Adedeji Dunmola, an environmental engineering PhD candidate, participated in a Resumé Writing and Review workshop as well as a one-on-one mock interview session with a career counsellor.
“The staff at Career Services was extremely helpful in assisting me during my job search and interview preparations,” says Dunmola. “The extra time was well worth the effort. I highly recommend that my colleagues make the best use of the resources at Career Services – they’re valuable and they’re free!”
As a grad student, you can access free resources like career counselling sessions, resumé or CV reviews, mock interviews and portfolio reviews. There is also a one-day Graduate Student Career Certificate which provides tips on how to research careers that best suit your personality type, as well as providing methods for a targeted and focused job search.
To get started, open a myCareer account via Carleton Central. Here, you can can sign up for workshops, certificates and register for information sessions – presentations delivered by hiring employers who come on campus to share what their company is looking for.
Current career workshops are always listed in Carleton Central. Most of these workshops target all students but some are just for graduate students including a Career Certificate for Graduate Students, a Grad Student Resumé Workshop and a workshop on Career Exploration Outside Academia.
If there is a workshop that you are interested in but cannot attend, some are offered online for you to listen to on your own time. These workshops can be found in the Resources tab in myCareer.
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs offers co-op options in six programs. More information is available at: carleton.ca/co-op/graduate-students/ or by phoning 613-520-4331.