30 p.m. | 131/133 Telus Centre | Register
Initiate conversations and manage anxiety around talking to peers.

Talking and emailing with professors: January 29 | 5–6:30 p.m. | Telus Centre 131/133 | Register
Communicate well with professors through email and in person. 

Working well in a group: February 5 | 5–6:30 p.m. | SUB 2-725 | Register
Learn how to choose group roles, and navigate group meeting and deadlines, and learn the logistics of group work.

Making friends on campus: February 12 | 5–6:30 p.m. | Telus Centre 131/133 | Register
Develop meaningful friendships in and outside of classes and make time for social activities while managing course work.

Participants who complete all four sessions will receive one free career coaching session ($50 value). We encourage all students who are interested to register as soon as possible as these spots are limited. For more information, contact

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      Undergraduate Students

      We know that many students go to university for career related reasons, for example preparing for a specific job or seeking a more fulfilling career. With this in mind, the Career Centre is here to help you right at the start of your degree. It’s never too early or too late to come seek our support throughout your degree. Receive help with your job applications, internships, professional and graduate school programs, and experiential learning opportunities.


      Graduate Students

      Our services are available to graduate students and are specifically designed to help you explore opportunities and improve your career management skills, both in and outside of academia. We also partner with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) to help you enhance your professional development.



      We are your Career Centre for life. Our programs and services can help you strengthen your career management skills and navigate career transitions. If you graduated from the U of A within the last eight months, you are still eligible for the student fees listed across our website.


      Faculty and Staff

      Faculty and staff at the U of A have frequent interactions with students and play a critical role in the career development of students. We can assist you in your efforts to help students with their career development, facilitate presentations on career-related topics to your class, and host Speaker Series for your faculty or area of interest.  


      Postdoctoral Fellows

      We offer programs, services, and events to help you improve your career management skills. Explore opportunities both in and outside of academia through available programs, services, and events open to postdoctoral fellows.