Noor Jarrar is a fourth-year Bachelor of Management student who recently secured a full time position post-graduation, which she largely credits to the career development resources available to her as a student. Noor’s active job search and willingness to reach out to Management Career Services helped her land a job with RBC as a client advisor.
“To start off, I would recommend to all of my fellow students that they visit Management Career Services regularly. The staff at MCS not only help you to search for a job, but they also take the extra steps to help you with your application, make sure you ace the interview, and develop your networking skills.
Thanks to my career and recruitment specialist, Gillian Fowler, I recently accepted a job at RBC as a client advisor. My previous work with Plan Canada as well as the support from my Career and Recruitment Specialists were key to my securing the position.
At the beginning of this past fall term, I spoke with Gillian about my goal of having a job before I graduate. Like many students, I went into my degree without really knowing what I wanted my career to look like. She helped me narrow my passions and aided in me finding a job that reflected those interests.
What truly impressed me from the specialists was that they don’t stop trying to help their students. Personalized emails about job openings were a norm from Gillian, and she helped me find opportunities that I never knew existed. She also went out of her way to introduce me to her contacts, which in turn led to me finding my current job.
Gillian also advised me to make a LinkedIn profile, and I encourage students to create a profile on the site and to network as much as possible, because you never know how far one connection can take you. And of course, students should also take advantage of other programs offered with MCS, including the C3 mentoring program and ongoing networking events on campus.
MCS is a tremendously helpful place to help you jump-start your career, but as a student, you have to make the effort to help them help you. Take the extra time to continually check for job postings, be ready at all times to extend a hand and make a new connection, and work frequently to improve your resume and cover letter. These actions will surely lead to your success in finding a great job.”
We would like to congratulate Noor on her success in finding a grad job and we urge you all to take advantage of everything Management Career Services offers. It just might be the extra help you need on your career path. If you’re on campus this summer, take advantage of our soon-to-be-launched MCS Power Hours – special skill-building sessions that will help launch your fall co-op job search early. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for more details as information is released!