Career counselling involves self-exploration and decision making leading the student toward a career pathway, transition into the world of work or further professional education or training.
Check out our students exploring career and post-secondary opportunities in our photo gallery at the bottom of the page!
myBlueprint Education Planner
The myBlueprint Education Planner lets students in Grades 9 - 12 create an engaging and interactive Education Plan at school or from home. They can build individualized high school course plans, instantly identify the post-secondary options that are available to them and explore valuable information about apprenticeships, college programs, university programs and workplace opportunities across Canada. From his/her Profile, the student will be able to set goals, save unlimited plans, short-list programs and occupations of interest, record extra-curricular activities and more.
Also, with direct access from home parents can stay informed and involved with their child’s education, by logging in to learn about courses and graduation requirements.
To login please input the Activation Key, which is available from the counsellor at your school.
Even though post-secondary education is expensive, there are many scholarships and bursaries available to help reduce the costs. As well, as students progress through their education, more scholarships become available to those entering into their second, third, or fourth year.
Parents and students will benefit greatly from doing funding research well before graduation https://www.higheredpoints.com/ and http://studentaid.alberta.ca/resources/resources-for-students/ are excellent resources.
Application criteria for scholarships can vary. Some are based on grades, some based on financial need, others on merit, and some a combination of both. However, all of them require an application, so apply for as many as you can.
This is not a complete list so please check with your Career Counsellor. Copies of applications for many of the following awards are available in the Scholarship area of Career Corner.
- Alberta Scholarship Programs
- Rutherford Scholarship
- Scholarship Connections
- Student Savings: The Ultimate Scholarship Resource Guide (US oriented)
Awards for Indigenous students
The Indigenous Careers Award and Indigenous Graduate Award encourage First Nations, Métis and Inuit Albertans to pursue post-secondary and graduate studies. Eligible post-secondary students may receive up to $4,000 per year and eligible graduate students may receive up to $15,000.
Post-secondary indigenous students must be enrolled in a high-demand career program stream, including:
- Health Sciences
- Physical, Natural & Applied Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Technologist Programs
Graduate students must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program approved by the Minister of Advanced Education at one of the following post-secondary schools:
- Athabasca University
- Concordia University of Edmonton
- University of Alberta
- University of Calgary
- University of Lethbridge
Students can contact their Student Awards Office or visit their post-secondary institution’s website for application and deadline information.
News: Awards support Indigenous students’ studies (Nov 15, 2016)