Meet with a Career Coach

Meeting with a Career Coach is a great place to start if you:

  • Need help making a career-related decision
  • Are feeling unsure about your career direction  
  • Want to take a career assessment
  • Would like to explore your career options
  • Need help identifying your goals or planning your next steps
  • Would like to make sure you’re on the right track
  • Simply want to figure out where to begin

Career Coaching is available free of charge to all newly admitted and current students, and alumni of the U of S.

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

Drop-in

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

Drop-ins take place in a group format, give you up to 10 minutes with a Coach, and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis – no registration required! Login to CareerLink and view our Events/Workshops Calendar to see when the next drop-ins are offered.

By Appointment

Book a 30-minute appointment to meet one-on-one with a Career Coach in a private setting for a confidential and more in-depth discussion about your career and employment needs. Appointments are offered at the SECC and the College of Arts and Science throughout the week, and telephone-based appointments are available for those living outside the Saskatoon area.

Take a Career Assessment

Learning more about your personality, interests, strengths and career values will help you make better decisions about your career goals and help you evaluate opportunities in the future!

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 (effective May 1, 2018)
  • Visit the SECC to purchase your MBTI assessment via credit or debit card 

Take a sneak peek at the 16 personality profiles:

General MBTI Resources:

16Personalities.com          Truity Profiles         Ball State University

More information on the MBTI Functions:

MyersBriggs.org        Understanding Type Dynamics            8 Cognitive Functions

MBTI Books:

Do What You Are                 What’s Your Type of Career?                 10 Career Essentials

"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 (effective May 1, 2018)
  • Visit the SECC to purchase your SII assessment via credit or debit card

Watch the following videos 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.

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

 

Gain Experience

Try out options and further refine your interests through acquiring 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

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