First & Second Year Students
Want to get the most out of your Trent University experience?
The first two years of your studies are a good time to explore your curriculum and career options, develop your academic skills through course work and get involved in campus activities. Some students may also choose to pursue employment during this time.
Whatever your circumstances, Careerspace can help you get the most out of your career and/or major.
There are also resources available to help you learn more about your skills, interests, personality and values and how they match your potential career paths.
- Occupational and Career Resources in Careerspace like career quizzes, Career Cruising and TypeFocus on Mytrent – Supports – Careerspace.
- Schedule an appointment with the Career Counsellor through the Student Experience Portal.
- Update your resume using resources like Tip Sheets and sample resumes.
- Book a résumé critique at Careerspace so that you’re 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’re 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.
- Start 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.
- Take part in experiential opportunities.