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Career Direction

Trying to choose an educational and career direction that's a personal fit? Re-evaluating your current direction? Seeking more career satisfaction?

Career development is a lifelong journey. Navigate it well with strategies, skills and resources for making informed decisions and re-decisions along the way. Learn how to skillfully develop a rewarding educational, career and life direction. Realize your potential! 

Build a foundation of career management strategies, skills and resources.

  • Attend a career session on YoUR Career Direction. In this session, a Career Counsellor guides you on activities for making informed decisions about your direction: 
    • Know Yourself: Develop a clear picture of yourself by doing a variety of self-assessment activities. Clearly identify your interests, skills and abilities, values and other important aspects about you and your unique situation. 
    • Explore and Connect: Gather more info on educational and career options that better fit with you and your situation.
    • Re-Evaluate: Over time, people and situations change. Reflect upon your experience often. As needed, do more self-assessment and exploration, and make informed re-decisions.

Are you in high school?

  • Talk with a teacher or guidance counsellor about your educational and career direction. Ask about related services and activities at your school, such as guidance counselling, career fairs and work experience programs.
  • Visit U of R Enrolment Services for assistance with career goals, program information, admission questions and more!
    • Book an appointment with an Enrolment Counsellor
    • Sign up for a Campus Tour.
    • Ask for information on upcoming Special Events for Future Students and parents. 

Are you a U of R Student and uncertain about your direction?

  • University challenges you to expand horizons and exercise your learning abilities by taking courses in different fields of study. For new students, this allows some time and flexibility to "test the waters" by taking introductory courses in different areas of interest before deciding upon a specialization or major(s). In doing so, consider the following:
    • Maximize academic credit by selecting courses that apply to the most areas of interest.
    • For assistance with choosing courses, make an appointment with an Academic Advisor in your Faculty. 
  • For more assistance with choosing or re-evaluating your direction, consider the following:
    • Attend the session YoUR Career Direction. Under the guidance of a Career Counsellor, participants practice helpful activities for doing self-assessment and making connections with potentially rewarding options.
    • Contact the Career Centre to book an individual appointment with a Career Counsellor. 

Do you take time to work on making informed career decisions and re-decisions?

  • Uncertain about your direction? This is a great opportunity to learn more about your unique self and situation, and explore some interesting fields and programs.
  • Why close options too soon? Take the time needed for doing self-assessment activities and learning more about related educational and career options. Prepare well to make informed choices about your direction and realize your potential.

Do you work on building your career-related knowledge, skills and resources?

  • Everything changes and is dyanmic, including career development. Continue developing your knowledge and skills in career development, including job searching, customizing resumes and interviewing. Get connected with the Career Centre and attend specialized Career Sessions.