In celebration of National Work-Integrated Learning Month, the Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) wants to raise awareness of the various professional and work-integrated learning services that VIU has to offer.
Looking for work while in college can be a stressful and time-consuming task. Looking for a job that matches your program of study can make the search even more complicated. The good news is that VIU has its own online job site that offers thousands of opportunities specifically for students and their degree programs.
The best part? Its use is completely free.
VIU’s Experiential Learning Center hosts the online job site, CareerVIU, where more than 3,000 active employers post new job openings daily. Many of these employers are local to Vancouver Island, but for students looking to travel for work, there are also tons of jobs posted from across Canada. There are also remote work opportunities for students looking for flexibility.
Access the job board
The Career Services module contains a general bulletin board, where you will find a wide variety of opportunities. If you know what kind of job you’re looking for, use the ‘Search Jobs’ function to enter keywords such as ‘dental hygiene’ or ‘admin’, or search by organization or location.
Whether you’re looking for full-time, part-time, or seasonal employment, CareerVIU has plenty of options. The service is also available for graduates, so you can start your career immediately after graduation.
Expand your network
Looking for opportunities to expand your network and connect with employers? Access the Career Services Events Calendar module to view upcoming events, including career fairs, networking events, information sessions, and professional development opportunities.
For students interested in on-campus opportunities, CareerVIU has its own on-campus employment module that advertises available jobs in departments across campus, including working and non-working positions. Many on-campus opportunities can be applied to your Extracurricular Record (CCR), which is your non-academic transcript. Your CCR transcript is a great resume booster and can help expand your opportunities.
How it works
To log in to CareerVIU and activate your account, go to studentemployment.viu.ca. Log in using your student record system login credentials. Instructions on how to access CareerVIU can be found on the webpage: Accessing the Student Employment Portal.
Career preparation assistance
Looking for career preparation help? The CEL offers a VIUEarn CV and cover letter online course that is completely self-paced and free. To request to be enrolled in the course, please email [email protected]
Lillian Morpak is the Career Counseling and Cooperative Education Assistant at the Center for Experiential Learning.