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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      Tips for making the most of of Careers Day

      Careers Day is an exciting day at the U of A. Hundreds of organizations fill the Butterdome to discuss career opportunities with students and alumni. If you are early in your degree, this is your opportunity to explore what your options might be when you graduate. And, if you are close to graduation or a recent graduate, this is the time to make some essential connections.

      Preparing for a big event like Careers Day might feel overwhelming, so we have a few tips to help you make the most of the day:

      • Think about your goals for attending: Are you exploring options for the future, looking for more immediate employment options, or inquiring about internships or part-time work?
      • Do your research before you go: Look up the organizations who are attending, visit their websites to learn more about them, and make a list of the ones you want to visit.
      • Prepare your must-ask questions: Make a list of questions based on your research of the organizations you are interested in.
      • Organize your time: Plan how much time you can spend at the fair and at each booth.
      • Introduce yourself: Be prepared to discuss your education, experience, and career-related goals.
      • Keep an open mind: Remember that most organizations need a wide range of people with diverse educational backgrounds, not only individuals with a program related to their specific industry.
      • Assess yourself: Recognize that first impressions are important—clothing, grooming, attitude and behaviour!

      To learn more about Careers Day, attend our seminar Making Careers Day Work for You.