Career and Educational Counselling
Your academic achievements and future career goals are an important part of your education at SAIT. We offer educational and career counselling to ensure you have the support and guidance to stay on the path to success.
Whether you're anxious about exams or need help setting goals, SAIT's counsellors can help.
Call 403.284.7023 or visit AA205 in Heritage Hall to make an appointment.
Ensuring your career goals and the program you've chosen to take at SAIT are a match is important. Our counsellors can assist you with identifying career options that fit your interests and skills, answer questions about what program may be the best option for your career path and help you change programs if something else is a better choice for you.
If you have questions about your current or prospective career path, book a one-on-one appointment with a professional counsellor. Currently-registered SAIT students have access to this valuable service for free, so don't hesitate to call 403.284.7023 or visit AA205 in Heritage Hall to make an appointment.
Career planning services for the general public
Career Planning Workshops
We run two career planning worshops several times throughout the year. If you are a career starter or a career changer, you'll find our free workshops beneficial.
Anyone can book an individual session with a professional counsellor at SAIT. The two-hour session will include:
- a review of results from the assessment completed prior to your appointment
discussion about suitable career options
- an overview of effective research strategies and exploration career-specific resources.
This popular service costs $165 and books a number of weeks in advance, so learn more or call 403.284.7023 to make your appointment.
All SAIT counsellors are registered psychologists or social workers in Alberta, so the cost of your appointment could be covered under some health plans.
Career planning FAQs
What is career planning?
Career planning is the process of identifying a career that fits with an individual's interests, skills, personality needs, values and preferred lifestyle. This fit may be different at various points in a person's lifetime. The world of work constantly changes and people evaluate, adapt, and take action throughout their working lives.
Do you offer advice on specific SAIT programs?
We can't tell you which program to take but we can provide you with support and information to help you make career and educational decisions. Both the career planning sessions and workshops are focused on helping individuals achieve their career goals in the manner that suits their current needs and preferences. Most often futher training is needed. This can include any post-secondary program best suited to an individual's needs, not only SAIT programs.
Information on SAIT programs is always free of charge and available:
- browse our program listings
- by phone at 403.284.7248 or 1.877.284.7248 (toll free)
- by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- in-person through program advising, Open House or program information sessions.
I am a current SAIT student. What resources are available to me?
All individual career planning appointments are confidential and free for currently enrolled SAIT students. Please visit our Appointments & Services page for more information or call 403.284.7023 to set up an appointment.
How do I make an appointment for individual career planning?
To make an appointment for an individual career planning session, please call 403.284.7023.
Note: this is a high-demand service and appointment times are booked number of weeks in advance.
Do you have evening appointments?
There may be a limited number of evening appointments available on Thursday evenings between October and May.
Do you provide information on the labour market and industry trends? I want to know if the occupation I'm interested in will be in-demand.
In the planning process, the counsellor will take into account labour market information, however, it is only one of many factors to consider. It is very difficult to predict future demands with certainty.
Are there any free resources available to help me choose a career?
- If you are between the ages of 15 and 24, the Calgary Youth Employment Centre offers free, comprehensive employment and career services online or by phone at 403.268.2490.
- Alberta Learning Information Services offers free descriptions of occupations including job duties, work conditions, requirements, and salary ranges.
- Alberta Human Services offers career planning workshops, as well information about industry trends.
I just want a job! What resources are available to help me?
Current SAIT students and alumni can access the Student Employment and Career Centre. For those actively seeking employment in any available sector Service Canada's Finding a Job website and Job Bank are excellent starting points.