Welcome to Western

Preparing for the Future

Career planning takes careful self-reflection and research. At Western, we have several career counsellors available to help your student explore their career options. Counsellors will encourage your student to get involved with volunteer and leadership opportunities while actively seeking practical experiences to help your student determine what kind of work best fits their needs and aspirations.

Career Planning

The Student Success Centre and various faculty-based Career Offices offer a variety of events and tools to help your student start planning for the future, including:

Connecting the Classroom to Real-World Experiences

Western offers many opportunities for students to explore various careers and gain valuable knowledge of the real world through experiential learning, including:

Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Western Entrepreneurship is a vibrant ecosystem that marries unrivaled strengths of the university setting with the needs of the next generation of entrepreneurs.

We offer experiential opportunities to enable our students to advance their ideas outside the traditional classroom (i.e., hackathons, startup summits, workshops, bootcamps, networking events, pitch competitions, etc.). We have also integrated entrepreneurial programming throughout our curriculum and across the campus at large – creating room for students to innovate, create and test prototypes.

Western Entrepreneurship is built on several foundational programs and the strength of the Ivey Business School. The breadth of programs include Ivey’s Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship and the QuantumShift™ Program for high-growth entrepreneurs; Propel Entrepreneurship (including Propel’s Summer Incubator program); Western Accelerator; and WORLDiscoveries. Learn more.