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Students

Get your dream job. Gain skills and experience to be more competitive. Make money while going to school. Do it all with at the Career Centre, where you’ll find free help and resources:

  • Work and volunteer opportunities targeting Douglas College students,
  • Information on the Co-op program, and workshops to help you enroll, 
  • Get 1-on-1 coaching with professional career coaches to get job ready, and 
  • Attend free career development workshops and more.
Co-operative Education 

Work with a Professional Co-op Coach to land a job for a Co-op Work Term. Spend a semester (or more) working in your field of study and getting paid for it. Read more about Co-operative Education.

Career Boost Program 

Complement your post-degree program studies with work or volunteer experience. Get up to speed in the Monday PD Leaders’ workshops then hone your leadership and public speaking skills with weekly Networking Hub sessions. Read more about Career Boost Program.

CareerHUB

Go to CareerHUB for:

  • Career coaching
    Perfect your resumé and cover letters, bone up on your job search and interview skills, and create a killer LinkedIn profile, with one-on-one help from our career coaches.
  • Job board
    Browse hundreds of full-time, part-time and temporary/summer jobs and volunteer positions. We post 3000+ jobs a year for Douglas students and grads.
  • Recruiting and networking events, and job fairs
    Meet hiring managers actively recruiting, who want to hire Douglas College students and grads; explore career options and build your network of professional contacts.
  • Steer Your Career
    Learn the dos and don’ts of career development at these free workshops. We’ll cover how to communicate in a professional manner, how to get hired, employer expectations, how to get through the first 30 days of a new job and more.

 

Where should I go for help?

Here are some examples of questions or concerns to help you decide which service to use:

Career Coaching (located in the Career Centre)

  • I need help finding a job
  • I need more information on a specific career, such as job prospects or what to expect in a certain occupation
  • I need help in practicing interview skills
  • I need help with writing a resume and/or cover letter to apply for jobs
  • I want to learn more about how to network to make connections with potential employers and advance my career
  • I want to know what career options I have with my degree or diploma
  • I need resources on researching job options
  • I want to know what kind of skills I need to get into my career
  • I need help setting up a LinkedIn account
  • I want to learn more about workplace culture and communications
  • I want to learn about career development
  • I want to meet with potential employers through recruiting, networking, and job fairs
  • I want to learn more about getting a co-op job
  • I need help starting out in my career
  • I want to meet with someone in my industry to learn more and don't know how to get started

 

If this service seems right for you, log in to CareerHUB to book an appointment, register for a workshop, or review our resources.

 

Enrolment Services and Advising (Office of the Registrar)

  • What are the college or program admission requirements?
  • I want to apply to a Douglas College program but don’t know how to get started
  • I’m not sure how I can complete the prerequisites requirements for a program or course
  • I know which career I’d like, but don’t know which program I should pursue
  • I need to drop a course and would like to revise my educational plan
  • Can I transfer the courses I take at Douglas to other institutions?
  • What assessment tests will I need to do to get into a program/course?
  • I don’t know what courses I need to take to graduate from my program or to transfer to another institution
  • I am having trouble registering for a course
  • I don’t understand Douglas College policies

 

If this service seems right for you, Academic Advising is offered at select times each day of the week.

 

Counselling(located in Student Services)

  • I don’t know what career to choose
  • I want to go back to school but I’m not sure which field would be best for me
  • I’m not sure if I’m making good choices for my future
  • I need help with decision making about my future life goals
  • I can’t handle my course load and I’m worried I will not be successful
  • I get very anxious about taking tests and can’t remember anything
  • I’m feeling really down and unmotivated
  • I’m not sleeping and have no appetite
  • I’m having problems at home that are affecting my studies
  • I’ve missed a lot of classes because I’ve been sick. What are my options to catch up?
  • I’m on Academic Probation and now I’m blocked from registering for my classes
  • I need help with a petition to ask for a refund/late withdrawal

 

If this service seems right for you, contact Student Services to book an appointment.

 

 

Getting the ball rolling

Getting the ball rolling Coaching from the Career Centre helped this Hospitality Management grad embark on his dream career. Read more