WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
Developing life success doesn’t just happen in the classroom. At uLethbridge we help you find inspiring opportunities to help you on your path…even if that means changing direction.
Though she came to university with plans to become a psychologist, Leila Methot soon became interested in a career in human resources. But as uLethbridge student, Leila didn’t have to choose between the two.
“I went from pursuing psychology to adding human resources and labour relations as my second degree,” says Leila.
The Dhillon School of Business at uLethbridge offers six different combined degrees, allowing students to explore a variety of interests or potential careers. Not only can a combined degree be completed in just five years, it gives students a foundation in business knowledge which can be an advantage in the competitive job market. Dhillon School of Business students can also take on hands-on learning experiences like international exchanges and co-operative education job placements.
Leila credits her co-operative education placements – including stints with retail chain Bootlegger and the community social services organization Lethbridge Family Services – as well as her involvement in the Management Students’ Society for helping stoke her interest in the field whil also providing great opportunities for networking.
If education is a journey towards a career, Leila shows that it’s not always a straight line.
“When you come to university, you don’t have to have everything planned out,” she says. “With a liberal education at uLethbridge, you’re able to talk to professors in different disciplines and you really get to to understand what your interests and dislikes are and what you really want to pursue.. And it’s ok to change your program to find out what it is you really love.”