Yes, you read that right. I want you to start thinking about summer! However, I am not talking about tanning, swimming, and parties. I want you to start thinking about your summer job. The Winter Term may have just begun, but many companies are already recruiting students for summer positions. In order to nail down a wicked internship or summer job, think about the following questions:
- Are you looking for fun or for experience? If you want a serving job that will allow you to enjoy your summer and make decent cash, then you don’t really need to put much thought into your plans just yet. However, if you are hoping to gain experience in the field you are studying, it is time to start looking for work. It will be difficult to find a job in your specific field if you wait until finals are over.
What you can do right now is regularly check out sites like the Government of Canada Job Bank and Talent Egg for student opportunities. There are not that many at the moment, but keep an eye on these pages over the next few months.
- What sort of job do you want? If you don’t know what kind of job you want (both for the summer and as a career), you can try volunteering for different companies in a variety of positions. This will help you to figure out what sort of work you enjoy, and it will also look great on your resume.
You could also take a career quiz to help figure out what kind of work you are interested in. Now, I don’t think you should put a lot of weight into these career quizzes, but I am guilty of going to a psychic for career guidance. I feel that you really do know deep in your heart what you want to be and sometimes having your dream career validated through a quiz or a psychic is the push you need to take a chance and pursue your dream.
- Is your resume ready? Check out the Counselling, Career & Learning Centre in room 1402 for help with your resume and your job search. Their expertise can help you throughout the entire job search process, from creating your resume to accepting a job offer.
So, what are you waiting for? Start your summer job search today.