Student Employment & Career Centre
MHC is proud to offer a wide range of services for current students, alumni, employers and faculty through our Employment and Career Centre. Services include an online job board, career and job fairs, job search assistance, in-class workshops and employer info session.
Career Development during COVID-19
The Student Employment & Career Centre has been receiving numerous inquiries from students who have been impacted by changes in employment status or who were preparing to enter the labour market within the coming weeks. There are many questions on what they should be doing during this extraordinary time. We have been asked ‘How do you plan for the future, when the situation is evolving hourly’?
While we do not have any definitive answer to that question, we can offer some tips and resources for students wanting to use this time as an opportunity for further career development.
There are so many resources available to help you learn new information about jobs and industries. Click here for a list of research tools to help get you started or check out additional online and on campus opportunities below:
Online job board
Includes job postings for employment outside of MHC. This site is updated daily and features career and general help job postings from all industries and geographical regions. View here.
Career and job fairs
- MHC Career Expo:This event is designed to highlight career pathways related to programming at the college.
- Job Fair: This event is designed to help job seekers find employment.
Job search assistance
- Information interviews
- Networking and cold calling
- Resume and cover letters
- Interview skills
For faculty – we have a wide variety of presentations that we can customize to your curriculum and student needs, contact us for more information.
Employer info sessions
Throughout the year we host employers on campus to promote their career opportunities. This gives you a chance to connect with recruiters and ask questions about the industry and job opportunities. Upcoming visits are advertised on the student employment webpage and online job board.
I’ve registered in my program – what if I decide I don’t like it?
Finding the right program fit is important to your success as a student. In fact, data shows that the number one reason students do not complete their post-secondary studies is program fit. If you don’t think your program is right for you, then you should meet with an academic advisor and the career advisor as soon as possible to discuss your options.
An academic advisor will assess your situation and help you understand what steps are needed to minimize any impact on you, while the career advisor will discuss other career possibilities that may be more suited to your interests.
I’m ready to graduate from my program – how will I find a job?
There are many ways that the Employment and Career Centre can support you as you complete your education. We host numerous employer and recruitment events on campus throughout the year to help highlight career opportunities and companies that may be a good fit for you. Statistics show that networking is the number one way to find a job, so taking advantage of the opportunity to meet with various recruiters and HR personnel when they are on campus is a great start to making some industry contacts. It also allows you some face time to ask them questions about their application process and what you can be doing that will make you stand out as an applicant when you are ready to apply for work.
We also offer resumé and cover letter support to assist you in creating a targeted, customized resumé that emphasizes your qualifications and transferable skills. The biggest mistake that jobseekers make when creating their resumé is not tailoring the information to the job and company they are applying to.
Once your resumé and cover letter are completed, we can help you work on your interview skills by arranging a mock interview for you to participate in. Feeling prepared for a real interview helps you convey confidence to an employer and better articulate why they should consider you for a position.
Meet us anywhere! MHC's Student Employment and Career Centre is pleased to provide students with access to The Big Interview. This online system combines training and practice to improve your interview technique and build your confidence. Learn how to anticipate and answer questions, fix body language and constant "ummmmms" and prepare for your dream job! You can even record your practice interviews to see how potential employers will see you. MHC faculty can also utilize Big Interview in the classrooms.
Take advantage of this powerful training tool - any time, any place - completely free of charge. Get started today!
STUDENTS: Use your mymhc.ca email to create an account
FACULTY: Use your mhc.ab.ca email to create an account. Interested in becoming an administrator? Connect with the career centre.
Have questions?The Student Employment and Career Centre offers appointments to current students
The Employment & Career Centre is located on the main floor of the Centre Core building, beside Financial Aid.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Andrea Aarden, Career Advisor
Shelly Drefs, Career Services Assistant