Five Ways to Enhance Your Career While Still in School

By Centennial College Modified on April 26, 2019

Here’s a few career-related things you can do before you graduate.

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Have you thought about what you’ll be doing after graduation?

At schools like Centennial College, you get the skills to succeed in the career you want. It’s up to you to take those tools and turn them into that career, and to do that, you’ll want to get the ball rolling before school is finished. Here’s a few things to do before you graduate:

  1. 1. Learn to budget
    Managing your money is a useful lifeskill. It’s also a transferrable skill you can take to any workplace you go to.

  2. 2. Research the jobs that are out there
    Even if you’re not job-hunting, you can investigate the job opportunities your career can get you before you graduate. You could also research some less-common career paths. Maybe you’ll find something you weren't expecting. Even if you’re not job-hunting, you can investigate the job opportunities your career can get you before you graduate. You could also research some less-common career paths. Maybe you’ll find something you weren't expecting.

  3. 3. Research what your next steps are after graduation
    Outside of figuring out what kinds of jobs you can get, you should also take some time to figure out what you need to do to make your career happen when school’s done. There’s plenty of tools available to you, but you need to know what actions to take with them. Centennial College’s Career Services can help you figure it out.

  4. 4. Consider going into business for yourself
    If you’ve got skills or ideas you think people want, you could start your own business and become self-employed. It’s something Centennial supports, with ventures like our Centre of Entrepreneurship.

  5. 5. Do some mock interviews
    You’re going to be doing job interviews in your lifetime, so you should get some practice in. You've probably heard a ton of advice on preparing for interviews, but there’s something more practical you can do: Learn from the experts in a safe environment, and engage in mock interviews, like those offered at Centennial’s Career Services.