Career development is the continual journey of self-awareness, skill development, goal setting and achievement. As a new student, current student, or alumni the Career Services team is here to help you every step of the way!
Your path to career success
Get preparedCareer Educators help you explore your career options, set goals, map-out your path, and get you job search ready.
Get set up on careerlink
Learn by doingExperiential Learning helps you gain first-hand experience in the professional workplace. Co-ops and internships
RBC Learn to Work
One-on-one appointments are a great place to start for all your career and employment questions. Regardless of whether you're a new USask student, finishing up your education, or one of our great alumni, our Career Educators are here to help:
- Identify your goals and plan your next steps
- Discuss your career assessment results
- Explore your career options
- Make a career-related decision
- Build and review your job search documents: Resumes, Cover Letters and CVs
- Better understand strategies for approaching the job search
- Learn how to be more effective at finding and applying for jobs
- Prepare and practice for interviews
- Review and help build your LinkedIn profile
- Answer general employment or career related questions
Career Coaching is available free of charge to all newly admitted and current students, and alumni of USask.
Please note, if you are looking for information about academic program requirements or help in choosing your classes, you will want to access Academic Advising.
Learning more about your personality, interests, strengths and career values will help you make better decisions about your career goals, help you evaluate opportunities, and better appreciate your Career Readiness Competencies.
Use CareerLink to book an appointment, register for career events and info sessions, and search for full, part-time or summer jobs and volunteer opportunities, and subscribe to have new postings sent directly to your inbox.
Learn how to get the most out of your degree and prepare for your future career with USask Major Maps.
Indigenous Student Employment Readiness Program (ISERP)
ISERP is an Indigenous-grounded program that uses Indigenous ways of knowing and learning to help you to be better prepared to enter the world of work.
Learn by doing
Experiential Learning engages learners purposefully in instruction, direct experience, authentic assessment, and focused reflection to increase their knowledge, develop skills and strategies, clarify values, and apply prior learning.
A number of colleges at the University of Saskatchewan offer practical learning experiences. These experiences may be optional or required, for-credit or non-credit, and can vary in length and commitment.
Arts and Science
- Computer Science Professional Internship Program
- Economics Internship Program
- MA Economics Co-op Internship Program
- Environment & Society – Co-operative Education Program
- Interactive Systems Design Professional Internship Program
- Physics Professional Internship Option
- Regional and Urban Planning Practicum
- Toxicology Undergraduate Research Experience Program (TUREP)
Emmanuel and St. Chad
Edwards School of Business
Pharmacy and Nutrition
St. Thomas More
Empowering Canadian Youth for the Jobs of Tomorrow
The RBC Learn to Work, Work to Learn program equips students with the self-awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to be successful in their careers. With a primary focus on identifying and building career readiness skills students have opportunities to participate in experiential learning initiatives, industry panels, mentorship programs, and various workshops that ultimately improve their employability.
Contact program lead Brette Kristoff for more information.
Level Up brings real projects from organizations into Universities. Get immersed in industry projects and get equipped with work-ready skills. LEVEL UP your resume by completing short-term, 80 hour projects over two to eight weeks from organizations and get paid $1,400 to do it! Show future employers you have the real skills they need.
Community Engaged Projects provide USask students with a structured project-based learning experience. These partnerships are driven by employer and community partner priorities that provide reciprocal benefits to both partners and students. Students can engage with employers in a 30-hour, impactful project where they will develop their core competencies. While completing these projects students have opportunities to reflect, share, and act on their core competencies, receive a bursary, and CCR recognition.
Community Engaged Projects are partially or fully funded depending on the nature of the partnership.
Contact program lead Tenneisha Nelson for more information.
FUSION Skill-Development is an interactive and engaging 10-hour online, self-study curriculum designed to wraparound and complement your existing experiential learning opportunity, and help you enhance your skills across critical 21st century skill domains.
Employers like to see candidates who are well-rounded and take the initiative to participate in their communities. Volunteering and community involvement are rewarding ways to gain valuable experience, develop important skills and build your professional network. Engaging in professional development opportunities, like workshops or non-credit courses, gives you the opportunity to learn outside of your academic program.
Use CareerLink to search for volunteer opportunities and subscribe to have new postings emailed to you. Check PAWS for more volunteer opportunities. Many groups on campus post PAWS bulletins when looking for volunteers.
A number of organizations coordinate experiential learning opportunities such as internships, exchanges and leaderhip programs all over the world and in a range of industries. If you are interested in interning with a certain employer, be sure to check out the careers/opportunities section of their website as many have internship experiences. Also see Volunteering, Study Abroad and International Job Links.
- Campus Access
- CANADEM's International Field Experience Program
- Canada World Youth
- Canadian Roots
- Career Edge
- Exchanges Canada
- Global Vision
- Rank My Internship
- Rooftops Canada
- Rotary Youth Exchanges
- Study and Go Abroad
- The Chopras
- Volunteering Solutions
- Youth Unlimited
- Youth With A Mission
Please note, the University of Saskatchewan is not affiliated with any of the organizations noted above and offers this list simply to provide other options for students to explore, not as an endorsement. Programs vary considerably so be sure to research each thoroughly and inquire about such details as application fees, location, stipends/honorariums, requirements, accommodations, flights, health insurance, work visas, contract lengths, etc.
Meet professionals in your field and potential employers while learning and applying networking skills. As your circle of contacts expands, so do your opportunities.
USask students and alumni have opportunities to connect with various organizations to discuss employment, volunteering, and graduate and professional school opportunities. Explore exhibitor booths, attend industry panels, and meet with local, national, and international reps who have come to share their passions, answer questions and attract an inspired uSask talent like you.
Networking is about developing meaningful relationships. CareerMeetUps exist to provide you with an opportunity to learn how to network more effectively, and to build new connections with alumni, industry reps, and others.
Employer information sessions are an excellent way for you to connect with future employers. You'll learn more about their organization and what opportunities they have available.
Get quick access to guides and resources for everything from career readiness to resumes/CVs, networking, finding jobs and developing interview skills.
Get in touch
Ready to get started on your career path and explore a world of opportunities? We’ll guide you along the way.
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To reach us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 306-966-5003. We will get back to you within one business day.
Our mandate and values
Career Services core purpose is to empower students to achieve career success by leading, guiding and partnering to advance career education at the University of Saskatchewan.
Working in partnership with employers, our community and our USask colleagues; we facilitate students' access to opportunities, creation of connections, and preparation for and management of their careers. We also play a key role in supporting students in developing competencies (knowledges, skills, attributes) within their academic programs, and through experiential and work integrated learning opportunities.
In all that we do, Career Services strives to:
We create safe spaces and seek to actively listen, understand and support the goals of others.
We build and foster dynamic relationships to more effectively serve our community.
Be Knowledgeable and Data Informed
We continually grow our expertise, are grounded in best practices and make evidence-based decisions.
We embrace inclusivity as a central tenet, ensuring our programs are equitable and are created with and for our diverse community.
We are transparent, honest and ethical in everything we do.
We are vulnerable and self-aware, modelling what we instill in others.
Innovate and Adapt
We maintain openness and curiosity to create, anticipate and respond to opportunities.