A little help to reach success

Outreach Coordinator, Louise Stiles, helps students at DC make connections with employers for placement or part-time work.

Finding a job straight out of college can be hard to think about when balancing schoolwork and meeting deadlines, but with some help, you’re sure to get where you need to be.

Outreach Coordinator, Louise Stiles, works at Durham College as support staff. Her duties involve getting students to where they need to be career-wise once their post-secondary experience is beginning to come to an end.

“Part of my role is to facilitate connections between employers, faculty, and students whether it be for placement or part-time work,” said Stiles.

Stiles’ work focuses on resume and cover letter preparation as well as organizing the job fairs on campus and says that overall many of the highlights fall into place when students let her know that they have found work.

“In addition, I meet one-on-one with students to discuss resumes, cover letters, career planning, future paths and potential of further education,” said Stiles. “And overall, helping a student to think about what might make a career meaningful means asking the right questions and letting the student do the homework.”

If you visit hired.durhamcollege.ca, there are a number of options you can choose from regarding employment information and opportunities. Here, you can choose options as an employer, student, faculty and alumni.

As a student, you are able to search for job postings, sign up for targeted job posting e-mail notifications and book appointments to have your job search better fit your skills and assets. Even as an employer searching to hire, you are able to connect with students and alumni about job postings, advertise and manage job postings and book information sessions for on-campus.

Faculty can even access hired.durhamcollege.ca to book in-class career education seminars and to find job postings for students who are looking for employment.

For those who are interested, the next job fair takes place on Wednesday, February 3rd at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre.

For more information on career paths and information, visit hired.durhamcollege.ca or contact Outreach Coordinator, Louise Stiles, at 905-721-2000 ext. 2322 or by email at louise.stiles@durhamcollege.ca.