Job & Career Resources

Career Resources For Students

No matter what stage you are at in your career development we have something for you. Click on any of the sections below to get connected with valuable resources that will assist you in your career progression.

DISCOVERING - for anyone figuring out what career direction is right for them.

Career Guides

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Health and Human Performance

Computer Science

Career Cruising

Career Cruising is a career guidance and planning system. It contains detailed occupation profiles - including job descriptions, working conditions, salary expectations, job outlook, education, and training.

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Career Counselling

Career counselling is offered as a free service to registered students of Dalhousie University, and University of King’s College.

Students who most benefit from career counselling include those who:

  • are unsure of their educational and career goals
  • want to confirm whether they have made a sound career choice
  • want to learn more about the career paths that are open to them
  • are trying to decide if advanced studies are right for them
  • require advice on how to write a personal statement
  • need help preparing for an admissions interview

Make an appointment:

Bissett Student Success Centre

Student Union Building - 6136 University Avenue


RESEARCHING - learn about jobs, companies, and the labour market.

Bissett Student Success Centre Information Library
The Bissett Student Success Centre is filled with many great books and resources for all of your career needs. The centre is located on the 4th floor of the Student Union Building. Our list of books can be found online. You can use this tool to request information about books.
Career Fair and Events
The Bissett Student Success Centre hosts/partners on multiple career fairs throughout the year, including: the Dalhousie Job and Career Fair , the Halifax Universities Career Fair, and the Volunteer & Societies Fair. The centre also hosts employer information sessions throughout the year. Check your myCareer Calendar for upcoming events.
Glass Door
Glassdoor holds a growing database that includes great information on companies posted by their employees. Find out job salaries, read company reviews, find interview questions, and more.
Secure the Job
SecureTheJob provides a place for to learn about how to get the jobs you want from the people who have had them.

Use the Vault to access:

  • Rankings and reviews of top companies and schools
  • Employee ratings & reviews
  • Access career guides
Job Bank

Job Bank is an online listing of jobs across Canada. It also contains information on job descriptions, wages, skills, language training and job opportunities tailored to your needs.

BUILDING - For anyone looking to build experience or a network.

DALConnects is a leadership certificate program that connects you with valuable skills and experiences. It is a great way to build your resume, get connected to the greater Halifax community, take an active role in your career and leadership development, and meet new people.
Volunteer Halifax connects non-profit organizations with individuals looking to volunteer with community organizations
TalentEgg is a career resource site directed towards students and recent grads. You will find career-launching jobs, free career resources, and opportunities to build skills.
Halifax Connector Program
The Halifax Connector Program is an organized referral process that helps international students and young people build a professional network, and connect with job opportunities.
Bissett Student Success Centre Workshops
The Bissett Student Success Centre regularily puts on career related programming. Workshops can be found in your myCareer account events calendar.

SEARCHING - Looking for a job? This section is for you.

MyCareer is a tool for Dalhousie students to find jobs/volunteering positions by organizations looking to hire Dal Students. MyCareer also gives you the opportunity to register for workshops, career fairs, and recruitment events.
Job Junction
Job Junction is a free service open to anyone and everyone who is looking for information about employment. They hold workshops and events and help connect job seekers with employers.
My World Abroad is a global career site for individuals who want to go abroad to study, volunteer, intern, teach or work. To get full access to the site check out the career resource section of myCareer.
TalentEgg is a career resource site directed towards students and recent grads. Here you will find career-launching jobs from top employers in Canada.
Charity Village
Charity Village is an online resource for non-profit job searches, news, and how-to information. 
Indeed offers a one search, all jobs solution for finding listings from job boards, newspapers, classifieds and company websites.
Canada's Top 100 Employers

Canada's Top 100 Employers recognizes the nation's best places to work. It identifies the companies and organizations that lead their industries in:

A Guide to Green Careers

An expert-driven guide to career opportunities in renewable energy and sustainability. This includes a detailed look at more than a dozen specialties within "green" non-profit organizations making a difference, and how to find and land a green job. Other key resources within the guide include:

  • Green trends fueling job growth
  • Top cities for green careers
  • Internships for students committed to conservation
  • Scholarships for students in green majors
Labour Standards and Job Scams

When looking for employment it is important to be informed of:

Labour Standards Document

Employment Scams [PDF 134KB]

For more infomation visit the Labour Standards and Occupational Health and Safety.

CREATING - Resources to build your career tools (resume, cover letter, etc.).

Career Peer Advising Appointments
Visit the Bissett Student Success Centre on the 4th floor of the student union building for all of your career needs. We can help you build your resume and cover letter, prepare for an interview, and much more.
Co-Curricular Record
Dalhousie’s Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is an official document from Dalhousie that recognizes your accomplishments outside of the classroom, including campus-life, community engagement, volunteering, and awards.
LinkedIn is a social network for building and maintaining your professional network. It can also be used to identify where grads in your field are currently working.
Resume Target
Resume Target provides a variety of resume examples to help you build an effective resume for yourself. Look through hundreds of resumes from a variety of disciplines. For Resume Target's other services please visit their main page

TRENDING - Great blogs and newsletters to stay informed.

Bissett Student Success Centre Newsletter

Subscribe to our email newsletter to receive:

  • Helpful articles on career & leadership related topics
  • Featured job postings
  • Upcoming events
  • Career resources

To subscribe, send a request to

SellOutYourSoul is a Career blog for humanities majors.
Career Girl Network
Career Girl Network is a Career website engaging women in career development to create a collectively stronger force of women in business who will help other women to advance their careers and overcome potential roadblocks. 

Career Resources For Faculty

The Bissett Student Success Centre proudly offers services for faculty members of Dalhousie.

In-Class Workshops

The Bissett Student Success Centre delivers a variety of workshops at the request of faculty, various departments and independently. The following is a list of popular workshops.

If you have a concept for a workshop you would like the Bissett Student Success Centre to deliver to your group but do not see the workshop listed, please feel free to contact us. We are always looking for new and creative workshops to offer to our students.  

Resume and Cover Letter Development 
During this 60-minute interactive session, students learn how to craft a professional, eye-catching resume and cover letter that is sure to get recognized by employers.
Interviewing Preparation
During this 60-minute interactive session, students learn how to properly prepare for a job interview and practice frequently asked interview questions.
Job Search
During this 60-minute interactive session, students learn how to access the hidden job market and make the most of their time searching for a new career.

For more information about these workshops please contact our office or to book a session, please complete the request form.