Student Success Checklist

Leadership isn't about being in charge. It's about being confident and capable, showing initiative, and assuming responsibility. You don't have to be the varsity team captain or on the Student Union executive to be a leader - there are plenty of things on campus you can do to develop your skills.

Get a head start on your work and career experience

Learn more about yourself by exploring different classes and majors and getting involved in campus life

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A few questions you can ask yourself - who am I? What do I want to get? How can I get it?

Our advice to you:

  • Complete this checklist!
  • Talk to people you trust
  • Identify supports that can help you along the way

Learn more about potential careers using the job and career resources at Career Services


No matter what stage you are at in your career development there is something for you at Career Services. Their job and career resources can help you discover what career direction is right for you, research jobs, companies and the labour market, and more. 

Volunteer on campus - Open House in October is a great place to start


Volunteering is a great way to: 

  • Learn new skills
  • Contribute to your community
  • Make a difference
  • Give back to a cause you believe in
  • Make friends with similar interests

Start with Open House in October, and browse MyCareer for other opportunities throughout the year.

Make an appointment with Career Services to have your resume and/or cover letter reviewed

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Career Services provides advice, support and guidance to accomodate each students' individual needs. A typical session might include: 

  • a review of your resume or cover letter
  • interview prep, including a mock interview
  • where to go to access job postings
  • getting started with your job search strategy

It's completely free, and you can visit as often as you want!

Attend the DalLead conference - a great way to learn more about yourself and expand your leadership potential

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Save the date: January 28, 2017

If you can make the trip to Dal's Halifax campus, Dal Lead!  is an energy-packed, one-day conference focusing on expanding your leadership potential.  Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, regardless to what classes you’re taking or whether you consider yourself a leader or not, this conference is for you. 

Browse MyCareer for on and off-campus part-time and summer job postings

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MyCareer is one of many online job search tools and allows you to search and apply for job, volunteer, and co-op opportunities, schedule interviews, and manage your job search documents. 

Create a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) to get your extracurricular achievements officially recognized

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Dalhousie’s Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is an official document from Dalhousie that will recognize your accomplishments and the experiential learning that occurs outside of the classroom, including campus-life and community engagement, volunteer and service leadership, and awards for exemplary contributions.

Check out the Student Success Facebook page for job postings


The Student Success Facebook page regularly posts job opportunities for students. Make sure you follow the page for on and off campus opportunities!

Attend one of the many career workshops during the academic year

Workshop topics offered during the year include:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Interview Skills
  • Goal Setting
  • myCareer
  • LinkedIN
  • Business Cards and Pitch
  • Networking 101

Stop by Student Success in the Dairy Building for more information.