First Year Students

5 Things to do in 1st Year


  • What should I major in?
  • What kind of future will I have?
  • How do I gain the right experience?

1. Check out the Major Maps

  • Use these maps to get an overview of what each major offers to help you in making an informed decision when choosing your major.

2. Come to Drop-In Career Advising

  • Speak with a career counsellor, no appointment needed!
  • Discuss a variety of topics including choosing a major, job search strategies, how and where to get experience on campus; and much more!

3. Create a Resume

  • Attend a 50-minute “Ramp Up Your Resume” workshop to understand and use key strategies for building a resume that stands out.
  • Book a 1-on-1 “Cover Letter or Resume Appointment” to get individualized feedback.
  • Book appointments and workshops on "MyCareer"

4. Visit the Summer Jobs Webpage

  • Learn about strategies to search for summer opportunities.
  • See what programs are offered at Queen's for summer work. 
  • Check for updates about upcoming summer events.

5. Attend Arts & Science Majors Night

  • In February, speak directly with students in Arts & Science majors that you are considering.
  • Learn about certificates, internships, plan selection and more in information sessions.