Individual Career Services
Meet one-on-one in a confidential and professional environment to discuss career-related concerns including career decision making, identifying career options, creating application packages and preparing for interviews, among other topics. Our Career Counsellors have graduate degrees in counselling and are certified counsellors. Learn more.
Check back from 2019 registration dates.
Small group sessions for 15 international undergraduate and graduate students. Receive help and guidance from Career Counsellors and other international students in finding and keeping employment in Canada. Learn more.
Practice your interview skills and receive feedback from a Career Counsellor in this 45-60 minute, video-captured mock interview. Learn more.
Note: Registration for Career Related programming takes place on CareerCentral.
Each year, the Government of Canada seeks to attract those who want to make a contribution to public service after a proven record of success. Successful participants will have exceptional leadership abilities, demonstrated through academic, work and volunteer experience. RPL represents a unique opportunity to apply your expertise and experience to new public policy challenges, directly impacting issues that affect Canadians. RPL alumni include many of Canada’s top young professionals, academics, scientists and thinkers. You may be the next member of this vibrant network!
An information session is offered annually. Check CareerCentral for dates.
Own Your Future is a doctoral professional development program at Western University developed by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in collaboration with various units across campus. The program enriches doctoral education at Western by providing the opportunity for students to develop professional skills that help maximize their success in graduate school and in their future career.
Career outcomes of 10,000 University of Toronto PhD Graduates from 2000-2015. Explore the data here.
A free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Take assessments and explore popular job families here.
Information, tools, and support for launching a meaningful non-faculty career. Access the community here.
The world's largest PhD-only job search training platform specifically for helping PhDs transition into industry careers. Explore all of the resources here.
Offers STEM PhDs a place to create an individual development plan (IDP) that will help them explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits them best. Explore all of the resources here.
Career outcomes of 8,523 Historians who earned PhDs in the US. Explore the data here.
Explore career paths from more than 140,000 Western graduates – and build relationships that can
help you along the way. Use the keyword search to find Alumni with your degree and see all of the amazing careers they have pursued. Start searching here.
The Grad Student Way was created to help graduate students get through the process and answer questions along the way. Some very important questions are for example: How does one generate or earn a second, passive, residual or recurring income online while in graduate school? How do you network effectively (using social media) to ensure career success? How does one keep a healthy balanced lifestyle while staying in Academia?
Western's CareerCentral includes job posting board, events calendar featuring career-related events including employer visits and information sessions, career fairs and special events.
Fairs are a great way to network with recruiter contacts who can help you gain a better understanding of the transferable skills your degree has given you that can ultimately help you in your career. Talk to recruiters about workplace trends; the skills, experience and knowledge required to get hired into the industry; and what will set you apart as a potential candidate. Learn more.
The federal public service is the engine of the Government of Canada. The federal public service employs people to work in a professional and non-partisan manner and to perform work essential to Canada’s well-being and enduring strength.