Career Support and Tips

At Career Services, we empower and support students and recent graduates (up to 12 months after graduation) to design a rewarding career journey that leverages their education and skills to impact the world positively. We provide services including individual advising/coaching, workshops, and self-directed learning resources. 

The following services are available: 

  • Job Postings - exclusive access to thousands of posting that are on- and off-campus 
  • Career Coaching appointments - one-on-one appointments (30 minutes; in person or online) to help you explore your skills and talents, further education, and career options
    • International students can book specifically with the Career Educator and Coach for international students, who also offers drop-in sessions and appointments at QUIC
  • Resume Coaching appointments - one-on-one appointments (30 minutes; in person or online) to help you refine your job applications (resumes, CVs, and cover letters) 
  • Drop-in advising - (15 minutes; no appointment required) with Career Coaches 
  • Workshops - online and in-person that help you develop your job search and job application skills 
  • Career Fairs - opportunities to meet employers at Career Fairs and networking events 
  • Experiential learning opportunities, including volunteer, community engagement and research opportunities 

 

Tipsheets

Need quick information on a career topic? Download one of our tipsheet PDFs from this dropdown menu.

LinkedIn [1] Profile (PDF, 291 KB)

LinkedIn [2] Strategy (PDF, 327 KB)

Students with Disabilities (PDF, 234 KB) 

Find a Job on Campus (PDF, 386 KB)

Summer Job Search Links (PDF, 213 KB)

Assessing Employers Through an EDII Lens (PDF, 179 KB)

Career Fair Success Tips (PDF, 272 KB)

Information Interviews (PDF, 256 KB)

Networking (PDF, 224 KB)

Academic Job Search: Curriculum Vitae PDF, 290 KB)

Academic Job Search: Cover Letter (PDF, 266 KB)

Job Posting Scams - See our Phishing and Job Scams page

Action Verbs (PDF, 455 KB)

Cover Letters (PDF, 265 KB)

Resumes (PDF, 234 KB)

Interviews (PDF, 2.8MKB)

Remote Interviews (PDF, 175 KB)

Navigating Disclosure (PDF, 99 KB)

Dress Code Guidelines (PDF, 225 KB)

Requesting Accommodation (PDF, 206 KB)

Thinking about Medical School (PDF, 204 KB)

Applying to Medical School Programs (PDF, 292 KB)

Applying to Law School Programs (PDF, 274 KB)

Applying to Teacher Education Programs (PDF, 220 KB)

Personal Statements (PDF, 264 KB)

Curriculum Vitae for Graduate School (PDF, 320 KB)

Guide to CV (PDF, 173 KB)

Medical School Interviews (PDF, 273 KB)

Career Counselling Handouts & Worksheets

Career Development Model 2020 (PDF, 754.3KB)

Counselling Intake Sheet (Fillable PDF, 214 KB)

Finding Your Career Fit (Fillable PDF, 377 KB)

Interview Skills Worksheet (Fillable PDF, 296 KB)

Skills and Experience Worksheet (Fillable PDF, 158 KB)

Skills Scatterplot Handout - Energy vs Proficiency (Fillable PDF, 59 KB)

Skills Scatterplot Handout - Relevance vs Proficiency (Fillable PDF, 92 KB)

My Job Search Plan Worksheet (PDF, 226KB)

Work Search Pyramids (PDF, 6.7 MB)

Challenges & Values Inventories (PDF, 185 KB)

Career Prototypes Worksheet (Word, 15 KB)

Decision Making Worksheet (Word, 446 KB)

Career Books online and in local libraries (Excel, 138 KB)

Workshop Worksheets

Job Search Worksheet (Fillable PDF, 356 KB)

Conquering the Cover Letter 2020 (Fillable PDF, 366 KB)

Ramp Up Your Resume Worksheet 2021 (Fillable PDF, 271 KB)

Mapping Your Network Worksheet (Fillable PDF, 87 KB)

Networking Worksheet (Fillable PDF, 299 KB)

Winning Interviews 1 (Fillable PDF, 362 KB)

Winning Interviews 2: Advanced Practice (Fillable PDF, 201KB)

Applying to Further Education - Worksheet (Fillable PDF, 265 KB)

LinkedIn 1 - Profile Worksheet (Fillable PDF, 220 KB)

LinkedIn 2 - Exploring Career Options, Networking, and the Job Search (Fillable PDF, 242 KB)

Career Prep Modules

The Career Prep Modules are a series of self-directed resources designed to support your career development on your schedule. The modules cover skills and strategies on the following topics: 

  • Writing resumes  
  • Writing cover letters  
  • Preparing for interviews  
  • Expanding your network  
  • Exploring your career options

Each module is divided into sections based on different topics. You can review an entire module or review one section at a time – in any order. On average, one module will take 45 minutes to complete.  

  • You can find the modules on onQ 
  • You can also find the “Career Prep Modules” by searching in the Self-Registration Courses on your onQ homepage (click “browse now”)

If you have feedback, let us know by completing the survey at the end of each section. Need additional info? Book an appointment with a Career Coach.

Tips for Working Remotely 

Review resources for how to work remotely, whether you are already remote, or getting ready to possibly work remotely in the future.

If your summer role will now be remote, how do you set yourself up for success? How do you work effectively from a distance? Come explore strategies and reflect with other students, and get great tips for working remotely. You'll leave with a personal action plan to help tackle your new role with confidence. Register today on MyCareer. For more information, please visit the Experiential Learning WrapAround webpage

Experiential Learning WrapAround webpage - even when working remotely, you are still developing skills. Find workshops, tools, and resources to help you build the skills you want in your job, reflect on what you’ve learned, and articulate your strengths.

Working remotely can be overwhelming and isolating, especially amidst COVID-19. Here are some links to help you stay well while working remotely during this crisis.

We provide career support for all students and recent grads, including specific info for: