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Bishop’s University Career and Transition Services (CATS) supports students with career development, job search and internships by offering professional and specialized services focusing on career planning and counselling, as well as workshops, events, comprehensive job posting service and extensive career resources. 

When students arrive at BU, they should already be thinking about their departure! CATS supports and empowers students to explore possibilities, opportunities and critically engage with their future.

Our Services 

Career Counselling

A career counsellor helps you make choices about your academic and career path based on your strengths and interests. They can help you find out what you can do with your degree, whether that means entering the job market or continuing your studies. 

Are you: 

  • Having second thoughts about your choice of major or career objectives? 
  • Seeking greater knowledge of the career options related to your academic program? 
  • Looking to define your career plan and identify the different actions that will help you reach your career objectives? 
  • Looking to identify the right combination of Major/Minor to move you towards your goals? 
  • Considering pursuing a graduate degree, but need help in identifying the program that will best meet your needs? 
  • Graduating and need help in identifying the professions you could pursue or ways you can reach potential employers? 

Before meeting with a Career Counsellor, it is important to explore and identify things such as your interests, skills, requirements, and career values. 

Feel free to browse some of our helpful resources in MyBU including our various guides on where your degree can lead you.  

MyBU 

You must also attend an intake meeting with one of our counsellors to make a plan and prepare you for your meeting with a Career Counsellor.

Drop by Student Services Monday to Friday during drop in times. Located on the 2nd floor of the Student Centre, above Doolittle’s Co-op. 

OR 

Email studentservices@ubishops.ca 

OR 

Call 819-822-9695 

Employment Advising

Are you looking for a career-related job or part-time work?  

Meet with the Career and Transition Coordinator for help with: 

  • Job search in your field 
  • Finding career-related experience 
  • Finding a part-time or summer job 
  • Improving your résumé and cover letter 
  • Acing your next interview 
  • Reviewing your LinkedIn profile 
  • Learning networking strategies 

The Career and Transition Services Coordinator supports students with their career planning and skills development and provides practical and strategic advice on navigating the job market and job search strategies. 

The CATS Coordinator plays an integral role at enhancing employability through career education, work opportunities, and employer events through workshops, and the development of new career initiatives, and supporting students with their transition in and out of university. 

Some of the services available: 

  • Employment Advising – Resume, cover letter, interview prep coaching 
  • Job opportunities for students 
  • Help with job search 

We encourage you to book and appointment, check out MyBU for a list of job opportunities both on and off campus and check out Campus Connect for student and recent grad opportunities.  

MyBU

CampusConnect 

Interview Preparation

Usually, employers will contact the best three to five candidates for an interview. Therefore, being asked to attend an interview is a good sign, but it doesn’t mean it’s a done deal! You still need to prove to the employer that you are the BEST candidate for the position. Luck is where opportunity meets preparation! 

Being prepared for an interview can: 

  • Increase your ability to provide appropriate and concise examples to illustrate your experience, skills, and personality traits. 
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of the position and its requirements. 
  • Increase your self-confidence. 

Check out some of our many resources on preparing for an interview on MyBU. 

MyBU

Events and Resources

Career Bootcamp
January 27th and 28th, 2023
$35 registration fee includes 2 lunches, snacks, and a networking cocktail!

Bishop’s Career Bootcamp is an intensive career preparation event designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to do an effective job search process. Participants will attend workshops on résumé building, job search strategies, effective networking techniques, business etiquette, interview preparation, as well as a mock interview session (interview practice with an alumni). Career Bootcamp also includes a networking event with alumni, which is a great opportunity for students to practice their networking skills and gain a realistic understanding of the workforce. 

Benefits of attending the Career Bootcamp: 

  • Improve your résumé and cover letter (gain valuable advice on ways to highlight your qualifications, skills and achievements to target specific jobs). 
  • Gain valuable information on interviews from a senior Human Resources Advisor.
  • Improve your interview skills and answers (learn how to answer difficult interview questions). 
  • Discover easy and effective tools and techniques to make yourself known by potential employers. 
  • Develop time-saving and effective job search and networking techniques. 
  • Network with alumni and employers who can give you great career and job search advice. 

I really loved Bootcamp, it helped me in many ways. From my resume to the interview and certainly, the cocktail etiquette, what a great idea. I keep telling everyone that it was really worth it and would definitely relive the experience! 

Register for Career Bootcamp (Opens January 2023) 

 

BU Works International – Career Bootcamp
October 3rd to 6th, 2022 – Daily workshops
February 6th to 9th, 2023 – Daily workshops

Find out how to start your Canadian work experience and how to extend your professional possibilities beyond campus. Learn about the Canadian work culture and professional opportunities to enhance your resume. Get information from an Immigration Certified Consultant and some insights from international alumni. 

Register for BU Works International

Fall registration opens September 2022 

Winter registration opens January 2023  

*For International Students: It is recommended to participate in BU Works International before Career Bootcamp. 

 

Career Day – Sponsored by Desjardins
February 8th, 2023 – 9:30 to 4:30pm 

Whether you are graduating this year or just starting your first semester at Bishop’s, now is the best time to start participating in exploring career options. Career Day is an opportunity to gather insight into the industry, learn about a company’s hiring practices, find out about their training programs, and impress them with your skills and abilities. Therefore, if you think you are ready to make an impression and are focused on learning more about your employment opportunities, Career Day is the place for you. Remember, it is never too early to start networking. 

*Students do not need to register*

Registration form for organizations and recruiters. 

 

Grad School Day
November 10th, 2023

Grad School Day is an event for students who are considering pursuing graduate studies and want to obtain information on the different graduate programs available to them. It’s a great opportunity to network with university representatives, gain valuable information on admission processes and requirements, or ask questions you may have regarding graduate studies. 

Registration form for students(registrations are now closed) 

Registration Form for University Recruiters 

 

Other Resources

Employers on Campus
Outcome Campus Connect 
Job Search Sites 

For Employers

Post a job opportunity 

Job Board – Outcome Campus Connect 

Employers are welcome to submit their opening through Outcome Campus Connect. This is a free service. 

What is Outcome Campus Connect?
Partnering with the network enables you to post experiential learning, skill development, and job opportunities that reach student talent at the post-secondary institutions, and in the specific fields of study of your choice (with the click of a button). It is a streamlined and holistic way to easily build your early talent recruitment pipeline or hire with immediacy. Outcome Campus Connect puts the right opportunities, in front of the right students – every time. 

Although the platform can advertise opportunities throughout Canada, you will be able to select Bishop’s University to better target your demographic.

Outcome Campus Connect 

If it’s your first time using Outcome Campus Connect, check out these instructions.

Campus Connect sign-up Instructions

Host a recruitment or information session
We offer the possibility of doing an information session or recruitment booth to companies or universities that can’t attend our formal career events. To facilitate the planning and success of your info session, please take into consideration the following suggestions. 

  • Possible dates for your session (we will assess with you the best time based on the academic calendar) 
  • If you promote a specific position title with a description 
  • Name and bio of the speaker(s) 
  • Company logo 
  • We suggest that you contact us as early as possible to increase the success of your event, and if you have former Bishop’s students in your staff, to involve them in the event. 

Disclaimer: Bishop’s cannot ensure attendance; information sessions cannot be a mandatory activity. Our role is to promote through different channels and making sure the information is shared. 

Service fee non-profit: 75$ per visit
Service fee other: 100$ per visit 

Send your request to careerservices@ubishops.ca 

Contact Us

For more information about Career and Transition Services, contact us at: 

careerservices@ubishops.ca 
819-822-9695 

CATS 

Nathaniele Pelletier

Nathaniele Pelletier 

npelleti@ubishops.ca / ext 2246 
 

Kim McFadden

kmcfadde@ubishops.ca / ext 2215 

Stephanie Forgues 

Student Services Coordinator  

sforgues@ubishops.ca / ext 2695

Theresa Gagnon 

Director of Student Services and Student Life  

tgagnon@ubishops.ca / ext 2615