University rankings Canada 2017: Primarily Undergraduate

University rankings Canada 2017: Primarily undergraduate

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University rankings 2017 Student

Universities in the Primarily Undergraduate category are generally smaller in size and offer fewer graduate programs. Click here for the Comprehensive category and here for the Medical Doctoral category.

To find out how each university placed on 12 of the 14 ranking indicators, click on the plus sign in the first column. The final two columns show how each university placed on the other two indicators: student satisfaction and reputation. Click on the head of either of these two columns and the universities will re-organize based on how well they did on that measure. To find out more about a specific university, click on its name and you will be taken to a full profile of the institution.

    *Indicates a tie. Full methodology here.


      University rankings Canada 2017: Primarily undergraduate

      1. Why is my University Career Centre so Useless? Now What?

        I can tell you as someone with Post Graduate Diploma in HR, that most career counselors at most universities don’t have the background or the education they should have. The result is that they have no idea what they are talking about.

        This is Typical Experienced that most University Students have at their Career Center just Before or After they Graduate.

        They look over your resume: tell you what type of font to use.

        Then give you Briggs Myers personality test. Which indicates you are good with people and should think about a career in the medical profession, whatever that means?

        Mind you this information might have been good to know before your last year. As well this test was first published in 1921 in German.

        Then they point you towards a few genetic websites and some local job fairs.

        These career centres are usually totally oblivious regarding contemporary issues like Disruptive Innovation and the new economy for example the Gig Economy.

        Career centres at universities feel there job is to show you a career path, not actually get you a job with your undergrad. Unless it’s a stem cell degree in which most cases employers are lining up to employee you anyway.

        If you do go to your Career Service dept at your University. Ask Two Vital Questions!

        1. Do you have a Degree or Post Grad Degree or Diploma in HR ?

        2. What are your metrics ? Meaning out of 10 students that come here how many find meaningful work ? Then ask to see their metrics.

        How do most of these career counselors get hired? A lot times because the collective agreements, the lunch lady gets bumped up because of seniority. The career center is just there for show, not part the core budget for most universities.

        So what can I do about it? Perhaps write something to your university indicating your disappointment with the plight of the career centre. Ask to be taken off their mailing list from the Alumni dept asking you for money in the future. Though be diplomatic about it. Maybe get a list of follow students to sign it as well.

        Nothing scares universities more than losing future donors and their reputation.

        Who knows maybe someday they will change their tune about the important of career centers.

        Good Luck with your Job Hunt!

        Demian Hammock,

        Diploma of Advanced Studies Human Resources Management.
        Sackville NB, Canada

        Also Reachable on LinkedIn/Website, HR Guide to Career Success & Liberal Arts Students.

        Please Feel Free to Leave a Reply and Let me Know your Personal Experience with your
        University Career Centre ?