How university career services have innovated throughout COVID-19

July 14, 2021
University career centres have experienced change and tested new ideas over the pandemic, writes Cathy Keates, Director of Career Services and Experiential Learning at Queen’s University. The author highlights some of the approaches that universities have successfully tried in the last year. Memorial University redesigned its Career Week after discovering that students and alumni were increasingly interested in career development; McGill University developed short Career Skills videos and created webinars for students; and Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Victoria collaborated to create the West Coast Virtual Fairs. Queen’s launched a virtual version of the Queen’s Skills Cards to enable students to better articulate their skills. Career Wise (National)