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Post-degree leaders' employment support program

If you’re taking a post-degree program at Douglas, the Post-Degree Leaders' Employment Support Program will help you gain the career development skills and knowledge to succeed in the job market. The program will prepare you to find part-time work or volunteer positions that complement your area of study. Once you graduate from your Douglas program, we’ll help you land your first career-related position.

What you get

Training through six mandatory workshops (the PD-6) covering:

  • communications, employer expectations and workplace culture
  • how to use LinkedIn to your advantage
  • overview of B.C. employment standards and labour market research
  • how to develop effective networking strategies
  • skills identification and career development planning
  • writing tips for job searches

Ongoing career services support, workshops and coaching, including:

  • Face-to-face time with employers at specially arranged company site visits
  • Introductions to employers for networking or application purposes
  • Networking Hub – weekly sessions where you’ll hone your leadership and public speaking skills 

The benefits:

  • It works. Of 82 participants, 54 found employment in the first year after graduation.
  • Intake is continuous, meaning you can start anytime, even midway through the semester.
  • You’ll receive ongoing help from Career Centre staff during the program and post-graduation, until you are employed full time.

What we expect from you:

Commitment. Space is limited, so completing all program components and an active desire to find part-time employment as soon as possible is critical.

Get started

Contact the Career Centre for an application form and to arrange an intake interview.