Five things undergrads can do now to prepare to enter the job market - from The Globe and Mail
Get a job: New graduates can make it in this economy - from CBC News
For Today's grads, developing soft skills key to landing a job - from The Globe and Mail
Check out Career Options Magazine tailored for Canadian post-seconday students for various career-related articles and more!
Not sure what you might be doing in a specific job or what jobs you might be able to get with a certain degree? There are some great resources in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Canada to help you learn more.
- Saskatoon Industry Education Council - Relevance Magazine
- This magazine provides a number of interesting articles as well as a job chart that breaks down hundreds of jobs giving a brief description, estimated wage and training and education routes.
- In particular they have a section on “Environment & Forestry” that provides information on different occupations in the area as well as Career Profiles and more.
- If you read the career profiles you will notice that one of them completed the Environmental Science degree through the College of Agriculture and Bioresources!
- There are also other industries listed that the environmental degrees can lead you to such as Agri-Business, Public Service, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) and more.
- Offers an Environmental Career Profiles section
- Their inventory offers over 120 different environmental careers to learn about.
Co-op Programs, Internships, and Other Work Experience Options
Some programs offer co-op programs, internships or other work experience options. For more information please read the material in the links below or contact the Program Chair for your program:
- Environment & Society - Co-operative Education Option
- Environmental Earth Sciences - Co-operative Education Option
- Environmental Engineering - students have the opportunity to apply to participate in the Engineering Professional Internship Program (an 8 to 16 month internship with a host company).
- Toxicology students can consider the Toxicology Undergraduate Research Experience Program (TUREP) which provides employment for one academic term in either Fall or Winter.
- Students in science, engineering or health science programs can apply to the Science Ambassador Program for a paid short-term position as a Science Ambassador.
- EYC Internship Program - Creating jobs for Canada's environmental workforce.
Valuable experience and skills can also be gained through volunteer work. There are a number of organizations that are always looking for volunteers. Some examples include:
- Meewasin Valley Authority
- Saskatchewan Environmental Society
- Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council
- United Way - Saskatoon & Area
- Saskatoon Zoo Society
- Saskatoon Food Bank
- International Student Volunteers
- College of Arts and Science Peer Mentors
- and more! Check out the resources offered by the Student Employment and Career Centre (see below).
Office of Sustainability
Student Employment and Career Centre (SECC)
The SECC offers a number of resources and services to assist with all aspects of your job search and career development. Visit:
- Jobs - to find job postings, job search tips, networking opportunities and a list of upcoming Career Fairs
- Career Planning - to take a career assessment, make a career coaching appointment, and learn how to research your options
- Resumes and CVs - for help writing your resume, cover letter or CV
- Interviewing - for assistance preparing for a job interview
- Volunteering and Internships - to learn about local, national, and international volunteer and intern experiences
Additional Job Search Sites
- Student Employment and Career Centre - CareerLink
- Student Employment and Career Centre - list of additional job search sites
- University of Saskatchewan - Work Here
- City of Saskatoon - Current Employment Opportunities
- Saskjobs.ca - Search
- Government of Saskatchewan - Jobs Avaliable to the Public
- EcoCanada - View Jobs
- Work Cabin - Find your Environmental Dream Job
- Indeed - Search Jobs
If you have suggestions of information you would like to see here or sites that should be added please email Liz Kuley, Environmental Programs Coordinator.