- Completion of mandatory of the Career Link orientation workshop.
- Completion of at least four skill development workshops with the EXPLORE designation.
- Completion of four activities to connect with prospective employers.
- Four meetings with a Career Coach or Career Mentor.
Hands-on work experience gained through completion of at least one of the following:
- Co-operative education
- Internship course
- 3-credit course with a WIL designation
- ICT Bootcamp at the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC)
- Community-based bootcamp
- Summer Company program
- On-campus student employment for a minimum of one semester (minimum 40 hours)
- International internship
- Completion of one midpoint Career Link seminar and a final two-hour seminar. The final seminar will be a hands-on workshop to put the finishing touches on a Career Portfolio.
What is Career Link?
Career Link gives students in all academic programs at Algoma University an opportunity to develop career skills and connections to prepare them for life after graduation.
Students in the Career Link program will participate in skill development workshops, hands-on work experience, mentorship, networking, and self-reflection.
Students who complete Career Link will earn a Career Link Certificate to be awarded at convocation and noted on their academic transcript.
Who can participate in Career Link?
Career Link is designed to be flexible with an open registration process. Students can complete the program components during any term and choose options based on their interests. Career Link can be completed in one academic year or over the course of four years – or anywhere in between.
Career Link is run through the Experiential Learning Hub (EL Hub). The program components are a collaboration between many Algoma University departments as well as the surrounding community. Registration is currently open and the orientation workshop for new and returning students in the program is scheduled for January 2021.
Why Career Link?
Career Link gives Algoma University students tools to set themselves apart in a competitive job market. Students who have completed Career Link will emerge from the program with work experience, a career network, and a Career Portfolio. Career Link graduates will be able to articulate the skills they have worked hard to develop in university in a common language employers can understand.