Career

Whether you want to work for a high tech. company, attend medical school, become a researcher, or own your own business, the SSSC can help you understand your options. We provide opportunities for students in the Faculty of Science to explore career options and network with professionals through networking events, workshops and one-on-one support with upper-year mentors.

Career Exploration Events

If you're not sure what to do when you graduate with a degree from the Faculty of Science, attending one of our career exploration events is the perfect way to find out about the variety of career paths you could pursue.

Science Networking Forum

Each fall, professionals from a variety of fields are invited to participate in the Science Networking Forum, a "speed dating" event where students have a chance to meet and network with multiple professionals throughout the evening. Professionals talk about their education, their backgrounds, their career paths and how to enter their particular field. Professionals come from a variety of areas such as medical research, environment and climate change research, health economy, intellectual property, museum curator, analytical chemistry, quality assurance, entrepreneur, and policy management.

Science Student Alumni Mixer

One of the SSSC's largest events of the year, the Science Student Alumni Mixer during Carleton's Throwback is a chance for former and current Faculty of Science students to meet and interact. At the event, 4-5 highly successful alumni panelists answer questions about their professions, personal histories, and experiences. The panel is followed by a reception where all student and alumni attendees mix, mingle, and build connections. All departments and schools within the Faculty of Science are represented.

Job Shadow Program

Students within the Faculty of Science can participate in the Job Shadow Program through the SSSC in partnership with Career Services. This is a unique opportunity for career exploration and to learn about particular career fields of interest by visiting a professional (job shadow mentor) in their workplace environment. Job shadowing will help students to gain insight into a particular career, make a connection between classroom learning and work requirements and gain a better understanding of the knowledge, skills, and educational requirements they may need to follow their career interests.

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