TORONTO, July 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The Council of Ontario Universities (COU)
is launching www.MyCareerInfo.ca, a robust website designed to help students, graduates and entry-level
employees match their education, skills, desires and goals to jobs.
"Ontario universities already have many rich resources available for
students and graduates," says Max Blouw, COU Chair and President of
Wilfrid Laurier University. "MyCareerInfo.ca is an extra resource to
help students find the help they need to translate their skills into
meaningful work." "Universities teach our students so much more than
what the name of their degree suggests. They teach creativity, critical
thinking and problem solving, intellectual resilience, and how to
clearly communicate ideas," says COU President and CEO Bonnie M.
Patterson. "This job site will help students find the resources needed
to transfer their skills into a career that fits with their education,
competencies and passions, and point them to the rich resources
available on campus through career and student services and elsewhere."
The student-friendly site features resume and interview tips, online
budgeting tools, information on job market trends, and extensive job
listings. It also provides easy access to university career and student
services, and is updated regularly with the latest news from the
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The latest statistics show that 87.5 per cent of Ontario students are
finding employment within six months of graduation, and 93.1 per cent
are employed within two years.
Despite economic uncertainty, these are well-paying jobs. University
students are earning an average of $42,403 six months after graduation,
more than those with any other level of education.
A recent report by CIBC listed 25 occupations showing signs of a skills
shortage over the next several years. Nearly 70 per cent of these
occupations require a university degree.
COU is a membership organization of 21 publicly assisted universities in
Ontario. It works closely with the provincial and federal governments
to shape public policies that help universities deliver high-quality
programs for students and advance the research and innovation that
improves the social, cultural and economic well-being of Ontarians.
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SOURCE: Council of Ontario Universities
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