As a post-secondary student, you may be thinking about what comes next in your life once you have completed your studies and graduate. You are not alone in this thinking. What you need to be confident in is that as you actively engage in your program and learning, you are on your way to developing the competencies, knowledge and skills that will prepare you for your entry into the labour market.
As a post-secondary student preparing for the workforce, it is important that you investigate and align your skills with those required in fields of interest to you. This may require you to make a plan for skill development and skill improvement. Watch the Post-Secondary Skills for Success video to hear from other students about what they've learned about the importance of skills in their studies and the workplace and how they’ve learned to develop, improve and apply their skills.
To learn about job prospects, expectations and requirements (skill, training, education) be sure to examine reliable Labour Market Information (LMI). The LMI Video for Post-Secondary Students can help you learn how accessing and using LMI can benefit you in planning for your future.
It is important that you understand that your decisions about careers will change and that this is okay. Consider your career a journey, one that evolves with lived experiences. Whether you were born and raised in Atlantic Canada or are new to Canada, there are many viable and progressive opportunities available to you in the Atlantic provinces to help you have a healthy and successful work and life balance. There are many individuals as well as programming opportunities on your campus that can help you develop your skills, explore your options, and help you be work ready. Click on Resources to learn more about career planning supports that may be available on campus, in your community or around your province.
Click on your province to be taken directly to the provincial website for Labour Market Information. To access federal Labour Market Information found on the Government of Canada website, click here.
"Volunteering taught me the value of a creative mind and good communication skills. The initiative I volunteered for required that I completely understood how to send and receive clear communication to address the concerns we were given. Furthermore, solving these problems necessitated some level of creativity. We were supposed to identify solutions that hadn't already been considered by the company we worked for. Post-secondary education cultivates these skills by providing students with opportunities to apply them in everyday activities. Collaborating with professors, for example, provides practise in communication."
Acadia University – 1st Year Student