Transition to Career

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To support physical distancing, our career coaches are working remotely. Upcoming appointments will be moved to either Google Hangouts or phone.


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.

We are currently unable to accept new clients into Transition to Career (T2C) and Career Coaching. Both services remain active for existing clients.

Please complete this form if you are interested in registering for either program. We will contact you as soon as we are able to accept new clients.

About the Program

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 a transition into the workplace, learn about professional development, workplace culture and professionalism, self-management, and more.

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 for work opportunities and developing yourself professionally. The process includes 'next step activities' that are completed in between coaching sessions.
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.
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.

Blended learning modules will focus on how you can:

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

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:
  • Seven career coaching sessions with a certified career coach
  • Three 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

Program Details

Cost & funding Opportunities

Regular price is $420 (including GST)

T2C is eligible for the Green and Gold Leadership and Professional Development Grant.

Alumni are eligible for the Alumni Professional Development Grants.

Registration
  1. Go to the campusBRIDGE portal to sign up for an account. Check out this quick video on setting up an account in campusBridge.
  2. Select your status as student, staff, alumni or guests depending on your relationship to the university. (If you are a student, you can log in using your CCID and password. Other types of users may need to first register for a new user account.)
  3. Once registered and logged in, go to the Online Store to locate the Transition to Career (T2C) under T2C.
Book an appointment
  1. Go to campusBRIDGE portal and log in to your account.
  2. Once logged in, go to Career Centre Appointments. You can find all open appointments by clicking on View Calendar, or you can use Book by Appointment Type or Book by Appointment Provider.

For any questions related to how to use campusBRIDGE, email campusBRIDGE@ualberta.ca or check out this quick tutorial.

Register now

Justin Pritchard
Team Lead and Career Coach
  • About Justin

    Justin Pritchard has been employed in various roles at the Career Centre since 2011, including his current roles as a Team Lead and Career Coach for the T2C program. As a Coach, he works closely with clients to help them develop strategic tactics for exploring career options and build targeted work search tools and strategies. Justin is a Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) through the CDAA, as well as a Certified Master Coach Practitioner (CMCP) through the CCF.

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

    As a parallel career, Justin is a Graphic Designer and Sessional Instructor in the U of A Department of Art and Design. He holds a Master of Design (MDes) degree and a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction (focused on Design and Career Education). Because of his expertise in these areas, he has presented at various conferences on the topic of design thinking in career development.