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Access to Career Cruising (Dalhousie and University of King's College students)
- Login to MyDal (https://my.dal.ca)
- Locate the 'Quick Links' menu on the lower right side of the page
- Click the 'myCareer' link from the list (towards the bottom)
Access to Career Cruising (other)
- Email Amy.McEvoy@dal.ca to obtain the username and password
Majors and career option information sheets
You likely just think of careers that are directly related to your major when you ask yourself, “What can I do with my major?” But, it's also important that you consider your marketability. What other skills and interests have you developed, both within and outside of your area of academic study? Be sure to draw on your voluntary experience, part-time and summer work, as well as your social activities, to demonstrate the variety and scope of your interests and experience.
Explore career options by program in the list below. Additional education, training or experience may be required.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- Canadian Studies [PDF - 6.2MB]
- Classics [PDF - 6.2MB]
- English [PDF - 5.9MB]
- European Studies [PDF - 886kB]
- French [PDF - 5.6MB]
- Gender and Woman’s Studies [PDF - 5.7MB]
- German [PDF - 5.6MB]
- History [PDF - 6.5MB]
- International Development Studies [PDF - 6.4MB]
- Italian Studies [PDF - 5.6MB]
- Music [PDF - 6.5MB]
- Philosophy [PDF - 6.5MB]
- Political Science [PDF - 6.2MB]
- Russian Studies [PDF - 5.6MB]
- Sociology [PDF - 6.8MB]
- Social Anthropology [PDF - 6.8MB]
- Spanish [PDF - 5.6MB]
- Theatre [PDF - 6.8MB]
Faculty of Science
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology [PDF - 791 kB]
- Biology [PDF - 793 kB]
- Chemistry [PDF - 873kB]
- Earth Sciences [PDF - 869kB]
- Economics [PDF -782kB]
- Environmental Programmes [PDF - 785kB]
- Mathematics [PDF - 781kB]
- Microbiology and Immunology [PDF - 875kB]
- Neuroscience [PDF - 890kB]
- Physics and Atmospheric Science [PDF - 929kB]
- Psychology [PDF - 890kB]
- Statistics [PDF - 781kB]
Faculty of Management
Faculty of Computer Science
- Bachelor of Computer Science [PDF - 5.4MB]
Online resources and information
- Understanding and knowing work salaries and wages in Canada.
- Find occupations on O-Net Online.
- Learn more about yourself and develop valuable insights through questionnaires on the University of Pennsylvania, Authentic Happiness website. Questionnaires to complete: VIA Survey of Character Strengths, Work-Life Questionnaire, & Satisfaction with Life Scale.