Trained and experienced in the area of career development, CES Advisors provide a range of services that create a knowledge and resource 'bridge' between the academic world and the work world, to help students navigate the transition between school, job search and employment. CES helps students to become become informed about the work world, more skilled as independent job seekers, and more successful in the transition to becoming successful employees.
CAREER ADVISING FOR STUDENTS: CES provides services in the areas of career exploration/career planning and job search assistance to students and graduates for no charge. Service assistance to students depends on the need of each individual and can take place in the form of 1-1 appointments, group workshops, and/or email/phone consultations. Services to students on the Calgary & Edmonton Campuses usually occur via email &/or phone consultation. Working in partnership with the professional Counsellors of UofL Counseling Services, we refer students for Career Counseling to first identify their career interests, values, passions and traits before moving into our CES services which are focused on occupational research, career planning for the job market, and job search activities.
SERVICES FOR GRADUATES: CES continues to support U of L students upon graduation and generally up to two years after they have completed their degree. Alumni can access all the services that were available to them as students. They can also register for our Graduate Employment Services which indicates they are actively interested in continued contact with CES for information on new graduate opportunities, resources and relevant career and employment topics.
SERVICES FOR EMPLOYERS: CES hosts employers coming to campus facilitating their efforts to recruit UofL students and graduates within the local area, the province, within Canada and beyond. CES promotes employer contact with students through online job board postings, promoting/hosting information sessions & booths on campus, arranging employer interviews on campus, organizing the annual all-disciplline Career Fair on campus, displaying company information in the resource area of CES on the Lethbridge Campus.
SERVICES FOR THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY: CES is committed to supporting our colleagues in the University community from the Faculties and Departments, to Student Groups and individual staff members. We provide assistance in any on campus efforts to develop career events that are discipline specific or targeted to a specific group of students. We conduct focused in-class workshops or presentations on specific topics. We share information on labor market trends, industry requirements, company recruitment strategies and we encourage the connection between interested companies and relevant contacts on campus. Finally we also assist individual staff members with their career exploration and job search strategies, from learning about educational programs to writing resumes and preparing for interviews.