Career Advising

Career Advisors are knowledgeable about the current labour market including information on wages, employment outlook, and the skills needed to be successful in the occupation or industry of your choice.

All learners are encouraged to meet with a career advisor to clarify career direction or determine occupations of interest. Career Advisors will initiate discussions around strengths, personal interests, and career aspirations. From these conversations, the learner and career advisor work together to develop a career plan.

Graduates

Career Services is the first stop for job search support. As a Columbia College graduate, you have access to career planning and job-search services for up to 1 year after graduation. Career Advisors follow up with our graduates. Unemployed graduates are offered individualized supports to assist them in securing meaningful employment in their field of study.

Job Search

Career Services is committed to making sure that learners and graduates have the skills and resources needed to conduct an effective job search. Career Advisors help students and graduates with their individual job search needs. Resume and cover letter critiques, mock interviews, networking practice and tips, links to job openings and career fairs etc. are just some of the supports available.

Students and graduates have access to part-time and full-time job opportunities on the College’s Student/Employer Job Board, as well as our Career Services Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Job Search Tips

Click here to access some job search tips.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Career Services Help Me Find a Job?
Career Advisors help students and graduates by providing them with resources and coaching that foster confidence, and build the necessary skills required to secure employment. Where possible, students and graduates will be linked to job openings, hiring events, career fairs and job search bootcamps.

Can I Access Career Services Support After Graduation?
Absolutely. Support is available to graduates up to 1 year post graduation.

I Urgently Need to Speak to an Advisor, Can I Just Come In?
If a career advisor is available, they will meet with you; otherwise you will be asked to schedule an appointment.

How Do I Make an Appointment with a Career Advisor?
Students and graduates can schedule an appointment by calling 403-235-9300, by emailing 1careerservices@columbia.ab.ca, or by dropping into the front office in building 802.

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