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Career Direction and Job Searching

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How can the Career Development office help me find a job?

Career coaches are available to support students as they create their cover letters and resumés offering suggestions for improvements and information on ways to connect with employers. One-to-one appointments on job search strategies, cover letter and resume writing, portfolio development, and interviewing techniques are available.

Durham College (DC) students and graduates have exclusive access to the DC Hired site with its online job board, career resources and employer and career events calendar.

 

Can I get help with writing a resumé and job searching?

Yes, coaches are available by appointment to assist students and alumni. Book your appointment by going online to the DC Hired Site, call 905.721.3034 or email careerdevelopment@durhamcollege.ca for more information. 

How can I find an on-campus job while studying at Durham College?

  • Work Study refers to some on-campus jobs that are sponsored through Financial Aid and Awards office.
  • Students interested in applying to Work Study jobs must complete the Student Financial Profile, found on MyCampus (under the DC Financial Aid tab).
  • Once approved for the program, students can apply for the on-campus jobs listed under the Work Study Jobs tab of the DC Hired Site. Detailed information on this employment program can be found on Hired or MyCampus.
  • Please note: not all on-campus job opportunities require students to complete a student financial profile. The Student Association, Aramark, Residence, and Athletics, Student Academic Learning Services (peer tutoring) and other college departments hire students for part-time and summer work directly. 
  • Check out on-campus and off-campus job leads online through the DC Hired Site. Log on using your MyCampus log information.

Where is the Career Development office located?

Oshawa campus

Student Services Building, SSB 212
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
T: 905.721.3034

Whitby campus

Coaching & Support Centre, Room 180
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 4141

How do I book an appointment with a coach from Career Development?

  • Online through the DC Hired Site. Log on to the Hired Portal using your MyCampus login information. 
  • By telephone at 905.721.3034.
  • In person by visiting the Student Services building (Room SSB 212) at the Oshawa campus or the Coaching & Support Centre (Room 180) at the Whitby campus.
  • Email us at careerdevelopment@durhamcollege.ca for more information.

What if I don't know what to do with my diploma once I graduate?

Make an appointment with a career coach to explore your options. The career coach can help to assess your career situation, help you to identify strengths and interests, and provide guidance in setting goals and creating a career development plan. Career assessment tools are available and may be recommended.

For more information, please visit the DC Hired Portal.

What if my career goals have changed and no longer match my program?

Make an appointment with a career coach to explore your options. The career coach will work with you to identify your strengths and interests, and provide guidance in setting goals creating a new career development plan. Career assessment tools are available and may be recommended.

For more information, please visit the DC Hired Site.

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