University can be very time consuming. With today’s highly competitive market, being a full-time student and working part-time might not be enough depending on the career path you want to pursue. But building a strong resume while studying may be easier than you thought!
Here are five things you can do to build a strong resume while in University:
- Apply for a Co-Op
Co-Op’s not only look good on your resume, but they also allow you to experience your future career-path before graduation. It is a good way to network with like-minded professionals and develop skills that employers are seeking.
TRU offers Co-Op programs for students pursuing bachelors of Arts, Business Administration, Computing Science, Science, Tourism Management, and Engineering Transfer. The work terms can be taken in Canada and abroad. For more information, click here.
- Join a Club
A great way to gain experience is to join clubs related to your industry. The TRUSU Clubs on campus often offer volunteer and work experience and several events that may have guest speakers throughout the year. Club involvement shows a future employer that you are passionate about your field of study and that you’re also good with time management.
There are over 40 active clubs at TRU. You can check the club directory list here.
- Volunteer on-Campus
TRU is often in search of students to help with events going on around campus. Volunteering on campus not only helps you to network and make friends, but is an experience that you can also add to your resume!
- Volunteer off-Campus
If you want to make a positive impact and give back to the community, volunteering and helping those in need is the way to go! You’ll gain valuable professional and personal experience and skills that will help you succeed and stand out in your future career. You can click here to check volunteer centre locations around Kamloops and British Columbia.
TRU also offers courses where you volunteer for credits. Courses like Introduction to Community Service-Learning, which are open to first year students of any majors, provides students with an opportunity to connect their academic with their volunteering work, all while helping community organizations in Kamloops. There is also Service-Learning projects, for third and fourth year BBA students, where students can receive credits by working individually or in groups on a community project, supervised by a TRU instructor.
- Become a Tutor
By tutoring you not only help other students who are struggling with a subject or a class, but you also improve your own personal and academic skills. Whether you are good at writing, or good with numbers, there are many different ways to become a tutor around campus.