Career Services for Continuing Studies Students

Looking for work? Exploring career options? Meet with our career educator for support!

Career Services is here to help you succeed at work during your time at Continuing Studies, and beyond, by running workshops and programs, offering in-person one-on-one support and providing resources to help you navigate your career.

Our career educator can help you with:

  • résumés, cover letters and interviews
  • career exploration, research and planning
  • searching for work and understanding the local labour market

We also encourage all students to frequently visit the UVic Co-op and Career Learning in motion portal to access job postings and volunteer opportunities, register for upcoming employer information sessions, attend networking events, register for other career information sessions, or book an appointment with the Continuing Studies Career Educator.

Darcie Gabruck
Darcie Gabruck, Career Educator

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Career Services for Continuing Studies Students

Watch this video to learn more about our career educator Darcie and how you can benefit from career services.

Who can participate?

If you are a full-time international student in the Certificate or Diploma in Business Administration or the Certificate in General Studies, you can already access Continuing Studies Career Services as part of your student service fees.

If you are part of a different Continuing Studies program, then you can opt-in to access Continuing Studies Career Services as part of your program for a small fee: Career services opt-in.

 

Events, workshops, drop-in sessions and appointments 

 Book an Appointment

To book a 30-minute in-person or Zoom appointment with our career educator, please:

  1. Login to the co-op and career portal
  2. Choose the Appointments tab and select Career Services
  3. Select Darcie Gabruck - Career Educator, Continuing Studies

In-person appointments are located in the Continuing Studies Building (Room 204).

 Resume Drop-in Schedule 

We offer resume drop-in sessions each month. Registration not required.  

Description

Date

Time

Location

Resume Drop-In

Monday, Jan. 22, 2024

4-6 pm

Continuing Studies Bldg Room 076

Resume Drop-In 

Monday, Jan. 29, 2024

12-1:30 pm

Continuing Studies Bldg Room 076

Resume Drop-In

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024

4-5:30 pm

Continuing Studies Bldg Room 276

Resume Drop-In

Friday, Feb. 23, 2024

11 am-1 pm

Continuing Studies Bldg Room 076

Resume Drop-In 

Monday, March 18, 2024

4-6 pm

Continuing Studies Bldg Room 076

Resume Drop-In

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

10 am-2 pm

Continuing Studies Bldg Room 276

Resume Drop-In 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

12-1:30 pm

Continuing Studies Bldg Room 076

  Workshops

Group workshops are available both in-person and online to support your work search and career development. We are currently gathering an interest list for the following workshop. If you would like to be notified about future workshops, please click on the link(s) below.  

Description

Date

Time

Location

Registration Information

Finding a Job in Canada - Job Search Strategy 

To be confirmed

 

 

Succeeding in the Canadian Workplace

To be confirmed

 

 

Add to waitlist

Using AI in Your Job Search

To be confirmed

 

 

Add to waitlist

Showcase Your Skills to Employers 

To be confirmed

 

 

Add to waitlist 

Creating Effective Resumes

To be confirmed

 

 

Add to waitlist 

Cover Letters 

To be confirmed

 

 

Add to waitlist 

Networking 

To be confirmed

 

 

Add to waitlist

LinkedIn Essentials - Learn how to Network Online

To be confirmed

 

 

Add to waitlist 
Interviews 
To be confirmed
   

Add to waitlist 

Career services FAQ

Two great ways to learn more about the local labour market are through online research and networking with industry professionals.

Online Research WorkBC provides a wealth of information about the local labour market. Search local job postings, research salaries, find information about typical career paths and much more. Visit the WorkBC Explore Careers page or sign up for our Job Search Strategy workshop to learn more.

Networking – Networking with industry professionals is the best way to learn about the local labour market. Build your network through LinkedIn, Information Interviews, and Professional Associations. Learn more by signing up for our LinkedIn Essentials and Networking workshops. You can also book a 1:1 appointment to help you get started.   

Understanding your transferable skills is the key to finding your fit in the local labour market.

Learn about the technical (hard) skills and people (soft) skills employers are looking for. Visit our UVic Career Services webpage to learn more about the skills employers are seeking. You can also sign up for our workshop Showcase Your Skills to Employers or book a 1:1 appointment for assistance.

Did you know there is more than one way to write a resume? The “best” way depends on your unique combination of skills and experience.

Need help getting started on your resume? Try the VMock resume builder. You can also sign up for our Creating Effective Resumes workshop

Want information on how to improve your resume? Check out our UVic Career Services webpage, sign up for our Creating Effective Resumes workshop, or book a 1:1 appointment for assistance

As we are not a placement agency, we do not find a job for you. Instead, we provide you with the job search skills you can use now and in the future as you continue to build your career. We also provide links to numerous job boards and job postings through our UVic Career Services webpage.

Job Boards – You will find links to a variety of job boards on our UVic Career Services webpage including both general and industry specific job boards. 

Job Postings – You can also search for job postings through our Co-op and Career portal 

UVic Career Services hosts numerous events including employer information sessions, employer panels, recruitment events, and hiring fairs. You will information and links to register on our Co-op and Career portal.

Information on special events for Continuing Studies students will also be posted on our Continuing Studies Career Services webpage.

Students who chose to opt in for Career Services pay a small fee for this service. This fee is much lower than fees charged by private recruitment agencies and other career service providers for similar services.

Full-time international students in the Certificate or Diploma in Business Administration or the Certificate in General Studies pay this fee as part of their student service fees. 

Appointments with the Career Educator are tailored to individual needs. Students can get feedback on your resume, work on a cover letter, or practice a mock interview. If you are feeling stuck or unsure where to start in your job search, we can brainstorm ideas on how to overcome challenges, build your confidence to start networking, and much more.