Learn how to find and apply successfully to summer positions
Finding a summer job is a combination of using effective job search strategies (networking, resumes, interviews) and finding job postings/openings. As you’ve likely heard, while some jobs are advertised, most are not (the “hidden job market”). This section lists ways you can develop your job search strategies (the next section What's out there? will list resources for job positions and employment programs).
Learn how to find a job – attend a Summer Job Workshop
Learn how to find "hidden" and advertised summer jobs
Things have changed a lot — and quickly. If you are looking for a summer job, even in these uncertain times, there are still strategies you can use to increase your chances of success. In this session, a Career Counsellor will guide you through the process of identifying your goals, the sectors and types of organizations that are still offering summer opportunities, and the concrete action steps you can take to secure those leads.
Make your applications stand out
- Workshops: Ramp Up Your Resume, Conquer the Cover Letter, Winning Interviews I & II, Effective Networking, LinkedIn I & II
- Appointments: Resume & Cover Letter Review, Career Consultation Appointments (for interview practice),
- Online magazines with Queen’s specific student examples: Queen’s Best Resumes, Queen’s Best Cover Letters, Queen’s Best Interviews
- Tipsheets: Resume, Cover Letter, Interviews, Information Interviews, Networking, Disclosure & Accommodation
Highlight your skills
Employers want to know what skills you bring – use the Queen’s Skills Cards to assess and articulate your skills.
Improve your social media presence on LinkedIn
Join Queen’s Connects Student and Alumni Network to connect with other professionals within the Queen’s University Community.
Conduct an alumni search on Queen’s University's school page to gather information about various job titles and companies that others have experienced as they develop into their career. You may want to connect with someone to ask for further information.