Career Services assists all undergraduates and graduate students (including incoming students accepted to the University of Manitoba and alumni up to six months after graduation) at the University of Manitoba with career planning and job search issues. Whether you’re undecided about your career direction or looking to plan for success, Career Services can help.
Career Services also works with employers to help meet their recruitment needs. With a student population of over 28,000, these services are available to employers all year. Services include advertising of job opportunities, scheduling of on-campus briefing sessions and interviews, career fairs and co-operative education/internship programs information
Our Location: 474 University Centre
Telephone: 204-474-9456 (CST)
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Career Services assists all undergraduates and graduate students (including incoming students accepted to the University of Manitoba and alumni up to six months after graduation) at the University of Manitoba with career planning and job search issues.
Interested in exploring career resources? Career Services’ extensive collection of resources includes:
- Occupational Information including 240 occupational files
- Career Planning Guides and Discipline-specific Books
- Canadian University and College Calendars
- North American Educational Directories
- Business Directories
- Newspapers and Business Magazines
- Resume and Job Search Guides
- Interview Preparation Guides
- Internet and Word Processing Access
- On-line Career Resource Library at umanitoba.ca/student/counselling/careers.html
Drop by the Career Services office at 474 University Centre to receive assistance with your career planning needs and questions. Experienced Career Advisors are available by drop-in or appointment (8:30 to 4:30) to provide career information, advice and support.
- Career Planning Workshop. This is the starting point for most students seeking career planning help. The Career Planning Workshop is an interactive 2-session program that focuses on self-assessment, occupation identification, career decision-making strategies, and success planning. These workshops are facilitated by a professional career counsellor and are held throughout the year with a new session normally starting each week during the regular academic year. Check out our Events and Announcements page for the schedule of these services. There is a nominal fee for this service. Note: Pre-Registration is required.
- One-on-one career counselling. These scheduled career counselling appointments are facilitated by a professional career counsellor and available throughout the year following participation in a Career Planning Workshop. Students can receive help with a variety of career planning difficulties including career decision-making, self-confidence, family conflict, anxiety, etc. To access this service, contact us at 204-474-9456 or drop by our office.
- Drop-in career counselling (Career Consultations and Revision Decisions). These first-come, first-serve one-on-one career counselling services are available in July and August (Career Consultations) and in the first two weeks of September and January (Revision Decisions). Career Consultations normally focus on immediate career planning topics (e.g., registration questions) and are available to current students, incoming students and prospective students (i.e., people considering applying to the University of Manitoba). Revisions Decisions also normally focus on immediate career planning topics (e.g., revising current courses) and is available to current students. Check out our Events and Announcements page for the schedule of these services.
Available to current students of the University of Manitoba
- Career Inventories. Career Inventories or “testing” can help you identify dozens of occupational options as well as a better understanding of your career needs. Career Services offers two career inventories, The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The SII focuses on interests while the MBTI focuses on personality factors. Each will identify occupational options for your consideration. Please note that there is a nominal fee for this service.
- Specialty Career Workshops. Each year Career Services develops and facilitates a variety of focused career workshops including “Careers in Science”, “International Student Career Group” and “To be or not to be a graduate student”. Check out our Events and Announcements page for information on upcoming focused career workshops.
Eligibility dependent on workshop – see events and announcements page.
Career Mentor Program
Hundreds of mentors, many of them University of Manitoba alumni, are eager to meet with students for informational interviews and workplace tours. Students have the opportunity to learn more about occupations, explore industry sectors and identify potential future employers. Career Mentors share advice, personal experiences and provide realistic overviews of their professions. The program requires only a small commitment of time, but can have a substantial impact on career plans and success. Each student attends a short orientation session to help them prepare for the meeting. Applications can be filled out at 474 University Centre. A nominal, one-time fee applies. Start turning your career dreams into reality!
This service will help you prepare for your career after university. We are available to meet with students on an individual basis to:
- critique resumes/cover letters
- conduct mock interviews to help you with the interview process
- suggest employers to approach to gain experience related to your discipline
- help you develop your own marketing/job search plan
Additional services include:
- Job Postings. Permanent career-related, summer, part-time, contract, internship and volunteer job postings are available on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Register on our job posting site and check out current opportunities from employers. Click "YES" to receive emails from Career Services when registering and receive information on upcoming career events including career fairs, workshops as well as employer and career info sessions.
- Career Fairs. Check out two of our largest career events, the Agricultural and Food Sciences and Engineering (ASE) Recruitment Fair in October and the Annual Career Fair, with over 80 employers, in January.
- Employer Information Sessions.
- Career Week