Transition to Career

T2C is a career development program designed to help you successfully navigate career transitions during and after university. The program will help you become self-directed in managing your career and support you in developing your knowledge, skills, attributes, and connections.

Who should take T2C?

No matter what your career concerns or interests might be, T2C can help. You will receive personalized guidance and support from certified career coaches. We will become your partner in career development.

Uncertain about your future?
Reflect on your past experience, find ways to identify and research your career options, and learn to make good career decisions.

Looking for a job?
Whether you are looking for a summer job or nearing graduation,  build effective strategies and tools to increase your competitiveness. 

Reaching for your goal?
If you have goals that are currently out of your reach you will develop a personalized learning plan to prioritize skill building activities and plan your next steps. 

Ready to move on?
Prepare for transition into the workplace, learn about professional development, workplace culture and professionalism, self-management, and more.

What does T2C include?

T2C is a unique program that packages several services offered at the Career Centre, making it more cost effective. The program includes:
  • 3 topic-specific advising appointments including a Resume Critique, LinkedIn Profile Critique, and Mock Interview
  • Online learning modules in eClass to improve your career management and work search skills 

Cost

  • Regular Price is $420 (including GST)

Is there funding available for students?

How does the program work?

After registration, you will receive a welcome email and book an introductory coaching session. The session, one of seven, is an opportunity for you to share your career/life story with a coach and begin identifying your current needs. The process of coaching will help you 'investigate yourself' and 'investigate the world of work' deeply. Your coach will guide you towards relevant and useful blended and experiential learning activities that aim to enhance your career management skills. 

Career coaching
Collaborate with a Certified Career Coach who will support and guide you in exploring career options, searching work opportunities and developing yourself professionally. The process includes 'next step activities' that are completed in between coaching sessions. 

Blended learning modules
Explore career resources, through an online learning platform, that have content related to career management skills, self-assessment, career researching, work search tools and strategies, skills development, professionalism, work-life balance, and more.

  • Take charge of your career: Learn about career options and how they align with your unique self.
  • Master the skills employers want: Identify and develop the skills that will increase your competitiveness.
  • Land the job you want: Develop personalized tools and strategies while navigating the job search.
  • Flourish in the workplace: Learn the essentials about life in the workplace and self-management. 

Experiential learning
Build connections with professionals in the fields of your interest and expand your career network through job shadowing and information interviewing. Take part in career advising sessions focused on resume and cover letters, LinkedIn and interviewing.

How do I register?

Create an account and purchase the T2C modules individually, or purchase all of the T2C modules at once to register for the full package. Register early to take advantage of discounts. You will receive a certificate of completion to add to your work search package.

Register now

Jia Jia

Team Lead and Career Coach
  • About Jia

    A career practitioner since 2008, Jia's career trajectory includes various roles in career advising, employer relations, career coaching, as well as program development and administration.

    Like many people in Canada, Jia came from a different culture and, as such, developed a keen interest in cross-cultural experience and cultural adaptation. As part of her Masters in Education, her thesis focused on social and cultural factors affecting the well-being of newcomers. Jia uses the knowledge she gained in school and continuously reflects on her personal cross-cultural experience to develop an acute awareness of the challenges and obstacles clients with international backgrounds might face.

    Jia has acquired a solid understanding of the needs and expectations of employers from a broad range of industries. She also remains current on labour market trends and recruitment practices, and actively shares her findings with clients and colleagues. Her advanced training in business administration has enhanced her ability in building successful collaborations with community partners and stakeholders, making T2C a uniquely effective learning opportunity for all career explorers.

    She is a mother of two, a hobbyist painter, a life-long learner, and a full-time employee, and understands challenges in juggling competing demands in life. Subjects that are close to Jia's heart include work-life balance, self-compassion and self-care, resilience, self-actualization, diversity and equality in the workplace, as well as women and leadership.

    As the Team Lead of Transition to Career (T2C) and Career Coach at the U of A Career Centre, Jia is dedicated to the success of our program participants and coaching clients. She is also a Certified Coach Practitioner through the Certified Coaches Federation.

Justin Pritchard

Career Coach
  • About Justin

    Justin Pritchard has been employed at the Career Centre in various roles since 2011, including his current role as a Career Coach for the T2C program. As a Coach, he works closely with clients to help them uncover creative tactics for exploring career opportunities, as well as develop targeted work search strategies and tools. Justin is a Certified Career Development practitioner through the CDAA as well as a Certified Coach Practitioner through the Certified Coach Federation.

    His work at the Career Centre intersects with his role as the Past-President of a mindfulness group on campus, and is researching and disseminating information on the relationship between careers and mindfulness. Justin has a long-standing personal and professional practice, which he shares with his clients, colleagues and the participants who have attended many of the health and wellness events he has presented at over the years.

    As a parallel career, Justin is a Freelance Graphic Designer with a work history that started in fashion design in 2005 and segued into other design domains — including interiors, visual display, graphics, web, instruction, visual communications and design research. Because of his expertise in this area, he has presented at various conferences on the topic of design thinking in career development. Additionally, Justin is a Sessional Instructor in the Department of Art and Design and has completed a Master of Design (MDes) degree, which investigated the relationship between creativity and mindfulness in education.