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A Running Start

Your Career Development Guide

SASS-Careers created this guide as a quick, easy-to-navigate resource. Although this guide targets University of Ottawa students, it can serve as a useful tool for others.

A Running Start is divided into the following sections:

  • Knowing Yourself
  • Considering your Options
  • Making a Decision
  • Building your Action Plan
  • Planning your Job Search
  • Thriving in your Career

How to use this guide?

Since career development is not a linear process, this guide is designed to allow you to explore the sections, in any order, according to your current needs.

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What other resources are available to me?

SASS–Careers also offers students and alumni (up to two years after graduation) a number of very valuable free services:

  • Resume critique
  • Mock interviews
  • One-on-one consultations with counselors
  • Career fairs
  • Employer presentations and receptions
  • Workshops

Come by our office in the University Centre, room 312, to benefit from these services or to book an appointment. We’re here to help!

If you have any questions concerning SASS–Careers or its services, you can:

  1. check the Frequently Asked Questions;
  2. drop by UCU 312;
  3. contact us through email at;
  4. call us at 613-562-5806.