Professional and Career Development



Career Centre

    • The Career Centre is the source for career and employment information and expertise at the University of Alberta. The Centre's programs and services help U of A students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni access the guidance and support they need to explore career options, build targeted work search tools, and successfully search for work. 

Undergraduate Research Initiative

      • The URI helps undergraduate students engage in research and creative activities that provide high-impact, hands-on experiences to build skills, explore possible career paths, and uncover hidden career opportunities. 

Experiential Learning - Much More than Internships

      • Experiential learning encompasses all the ways that we learn by doing. At the University of Alberta this includes many opportunities such as co-ops, community service-learning, internships, work experience and education abroad. Build on what you learn in the lecture hall by doing something in the community or workplace. Learn how you can earn credit while gaining new experiences.

International and Cross-Cultural Skills Development

Certificate in International Learning
  • The CIL is a standout academic credential for students, a competitive international edge in an increasingly connected world.
I-Work! Skills for Cross-Cultural Employment
  • I-Work! is a series of workshops and events related to career development for international students. 
Education Abroad
  • Whether you want to work or study abroad, Education Abroad provides opportunities to globalize your degree and put your resume on the map.
International Student Work Experience Program
  • ISWEP offers funding and support for U of A departments to hire international undergraduate students during the summer break as a way to provide students with opportunities to gain valuable Canadian work experience.

Leadership Skills Development

Peter Lougheed Leadership College
  • Develop your leadership skills in the two year embedded academic program with a community minded approach to leadership studies.
Emerging Leaders Program
  • Engage in a variety of workshops about collaboration, conflict resolution, self-discovery, and more in the ELP, structured around a social change model. 
Alberta Student Leadership Summit
  • Participate in the one-day province-wide conference to share ideas, gain practical skills, and network with other students and community leaders.

Upcoming Career Centre Events