As a Brighton student, you will not only gain a solid education; you will also have the opportunity to work with our Career Center staff in refining your job search strategies and using our network of employers to find potential careers. We teach job search skills on how to:
We offer a variety of workshops that help build your school or career skills, such as Business English. Our Student Success workshop is tailored to helping you establish a foundation in the skills necessary to succeed at college.
At both campus locations, there are bulletin boards with job postings for specific program backgrounds, as well as some postings from companies who specifically send their job descriptions to the college.
As a Brighton alumnus, you are eligible for life-long job search support and you always have the opportunity to participate in courses and workshops to continually upgrade your skills.
Our Employment Coordinators provide you with one-on-one consultation for career planning and decision making. We will work with you to find an appropriate placement to practice what you’ve learned in your program.
As you near graduation, the Employment Coordinators will help you refine your job search strategies. They’ll review your employment preferences and guide you as you update your resume and polish your portfolio.
Thanks to a partnership with Resume Target, a professional resume writing service, is pleased to offer access to career-related information and premium resume templates.
Learn more on Brighton College's custom page.
Attending college is a big step, and the transition can be a bit scary. For those who are transitioning from high school to college or are returning to college from being out in the workforce, Brighton College has two courses to help prepare you for the next steps.
Start your workshop before your classes to get the most out of your orientation opportunities through to your graduation for your bright future.
Brighton College provides recruitment services to both large and small companies in many industries. Our employment coordinators are experienced in placing highly skilled, job-ready professionals in appropriate positions in which they can start immediately without further training.
Brighton College students work with materials that closely mirror those of actual working environments. This gives students the hands-on experiences them require to confidently enter the business world upon graduation. Our graduates are accustomed to diligent study and hard work; they are mature and highly motivated to learn, adapt, and be successful in their chosen fields.
The following are links to job search websites in Canada that we recommend for our students.
The government of Canada’s one-stop job search website for job seekers and employers.
Job search website by the Public Services Commission of Canada for Careers in the federal public service.
Excellent website about careers in BC, with stats, job search tools, career exploration pages and information about education and training.
The leading Canadian website in the internet recruitment and career transition solutions field. Plenty of job postings and useful career resources.
Monster Canada is part of monster.com, the leading global careers and recruitment resource online, huge job search engine.
Canadian-based job search engine.
Canada-based job search website with job posting by location and category, career articles and interview tips.
Canadian job search website dedicated to student and new graduates. Job search, career resources, new grad opportunities and more.
Many programs at Brighton College offer practicum/co-op opportunities after you successfully finish the academic portion of the program.
Work experience and hands-on training are a key component of many Brighton programs. The purpose of this program is to provide you with the opportunity to apply the up-to-date theory and skills you have learned throughout your program of study and to observe other professionals in practical situations. You can expect to acquire situation-specific skills and identify areas that may need to be developed further. You will receive feedback through an evaluation of your work experience performance and have the opportunity to gain valuable contacts in your chosen field.
Many programs at Brighton College offer practicum/co-op opportunities after you successfully finish the academic portion of the program. The purpose of this program is to provide you with the opportunity to apply the up-to-date theory and skills you have learned throughout your program of study and to observe other professionals in practical situations.
Students are encouraged to assist in finding their work experience placements if possible. This helps students learn skills necessary to job search in the future. Our Career Services staff will help place students when needed.
Students are expected to interview with their WEP host before accepting a placement. In order for the placement to be confirmed, both parties need to acknowledge the expectations and requirements of the placement by agreeing to the WEP Application and Conditions document.
Students are expected to attend their placement allocated daily hours and manage their own transportation to and from the placement. See the WEP conditions for more details on expectations during this period.
Education institutions in British Columbia are required by law to ensure that every student registered in a course with a practicum or co-op component that involves working with children or vulnerable adults undergoes a Criminal Record Check under the Criminal Records Review Program.
“The people were very kind and helpful especially Polly, it was through her that learned WorkBC has a program for a school grant and everything was fully covered. The school acted promptly to the needs of the students when there was an issue and they addressed it without delay.”
“While I was looking for changes on my career, I found Brighton College offers best program to learn drafting skills and construction knowledge in effective ways. I didn’t have drafting experience, but reading and interpreting drawing was part of my job journeyman plumber. I was very excited to learn how to create drawings using drafting software.”
“I appreciate my teachers who recognized my potential in Accounting and led me to the right program for my career growth. Equipped with knowledge and skills, I got hired immediately after my Co-op. Also, I am grateful to all school admin and staff that went above and beyond their student services. It made my learner journey at Brighton pleasant and memorable.”
“I was offered a job at E-Z Rect Manufacturing, where I design and build industrial shelving projects across North America. This would not have been possible without Brighton College and their excellent instruction and mentorship. I am grateful to the instructors and staff for their support.”
“My passion for architecture and design led me to discover Brighton College's Architecture Design and Building Technology online program. Despite being new to online learning, I found the courses to be comprehensive and the faculty to be knowledgeable, approachable and skillful.”