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Graduate Career and Engagement Consultant, Career Centre, Haskayne School of Business

Job ID: 17056

Updated: December 4, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Career Centre in the Haskayne School of Business is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Graduate Career and Engagement Consultant.

The Haskayne Career Centre offers graduate students and program alumni professional skill development programs, one-on-one coaching, an industry mentorship program, and the opportunity for graduate students to participate in job shadowing, skills workshops, and office tours, all designed to assist our graduate students in meeting their career goals. Reporting to the Manager, Haskayne Career Centre, the Graduate Career and Engagement Consultant is a new position developed to support business graduate students in their career and professional development.

The Graduate Career and Engagement Consultant is responsible for educating business graduate students on career readiness and success upon completion of their program. This person will be a highly motivated, self-starter who is able to identify and develop new employment opportunities for graduate program students. Employer participants will include a range of business sectors, including large, small-to-medium enterprises, public, and not-for-profit organizations. The Consultant will provide specialized career advising and placement support. The Graduate Career and Engagement Consultant will liaise with employers to develop internship, new grad, and job shadow career opportunities that complement the program requirements.  The Consultant will provide support for the career development program, and develop and manage web related career planning resources targeted to the needs of this student population.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Business Development / Stakeholder Engagement

  • Research organizations that could benefit from hiring / mentoring a student to support their workforce strategy.
  • Liaise with corporate representatives to determine qualifications desired for short-term student work placements.
  • Coordinate luncheons, meet and greet events, mentorship events, and informational interviews with representatives in Industry and students.
  • Facilitate connections between students, industry representatives, and employers.
  • Makes presentations and shares relevant information with students, employers, faculty, staff, and others as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the Haskayne Career Centre's business development strategies and plans, and actively promote the career centre and the Haskayne School of Business to industry.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with individuals representing local, national, and international employers and industry association representatives including executives, human resources managers, and alumni to market capability and availability of students for employment.
  • Obtain paid internships and full time employment opportunities for students. Identify job share prospects.
  • Provide advice to employers on potential roles and job descriptions for students and new grads.
  • Recruit and invite industry speakers to partner with the School by advising students on career opportunities and to participate in mentorship programs and student activities organized by the Haskayne Career Centre.

Student Advising and Engagement

  • Provide on-going personal consultations, career and industry research, networking contacts, job search strategies, personal branding strategies, resume and cover letter review, business process, and tracking tools for job search and salary negotiations.
  • Develop strong relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultures in order to prepare students and alumni for transition into employment.
  • Develop and lead skills workshops, tutorials, and events on various topics related to career readiness/preparedness.
  • Represents the career interests of the students on internal and external committees and working groups as required.
  • Liaise with other University staff and offices to monitor and/or respond to student or employer inquiries as needed.
  • Work 1:1 with students in delivering career advising services or redirecting to other resources on and off campus as required.
  • Generate statistical summaries of employer contact (seminars, consultations, resume critiques) in a timely basis. Analyze results and adapt future service offerings.


  • Research and propose strategies to result in increased number of employment opportunities for students and graduates across a range of business sectors, both for profit and non-profit.
  • Lead the annual surveying and reporting of graduate employment information and statistics for Haskayne students in accordance with internationally established MBA Career Services Council policies and practices (MBA CSEA).

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • MBA Degree or equivalent education and experience; career coaching or certification are an asset.
  • Minimum seven years' experience in a professional services environment; especially human resources / talent management, career services, or employment consulting environment.
  • Experience in program management, student recruitment, career advising, and employer relations.
  • Sales, marketing and/or recruitment experience.
  • Proven business development or stakeholder relations experience.
  • Strong and thorough understanding of the employment and placement industry and labour market trends.
  • Strong knowledge of the Calgary and western Canadian business economy and employer needs.
  • Demonstrated excellence in quickly understanding a business and being able to extrapolate its needs, and then propose solutions (via job placements).
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with clients/students, staff, and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Experience providing student advising, mentorship, and career services to a diverse client group.
  • Experience in workshop development and delivery, and event planning.
  • High level of personal effectiveness, able to work independently, and strong organizational skills, together with the ability to work to deadlines while managing multiple tasks.
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Results oriented while showing initiative to identify areas for improvement and potential solutions.
  • Proven record of success in working in a fast-paced environment managing multiple priorities, while providing excellent customer service.
  • Proven experience in conducting market research and analysis.
  • Strong computer skills in a Windows environment and Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with data analysis; e.g. interpreting employment trends and forecasts - leading to recommendations of new, innovative approaches, or processes; graduate survey results interpretation and reporting.

Application Deadline:  December 18, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase III.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Haskayne School of Business, visit Careers in the Haskayne School of Business.

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