CAREER & AC. COUNSELLING

---------Career and Academic Counselling--------

Jo-Anna Meurs  

Walk-Ins are welcome. Appointments can be made by contacting me at

jo-anna.meurs@pallisersd.ab.ca

UofC - Kate Andrews High School Info Session

September 30th - 4:30-5:30 pm

Virtual Information Presentation for the University of Calgary. 

Students can join the zoom meeting from anywhere they have internet access. Come hear about the programs offered and more at the UofC! 

Please contact Miss Meurs for the link.

Virtual Post Secondary Fair October 8th

6-8pm

We are excited to invite you to a virtual Post Secondary fair on October 8th from 6-8pm.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to ask questions to 28 Alberta post-secondary
institutions including Colleges, Universities, Technical Institutions, the RCMP, and Canadian Forces. In this virtual booth fair you can inquire about programs, admission requirements, scholarships, housing, and much more! Nowhere else do you get all these institutions in one place so be sure to take full advantage of this opportunity to plan for your future.

Please contact Miss for information on how to register. 

Fall 2020 Open House Schedule

This list encompasses the main colleges and universities in Alberta. Please research your options for out of province and private post secondary institutions. 

Due to COVID-19, some school will not be hosting Fall Open Houses, while others are offering them in a virtual format. 

Many school will waive your application if you apply at the open house! 

List of Post secondary Institutions in Canada

Medicine Hat College - Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 | 6pm-8pm

University of Lethbridge - Saturday, Sept. 26. 2020 | 10am-1pm (Lethbridge)

University of Calgary - Saturday, Oct.3, 2020 | 10am - 3pm (Calgary)

King's University - Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 | 10am - 2pm (Edmonton)

Olds College - Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 | 1pm - 7pm (Olds)

SAIT - Friday, Oct. 22 & Saturday, Oct. 23, 2020 | TBD (Calgary)

NAIT - Friday, Oct. 16 & Satuday, Oct. 17, 2020 | 9am - 3pm (Edmonton) 

University of Alberta - October 15-17, 2020 | Varying times (Edmonton)

Out of Province University Fair - Octver 13-16 & October 19-23, 2020 | 4pm-8pm 

Lakeland College - Friday, Oct. 23 & Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 | TBD (Vermillion & Lloydminster)

Mount Royal University - Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 | 9:30am - 3:30 pm (Calgary) 

Grant MacEwan University - Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 | 10am-3pm (Edmonton)

Lethbridge College - Currently only offering virutal tours

Red Deer College - TBD | TBD (Red Deer)

Admission Deadlines

Some schools offer scholarships and/or other perks for applying early. Please see the attached document(s) for application deadlines at the main Alberta colleges and universities. 

Most 2021/2022 applications open October 1, 2020. Some programs fill up quickly, so apply early!

Also note that some programs have specific deadlines different to the rest of the institution. Please research your desired program and do not hesitate to ask questions! 

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

Purpose: To recognize and reward academic achievement at the senior high school level and to encourage students to pursue post-secondary studies.

Value: Up to $2500

Eligibility: Apply once your final official high school transcript marks are available and when you are enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies. Anyone with averages of 75% or higher in any of Grade 10, 11 and 12 will recieve the scholarship. Make you sure you apply! 

How To Apply: https://studentaid.alberta.ca/applying-for-funding/how-to-apply.aspx

More info: https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships/alexander-rutherford-scholarship/

Apply Alberta

ApplyAlberta is an online application and transcript system that anyone can use to apply to undergraduate programs at one or more of Alberta's public post-secondary institutions. 

 

Student Loans

The Alberta and Canada governments provide student loans and grants to help you reach your post-secondary educational goals.

When you apply as a full-time student, you are considered for both Alberta and Canada student loans and grants. Financial assistance is also available for students studying part-time.

https://studentaid.alberta.ca/

TD Scholarships

Students can receive up to $70,000 with the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership. 

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are open to students across Canada who:

  • Have demonstrated community leadership
  • Are in the final year of high school 
  • Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year

TD Scholarships also include: 

  • Offers of paid summer employment
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Annual gatherings
  • Networking opportunities and more

Applications for the 2019/2020 year will be open until November 15, 2019

https://www.td.com/ca/en/personal-banking/solutions/student-banking/community-leadership-scholarship-for-canadians/

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/srs-sre/page01.htm?poster=1&lang=en

Are you a student searching for a full-time or part-time work opportunity? Apply for a Government of Canada student job!

As the country’s largest employer, we are proud to hire thousands of students every year to support us in delivering services to Canadians.

Benefits:

✓ explore different careers in the federal public service
✓ gain work experience while developing your skills
✓ apply knowledge from your areas of study
✓ be part of a respectful and inclusive work environment

What types of student jobs are available?

We have a wide variety of jobs from coast to coast, in diverse fields, such as administration, agriculture, communications, enforcement, finance, IT, policy, and many more.

Students work in offices and laboratories, on ships and farms, at historical sites and national parks, among many other locations, in more than 300 cities and towns across Canada.