Parents and families
Welcome to the Career Centre at UOIT!
Our parent and family page is meant to provide you with information about our programming, services and resources available to support the success of your student. Whether it is adjusting to university life, identifying potential career options, knowing how to make the most of their degree or preparing for the next steps after graduation, we are here to help!
How we can help?
Our team of professional advisors, counselors and peer employment advisors are available to assist, support, guide and encourage students and alumni with:
- Learning how to make informative career decisions for themselves.
- Exploring career possibilities and professional development skills for today's workforce.
- Understanding effective job-search strategies and successful interview techniques.
- Developing personal and professional networks that may be helpful with their job search and career development.
- Referrals to other Student Life resources providing information regarding involvement opportunities, academic support, learning/study strategies, and counselling services.
How can you help?
- Encourage your student to take advantage of all of the career programming available to them as soon as a need is recognized.
- Encourage your student to meet with the staff of the Career Centre as early as possible in their academic career to discuss ideas and plans for their future.
- Encourage your student to get involved on campus and in their community. Employers often look for someone who is well-rounded and works well with others.
- Act as a resource for your student, sharing your experience and knowledge in discussions about ideas, plans or decisions relating to their career.
Our Career Centre
- Drop-in employment advising sessions are available throughout the week.
- One-on-one employment advising sessions are available by appointment only.
- One on one career counseling sessions are available by appointment only.*
- Our centre is staffed by a team of skilled employment advisors, career counselors, and trained peer employment advisors.
- Students have access to many career and job search-related resources inside the Career Centre and online, on a variety of topics.
- Our Tip Sheets are on display and available online to assist students with everything from exploring careers based on their area of study, to learning how to create an effective resumé and cover letter.
- Job opportunities both on and off campus, online workshops and career assessment tools are accessible to students and alumni.
- Mock interviews are available with an employment advisor by appointment only.*
*Appointments and online resources are available through our online portal at uoit.ca/careercentre.
Final things to consider
- Not passing a test, exam or course is not necessarily a sign of failure or poor commitment to studies.
- It is common for university students to change career plans.
- While there are no 'sure' things (i.e. career choices that guarantee employment or success), all degrees can lead to gainful employment.
- Strategic planning for success is necessary following identification of a specific occupational goal.
- Peer pressure still exists.