Student Success Centre

Develop your career skills

Building a successful career requires that you first develop the necessary skills for securing employment. Whether you think you need to practice your interview skills or freshen up your resume, the Student Success Centre has resources to help.

General career development resources

  • CareerCentral: for Western students and alumni. Search jobs, register for events and workshops, and apply to internships and other programs.
  • Come in and visit our non-circulating physical resource library in UCC 210. See what’s in the library with our online LibraryThing catalogue.
  • Western Libraries Career Information: Western Libraries has an extensive collection articles, databases and more containing information about careers.
  • Career Options: a semi-annual career magazine, offers post-secondary students expert career advice and advertisements for top employer job opportunities.  It is distributed in Career Centres of colleges and universities across Canada in partnership with the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE). The most recent edition of the magazine can be found here.
  • First and Second Year Career Planning Guide (published by jobpostings.ca): read up on what you should be doing now to ensure you land your dream job when you graduate.
  • Jobpostings Disabilities Edition: Canada's only career magazine for students with disabilities!
  • Lime Connect Canada (Lime Canada): is a not for profit organization that uses a fresh, results-oriented approach to connect university students and alumni with disabilities and global corporations as an untapped source of talent.
  • London Public Library: Student and Youth Page: helpful resources to prepare for entering the workforce as well as links to other sources of employment opportunities.
  • Diversity Careers: DiversityCareers.ca is a division of Diversity Connections Inc. Canada’s “one-stop-Diversity” job site specializing in Diversity employment and career development. We provide users with advice and examples from the most current jobs from excellent employers dedicated to a diverse workplace.
  • Job Applications Online: guides you through the online application systems from popular employers used to process job applicants.
  • MyGradSkills.ca: MyGradSkills.ca is a resource for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to enhance their professional skills giving them the tools to succeed in their studies and research, and their chosen career path. The site includes dozens of self-paced, online modules on a range of topics, including teaching & learning, career development, communications, community engagement, entrepreneurship and research. Western University is proud to be a partner in this project.

Resumes and cover letters

Interview skills

Networking

Workshops and opportunities

  • Workshops & Events (Student Success Centre): see our section on workshops and events for everything from workshops that target a particular topic, like creating a resume or practicing your interview skills, to career fairs and other special events that that let you meet employers and start planning for your future. 
  • CareerCentral: for Western students and alumni. Search jobs, register for events and workshops, and apply to internships and other programs.