Introducing VIU’s new Career Studio | Vancouver Island University

Are you on the lookout for assistance with writing a resumé or deal with letter? Want some information on how to get ready for an job interview? Pondering what job solutions may possibly be a superior fit? This tumble the Centre for Experiential Learning is launching a new assistance, named Profession Studio, to provide expert services very important to developing lifelong vocation arranging competencies.

What is Vocation Studio?

Job Studio is a new drop-in provider opening in the tumble of 2022 that assists VIU learners with crafting resumés and deal with letters, job interview preparing, hunting for careers and exploring prospective careers. You can fall in to Creating 255, Space 204 on the Nanaimo campus, or reserve a digital appointment. It is available to all pupils in all systems and at all campuses. We also help with skilled LinkedIn set-up and connecting with VIU alumni and specialists in your preferred doing work discipline to find experiential finding out possibilities both on and off-campus.

Are you emotion stressed about profession determination-creating?

You are not by yourself. E-book a one particular-on-1 appointment to talk about your job prepare, get aid with interview planning, study successful occupation search tactics or get the job done on your resumé and deal with letter. In addition, we collaborate with pupil corporations, school, personnel, educational departments and other units on campus to help college students in preparing for their following ways in their profession journey.

About Paula, VIU’s Job Products and services Professional

Profession Studio is led by Paula Deering, VIU’s Job Services Specialist. She is a Certified Occupation Growth Practitioner with a lot more than eight yrs of experience in job exploration, employment preparing and preparation. Paula has worked as an Employment Counsellor, Facilitator and Return to Function Incapacity Situation Supervisor. Paula is also a member of the University of Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists and the Vocational Rehabilitation Affiliation of Canada.  

“I am thrilled to be component of an remarkable crew in this article at VIU! Career products and services have improved self confidence, lowered anxiety and assisted a lot of individuals I have worked with shift forward with a spring in their stage. I adore to see the mild in people’s eyes when they reflect on their encounters and study about on their own, their strengths and values. Helping individuals prepare and hook up with employers is crucial to good results in task research and bringing men and women alongside one another is pleasurable and worthwhile.” 

Paula thinks storytelling is a impressive device, and she’s excited to provide this narrative approach to the University. 

“I consider in what the Chaos Theory of Professions tells us and stimulate people to continue being open-minded and curious, experiment with new matters and seem for clues. It’s all right to choose dangers, be flexible and go with the movement! It is essential to celebrate successes but similarly vital to assess failures and find out from them. Rely on your instincts and preserve in mind that there isn’t really normally a ‘correct’ or ‘right’ strategy. Go in advance and stroll by all open doorways you just by no means know what you might obtain!”

Career Studio opens its doorways to all VIU college students setting up in Fall 2022. Check out and occur converse to us for any job-associated help.


Kashish Khanna is a Marketing and advertising Intern with the Centre for Experiential Understanding.