The Smallwood Centre, UC-4000, Memorial University of NL,
St. John’s, NL, A1C 5S7
Tel: (709) 864-2033 Fax: (709) 864-2437
Mandate: To foster an inclusive and engaging environment, working with our partners to facilitate innovative career related information, programs, connections and experiential opportunities for students and alumni within the university community and beyond.
Target Population: Undergraduate and Graduate students, Alumni, prospective employers, faculty and staff.
Highlight of Programs / Services Offered: Consistent with Memorial University’s goal of dedication to innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, research, scholarship, creative activity, service and public engagement, Career Development is working to provide the tools and resources that promote academic, personal, and professional success and ensure a quality university experience to all students.
- Interview Tips: Tips for pre-interview, preparation, the interview and follow-up.
- Career Cruising and Labour Market Info: Career Cruising is an innovative career development tool to help you get quick access to career information relevant to you. Labour Market Information (LMI) is a great way to get information on job trends and occupations.
- Curriculum Vitae and Academic Job Search: Assistance in building your CV or searching for work.
- Resource Materials:
- CV Guide
- Teaching Dossiers
- Academic Job Search Tools
- Resumes and Cover Letters: Information and assistance in developing a resume and cover letter.
- Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Clinics
- Resume and Cover Letter Writing Guide
- For a list of helpful Action Verbs, click here.
· Weekly Career Workshops (Online): Join Career Development in a campus-wide collaboration bringing Memorial student’s weekly online workshop series to support your job search. Topics include: Developing a Successful Resume and Cover Letter, Job Search Strategies, Interview Skills, Tips for Remote Working, Intro to Virtual Career Networking, Creating Your LinkedIn Profile, Exploring Career Assessment Tools, Breaking Employment Barriers, Career Exploration, etc.
- Professional Skills Development Program for International Students: This initiative helps to prepare international students for professional employment in NL and throughout Canada. Any current undergraduate or graduate international student can apply and the program is FREE.
· Career Exploration Group: The Career Exploration Group is a six-week-career exploration program aimed to empower Memorial students to recognize, foster, and apply their interests and strengths towards the selection and achievement of their career goals.
· Discover Talent: Discover Talent is an inclusive job shadowing program targeted towards Memorial University students who are nearing the completion of their degree and who self-identify as having a disability. The program will allow students to explore career options, develop positive work attitudes and behaviours, and build their professional network.
- Enhanced Development of the Graduate Experience (EDGE) – Offered by the School of Graduate Studies: EDGE fosters skills and knowledge around nine key themes that are closely associated with the skills identified in the CAGS discussion paper on professional skills for graduate students:
- Leadership and management
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Critical and creative thinking
- Integrity and ethics
- Global and intercultural awareness
- Teaching skills
- Societal and civic responsibility
- Career development
- Externship: Externships are experiential learning opportunities, generally offered by educational institutions to give students short practical experiences in their field of study.