Your next step: Discover who you are by engaging in one or all of the activities. Attend a Discover Your Skills & Career Options workshop. Complete and take-up your Online Self-Assessment with a Career Counsellor. Not sure where to start? Drop by the Academic Advising & Career Centre, a friendly staff will point you the right way. Your future starts now!
Your next step: Explore all your options. Start with a program specific career options tipsheet. Talk to people about their careers, what do they like or dislike about their careers? Would you share the same viewpoints? Curious about how much you would make in a certain career? Utilize different websites to find wage and salary information. Gather as much information as possible.
Choose my directionQuestions on your mind:
Besides the most obvious choices available to you, what other kinds of options can you think of?
What is at stake here and what are the possible outcomes the options you came up with?
Your next step: Evaluate all your options and choose your direction. Which option would give you the most positive outcome? Choose an option and plan for it. The decision is yours ot make, but the staff at the Academic Advising & Career Centre are here to help, so are your professors, program supervisors, program advisors, family and friends. You're not alone!
Your next step: Take action! Put your career decision into practice. A lot of times, you will only know if a career is suitable after you give it a try. Start by creating a timeline with responsibilities, outcomes, and deadlines. Break down the plan into small steps, if necessary.
Your next step: Re-evaluate your plans if you are not satisfied with the result. Are you happy with the career decision you have made? Seek feedback from yourself. Are you satisfied? Do you have a sense of accomplishments? Is your career choice in line with your values or provide you with the rewards and status you long for? If not, you may need to set the career decision-making process in motion again.