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Student Support Services empowers students to clarify and attain their career and personal goals and prepare for life after graduation through a variety of programs and services, which include:

•   The Leadership and Professional Development (LPD) Certificate
•   BMOS Internships 
•   Career Student Leader resume drop-in help​
•   Online resources for career planning

Use the links on the menu on the left to navigate to the LPD certificate and BMOS internship pages. Link to career resources are below. For the Fall 2016 term, Career Leader resume drop-in sessions are on Tuesdays from 12:00pm-1:00pm and Wednesdays from 11:30am - 12:30pm in the Library Mezzanine.

Are you interested in full-time or summer opportunities with the Government of Canada? Western's Career Central posts updates on their website.  Be sure to check the Career Central Events Calendar regularly to see when they are on-campus for recruiting and information sessions!
  • Your Huron Experience - Co-Curricular Record

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  • The creation of Western’s Co-Curricular Record will allow for students to reflect upon, and make use of, the knowledge and experiences they gain through engagement in outside of the classroom activities, and transfer them to other professional settings.

    Benefits for Students:

    • Showcase transferable skills (e.g., verbal and communication skills, flexibility) gained through co-curricular involvement

    • Create a personal record that highlights a variety of experiences and transferable skills

    • Reflect on key learning from these experiences and make connections to their academic studies and career goals

    • Receive a recognition as a proof of their co-curricular engagement and accomplishments

    For further information and to start your co-curricular record visit myexperience.uwo.ca
  • Career Counselling & Career Advising Services

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  • Career Advising and Career Counselling are 2 separate services offered to students. According to the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), Career Advising provides information on topics and technology related to employment, career development, education and training opportunities. Career Counselling involves holistic, remedial and therapeutic one-on-one sessions aimed at helping to identify, understand and adapt to work/life decisions, roles and circumstances.

    Career Advising is available at Huron through Student Career Peer drop-in sessions and appointments with the Coordinator, Student Mobility.

    Currently, Career Counselling is offered through Western’s Student Success Services. You can meet with a professional counsellor, take an assessment, and access a multitude of resources which can help you in making career decisions. Start here -http://success.uwo.ca/careers/career_counselling/index.html

    Trudy Button, the Coordinator of Student Mobility has recruited and trained an excellent team of your peers, called Student Career Leaders, who can provide resume help, job search tips and more. Drop in times at Student Support Services are: Tuesdays from 12:00pm-1:00pm & Wednesdays from 11:30am-12:30pm. If those times don’t work for you, you can email huronlpd@uwo.ca to set up an appointment.

    You can also use the services and resources at Western. Western’s Student Success Centre is located in the UCC (room 210). Their hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30 pm.
    (http://www.success.uwo.ca/careers/index.html)
  • Grad School Applications

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  • In addition to offering workshops on success strategies for applying to graduate school, you can book a one-on-one appointment to review your grad school application including your statement of interest and CV.

    Click here to download the Grad School Tip Sheet


    Questions to Answer Before Applying to Grad School:

    Why am I interested in applying to a graduate program?
    What kind of career do I want when I am done?
    What is my area of interest and why is it important?
    Are the programs that I am interested in funded? (What is the average amount of funding? What is the tuition? If it is not funded, are there scholarships available?)

    Timeline for Applying to Grad School:

    SEPTEMBER: Start narrowing down the schools and programs that you are interested in applying to (if required for your program). Apply to take the Graduate Record Examinations (GREs) in October, and start studying.
    Tip: Take practice exams and focus on areas where you need the most improvement.

    OCTOBER: Fill in the attached tracking sheet and contact the graduate chair for each program to see if you can have a campus visit and meeting.
    Tip: Research individual faculty members and their areas of interest to see if there is anyone that would be a good match for your thesis and then contact that faculty member directly. This is a key factor in whether you get in or not.  

    NOVEMBER: Request that your undergraduate transcripts be mailed to the institutions to which you are applying. Contact your favourite professors and ask if they are willing to write you a letter of recommendation.
    Tip: Send an information packet to the people who write your letters, including your resume, undergraduate transcript and a list of accomplishments. Be sure to follow-up with a sincere thank you, as writing these letters takes a lot of time and effort on their part.

    DECEMBER: Write your statement of interest and have it reviewed by the writing centre and a faculty member in the same discipline as the program that you are applying too. Finalize and mail or complete on-line application.
    Tip: Make a backup copy of your application packet. Consider sending it through registered mail.

    JANUARY: Confirm that your professors sent their recommendation letters and that all elements of your application have been received by your programs of interest.

    MARCH: Accept and decline offers.
    Tip: As soon as you have two offers in hand, pick the one that you prefer and immediately decline the other.
  • Huron Connections (Mentorship Program)

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  • The Mentor program at Huron University College aims to connect alumni with students and other alumni to:

    • Help students and alumni explore different career paths
    • Facilitate career transitions for students and alumni
    • Provide students and alumni with role models who can guide their academic and professional development

    Through this program we offer 2 networking events each year, one in Toronto and one in London. Students get an opportunity to connect with Alumni of all ages to gain insight into different career paths, the current job market, and strategies for accomplishing individual career goals.
  • Information for Parents

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  • Parents play a crucial role in their student's career development. Here are some things that you can do:

    • Listen to your student's ideas and be open to them

    • Encourage them to visit Student Support Services early in their studies and to take advantage of all the information sessions and workshops that we offer

    • Talk to your student about opportunities to get involved on campus. These volunteer opportunities help develop the leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills for which employers are looking

    • Emphasize the importance of career exploration, skills development, and evaluating his/her own interests and strengths