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U of C engineering graduates face fluctuating employment rates

By Jason Herring, July 11 2017 — Employment rates for Schulich School of Engineering graduates have declined since 2014 amid an uncertain economic climate and low oil prices, according to a series of surveys conducted by the Engineering Career Centre (ECC). In 2014, graduates of civil and chemical engineering had the best shot of finding…

No interview follow-up is poor practice

By Saima Asad, March 14 2017 — For many students, university is a means to an end — and that end is getting a job. This endeavour is difficult in many ways, from creating that first application to attending the final interview and then waiting to hear the results. We’ve all been in the situation…

You must put in the work for summer jobs

By Jesse Stilwell, February 28 2017 — Your summer job search should be in full swing by now. If it isn’t, don’t blame the struggling economy when you don’t find something interesting and lucrative. According to Statistics Canada, the Canadian economy added 48,000 jobs in January alone. While they aren’t all in Alberta, that growth…

Unemployed? Broke? We have classifieds!

By Derek Baker, May 31 2016 — The summer job hunt for students has been dismal. In the current state of the economy, only a lucky few have been able to find positions related to their degree. If you are desperate, the Gauntlet has compiled a list of positions still for hire.   Student Lab…

Students and new grads face tough job market

By Lianelle Barraza, February 2 2016 — Job losses in Alberta continue to mount. With the province facing a seven per cent unemployment rate, job prospects are uncertain, especially for students and recent graduates. According to University of Calgary career services manager Colleen Bangs, there has been a sharp increase in the number of students…

Reinstated STEP program begins accepting applications

By Fabian Mayer, January 28 2016 — The student summer job search is already underway and will likely be especially competitive given the province’s uncertain economic climate. However, there is some positive news for students, as the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) started accepting applications from employers on Jan. 25. Small businesses and non-profits can…

Students struggle to find summer jobs in slumping economy

By Stephanie Tang, April 2 2015 — Can’t find a summer job? You’re not alone. Post-secondary students are struggling to find work this summer as a slow economy takes its toll on employers across the city. The University of Calgary’s Career Services has seen substantial increases in students seeking their help as a result. “We…

Unpaid internships help companies and students

By Babur Ilchi, November 13 2014 — Unpaid internships seem unfair when you first look at them. Students are offering up their labour without receiving money in return. But money isn’t the only way you can be paid for a service. Unpaid internships are a way for students to get experience in their field. In…

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