Horizons and Navigator programs

Horizons and Navigator Programs

We offer two free career programs for UVic students and alumni: Horizons (for career exploration) and Navigator (for work search). These programs are online and self-paced, so you can start anytime, completing the modules that are most useful for you.

You'll work through a series of exercises and assignments independently and participate in online discussions with program facilitators and other participants. You also have the option to meet with a career educator one-on-one to review your progress, either in our office on campus or by phone.

Program start dates

  • the next Navigator series starts on September 18
  • the next Horizons series starts on September 25

How to register

About the Horizons program (helping you explore career options)

Feeling lost about your career direction? Not sure if your career ideas are a good fit? Horizons will help you explore career possibilities and learn to:

  • generate career ideas
  • use online resources to research possible career paths
  • arrange and conduct in-person informational meetings
  • decide on the next steps in your career

How is the program structured?

Horizons is offered in an online CourseSpaces format each term. You can participate at your own pace, completing the modules that are most useful for you.

MODULE 1
  • Introduction to the career exploration process
MODULE 2
  • Identify your career motivators
MODULE 3
  • Generate career option ideas
  • Start your online career research
  • Summarize your research and identifying options
MODULE 4
  • Conduct ongoing online research
  • Prepare to research your career options in person
  • Start your in-person career research
MODULE 5
  • Conduct ongoing online and in-person research
  • Assess your career options
  • Start your decision making
MODULE 6
  • Conduct ongoing online and in-person research
  • Identify emerging goals and next steps

About the Navigator program (helping you search for work)

Know what kind of work you want, but aren't sure how to get there? Navigator will help you:

  • create effective work search tools
  • organize your work search process
  • develop strong networking skills

How is the program structured?

Horizons is offered in an online CourseSpaces format each term. You can participate at your own pace, completing the modules that are most useful for you.

MODULE 1: Introduction to effective work search
  • Learn how to conduct an effective work search
  • Identify your career motivators to help you target suitable types of work
MODULE 2: Job postings
  • Determine relevant job posting sites
  • Find job postings that fit your requirements
MODULE 3: Competencies
  • Identify your skills, knowledge and attributes
  • Express your competencies for résumé writing and interviews
MODULE 4: Résumés
  • Build better résumés and adapt them for different employers
MODULE 5: Cover letters
  • Create an effective cover letter that inspires interest in you
MODULE 6: Networking
  • Connect with potential employers in person and through social media
  • Identify and stay connected with your network
  • Connect with people who make hiring decisions
MODULE 6: Interviews
  • Prepare for successful work search interviews
  • Maintain the momentum of your work search
  • Negotiate job offers