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Coaching &
Career Support

In today’s competitive business environment, career success requires focused, strategic career management. While in the program, you will have full access to the services of the Smith Career Advancement Centre (CAC). The role of the Centre is to enhance your job search by equipping you with the tools, skills, and information you need to achieve your career goals. The CAC at Smith provides comprehensive services and resources to achieve your career goals including:

  • Career direction and exploration
  • Personal branding (Resume, Cover Letter, Professional Pitch and LinkedIn)
  • Networking opportunities
  • On-campus recruiting
  • Online resources
  • Job offers and salary negotiations

Recruiting

The CAC’s Corporate Relations team coordinates on-campus recruiting, and an online student resume book to connect students and employers. You also have 24/7 access to QUEST, our career management platform which includes job postings, and a database containing salary information and job interview questions as experienced by past Smith students.

 

Career Coaching:
Our team of professional Career Coaches is available to work with you to define your career objectives, and, if required, help shape your job-search strategy and fine-tune your resume, cover letter and interview skills.

 

Career Development Sessions:
Smith provides career-related information sessions, seminars, workshops and conferences to help you create and implement effective career management strategies.

 

Online Resources:
Smith also provides a broad range of online resources for networking, career planning and employment opportunities.

 

Industry Networking Events:
Throughout the year, the program hosts a variety of annual industry networking events for current students, alumni, and representatives from hiring organizations. This provides an excellent opportunity to meet and speak with people who have completed the program and have embarked on their careers.

Job Acquisition Data (class of 2021)

83.7% Received an offer within 6 months of graduation
$68,028 Average Base Salary

Employment by Country

Employment by Industry

Career Education Curriculum

Career Management Foundations

The Smith School of Business Career Education curriculum is comprehensive and adaptable. Our various delivery methods offer students the opportunity to make intentional choices aligned to their unique learning needs and career goals.

At the core of this programming is our Career Management Foundations program (CMF), which is delivered as an asynchronous, self-directed career education course, available 24/7 on our CAC portal. The content is provided via 8 modules and students can consume as much, or as little detail as they wish. Learning activities include: videos, interactive content, worksheets and comprehension checks.

To support the self-directed learning in each CMF module, we also offer Master Classes. Our Master Classes are engaging and interactive synchronous classes that focus on a specific CMF topic. We dive deeper into the topic to integrate the learning and support practical application in each students career journey. These classes are conversation-based and create a co-learning environment by offering the opportunity to engage with classmates and CAC team members.

The final level of our career management curriculum includes Tutorials. Our Tutorials are “hands- on” sessions that are focused on our specific tools and resources to ensure students understand how to leverage them fully to support individual career needs.

Encompassing all of our career education curriculum is our 1:1 coaching model, that allows students to meet with our team of certified Career Coaches who will help to support each student achieving their career goals throughout their unique career journey.

By engaging in our CMF modules, attending and participating in our master classes, and working 1:1 with our Coaches, students have the opportunity to earn our Career Management Foundations digital badge. This badge can serve as a differentiator when pursuing career opportunities, as it can be shared across social media such as LinkedIn. We want our students to stand out as the best talent – because that’s what they are.

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