August 5, 2020

By ANDREW SOULSBY

We spend several years at college studying for exams and mid-terms, sacrificing our social lives in the process.  We do this for that one piece of paper that says “We did it!  We made it through alive!”  But what next?
If this is a question that keeps you up at night, look no further than Conestoga’s Co-op and Career Services for help.  Career Services, which is managed by Lori Shadrach, aims to help students with everything related to finding a job after their program finishes.  This includes resume and cover letter critiques to mock interviews and workshops.

In fact, last week at Doon campus, Career Services held its annual Canada Career Week to promote a series of workshops aimed toward helping students with obtaining jobs in their chosen profession. In order for students to attend these workshops, they were required to sign up on Conestoga’s MyCareer website.

MyCareer can be accessed through the student portal section of the Conestoga website under the Services tab.  The site itself contains a plethora of resources students can use, such as job postings, career events and career direction information. 

 Interested in studying or working abroad?  By clicking the Career Directions tab under the Career heading, all the information you need to prepare for learning and earning abroad is at your fingertips.
Craig Black, Conestoga’s Co-op & Career Services marketing and events co-ordinator, said students often wait to plan and prepare for life after college at the last minute, leading to a frenzied dash to make professional resumes and cover letters and, in some instances, building a portfolio that showcases the work they’ve accumulated over the duration of their program.

Can’t find what you’re looking for on the website?  You can contact Career Services and Advising at 519-748-5220, ext. 2298 for more information and individual appointments, or email them at cspry@conestogac.on.ca.

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