Taking his education to the bank with help from the Career Centre
By Lucia Green, Career Centre
Gain skills and experience. Make money while going to school. Get your dream job. You can do it all with the Career Centre, where you’ll find:
- Work and volunteer opportunities
- Career coaches who can get you job-ready
- Career development workshops (resumés, cover letters and more)
- Career fairs, speed-networking sessions and other events
- Co-operative Education programs
Give your career a boost
Another program available to students – specifically those pursuing a post-degree credential – is the Career Boost Program. It’s a series of six workshops on skills identification, how to use LinkedIn and more. Students get ongoing support throughout the program and after graduation until they find full-time employment. Keep reading to find out what one PBD Finance student thought of the Career Boost Program.
Neel makes bank
Neel came to Canada to further his education and gain work experience. With a degree in mathematics, economics and statistics under his belt, he decided to enhance his job opportunities with a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Finance at Douglas.
He also decided to enlist the help of the Career Centre. “I’d been with a temporary staffing agency, but almost all of the jobs were unrelated to my education,” he says. He joined the Career Boost Program, and everything changed.
“They helped me reformat my resumé and highlight key areas, polish my interview skills, and taught me about networking,” he says. “There’s even a session on updating your LinkedIn profile so that it’s free from irrelevant information and has all of your current work experience and skills. It’s also a place where you might meet people in the same field, or even future employers, so keeping it perfect is essential.”
It worked: Neel landed a job at a major bank and is working toward becoming an investment banker.
“The Career Centre helped me land a great job by bringing in individuals from different financial institutions to meet with Douglas College students,” says Neel. “Furthermore, they helped me fine-tune my skills, knowledge and resumé to make the best of the opportunities available.”
Contact the Career Centre
New Westminster Campus, room S1803
Coquitlam Campus, room A1430
604 527 5889