Building connections to a career worth having
After the mortarboards have been thrown into the air and the convocation pictures uploaded to Facebook, new graduates have to ask themselves, "what now?"
Even with credentials in hand, entering the job market can be overwhelming. That's why Student Employment Services (SES) is helping to make the career transition easier with Career Connector, an online job board exclusively for SAIT students and alumni.
In order to offer the best opportunities, SES has cultivated relationships with business owners, corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations so students can access job postings directly related to their education.
"We're actively promoting Career Connector to employers and more and more continue to join," says Tony Lam, Student Employment Advisor.
Often times, Career Connector serves as the first point of contact between a student or new graduate and an employer.
"My approach is to cover more bases, so we can have more students in our database available to employers and more employers available to the students," says Lam.
More than a job board
Career Connector also offers tools and resources for those unsure of their next career steps, including resume writing workshops and tips on how to prepare for job fairs and interviews.
"The first thing I ask students is if they have an account on Career Connector and they say they didn't know it existed. That makes me sad. I want students to know that they have access to this free service. It's here to help you find the job you want."