Your university years are much more than the course work for your degree. The Conference Board of Canada has a list of the skills that are critical for careers and employment. These include:
- Interpersonal skills
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Adaptability and self-directed learning
We designed your HLTH curriculum to provide you with the opportunity to develop these skills while you gain disciplinary expertise in Health Sciences. Research opportunities and courses including labs and workshops start in first year.
You can also engage in volunteer work, either locally (Volunteer Ottawa, Charity Village, myCareer) or by participating in the alternative break program. By giving back to the community, you can build your co-curricular record, gain valuable contacts and real-world experience, practice the skills listed above, and explore careers.
There are many resources to help you explore career options and find the path that best suits your interests and goals.