February 24, 2021 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Written by Debesree Saha, Communications Intern

With the winter term into the final weeks, now is the perfect time for students and alumni to look for summer jobs. The King’s Job Board is a special service King’s students and alumni can access to find a job, including in their desired field. Similarly, King’s virtual career counselling provides guidance and support to students in planning for and building their career path in this competitive market.

 “The Job Board allows both students and alumni the opportunity to search for a variety of career options locally in London and throughout the region. Whether it is a summer job for students or an advanced career role for alumni, we hope this can act as another venue for people to access the employment market,” says Joe Henry, Dean of Students.

King’s Job Board was introduced in 2017 in partnership with local provider Knighthunter.

There are currently dozens of job listings on King’s Job Board, displayed under various categories, full-time, part-time, contract and even remote jobs are available at the job board. Visit https://www.kingsjobboard.ca/jobs/ to find a job on the King’s Job Board.

The Job Board is open to both employers and students. Employers can register for free at https://www.kingsjobboard.ca/registration/?user_group_id=Employer and create a job posting. 

Currently, most of the jobs on the Job Board are from London but there are also jobs available from Toronto, St. Catharines, Chatham-Kent, Tillsonburg, Woodstock, etc. There is also a job alert option available, which will provide an e-mail alert when a new job is added to the list.

Every year, a significant number of students and alumni have been recruited by local and area employers thanks to the King’s Job board. Since 2019, over 900 jobs have been posted on King’s Job Board. Last year, the Job Board website had over 6200 unique page views.

King’s Job Board and career counselling are interrelated. Career Counselling gives students direction towards establishing their goals. There are many reasons to opt for career counselling including self-exploration, making decisions toward post-study, choosing a career, connecting the degree to future work possibility and many more. 

“Career counselling is one of a variety of options that students can use as students. Career counselling can range from helping students examine who they are and what they want to do with their life to also more practical options, such as job search and resume advice,” says Henry. 

King’s Career counsellors are well-trained and master’s level qualified. Students can fill out an intake form and book an online appointment to meet with a counsellor.

Last year, over 330 students had the opportunity to have appointments with a career counsellor.

“Career counselling along with accessing resources early in the career at King’s is important to help chart their path. We would encourage students also to access our one-stop kings.uwo.ca/career-connect to start the process. We would also like to thank our partners with the London Economic Development Corporation,” says Henry.

Career Counselling helps students to feel motivated and energized at the same time. “Students often tell me two things after we have spoken: that they feel relieved and that they feel hopeful. Career counselling helps students learn about themselves, who they are and what they want so that they can begin to move forward creating the future they want to have one step at a time,” said Susan Ackland, Career Counsellor at King’s. 

Another career service King’s offers is CareerConnect. It is an online portal for students to explore suitable career options and look for employment. Various career events are also listed on the website https://www.kings.uwo.ca/current-students/student-affairs/career-connect/ to make it easily accessible to the students.

Students can also access a service called The Write Place to develop their writing skills. The Write Place supports students in career and job development by providing feedback to improve their resume, cover letters, personal statements and application letters. For further details, students can visit https://www.kings.uwo.ca/current-students/academic-resources/the-write-place/