GRADvantage: Career Builder

Key Skills • Career planning • Exploring options • Identifying opportunities to gain experience • Job searching and networking • Self-reflection and marketing

Taking steps to build your career during your graduate studies can help you prepare for what will come next for you. By actively working to build your skills in this focus area throughout your studies, you will ensure you are well positioned to achieve your future academic and professional goals.

Career builders get to know themselves through self-reflection to help inform their career planning. They engage in exploration to discover possibilities. They seek to experience more to further develop their skills. They work to activate their career plan by implementing effective job search strategies and expanding their professional network.

Campus Partners and Offerings

Whether you’re just starting to think about your next steps after graduation or you’re ready to launch your career, we encourage you to log onto CareerZone to:

  • Book a 1:1 appointment to get support, including career advising, job search strategies, and help with applying for employment and other post graduate opportunities
  • Access job search and career-related resources on CareerZone (see “Student Resources”)
  • View and register for their workshops and events (see “Events” on CareerZone)

See Career Education’s ExperienceBU page for additional workshop and event listings.

Questions? Contact the Career Education team at (non co-op students) or the Co-op Education team at (co-op students).

Contemplating a career in the teaching and learning space? Take advantage of the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation’s offerings, including:

Questions? Contact the CPI team at

Broaden your experiences and build your resume or CV with Student Life & Success by taking advantage of opportunities to complement your academic studies:

See opportunities and events listed on the Community Engagement & Volunteering and Student Life pages on ExperienceBU.

Questions? Contact the Student Life team at