Career Planning

The Art Career Project – Profiling a wide range of careers in art, including career overviews, information about what each type of artist does, educational requirements, and salary information.

Art Schools and Careers– This site contains information regarding the best art schools in the U.S. and information on various careers including Graphic Design, Fashion, and Music Design.

Career Cruising – A Canadian site that profiles over 500 jobs that can be searched by title or field of interest. Mount Saint Vincent University subscribes to this website and you will need an ID and password to log on. Call or visit Career Planning Centre for this information.

Career in Gear- This resource uses games to help students learn more about who they are and what motivates them. They will learn how to explore occupations and discover programs which align with their interests and goals. This site was developed for NSCC students; however, Mount students may find it useful for exploring potential career avenues.

Career Options Magazine – Learn from Canadian experts in the field. This magazine is published by the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) of which the Mount is a proud member. Hard copies are available in McCain 306H.

Environmental Careers Organization (ECO Canada) – Information about careers in Canada’s environmental sector.

Exploring Occupations, University of Manitoba Career Resource Centre – a site that provides information on various occupations ranging from Accounting to Zoology.

Graduate Record Exam

Graduate Student Career Resource Guide– This guide focuses on what you need to consider when choosing a career path, how to prepare for a career in academia, or a career in the private and not-for-profit sectors.

How to Ace a Remote Interview – Are you applying for a job where you will be working from home instead of traveling to an office? If you are, this website will tell you everything you need to know about preparing for a remote interview!

Job Bank – The Government of Canada’s leading source for jobs and labour market information. It offers users free occupational and career information such as job opportunities, educational requirements, main duties, wage rates and salaries, current employment trends, and outlooks. The site can help people search for work, make career decisions, see what jobs will be in demand, and much more. Employers can also advertise jobs for free.

Learn How to Become- Expert-driven career guide which includes tips for effective resumes, acing interviews, and creating eye-catching LinkedIn profiles, and information on various career avenues and volunteer opportunities.

Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council (NSTHRC) – Career information and professional development resources for Nova Scotia’s tourism & hospitality industry.

NS Career Options – a great local resource where you can learn the labour market demand for occupations, as well as obtain lists of employers by region.

Talent Egg – Articles, videos, job postings and more for Canadian students and new graduates seeking internships, entry-level & summer jobs.

Financial Awards

External Award FundingThis page advertises non-MSVU awards from external sources/organizations and companies.

GoGrad Guide to Financial Aid for Master’s Degrees- Discover the various ways you can finance your master’s degree, such as scholarships, grants, loans, and loan forgiveness programs.

Guide to Earning a College Education without going into Debt– This expert-driven guide is U.S. based; however, it provides Canadian students with many ideas as to how they can save money on their university education. Ideas include Student Work Programs, Crowd Funding Platforms, military benefits, and employer benefits.

The Simple Dollar- This site provides articles on financial information ranging from how to save on textbooks to how to figure out the cost of car insurance and save money on your vacation.

Further Education

Canadian Post-Secondary School Finder – A database for information on college and university programs across Canada.

Gradschool Online Search Engine – A database that allows you to search worldwide graduate schools.

Guide to Online Graduate Programs– Provides information on various online master’s and PhD programs, financial advice, a survival guide for graduate school, and FAQ section.

Law School Admission Council (LSAC)– Find out all you need to know about preparing for and registering for the LSAT.

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada– Thinking about med school? Be sure to check out this new career website!

Top Accredited Online MBA Programs – Here are the top online MBA programs

U.S. Online Colleges Database – A database for information on Colleges and Universities across the United States.

Job Search Engines

Careers Nova Scotia – Helping Nova Scotians connect with good jobs. Discover career opportunities right here in Nova Scotia!

Eluta New Graduate Job Search – Enter your degree and field of study and see which employers are looking for your skill set. Learn more about which grads are hired and the types of positions available, including summer and co-op work term possibilities. (Explore Canada’s Top 100 Employers for Young People!)

Labour Market Trends

HRSDC Regional Labour Market Bulletins – Provides an analysis of the local labour markets and an assessment of local employment-related events.

Job Futures, Occupational Outlook – provides current labour market conditions, earnings, and future employment prospects according to occupation.

The Occupational Outlooks have been updated for 2015 on the web site. Under Explore Careers, if you choose the Outlooks option, there are two choices:

Option A allows you to pick an occupation (you can use the National Occupational Classification list presented), and see the outlooks for that occupation for each area of the country on one page.

Option B allows you to choose a specific area and see outlooks for all occupations for that area on one page.

Work and Study Abroad

Going Global: A College Student’s Road Map to Studying Abroad- This guide provides an in-depth look at what studying abroad is–where to go, what to study–as well as the financial factors to consider. – This job search site allows anyone to look up jobs located internationally as well as refine their search to an area of expertise or academic discipline.

MSVU Study Abroad Programs – Explore and compare our 28 different partner institutions in 12 different countries based on your field of study.

My World Abroad – A work and study abroad search engine that helps you discover your personal path to internationally-oriented work.

Reach to Teach: Teaching Adventures Abroad- A free ESL teacher placement agency, placing native English teachers in teaching jobs and volunteer positions in destinations all over the world.

Study Abroad Programs – A site that links to information about study abroad programs in over 100 countries.

TelfSearch- A resource to help find English Teaching Jobs abroad.

Verge Magazine – A site that features articles about working, studying, volunteering and living abroad.

Using Social Media to Enhance your Job

Follow this link to learn how to use your LinkedIn account to help with your job search!

Science and Technology Career Videos

Follow this link to learn about the various jobs in Science and Technology.