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Alberta Supports Contact Centre

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Explore Education, Look for Work

“How do I relate my university experience to the jobs I’m applying for?”


Your time at university has taught you skills that you can transfer to any number of careers.

You could also have picked up other skills from volunteering, part-time work, or participating on a sports team.

For example:

  • Remember all those essays and presentations? That’s a communication skill.
  • What are exams if not evidence of problem-solving? So is that scheduling issue you ironed out at the campus food bank or other volunteer job.
  • If you incorporated feedback, or took part in group work while also doing solo projects, you showed you can be adaptable.
  • You worked with minimum supervision and planned your time to achieve your goals, which shows leadership.

These are just some of the skills employers need. When you apply for a job, update your resumé so employers can easily see the skills you bring.

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If you require immediate assistance, please call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992.

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