Gear Up to Graduate

Gear up to graduate

Congratulations! With graduation right around the corner, it's time to put all the pieces of your UVic experience together to help you make the leap into the working world.

Don't worry—it's normal to be anxious, and we're here to help.

DID YOU KNOW? Even after you graduate, you can continue to access our career help and resources forever as an alumnus!

Looking for summer work? Check out the Shift into Summer job expo.

Frequently asked graduation questions.

What type of career would be a good fit?

In addition, Peter B. Gustavson students should:

  • Review your DISC Profile (Completed during Workplace Skills Conference), paying special attention to Behavioural Traits and Motivators

Where can you find career opportunities?

How can you describe your strengths to employers?

What's the trick to writing effective résumés and cover letters?

For Peter B. Gustavson students:

  • Apply approaches discussed in COM 204 and with your co-op coordinator

How can you work on your interview and networking skills?

Where can you connect with employers?

We offer regular events to help you connect with employers, including career fairs, networking sessions and more.

Is graduate school the right path for you?

Graduate school can be a great next step--for some, it's a career path (if you're thinking about working in academia), and for others it's a great way to enrich your learning.

We've put together some steps to help you figure out if graduate school is a good fit. You can also talk to your career educator for a one-on-one chat.

Get the support you need.

Looking for a mentor?

You can connect with an alumni mentor through UVic's online mentoring platform. Powered by Ten Thousand Coffees, this initiative will pair you with an alumnus who shares your career interests and goals.

Right now the program has four faculty-based cafés but all students and alumni are welcome to take part.