First & Second Year Students
During your first two years of study, try to explore curriculum and career options, develop academic skills through course work, and become involved in campus activities. Depending on your circumstances you may also be seeking some type of employment during this time. Careerspace can help you explore your career and/or major. Take advantage of available resources to find out more about how your skills, interests, personality, and values match with potential career paths.
- Academic, Occupational and Career Resources in Careerspace.
- Schedule an appointment with the Career Counsellor through the Student Experience Portal.
- Complete your résumé and book a résumé critique at Careerspace so that you are prepared for summer or part-time employment opportunities.
- Talk with people in different career fields. Consider registering for the Life After Trent: Mentoring Program.
Tips For Success:
- Focus on good grades from the start; it is difficult to recover if you fall behind. If you are experiencing difficulty, contact Academic Skills right away.
- Enroll in courses you enjoy.
- Get to know your professors.
- Develop skills through involvement in student organizations, part-time/summer work, and volunteer experiences.
- Begin compiling a record of your achievements and skills.
- During the summers, your jobs should help you develop a good work ethic, career-related skills, and key contacts for future job searches. Start your summer job search early, since many career-oriented summer jobs have early deadline dates.