Career Resources

Where do you go after FIMS? We’ve compiled resources to make the answer to that question come a little easier.

Student Success Centre

The Student Success Centre is Western’s job searching data-base that provides students with a number of resources for planning for the future. They offer a number of workshops to develop interview skills, resumes/cover letters, and career planning. Check out some of their upcoming events for recruitment and networking sessions!

Western’s Employment Resource Centre (WERC)

WERC is staffed by career counsellors who are there to help you plan for the future. They can help you in person or over email with all questions related to resumes, CVs, cover letters, and social media presence.

Career Central

Career Central is Western’s online career and student experience portal. Here you can find job postings, internships, experiential learning opportunities, and alternative spring break options.

Susan Weekes

Email: sweekes@uwo.ca

Susan Weekes is a great resource for upper year FIMS students looking for a media related internship. Offering a number of academic and paid internships, Susan can help you find the right fit for a summer placement. If interested, you must attend a mandatory information session offered in both the fall and winter.

AIESEC Canada

AIESEC gives Canadian students and recent graduates the opportunity to do an internship abroad for a period of 2 to 18 months.

Charity Village

Charity Village features the latest in non-profit news, jobs, information, tools, and resources.

The Cultural Human Resources Council

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) brings together cultural workers and employers to address training, career development, and other human resource issues.

Cultural Careers Council Ontario

Cultural Careers Council Ontario (CCCO) addresses human resources and career development needs for Ontario’s arts and culture community.

DigitalMediaJobs.ca

This website connects digital media professionals with jobs and freelance projects in Canada.

FreshGigs.ca

FreshGigs specializes in marketing, communications, and creative jobs in Canada.

Idealist.org

Idealist is a great website for those interested in non-profit work, including jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities.

MediaCareers.ca

Headquartered in Toronto, Media Careers Canada advertises media jobs (digital media, marketing, film, TV, communications and more) from across the country.

Media Jobs Search Canada

This website aims to help Canadians who work in media professions search for a new job or get started in the industry.

Ontario Public Service Careers

This is the Ontario government’s recruitment site, for those interested in working for the Ontario Public Service.

Corus

Shaw Media operates Global Television and 18 other specialty channels, including HGTV Canada, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase, History, Food Network Canada and TVtropolis, plus more than 20 online properties.

Talent Egg

Talent Egg focuses on connecting students and new grads with internships and/or entry-level opportunities.

Student Success Centre

The Student Success Center can help you explore all post grad opportunities available. They have information about the application process, tests and requirements for different programs, and the types of degrees available.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

OGS provides scholarships to students looking to pursue a masters or doctorate. Each university has their own application for the scholarship.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Ontario

FIMS Graduate Programs

FIMS offers a number of exciting masters and doctorate programs including journalism, media studies, library and information science, and popular music and culture.

FIMS Graduate Resource Centre

Dental Admission Test (DAT)

This test is required for admission to dental school.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

This test is required for admission to MBA programs.

GRE – General Test

The GRE test features questions that reflect the type of thinking done in graduate programs. Questions are based in three categories: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing.

This test is required for admission into master’s, MBA, or doctorate programs.

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

This test is required for admission to law school.

Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)

This test is required for admission to medical school.