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Connect your personal interests and academic aspirations to plan an exhilarating career

69%
of Maritime high school students say preparing for a career is the most important reason for choosing a university

81%
of first-year UNB students say "getting a good job" is their primary reason for attending university

63%
of graduating UNB students indicate full-time employment is their immediate plan after graduation

Career Connections will help you figure out who you are – your strengths and interests – as you find which field of study and careers are right for you. Career Connections also helps connect you to the experts, workshops, and information you need to succeed in your studies and future work.

To guide you through your academic and career exploration, Career Connections includes information for future, current, and graduating students--as well as additional resources for international students. In this site, you will find:

  • Program Blueprints for each of our programs (only Fredericton campus available at the moment),
  • career resources for both Fredericton & Saint John campuses including workshops and expert advice,
  • information about experiential learning opportunities,
  • career myths, news trends, and career-related research.

 

Explore what's relevant to you

These avenues will assist you with your career planning depending on where you are in your studies

  • Future Students
  • Current Students
  • International Students
  • Graduating Students and Alumni
  • Career Myths

On-campus career support

On each campus we have the experts to help you in your academic and career development

Career Development & Employment Centre

The hub of career exploration and planning on the Fredericton campus. Consult with your career and employment advisors, depending on your needs; complete workshops for the Career Development Certificate; learn about the Work-study Program; go to career fairs; and much more.

Visit Neville Homestead and the CDEC

Career Counselling

On the Saint John campus, students are supported by two career counsellors who will help you explore academic and career options through the Career Planning Process. They will help you develop a plan for gaining the skills and knowledge needed to pursue your passions.

Meet with your career counsellor

Academic Advising

Academic advising is an important aspect of career exploration. It is through your academic advisor(s) that you will explore program options, discussing how these fit your career goals, and how to map your academic future in developing the knowledge and skills needed to be an employment-ready, life-long learner.

Learn more about advising

Academic Advising

Academic advising is an important aspect of career exploration. It is through your academic advisor(s) that you will explore program options, discussing how these fit your career goals, and how to map your academic future in developing the knowledge and skills needed to be an employment-ready, life-long learner.

Learn more about advising

Additional career resources

In addition to the on-campus support offered, there are other resources that you can use as part of your career exploration and planning, as well as finding and securing employment during your studies or the summer.

Experiential Learning

There are many experiential learning opportunities at UNB. Several programs include work placements as part of their degree requirements. Other programs let you earn credit toward your degree through internships & co-ops. Additional experiential opportunities include the Work-study Program and The Summer Institute.

Summer Institute

An experiential learning opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs--of any age! Through the Summer Institute you will receive guidance from mentors who coach you through the steps to launching your own business.

In the news

Career trends and job information in the media

  • Coding: The Essential Skill Millennials Need to Learn
  • Tech jobs will boom in Canada
  • Computer science a surprising gateway to the liberal arts
  • There's no such thing as a straight career path anymore
  • Resumes, cover letters, interviews...