Career exploration and planning

Career counselling

Counselling Services offers counselling for students who are unsure about their academic or career path. We can support you in exploring what direction to take with your studies, and beyond graduation.

Typically in career counselling we explore questions such as "What are my interests?", "What is important to me?", "What do I want to be when I grow up?", and "What am I going to do with my degree?". The process of getting to know yourself and making satisfying career decisions can involve a lot of exploration and uncertainty. We are here to explore these questions with you.

Career exploration groups and workshops

We also offer career exploration groups and workshops. Check our current group and workshop schedule to see what's currently offered. 

Career assessment tools

Career assessments, such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and Strong Interest Inventory® provide you with feedback about your personality preferences and interests and how they relate to career decision-making and development.

Each assessment is completed on-line and is followed by an interpretation session with a career counsellor to discuss the results. There is a fee of $25 per assessment. Contact us to make arrangements to complete an assessment and book an interpretation session.

Additional academic support

UVic Co-operative Education program and Career Services is an on-campus career development service that helps students and alumni prepare for successful careers and connects employers with outstanding student and alumni employees.

Academic Advising assists students with course selection and in developing personal academic plans that ensure they will meet their graduation requirements.  Students in the faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Science can find more information about academic advising at the Academic Advising Centre website.

All other faculties have their own advising centres.  Please see the advising page for more information.