Get students career ready


Support problem-solvers, innovators and change-makers

University education is one of the biggest investments students make in their lives. But figuring out what comes after the degree can be a challenge for some students. 

The University of Alberta Career Centre strives to empower students and alumni to develop the skills, knowledge, experiences and connections they need to confidently manage their careers. Students are given the tools they need to build resilient career knowledge and experience in their areas of interest, as well as marketable skills and professional connections.


The Career Centre supports students through:

  • Career mentoring
  • Career exploration interviews
  • Job shadowing
  • Specialized work experience and internship programs
  • Stipends to help them do research — a great resume builder

When students are given career assistance they go on to do great things. Calvin Chan, ’15 BSc, ’20 PhD, was matched with a mentor, which helped him land a job with Canada’s largest publisher of international scientific journals. Undergraduate student Heather Mark wanted to find a career working with vulnerable populations. The Career Centre paired her with a mentor who worked with nonprofits, which led her to an internship with the town of Hinton immediately after graduation. Today, her career is advancing.

“I am so excited to be working in scholarly publishing; it’s a dream come true for me. But I don’t think it could have happened without the mentorship you’ve provided me with these last few years and your continued support!”

Equip tomorrow’s workforce

With your support of Career Services, you will help equip the workforce of tomorrow, while driving economic recovery and diversification. Your investment will help: 

  • Expand programs and services that connect students with a diverse group of professionals to advise and guide them in their careers.
  • Expand work-integrated learning opportunities to more students — internships, work experience and undergraduate research.
  • Ensure more students get the help they need by removing financial barriers to participation in career and experiential learning programs.
  • Increase the number of partnerships with employers and organizations who are interested in recruiting U of A students and graduates.

Giving Theme

Culture & Society

Ways to Give

Charitable Gift Annuities, Memorial/Tribute Gifts