Royal Roads University international student from Japan

Career Development Skills

Prepare for your future with CareerAhead

We care about your academic ‭success, as well as your career once you ‭graduate. With your future career ‭in mind, we have integrated a new ‭careers service into our academic ‭courses at the International Study Centre, called CareerAhead.‬‬‬‬‬‬

What does CareerAhead do?

CareerAhead is designed to give you ‭a head start in today’s competitive ‭graduate employment market by ‭helping you become a confident, ‭highly skilled and extremely ‭employable graduate. We will ‭guide you towards making the right ‭choices and using your time at ‭the Royal Roads University productively, so that you can maximize ‭your chances of success in the ‭competitive job market.‬‬‬‬‬‬

How it works

Stage 1: When you arrive at the International Study Centre

During the first semester at the International Study Centre you will complete a skills ‭assessment questionnaire, ‭similar to the one used by ‭graduate employers. This will help ‭you think about the skills you ‭already have, such as planning ‭and organizing. The results will ‭form the basis of your personal ‭career development plan.‬‬‬‬‬‬

Stage 2: During your course

As part of your course you will have an opportunity ‭to develop key employability ‭skills, such as leadership and ‭organization, that can easily ‭be transferred to a professional ‭working environment. ‭You will develop the skills to write ‭a resume and a personal statement ‭that will make you stand out from ‭the crowd, and you will be able ‭to improve your presentation ‭and interview skills too. ‭We will also work with you in the ‭classroom, small groups and on ‭an individual basis, to build your ‭personal career development plan ‭– a unique set of assignments that ‭are relevant to your chosen career.‬‬‬‬‬‬

Stage 3: When you progress to your degree at Royal Roads University

During your degree at Royal Roads University, you will complete the ‭assignments set out in your ‭personal career development plan. ‭You will also be supported to explore internship options with leading, global employers. This will ensure that you graduate ‭not only with a globally recognized ‭degree, but also with the right ‭skills to secure a fantastic job ‭in your chosen future career.‬‬‬‬‬‬

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