Video blog: Don’t let your degree define you, says Queen’s career services director


Although we try to offer as many resources as possible here on the TalentEgg Career Incubator, sometimes there’s no substituting for a flesh-and-blood human being who can counsel you in your future career.

For those of you who are still in school or who have recently graduated (you can usually access your school’s career services for up to six months or one year after you’ve graduated), taking advantage of the career services which you pay for through your tuition should be on your must-do list.

Paul Smith, the director of career services at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., demonstrates some of those services in this video blog by chatting with Lauren about how students can look at their degree from a different perspective to realize the skills they can put on their resumé and market for a career-launching job opportunity.

He says it’s important to not let your degree or diploma define—and ultimately confine—your career path, especially if you’re not in a “professional” program that automatically defines you career path for you. Chances are, there are many more career paths than you thought possible!

Stay tuned to the Career Incubator for an upcoming series by Marisa Baratta which will feature people who ended up in completely different—but still awesome—career paths than they expected from their degree or diploma!