NIC students can drop into the Employment Resource Centre in the Comox Valley for
information, support, and assistance with their job search. See our address and
hours, on this page to find us.
Computers are available for printing resumes and cover letters or conducting career
research, books and resources on job search topics, in addition to information about
unique government programs for students, international employment, and Co-operative
Need specific advice on how to create a resume, cover letter, portfolio, or employment
proposal in your field of work? Need practice before an important interview? Looking
for advice on how to job search effectively in your particular occupation? If so,
make a one-on-one appointment to gain the insight, information, and support you
need to be successful in achieving your employment goals.
Feeling stuck? Coaching sessions are individualized conversations designed to achieve
a specific outcome determined by you. They can be 45 minutes to 90 minutes long,
and often end with two or three specific action steps for the student. These sessions
can assist in clarifying values, choices, options and overcoming fears. They can
also build self-confidence and self-esteem. If you are open to imagining possibilities,
seeking answers, ready to move forward, and open to trying new ways of communicating,
a coaching session may be helpful for you.
Are you an Alumni looking for work? If so register with the Employment Resource
Centre Service Advisor to have jobs emailed directly to you! Simply call 250-334-5000
and ask for Treena, Employment Service Advisor.
For more information about Student Resources, check out the ERC rack card or brochure.
North Island College students can search for employment opportunities on our
which contains casual, part-time, temporary, full-time, career, volunteer, practicum,
alumni, and student jobs found at North Island College.
A Co-operative Education work term, or Co-op, integrates paid, program-related employment
with academic study. Students alternate between their studies and career-related
employment, giving them the opportunity to be better prepared for the work force.
Students gain confidence, contacts and practical knowledge in their chosen career.
This approach to education relies upon a three-way partnership between the college,
employers, and students. Success depends upon the co-operative efforts of all partner
For a full list of programs, benefits, and opportunities for students see the student
section of our Co-operative
Research & Career Planning
Can you imagine your perfect job but don’t know how to get there? The good news
is, you have already done the hardest part: envisioning what you would like to do!
Career exploration is all about being open to the possibilities available to you.
You can never make a mistake, you can only have a different learning experience.
Learn more about labour market information through www.workbc.ca
where you will begin to determine if your career choice is right for you.
Additional search websites are available to NIC students with a password. Drop in
to the ERC with your student card for full access.
The list of resources and websites is endless depending upon what you would like
to research so drop by with your questions and begin to map out your path to employment.
Information on Labour Markets, Salaries & Standards
North Island College is not responsible for the content of sites that are outside
its domain or for the temporary malfunctioning of links due to technical problems
at a destination site.