Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Career Planning & Development

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Before engaging in the workforce, it is important for students to have the skills, documents and confidence to succeed. The TRU Career and Experiential Learning Department provides resources to help students build résumés, cover letters and portfolios, as well as free one-on-one career counselling to help students decide what to do with their careers and how to reach their goals.

The Basics

  • Résumé review
  • Cover letter review
  • Interview practice and support
  • Assistance with job search process
  • Labour market information for your discipline

Career Assessment Tools

  • Career Mapping
  • Myers Briggs Personality Career Assessment (available upon request)
  • Strong Interest Inventory Career Assessment (available upon request)

Advanced Career planning

  • Support for changing careers
  • Support for individuals entering labour market for the first time
  • Support for mid-career individuals within current organization or planning to move to new organization


Job Search Strategies
This document identifies key elements to consider when searching for a job.
Summer Employment Tips
This document outlines key tips when searching for summer employment.