Summer Career Camp

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Registration deadline is Friday, June 11 at 11:59 p.m.
Space is limited to 40 students.


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

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

Summer Career Camp 2021!

Monday, July 5-9, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (July 5 to July 7)
Guided, self-directed learning (July 8 & 9)
University of Alberta, delivered Online

View the July 2021 Schedule

REGISTER NOW


Our event registration page requires account registration to our portal campusBRIDGE
Watch this video if you need assistance.

  1. Click "Register Now" to be directed to campusBRIDGE 
  2. Click on "Alumni" or "Guest" (depending on your relationship to the university) and click "Register for an account" 
  3. Your account will give you instant access to our portal 
  4. Click on "Career Events & Workshops" to find "Summer Career Camp" (listed on July 5, 2021)
  5. Continue through the registration process page to sign up and pay for the camp

If you have questions or require further details or support to register, please contact us at careereducation@ualberta.ca.


Cost:

Fees are $200 + GST. 

Students who participate in Summer Career Camp will be offered a complimentary advising appointment ($60 value), to be used within one year, plus a follow-up meeting with their mentor to check in on their career goals and next steps.


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.

View the 5-Year SCC Report