Friday, August 24, 2018

Summer Goodbyes and Fall Starts!

Sadly, this will be the last blog by your Summer Career Assistants. Don't worry, we'll be back starting September 4th!

Where you can find us in September:

  • Look out for CareerZone on the Go at Vendor Fair from September 4th-5th
  • In the resource centre Monday - Friday from 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Even better news: we're looking for students to join CareerZone's Street Team!

What is CareerZone's Street Team?

A group of students that hit the halls spreading the message about CareerZone's resources, opportunities and how CareerZone can help students.

Interested? Find us at Vendor Fair for more information or email us at

Getting Ready For Fall!

With less two weeks left until we jump into a new school year, we have been busy renovating the resource centre as well as updating our books, magazines and resources.

If you were keeping up with our Summer DEGs of the Week, you'll be just as excited as us to see our new set up for easy access to all the DEGs (check out the picture below).

If you're graduating this upcoming year you might find use in all of our updated graduate school books and magazines:

  • Cracking the LSAT Book
  • Cracking the GMAT Book
  • Advanced Prep for MCAT 
  • Cracking the GRE Book
  • Prep Plus for PCAT Book
  • Graduate Guide Magazine

Along with these, don't forget we have all sorts of books and magazines to help with social networking, job interview, graduate admissions, and much more!

As For Next Week...

CareerZone will be closed from Monday, August 27th - Monday, September 3rd to train our new team members! Don't worry, doors open at 8:30AM on Tuesday, September 4th for all your career needs.

Thanks for joining us this summer!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Final DEG of the Week! (August 19 - 24)

Final DEG of the Week!

Sadly, this is the final DEG of the week for this summer. But you know what that means? School is right around the corner! Reminder: CareerZone is open Monday - Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM all school year long.

For our last week, we have decided to explore the DEG for Political Science!

The Department of Social Sciences offers an amazing Political Science program which aims to teach students how to focus on the ideas, institutions, and processes that shape our lives, helping them to become better members and effective leaders of the Canadian political community. 

The Political Science program may be studied at a Honours or Pass level but can also be combined with other disciplines that can set a career path depending on your area of interest:

  • Political Science Co-op
  • Public Administration Co-op
  • Emergency Management Program (Combination with Sheridan College)
  • Paralegal Program (Combination with Seneca College)
  • Policing and Criminal Justice Program (Combination with Niagara College)
  • Political Science and Labour Studies (Combination with George Brown College)
What can you do with all of this? Here are some potential career options:

  • Attorney
  • Campaign Organizer
  • Civil Servant (Federal, Provincial, Municipal)
  • Diplomat
  • Public Policy Advisor 
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Government Administrator
  • International Relations Manager
  • Journalist
  • Judge 
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Politician 
  • Paralegal
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Researcher / Reporter 
....and many more!

Degree Specific Skills:

  • Aptitude for Leadership
  • Conceptualizing and Implementing Projects
  • Interaction with Diverse Populations
  • Logistical Thinking
  • Mediating /Negotiating Skills
  • Organizing and Interpreting Social, Economic, and Political data
  • Research Skills
Do any or all of these skills sound like you? Check out the Department of Political Science's website for more information:

Interested in a job in the Political Science field now? The DEG offers the following links to help you with the job search in some relevant areas:

Job Bank Canada: htttp://
Correctional Services Canada:
Canadian Security Intelligence Service:

Law Plus:

If you are going into your first year or know someone who will be soon and interested in Political Science, keep an eye out for our upcoming Law Plus program aiming to start September 2019. This co-curricular program is for Brock students looking to pursue a career in law.

Law Plus will mirror the already established Med Plus program here at Brock and the new program will accept applications from students in any Faculty who have an interest in a legal career. This program will run throughout your undergraduate studies and will provide practical experiences to prepare you in the rigours of careers in law. 

Thanks for checking in this Summer for every DEG of the Week! Remember, you can find our Degree Exploration Guides in CareerZone and at 

DEGs outline a list of common career options related to a certain program, as well as degree specific skills. Also, DEGs offer various links to help with job and volunteer search in that chosen field! Who wouldn't want one of these for their program?

Monday, August 13, 2018

DEG of the Week! (August 13 - August 17)

New DEG of the Week! This is our 2nd-last DEG of the Week for Summer 2018! Crazy right?! It's like summer flew by!

You can find our Degree Exploration Guides in CareerZone and at DEGs outline a list of common career options related to a certain program, as well as degree specific skills. Also, DEGs offer various links to help with job and volunteer search in that chosen field! Who wouldn't want one of these for their program?

Each week we will be choosing one Degree Exploration Guide to focus on and welcome all students to come and learn about the different programs here at Brock!

DEG of the Week: Psychology

Our DEG of the Week is Psychology! This 3- or 4-year program is very popular at Brock University and also offers combined programs with other colleges in Canada.

Career Options:

Addictions Counsellor
Case Manager
Clinical Social Worker
Corrections Officer
Intervention Specialist
Mental Health Services Worker
Rehabilitation Officer
Speech Language Pathologist
Trauma Support Specialist

Degree Specific Skills:

Analytical Skills
Ethical Awareness
Interpersonal Skills
Logical Thinking
Time Management Skills
Work Well in a Team

Job Search Resources:

Careers in Psychology:

Professional Associations and Career Resources:

Additions and Mental Health Ontario:
Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Association (CACCF):
Ontario Art Therapy Association:
Ontario School Counsellors' Association:

Further Education and Entrance Exams:

Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs:
Graduate Record Examinations (GRE):

Business and Employer Directories:

Encyclopedia of Psychology:

Note: These are not the only career options, skills and resources available. For the full degree exploration guide, visit

For more information on the Psychology program at Brock University, visit

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

DEG of the Week! (August 7 - August 10)

We're back and hope everyone enjoyed the relaxing long weekend! Unfortunately, back to reality but fortunately this means DEG of the Week!

This week's DEG of the Week is Biology!

The Faculty of Mathematics and Science offers a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and also the opportunity for a minor in Biological Sciences. 

The Biological Sciences program can also be referred to as Life Sciences which encompasses a broad spectrum of topics including molecular biology and ecology as well subjects such as biochemistry, biophysics, genetics, and physiology!

BONUS, this program comes with many bonus opportunities such as:
  • Experiential Learning 
  • International Opportunities
  • MedPlus 
  • Concurrent Education Options
PLUS Brock is ranked highly among undergraduate universities in Canada for medical and scientific research grants. In this program, you'll have access to modern labs and the teaching and research knowledge of professors who have received provincial, national and international acclaim!

What can you do with all of this? Here are some potential career options:

  • Bacteriologist 
  • Coroner
  • Doctor 
  • Food Scientist
  • Forensic Researcher
  • Marine Biologist 
  • Paleontologist 
  • Pharmacist / Pharmaceutical Technical 
  • Teacher
  • Veterinarian 
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Zoologist 
..... and many more!

Degree Specific Skills:
  • Ability to Understand Complex Concepts
  • Compiling & Organizing Information
  • Deductive Reasoning 
  • Evaluating Ideas, Theories & Evidence
  • Observation Skills
  • Report Writing 
  • Working in a Team


One of the best opportunities for students in a science-based program is MedPlus, a four-year non-credit program that runs concurrently along student's study period. 

Learn about and build experience in the health field through this unique program that includes job shadowing, networking opportunities with healthcare professionals, skill development workshops and community service projects.

Students who complete Med Plus go on to pursue further education in medical, physiotherapy, chiropractic, graduate school and more.

Learn more about MedPlus at

You can also find more information about Brock's Biology program at:

Check back next week for another DEG of the Week!

Until then, you can find a DEG for any program at Brock online at