We provide free career resources and coaching to help students and alumni launch their careers. Whether you are entering the workforce for the first time or transitioning careers, come see us!
Book your individual appointment through the Co-op and Career Portal for:
- career exploration/planning
- cover letters and résumés
- interview preparation
- international resources
- job search strategies
Are you looking for a job? On the Co-op and Career Portal you will find job postings from the local employer community. We have also collected a variety of resources for you that may further assist you in looking for a job or volunteer opportunity.
Thoughout the year, we host networking opportunities and various events such as career fairs, career speaker panels, career development seminars, employer information sessions and workshops. Make sure to regularely check the Events and Workshop section on the Co-op and Career Portal.
"After some career search and job hunt missteps, I decided to see a career coach at Camosun, a valuable and free service provided for current and past students of the college. Irene Wallace in Student and Alumni Employment Services was a great help. I see those meetings with Irene as a turning point in my search for a new and interesting career direction."
Nathan, alumnus working in the financial sector
Draw Winner Michael Skrenek
Michael Skrenek is currently a student in Camosun’s Welding Foundations Level C Program. He was a student in Irene Wallace's Workshop on how to write a trades resume and cover letter that my instructor in Welding Foundations arranged for his class. Michael said, "I found the service to be very helpful, inspiring, and informative on how to correctly write both a resume and a cover letter for the welding trade". His career goal after finishing school is to find a welding apprenticeship so he can acquire more experience and knowledge about the welding trade. When he has enough hours and experience, Michael plans to return to school for his Level B welding certification.
Draw Winner Jill Naydiuk
Jill Naydiuk is the winner of our May Career Services ballot draw and is being recognized for her proactive efforts in developing her career. She is currently completing her last two courses in Camosun’s Post-Degree Diploma in Business Administration Human Resource Management and Leadership program and will graduate mid fall 2017. She has booked 1 on 1 career coaching appointments with Irene Wallace to receive feedback regarding her resume, determine networking options and discuss interviewing methods. Jill noted that "Irene has offered valuable insight into the reformatting of my resume - encouraging me to highlight, quantify and qualify my unique and varied skill set acquired through years of professional work experience in municipal recreation, hospitality and healthcare." Jill offers maturity and intent in her career search as demonstrated by her academic and career pursuits plus a willingness and ability to network with other professionals in the field of Human Resources. Upon completing the program, Jill’s career goal is to find a position within Human Resources that allows her to apply her academic knowledge, unique skill set and previous work experience while also working towards achieving her Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation.
Want to win too?
Every month, the Career Services office rewards one pro-active student for their participation in preparation for their career. Winners receive a $20 bookstore gift certificate and a Camosun mug to show their school pride.