Build your career: April 2017

Student success story

“My health-care career in corrections started with the decision to return to classes at Douglas College as an older student. From the first class I enrolled in upon my return, every instructor I came across was supportive and encouraging. I graduated with a Certificate in Criminal Justice Studies and then a Diploma in Criminology in 2014.  Upon my graduation, I began working with the Student Employment Centre. They met with me and listened to what my career goals were. Each time I came across a position that interested me I was able to call or email them and ask questions about to expect when applying. They provided me with guidance that led to confidence and proper preparation at each stage. Finally, in December 2016, the perfect position came along that combined my passion for working in corrections with my love of working in health care.  I immediately contacted the Student Employment Centre and they helped me prep a cover letter and resumé that led to me getting an interview. After a very long and agonizing process of security clearances and safety training, I am now doing what I love.”

– Toby Stoeff, Criminology Diploma 2014

What’s new

The past three months have been exceptionally busy for the Student Employment Centre (SEC) and Co-operative Education. Here’s the overview:

• Seven on-campus employer-related events hosted on campus
• More than 1,200 paid and volunteer opportunities were added to the SEC job board
• 230 employers registered to use the job board
• 160 new students registered to access the job board and other SEC services
• 90 new co-op work-term opportunities were added to the Co-op job board

April’s hot job

Shaw Communications is hiring. There are many full-time and part-time positions available – perfect opportunities for Douglas students and grads!

Check here for details on the following available positions:

• Customer Service Rep, e-Care and Technical Support Rep, e-Care (Online Chat Department)
• Customer Solutions Expert, Outbound Call Centre
• Technical Support Rep, Inbound Call Centre

Questions? Contact Barb at

April events

Job Club – Every Tuesday – Exchange ideas and tips while crafting your resume and cover letter with fellow students at the Job Club from 12-2pm at the New Westminster Campus, room 2844.

Mentoring opportunities

Access: Student Career Development Program (Burnaby Board of Trade)
This is a unique career development program that provides graduating students with the connections and tools they need to compete in the job market. The program is a year-long dynamic program that is flexible to meet the demands of a busy student schedule. To register for the program or for more information, click here.

Leaders of Tomorrow Mentorship Program (Vancouver Board of Trade)
The Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) is a mentorship program that connects top post-secondary students with leading industry professionals. Launched in 1999, LOT is recognized as the premier mentorship program in British Columbia. Candidates go through a competitive and rigorous selection process to experience a year of accelerated professional and personal growth. To register for the program or for more information, click here.

Stay in the loop

Register with the Student Employment Centre now [] and be the first to know when employers are coming to campus, or to receive job alerts for off-campus work opportunities posted on our job board.

Join us for a noon-hour workshop. Workshops are at both campuses and there’s a new topic each day:

Monday – Resumé writing
Tuesday – Cover letter preparation
Wednesday – Interviewing skills
Thursday – Job search strategies

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