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Introducing the Career Advancement Centre at Smith

Posted on September 18, 2017

Kingston, ON — The Business Career Centre at Smith School of Business has been rebranded as the Career Advancement Centre (CAC). Alongside the new name are added services, including:

- specialized coaching by functional area and customized career programs;

- industry nights during on-campus recruiting;

- more career options for students that go beyond traditional banking, consulting and consumer goods industries;

- improved features in Quest, the online student portal.

To promote these new resources, the CAC held a barbecue on the front lawn of the Commons at Goodes Hall on Sept. 13.

Karen Jackson-Cox, Executive Director of the CAC, says the centre aims to “better support Smith students across all our programs on their career journeys.”

The centre will continue to offer career direction and exploration, personal branding, networking and alumni connections, on-campus recruiting, job searches, interview preparation, and offer/salary negotiations.

What else is new at CAC?

For Smith’s corporate recruiting partners, there’s a new structure to address the need for students with specialized training. The corporate team has doubled in size to accommodate new and existing accounts, and a revamped website provides a better understanding of class profiles and student qualifications, as well as access to an online resumé book searchable by industry, function, designation and experience.

These services aim to strengthen and support the centre’s core services of online job postings, event management and registration, on-campus interview scheduling, networking and corporate branding opportunities, and on-campus recruiting.

“Our new name reflects our transformation with a best-in-class operating model and expanded professional coaching and corporate team, coupled with our commitment to be the primary partner for students’ career development and industry’s No. 1 source for business-school talent,” Jackson-Cox explains.

For more on the Career Advancement Centre, visit