Career Services remote services update

The Career Services team is working remotely and continue to be available to serve you. It is our goal to support our studentsalumnifaculty, and employers from our remote locations with minimal disruption. 

If you have any questions regarding our services please email us at career.services@usask.ca. We will get back to you within one business day.

Career planning

Career Coaching

Career Coaching is a great place to start for all your career and employment questions. Meet with a career coach to:

  • 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
  • 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

Book an appointment

Book a 30-minute appointment to meet one-on-one with a Career Educator in a private setting for a confidential and more in-depth discussion about your career and employment needs. Career Coaching appointments are offered through Webex and telephone.

If you cannot find an appointment time that works with your schedule, please email career.services@usask.ca to inquire about booking.

Appointment types

Having a career plan is more than just knowing the possible jobs that are available to you after graduation. It is a process of self-reflection, exploration, and skill development that when combined together, will help you towards achieving success in your future career.

Career Educators are available to assist you at all stages of this journey and help you navigate the steps towards a successful career. Through self-assessments, career exploration, and goal setting, we can help you identify personal strengths, as well as areas of growth, and work with you to develop strategies that allow you to become a well-rounded professional and achieve future career success.

Your job search documents are the documents you’ve put together to submit as part of your application to a job posting. Most commonly, employers will ask you to submit a cover letter, along with either a resume or a curriculum vitae. These documents are your usually the first impression you make on an employer and therefore it important to make sure you’ve highlighted your skills, experiences, and relevant knowledge properly in order to show the employer that you are a qualified candidate.

Our Career Educators are here to help you build, design, and polish your documents so they accurately reflect you and what you bring to the table as a potential employee. In our one-on-one appointments we’ll focus on the formatting, structure, content, and help you showcase the skills that set you apart from the rest.

The interview process can be nerve-wracking and stressful no matter how experienced you are or what level of job you’re interviewing for. Having a effective preparation strategy can be great way to help manage your stress and make sure you’re as ready as you can be for the formal interview.

With a focus on virtual and in-person professional interviews, our Career Educators are here to meet with you to discuss a variety of preparation strategies, run through practice questions in a mock interview, and answer any additional questions you may have about the interview process.

Short on time? Quick question? Not sure where to start?

Webex Drop-ins give you up to 10 minutes with staff, and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis in a private chat – no registration required! Login to CareerLink and view our Events/Workshops Calendar to see when sessions are offered.

Take a Career Assessment

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.

Career assessments are not designed to provide a definitive list of job or career options for you to pursue. Instead, they are meant to generate possibilities, enhance your self-awareness and compliment the career coaching process. 

"Very enlightening when applied in the correct scope, I think it'll be an excellent tool with further reflection." - 3rd year student

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. 

  • Uses 16 Personality Types to create your personalized MBTI Career Report
  • Meet with a Career Coach to receive and review your results, and plan your next steps
  • Discounted fee of $25 for U of S students and $30 for alumni
  • Contact the SECC to purchase your MBTI assessment via credit or debit card 

Take a sneak peek at the 16 personality profiles:

Learn more about the MBTI:

16Personalities.com          Truity Profiles         Ball State University

MyersBriggs.org        Understanding Type Dynamics            8 Cognitive Functions

"Very helpful in uncovering patterns in my interests and hobbies and the similarities in my themes." - 1st year student

The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) helps you understand your interests and see how they connect to academic, career, and lifestyle goals.

  • Uses 6 Holland Codes to create your personalized iStartStrong Report
  • Meet with a Career Coach to help you understand your results and plan your next steps
  • Discounted fee of $25 for U of S students and $30 for alumni
  • Contact the SECC to purchase your SII assessment via credit or debit card

Click Here to learn more about the 6 Holland Codes!

"Such an eye opener. A valuable tool in helping me reach my potential." - Alumnus

CliftonStrengths helps you identify and better understand the things you naturally do best, and gives you clues as to the type of work environments and roles in which you are most likely to thrive.

Click here to learn how to leverage your CliftonStrengths results to create success in both your academics and your career!

Our values represent what is important to us, the beliefs we have, and our priorities in life. Values influence our behavior and direct the choices we make; they play an important role in guiding our career path and decisions. 

Why Should I Think About My Career Values?

 Taking time to reflect on your Career Values can:

  • Spark new ideas for career possibilities or/or affirm your current career path.
  • Inform what kind of work tasks and environments you may find fulfilling.
  • Lead to an overall sense of enjoyment with your work.
  • Solidify your version of a healthy, comfortable work-life balance.

Complete the Career Values Worksheet and meet with a Career Coach to discuss your completed worksheet in relation to your career development and goals.

 

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"I went from being totally frazzled about my
future to feeling secure and confident"

"I really appreciate the help I received during my first appointment, it gave me some peace of mind and I will definitely be returning!"

Explore your options

Your career development is ongoing not just a one time decision. Take the time to explore your options and learn about industries and the job market before you graduate, and take advantage of the opportunities available while you're in university!

Research Occupations and Industries

Gain insight into the options, industries and/or directions you’re considering, and potentially open up new ones

Develop Skills and Gain Experience

Try out options, further refine your interests, and develop your Career Readiness Competencies through a range of experiences.

Build Connections

Seek opportunities to connect and build relationships with a variety of people

Find Programs

Explore program options at the U of S and beyond

Getting help

The Career Services team is here to assist you with all aspects of your career and job search.

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