Work-Integrated Learning and Career Education Centre

The Work-Integrated Learning and Career Education Centre can support you virtually!

Make an appointment with a Career Coach to develop the tools you need to find employment and career opportunities.

The Work-Integrated Learning and Career Education Centre (WILCEC) is here to maximize student empowerment through education and experience. Finding a job or planning your career can be an exciting journey. The WILCEC is available to assist and empower you; we are invested in your workforce relevance and future success.

The following supports are available to all current students, as well as recent alumni who completed a program at NorQuest College in the last six months.

Employment Preparation

Resume and Cover Letter Review:
Work with a Career Coach to review your existing resume and/or cover letter(s) to ensure you’ve included relevant and tailored content with effective structure and format. Be sure to bring a copy of your most recent resume and/or cover letter and a job application of interest. (For the most effective experience, set up an appointment for resume and cover letter techniques first.)

Resume and Cover Letter Techniques:
Discuss with a Career Coach how to build a resume and/or cover letter including: ways to write effective content, methods to format and structure your documents, and how to tailor to a job posting.

Interview Preparation:
Review ways to prepare for an interview, how to develop your elevator pitch, what to expect in the interview process, how to use the STAR interview method, and common interview questions.

Mock Interview:
Practice your interview skills by completing a mock interview. A Career Coach will ask typical interview questions, give you time to demonstrate your ability to ask questions, and provide feedback on responses and personal presentation. Be sure to provide a job application of interest to your Career Coach prior to the appointment. (For the most effective experience, set up an appointment for interview preparation first.)

Job Search Techniques
Review techniques that include how to use job search websites and search engines, approach employers directly, utilize LinkedIn for job searching, and ways to network to enhance your job search.

Networking Techniques
Discuss effective networking strategies, ways to develop your LinkedIn profile and elevator pitch, how to demonstrate a professional brand, and how to interact with and develop professional or social contacts.

LinkedIn Review
Review your existing LinkedIn profile and receive feedback on your all components of your profile. (For the most effective experience, set up an appointment for networking techniques first.)

Career Planning
Develop a career plan and SMART goals using decision making and research tools. You will review how to research labour market trends and education and training programs, and learn how to set up informational interviews.

Job Postings

Search posted jobs

Employer Information and Guidelines

WILCEC will post your employment opportunity free of charge; however, the department reserves the right to decline postings. Review our Employer Recruitment Guidelines to determine the suitability of your positions.

Ten Thousand Coffees

Ten Thousand Coffees is an exclusive networking platform that connects you to your NorQuest community and alumni for meaningful career conversations, based on specific career interests and goals. You can schedule and set up a coffee chat to take place in person or online.

Learn more about Ten Thousand Coffees

Contact Information

Location
6th Floor, Singhmar Centre for Learning
10215 108 St NW
Edmonton, AB  T5J 1L6

Phone:
780.644.6160

Email:
sces@norquest.ca