Academic & Student Support

Career Services

Welcome


There is no such thing as a straight career path anymore.

The question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” isn't a simple one to answer. Career Services helps you find the right path in your study choices and career options.



You can change your mind.

As you learn, you'll realize that you're making career choices all the time, and none of them are 'wrong'. You can explore different kinds of courses or degree options. In fact, about 30% of our students graduate in a program different than the one in which they started!

In high school, you may imagine that career success is a straight path, and that if you stray from that path, you've made a mistake. You may choose a degree program because your parents want you to, or because your friends choose it. If you love your choice, that’s great, but you don’t have to commit yourself to four years of a degree that you dislike or to which you are not suited because you are afraid to go in a different direction.

A career isn't what it used to be.

In the past, people typically chose a career, worked in that career for 35 years, then retired. Today’s reality is far different. You will likely have an average of 12 careers throughout your working life! Most of you won’t embark on your first career until you’re 25 years old and, at that point, 93% of you will have different career expectations than you did when you were 17! This change in expectations isn’t because you are indecisive, it's because you've had opportunities to learn and grow your interests.

You have resources and choices.

If you find yourself feeling nervous about your future and undecided about what you want to do, you are not alone! Now is the time to discover yourself, look outside the box, and find your interests. Contact career.services@acadiau.ca for more information.