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. 

Job postings

Search job postings and have new postings sent directly to your inbox.

Use CareerLink to search for full, part-time or summer jobs and volunteer opportunities, and subscribe to have new postings sent directly to your inbox.

Experiential Learning

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 Ali Wehrkamp for more information. 


Co-ops and internships

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 VolunteeringStudy Abroad and International Job Links

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 employers

USask Career Services provides many events and opportunities for you to meet potential employers and brush up on your networking skills including:

  • CareerMeetups
  • Employer Info sessions

Working in Canada

If you are new to Canada it is important to understand the Canadian job search.

Job search tips

Knowing how to search for a job effectively can be as important as the specific qualifications required for the position.

Be aware of job scams

In order to protect yourself learn how to identify fake job opportunities.

Know yourself and your objectives

Identify what kind of job you want and what you have to offer an employer. Evaluate your strengths, weaknesses, abilities, education and experience and create a personal career profile that includes an inventory of your:

  • key skills, qualifications, and experiences
  • interests, values, and priorities
  • short-term and long-term goals
  • work preferences (where you would like to work, ideal work setting, with whom you would like to work and how you would like to work—with your hands, people, information).

Look for opportunities that are of interest to you and complement your personality and strengths. Not sure what those are?

Know how to market your skills

Your ability to confidently demonstrate and articulate your skills is essential to finding employment and career success.

  • Understand the eight career readiness competencies
  • Understand the competencies specific to your area of study
  • Practice describing these skills and focus on providing evidence

Know the employer

Employers often perceive your research and preparation as a critical factor in the evaluation process because it reflects your interest and enthusiasm. Knowing as much as possible about an employer and the opportunity will help you:

  • see if you are interested in working them
  • find out about different types of jobs or opportunities
  • tailor your resume and cover letter to the employer’s needs
  • prepare effectively for an interview

You can research in a number of ways:

Prepare your job search documents

Being able to promote your skills and experiences effectively will catch the attention of employers. All your documents should be up-to-date and designed to target specific career options.

Locate opportunities

You've done your research and your job search documents are polished and ready to go. Now it's time to find employers that are hiring.

The visible job market includes jobs that are advertised publicly in some way. It can mean a lot of competition, especially for entry-level positions. These types of positions are often found in newspapers, employer websites, and online job posting systems. 

The hidden job market includes opportunities that have not yet been identified or have been identified but have not yet been formally advertised. These positions are often filled by or created for candidates who come to an employer's attention through employee recommendations, referrals from trusted associates, recruiters or direct contact with the candidate. It is estimated that 80-90% of jobs are not advertised. To access the hidden job market, you have to contact people directly and become known to them; you must become more than just a piece of paper that crosses their desk.

Apply and followup

  • Keep track of when and what you have sent and who you have sent it to.
  • Write down follow up dates in your calendar. 
  • Take opportunities to re-connect with a previous contact. For example, check the status of your application or if you were unsuccessful in obtaining position you may call for to inquire about other positions available including upcoming projects that may create opportunities.
  • Be brief and sincere when speaking to your contacts.
  • Be prepared if you are offered an interview
  • Be sure to thank everyone in your network who assisted or referred you. 

Volunteering and professional development

Co-curricular record volunteer opportunities.

Volunteering and community involvement are rewarding ways to gain valuable experience, develop important skill sets, and build your professional network.

Employers like to see candidates that are well-rounded and take the initiative to participate in their community.

Engaging in professional development opportunities, like workshops or non-credit courses, gives you the opportunity to learn outside of your academic program.

Finding opportunities

Co-Curricular Record (CCR)

Explore and search the CCR directory for university-run volunteer and professional development activities that are approved to appear on your Co-Curricular Record.


Use CareerLink to search for on and off-campus volunteer opportunities, and subscribe to have new postings emailed to you.

For more volunteer opportunities, check out PAWS. Many groups on campus post PAWS bulletins when looking for volunteers.

Volunteer organizations

In addition to the postings systems above, contact organizations directly to see if they need help. Below is a list of groups on and off campus that frequently need volunteers.

Would you like to appear in this list? Let us know about your organization and the leadership or learning opportunities you have available to our students. If you have a specific opportunity to post, use CareerLink: it's free to post an opportunity even to groups off-campus.

All Education On Campus
OrganizationOn campus
Agriculture in the Classroom
Amnesty International U of S
Arts and Science Peer Mentor Program
BIRM Program
Best Buddies
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince Albert
Big Brothers and Sisters of Saskatoon
Boys and Girls Club Saskatoon
CUSO International
Campus Clubs and Student Societies
Canadian Deafblind Association - Sask. Chapter Inc.
Canadian Executive Service Organization
Canadian Roots
Charity Village
Children's Discovery Muesum
Children's Miracle Network
Cosmopolitan Industries
Cross Cultural Solutions
Diabetes Canada
Disability Services for Students
ECUR 401 - Teaching and Learning in Community Education
Girl Guides of Canada
Girls Rock Saskatoon
Global Gathering Place
Global Vision International
Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon
International Women of Saskatoon
Junior Achievement Saskatchewan
Let's Talk Science
Lighthouse (Saskatoon)
LinkedIn for Volunteers
Make a Wish
Me to We
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (WAMS Cabinet member)
Nutrien Wonderhub
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Program
Peer Health Mentor
Persephone Theatre
Planet Volunteer
Project Oaks: Mental Health Advocacy Inc.
Projects Abroad
READ Saskatoon
READ Saskatoon
Radius Community Centre
Renters of Saskatoon and Area (ROSA)
Ronald McDonald House Saskatoon
Royal University Hospital Foundation
STM Community Service-Learning
SWITCH (Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health)
Salvation Army - Christmas Kettle Campaign
Saskatchewan Intercultural Association
Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre
Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre Garden Patch
Saskatoon Friendship Inn
Saskatoon Health Region
Saskatoon Open Door Society
Saskatoon SPCA
Saskatoon Sports Council
Shanelle Waiting
Student Leadership Community of Practice (SLCoP)
The Canadian Red Cross
The Word On The Street Saskatoon
Transitions Abroad
Truly Alive Youth and Family Foundation Inc.
United Way Saskatoon Volunteer Database
Village Green MCC Thrift Shop
Volunteer Canada
Volunteer International
Volunteer World
Volunteering Journeys
Volunteering Solutions
World University Service of Canada
Youth Challenge International

Getting help

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

Career Services offers:

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