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Your parents were likely told life happens in a straight line:

  • get an education
  • get a job
  • get married
  • have children
  • retire

... but that wasn't true then, and it isn't true today.

Take a Career Assessment

The only constant in your life is you so getting to know yourself will never be a wasted activity. Learning more about your personality, interests, and strengths will help you make better decisions about your career goals. Self-reflection will help you evaluate opportunities in the future.

The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a great way to explore academic, career, and lifestyle goals that may be a good fit for your personality. 

  • Designed around 16 unique personality types
  • You receive a detailed MBTI Career Report
  • Available to current University of Saskatchewan students and alumni
  • Cost recovery Fee of $20 for students and $30 for alumni
  • Get your results by attending a MBTI workshop at the SECC

The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) explores your interests and looks at how they can connect to academic, career, and lifestyle goals.

  • Designed around the 6 Holland Codes
  • You receive a detailed SII Profile Report
  • Available to current University of Saskatchewan students and alumni
  • Cost recovery Fee of $20 for students and $30 for alumni
  • Get your results by attending a SII workshop at the SECC

StrengthsQuest helps you identify and better understand your top 5 areas of greatest potential: the things that you naturally do best. Like the MBTI and the SII, StrengthsQuest will give you clues as to the type of work environments and roles in which you are most likely to thrive.

Thousands are out there but we think these are the best - they're easy to access and free!

Explore your options

Learning is an ongoing activity. Take the time to explore your options and learn about industries and the job market before you graduate. Take advantage of the opportunities available while you're in university too.

  • Many programs have co-op or internship programs available
  • Anyone can study abroad
  • Volunteering can help you make connections
  • Connect with people on a variety of career paths

Meet with a Career Coach

Register for a 30-minute Career Coaching appointment for help making a career decision, exploring your options and goals, or simply to talk about where to begin to sort out your career direction. Meeting with a Career Coach can help you:

  • Better understand your current career related issues and situation
  • Articulate your goals and how you want things to be different
  • Identify your strengths, assets and supports
  • Explore different options, possibilities and solutions
  • Make a list of your next steps
  • Access additional resources and supports

Career Coaching appointments are offered daily, and are available free of charge to all current students and alumni of the U of S.  If you are looking for information about academic program requirements or help in choosing your classes, you will want to access Academic Advising.

* - statistics from Shaineks and Gluszynski, Participation in Postsecondary Education.