Refer to the academic calendar to view the courses for your program or specialty of choice in the faculty.
To do this year:
- Meet with an academic advisor for program approval prior to registration.
- If you are taking the Plant Biotechnology specialization in the Agriculture program – there are three streams: Plant genetics, Plant physiology, Plant pathology. Consider which one best fits your interests and career goals.
- Consider taking a minor in Plant Biotechnology, Agronomy, Economics or Management.
Investigate your career options:
- Look at sample job postings to ensure you have the qualifications upon graduation.
- Develop employability and essential skills sought by employers.
- Explore supports available to entrepreneurs for business planning such as the World Trade Centre or Stu Clarke Centre for Entrepreneurship.
- Create a LinkedIn profile to network with professionals.
Consider continuing your studies: check out the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Extended Education or other professional programs at the University of Manitoba.
Volunteer and work experience
Continue or start research: participate in the Undergraduate Research Poster Competition.
Join community associations: check out the Association of Plant Biologist, the Life Sciences Association of Manitoba and Manitoba Environmental Industries Association.
Volunteer on campus by joining the Student Volunteer program.
Search for job opportunities online: check out AgCareers.com, eco.ca, aic.ca, mia.mb.ca, animalsciencejobs.com, directfarmmanitoba.ca, umanitoba.ca/afs, Job Bank, Indeed or other search engines.
Use your networks and connections: Inquire about unadvertised job openings (the "hidden job market").
Did you travel abroad? Become an exchange mentor for the International Student Mentorship Program, join the exchange student community at the University of Manitoba or write an article about your experience.
Participate in the multicultural opportunities on campus: participate in the Intercultural Development and Leadership Program or take part in the Graduation Pow Wow.