Monday, October 31, 2011

TD Mentorship

Are you interested in learning more about the financial services industry? 

Career Services works with TD Bank Financial Group to provide a unique opportunity for Brock students to be mentored by various TD staff, promoting career planning and industry advice. Students will also be hired to work part time as a Customer Service Representative 15-20 hours a week as part of the TD Mentorship Program.

The mentorship component of the program will involve meeting with various TD professionals on a monthly basis to learn more about their position and career path. Different areas these staff come from include Commercial Banking and Human Resources, as well as many others! Students will meet with their mentors from January – April.

This is a fantastic opportunity to combine a valuable work experience with a mentoring relationship with a professional - so don't miss out on this opportunity if your future may involve working in the financial sector of the business world.

Applications for this program will open in November, so keep an eye out on our website as the application process becomes available! 

Any questions or concerns please contact Pauline Dawson at, and as always stop by Career Services for more information!

- Lia

Friday, October 28, 2011

Career Services has Pacman Fever!

Career Services is going all out this Halloween on a mission to raise as much money as possible for the United Way fundraising campaign happening all over the Brock University Campus.

Join us on Monday, October 31st in the Career Resource Centre as we deck out our space inspired by the old arcade favourite, PACMAN! Try your hand at the original game, or push your luck as you choose a life-size game piece for your chance to score some amazing prizes.

There's games to play, fabulous prizes to be won, and all around a great time to be had at Career Services this Halloween - so come out and show your support!

Happy Halloween!
- Lia

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Balancing the University Life?!

As students we want to make the most of our University days- attending lectures and seminars, completing work and assignments on time, cheering on the Brock Badger sports teams, and volunteering throughout the community. On top of all that a part-time job, going home to celebrate a family birthday, spending time with new friends, participating in intramurals, meeting with Ta's and Professors, and planning career paths.

Oh and don't forget all the distractions that keep you from doing all that- like keeping up-to-date on the latest Facebook layout, or trying to beat your friend at Call of Duty. Watching the newest episode of Modern Family, or cheering on the Leafs, all while Tweeting about what your not doing, but need to do.

Plus the little things we do that eat at our time like dishes, laundry, cooking, cleaning, taking out garbage, waiting for the bus, being angry and the bus, charging your iPhone, waiting on RIM, calling for cabs, running for cabs, standing in line at Timmies, searching for a computer on campus...

And this is just what I can think of...the list is endless.

So how can one make the most of our University days while still creating a balance between school and life?

This is where Career Services Mentorship Plus comes in handy. This is a program specifically designed to help balance your life. As a first year mentee you will have a senior student mentor, in second year you will be in a peer group, and upper year students can either be a mentor to first years, or be a mentee to a mentor from the community. Its a great program that will help to assist you as you try creating a balance

For more information on Mentorship Plus please read a previous blog found here
OR by visiting our Career Website at

Until then- all the best as you balance the University Life

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Graduation, now what?

Another graduation ceremony has come and gone at Brock University - another group of graduates finally received their degree this past weekend at Brock's Fall Convocation.
But possessing a fancy piece of paper and being done school at an undergraduate level seems to beg the following question...

Now what?

To all those students, graduated or not, Career Services is here to help you answer that question! Graduating can lead to many different paths - directly entering the work force, pursuing graduate school, an internship, or a post-graduate diploma program as a few examples. Career Services can help you with the career planning process and assist you in determining what the next stage in your life could be.

Remember that Experience Plus Transcript we talked about earlier? Well for starters make sure it is up-to-date and printed so you can be ready to show off your accomplishments and experiences to graduate schools and potential employers! Read more about the transcript here.

Not to mention, the annual Career & Post-Graduate Expo is returning to Brock on November 8th, so come prepared to find employment opportunities, volunteer positions, and representatives from schools that offer post-graduate programs in nearly every discipline. 

Log onto CareerZone for descriptions of these and upcoming events, and feel free to stop by the Resource Center to speak with a Career Assistant about your plans and goals.

- Lia