There are a lot of resources available to you online and also at Career Services.
Many Queen's students are seeking work outside Canada, for summer or longer-term.
- Read this first: Recognizing Job Posting Scams (PDF, 355 kB)
- International Experience (Travel & Work Abroad) - Govt of Canada
- Queen's Alumni Branches Around the World
How we help
National surveys of students tell us that many of you are interested in working in government, also known as "public service".
Work in government can mean:
- Municipal (cities, towns, and counties)
- Provincial or Territorial
- Jobs & Work with Canadian Municipalities
- Federal Government Jobs
- Ontario Government Jobs
- BC Government Jobs
- Alberta Government Jobs
- Saskatchewan Government Jobs
- Manitoba Government Jobs
- Quebec Government Jobs
- New Brunswick Government Jobs
- Nova Scotia Government Jobs
- PEI Government Jobs
- Iqaluit Government Jobs
- Northwest Territories Government Jobs
- Yukon Government Jobs
Many students are interested in starting their own business--while in school, during the summer or after graduating.
- Kingston Entrepreneurship Centre
- Summer Company Program
- Grants & Loans for Youth Entrepreneurs
- Centre for Business Venturing
- Queen's Innovation Centre
Remote Job Search Strategies and Supports
If you are looking for a new job – whether part-time, summer, or your first job after graduation, here are some helpful resources.
All our workshops are offered hybrid (or online). To register, please visit MyCareer.
In this workshop, you will learn how to use key strategies to highlight your unique skills, knowledge, and experience on your resume or CV. To get the most benefit from this workshop, it is helpful to bring a copy of your resume. If you have a specific opportunity you are applying to, bringing the role description can also be helpful.
Cover Letter Fundamentals
In this workshop, you will learn about the key components of a cover letter and strategies for writing a cover letter that will help your application stand out. You will also complete exercises designed to help you get started customizing your cover letter.
This workshop will provide you with a variety of strategies allowing you to attend your next interview feeling confident and prepared, whether it is remote (i.e., by phone or Zoom) or in person. Learn strategies to answer the classic "Tell Me About Yourself" question, behavioural questions, and situational questions. You will also learn to prepare questions to ask the interviewer. Come prepared to practice and leave feeling ready for your next interview!
Get started with LinkedIn: begin to develop your profile and learn how to strategically use the search function!
This workshop will help you effectively communicate your career story to the LinkedIn community. We will review major components of your profile, brainstorm key elements of your career story, and begin to create targeted content. You will also learn how to leverage tools and resources specific to Queen’s students to explore potential careers, communicate and network with other professionals, and search for your next career opportunity. If you are attending the workshop in-person, please bring your own tablet or computer.
In this workshop, you will learn how to approach networking, get organized, and solidify your connections. We will review how to introduce yourself effectively and ask relevant questions. This workshop will boost your confidence when talking to new people.
Job Search Strategies
In this workshop, you will learn strategies for effectively searching for a job, whether it is a part-time job or a role for after-graduation. We will guide you through the process of identifying your goals, the sectors and types of organizations that are offering opportunities, and concrete action steps you can take to secure those leads.
To view the workshop calendar and register, please visit MyCareer.
You may be wondering what employers are currently hiring. You can gather knowledge through your network (see Networking and LinkedIn workshops at Career Services for more info) and by searching for online job postings.
- Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre supports innovation activities through incubators, accelerators, joint courses, workshops, internship opportunities, seminar series, conferences and business plan competitions.
Job searching always takes time and energy, and doing so fully remotely can be additionally tiring. Here are some links to resources to help you stay well during your remote job search.