Frequently Asked Questions

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I have an interview coming up. Help!

Career Support Peers (CSP) can assist you in preparing for a job interview through a simulated interview session. In this practice session will receive feedback on how to best answer interview questions, tips for putting together interview attire and how to monitor your body language for success. Book an appointment with a CSP now!

What is a Career and Student Success Advisor?

Our Career and Student Success Advisors job is to help you succeed. They can assist you with academic planning, job search strategies, tips for academic success, goal planning, employer connections, career management strategies and much more! For more detailed information, head to "Career and Student Success Advising".

How do I apply to work on campus?

Work Study Program: The Work Study program at Humber provides eligible students with the opportunity to develop transferable skills through paid work experience on campus. The Work Study program is needs-based and funded by Humber College.
On Campus Non-Work Study Positions: If you are an International student or not eligible for a Work Study job, there are many other opportunities available. For more detailed information, head to "Working on Campus" page.

I am an international student. Can I work on campus?

If you are an international student, you are able to work on campus. Although you are not eligible to be a work study, many departments do hire International Students throughout the school year and summer months. For more detailed information head to International Students - Working While Studying.

Does Advising & Career Services organize or provide co-op and placements?

Advising & Career Services does not organize or provide co-op or placements. For co-op or placement inquiries, you should contact your Program Co-ordinator or check the program list and contacts for Placement Advisors for each academic faculty.

I need help with a resume and/or cover letter, what do I do?

STEP ONE: If you don't know where to start, check out our career resources and learn how to construct a tailored resume that is best suited to your unique career history.
STEP TWO: If you have created a cover letter and resume and are ready for feedback from a Career Support Peer (CSP) head to "Resume And Cover Letter Critique" for a one on one appointment, or to receive edits through an online review.

Do I really need to be on LinkedIn?

Yes! LinkedIn can not only help you be noticed by employers, but is an invaluable tool to build your network and communicate with professionals that can assist you on your career journey. Request an appointment with a Career Support Peer or check out our Social Networking career resources to start building your LinkedIn profile.

I just recently graduated. Can I still use Advising & Career Services?

If you graduated within the last two years, you can continue to access the CareerConnect - Job Portal or job postings with your student ID and password (if you can't remember it, call x8888). You also have access to our online career resources and job search advice. For more support, book an appointment with our Career Coaches through our Career Advancement Services. We also encourage you to follow us on social media to receive updates on events and job search tips.

If it has been over 2 years since you've graduated and are unemployed, you can access career resources available at any Humber Community Employment Centre. Visit Community Employment Services for more information.

How do I advertise a job to students/graduates?

Go to Services For Employers and check the "CareerConnect - Job Portal" link. Please login OR create an account to post a job. You will then be able to track, view and edit your job postings. Once you submit your job posting, please allow for two business days for it to be approved.

I can't find my job posting on your website. Where is it?

There are a few reasons you may not be able to see your job posting.

  1. Please ensure you created a job posting using the CareerConnect - Job Portal.
  2. Your job posting may still be pending for approval. If it has been more than two business days since you submitted it, email careerconnect@humber.ca for assistance and we will look into it for you.
  3. Your job posting may not have been approved. Please read out our Employer Recruitment Policy for more information.

Do you run co-op or field placements out of the college and who do I contact about those?

Yes we do, and they are organized directly through each Humber Faculty and program. Please contact the representative from the relevant Academic Faculty for their Field Placement & Co-op contact or email careers@humber.ca for more information.

How do I arrange to come on campus to recruit students?

There are a few options:

  • We can offer you a table in a highly populated area on campus for students to drop by and learn more about your company and job opportunities.
  • Advising & Career Services will help to promote your on-campus visit to students by posting your event on our Events and Workshops calendar.
  • Our industry-specific job fairs are coordinated through the Academic Faculties at Humber and we'd be happy to direct you to the appropriate contact for your industry.

Please contact careers@humber.ca for more details.

I represent a hiring agency. Can I post a job and/or come on campus to recruit?

Yes you can, but you will need to disclose the name of company you are recruiting for. Please read our Employer Recruitment Policy for more information. This document sets out terms and condition of use for ethical recruitment on Humber College CareerConnect - Job Portal.

What career resources are available to students?

Services and resources available to students include resume critiques, job postings, interview preparation assistance, job search tools and handouts. Other services include free access to computers, fax machine and photocopier for job search purposes. In addition, our Career & Student Success Advisors can help students develop a job search strategy, refine their job search skills, and much more. All of these resources can be accessed in the Academic & Career Success Centre, located on the 1st floor of the LRC building at North campus and in WEL105 at Lakeshore campus.

What resources are available to faculty?

Advising & Career Services can support faculty in multiple ways. Our Career & Student Success Advisors can visit your class to share more about their services, and what we offer in our department. They can also run in-class career exploration games with your students. On our Faculty page, we have outlined some career content to support your curriculum, including teaching LinkedIn skills to students. For more information, please email us at careers@humber.ca.

How can I hire a Work Study Student?

Students are required to get work study approval by applying through My Humber prior to a job offer being created/extended. Once the student is approved for work study, the manager must attach a copy of the work study approval email to the candidate's profile on the requisition on HRMS. Guelph Humber students must complete a Work Study Eligibility form to work with a Humber department. This form and more information about work study can be found here, or you can email workstudy@humber.ca.

If my students need academic support, what resources can they use?

Our Career and Student Success Advisors help students with their academic success, by exploring program fit, and helping with various student success strategies. We refer many students to Peer Assisted Learning Support (PALS), which also offers a variety of learning support services to help students achieve their academic goals, including Peer Tutoring, Learning Skills Workshops, Note-Taking Services and PASS programs. For more information, head to Peer Assisted Learning Support.

What events do Advising & Career Services offer?

Program-specific student/employer networking events can be coordinated in partnership with individual faculties or particular programs. Advising & Career Services staff can bring together relevant employers to discuss opportunities with students and to practice networking skills. Employer panels, presentations and job fairs are organized on an ongoing basis, please see our Events and Workshops link. Each semester, Advising & Career Services hosts Career Week which provides students with guidance and information to help them get career ready. For more information, see Career Week page.

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?

If you have any further inquiries please email us: careers@humber.ca