Unlocking career possibilities for Ambrose students and alumni
LIFE AND CAREER COACHING
If you're a current Ambrose student or one of our alumni, you can take advantage of free life and career coaching. To book an appointment for a one-on-one coaching session, visit the Student Development office or contact the Director of Career Development.
Our Director of Career Development
Joy Ulrich has 18 years’ experience working in career development, with a background in religious education and counselling. As a certified life skills coach, she has a particularly useful skill-set for helping others with career and education planning. She’s passionate about informing, coaching, and motivating people so that they can choose great careers that suit them, reach their full potential, and live fulfilling lives.
CAREER ASSESSMENTS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a career assessment?
Career assessments use self-reflection questions and statements to identify a person’s pattern of behaviour or profile. Career Services offers two inventories: the Strong Interest Inventory (Career Decision Making System) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Personality).
How can a career assessment help me?
The more you know yourself the better life and career decisions you can make. Assessments are one way to increase your self-awareness and help you answer the age-old question ‘what should I be when I grow up?’
How do I take an assessment?
Career Services offers a personalized approach to assessments through either a one-on-one appointment with career specialist Joy Ulrich or through a small-group workshop on personal identity and self-awareness. You can also take several self-directed online assessments that will generate a career match list for you.
How much does it cost?
Ambrose students and alumni can take any of these assessments at no charge.
How do I sign up?
If you want to complete the assessments individually with a career specialist, set up an appointment with the Director of Career Development. If you’d rather do the assessments as part of a small group, register for the workshop on personal identity and self-awareness with the Student Development Administrative Coordinator.
These workshops are designed to help you successfully manage the transition from school into the workforce. Workshops are offered throughout the school year, and those that take place in the second semester focus more intensely on the job search process.
Workshop topics include:
- Career planning and program clarity
- Personal identity and self-awareness
- Identifying skills and building competencies
- Career portfolio: what and why
- Resumes, cover letters, and references
- Job search, networking, and social media
- Interview strategies
Learn and network as you prepare for your transition into the marketplace.
Camp Day: January 15, 11 – 2 PM in the Upper Atrium
Working at a summer camp is an excellent way to gain experiential learning, develop skills, and grow spiritually growth. It’s also a lot of fun! Camp Day will bring a number of camp organizations on campus to showcase the job opportunities they have for students like you.
Program Day: January 29
This academic program-planned event encourages students of each Ambrose program to gather for a professional development day. A career application can be integrated into this day at the request of program faculty.
Behavioural Science Practicum Fair: February 3
This event showcases some of the organizations where Behavioural Science students can complete their practicum placement. Many of the same organizations who accept practicum students also accept Ambrose grads for employment. Getting to know and network with these potential employers could be important for your future career.
Hiring Fair: March 14 in the Upper Atrium
Whether you’re looking for a summer job, an internship, or your first ‘real’ career job, this will be an excellent opportunity to meet with potential employers. This fair will showcase a variety of organizations from different sectors, including ministry, not-for-profit, and business.
Check out the job opportunities that are out there now.
A note to employers: We invite you to connect your organization to Ambrose University students and alumni by creating a free job posting on our job board. We are proud of the character and skills of our students and alumni and believe they can contribute greatly to your organization. The first job you post will automatically create an employer profile. Your email becomes your username and your password will be emailed to you, and the next time you visit the site you can sign in using this information. If you need assistance, contact the Director of Career Development.
Career Services - Resources
Career Resources in Alberta
Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) is the provincial gateway to help Albertans plan and achieve educational and career success.
A guide to finding work for people who are new to the job search process. It features a skills inventory based on Conference Board of Canada Employability Skills 2000+ and more.
This basic guide to keeping a job features information about what employers are looking for in their employees.
How do you decide what occupation is right for you? Take the five steps to a new career path.
This handbook provides practical information about key skills and attitudes required by job seekers in today's job market.
If you are planning to make the transition from school to work, from one career to another or from unemployment to employment, this page is for you.
JUGGLE is a digital student success centre produced using an open philosophy by the Pardy Group. It supports student engagement, life, retention & self-directed learning.
Career Newsletters and Magazines
Sign-up for this newsletter and get the best up-to-date career information.
Visit the website for great articles, tips and lists!
This online career magazine is geared towards university students and new grads!
Online Job Boards
LinkedIn allows you to manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network, and access knowledge, insights, and opportunities. Create and manage your free account here.
Use this resource page, from the University of Calgary Career Services to help.