If you are currently attending St. Lawrence, you may book an appointment online with the Guidance Counsellor. You will have the option of selecting an appointment according to your needs (e.g. quick question or follow-up meeting for career counselling).
Work with a guidance counsellor may sometimes be short-term and focused on providing specific information; however, often times, if you are feeling completely lost, stuck, feeling anxious about decisions or highly unmotivated, regular meetings are scheduled to help you figure out how to get unstuck and give you tools to help you find a path that fits you.
Tools Online to Help You Reflect and Choose
Explore careers with Big Future. An American site that has some interesting tools on how to discover careers by searching interests, learning from other students who had to choose, or putting together several interests and coming up with new career ideas.
Explore Careers by Occupation
Government of Canada Job Bank
Find available jobs, wages, outlooks, and job requirements specific to an occupation and location.
Heading for Success
A site that regroups career stories by sector (i.e. caring, handy, social, changemaker). Read their stories. Find out what they originally wanted to be and how they ended up doing the job they are doing today.
Student Personality Quiz
Take the SchoolFinder student personality quiz and find out about your strengths and some pitfalls that may lie in your path ahead. You'll also get tips on how to play to your strengths and ways to improve.
Test Cursus - Université de Montréal
Université de Montréal – Test Cursus (Cursus is a tool that was developed and edited by Septembre éditeur and adapted by Yves Maurais, Guidance Counsellor, to help discover bachelor programs at l’Université de Montréal).
Questionnaire RIASEC Profile
Questionnaire RIASEC Profile ( in French)
Available on the MonEmploi.com website.
Take this quiz to discover your Holland code. These personality types are based on John Holland's work in career development. He developed a theory that explained people's preference for certain work environments, and their level of satisfaction, depended on certain personality traits and interests. There are six Holland codes and six corresponding work environments.
Food for Thought
Article "More than Job Satisfaction"
"Psychologists are discovering what makes work meaningful — and how to create value in any job."
Article by Kirsten Weir, December 2013, Vol 44, No. 11
Article "Why So Many Smart People Aren't Happy"
A practical guide available online for students to help them understand their indecisiveness (UQAM – Services à la vie étudiante)
What Happens Next?
Stories about how some of Queen’s University Arts & Science graduates’ found their way.
Throughout the year, information workshops will be offered to students and will cover various subjects related to university admissions, program requirements, information on scholarships and bursaries, etc.
Information sessions will be published in the Career Counselling and Guidance Counselling calendar as well as in the newsletter.
Career Counselling: Finding your Path
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed because you can’t decide what your next step will be? You’re not alone: as many as one in two CEGEP students are undecided about their career choice. Join a group to know more about yourself and to help you prepare to make a career choice. Participate in activities with other students and share your experiences in a respectful, trusting environment.
Interested? Contact the Guidance Counsellor to be informed when a group will be starting up.