Link to Employment with your Arts Degree (LEAD) program HERO A

Student information

Join the LEAD program to develop effective career management and job search skills to help you take the next steps after graduation.  The LEAD program is a closed cohort of Arts students who receive focused workshops and consultation to build the skills and self-knowledge to intentionally plan and reach their employment goals.  Arts students who are interested in the program apply to take part and benefit from direct career planning and employment coaching targeted to their needs and interests. 

If you are graduating with your Arts degree in February 2024 or May 2024, you’re eligible to apply!  

If you’re motivated and want to leverage your Arts degree, attend a LEAD Orientation session to learn more!  

Why participate?

Students who participate in the program will:

  • Learn crucial career management skills such as resume and cover letter writing, job search, and interview preparation
  • Receive one-on-one coaching with a Career Consultant to help determine career goals and create an action plan for their career journey
  • Direct connection with a Career Consultant and dedicated support and online coaching and support via Teams
  • Learn about the value of their Arts degree and how their skills apply in the world of work

Student eligibility

  • Undergraduate students graduating from the Faculty of Arts in Feb or May 2024 and ready to enter the workforce May 1, 2023.
  • Must have applied to graduate during the academic year of application.
  • Able to attend all workshop sessions (either on Wednesday or Thursday at 2:30pm) and access coaching online via Teams

Program Registration

  1. Complete the program application form (no fee) and questionnaire 
  2. Attend an Orientation and Resume/Cover Letter Session – mandatory to apply. Register online on UMConnect.

If you have a question about the program or want to learn more, please attend an information session (links above). Deadline for student applications to participate in UM LEAD program – October 25, 2023.

Career Education Resources

Make a great first impression! If you’d like additional support with writing your application documents, please check out the Employment Resources page

Upcoming Important Dates

  • Program Orientation/Info Session
  • Program Orientation/Info Session
  • Resume & Cover Letter Workshop (mid-Oct)
  • Resume & Cover Letter Workshop (mid-Oct)
  • Application Submission – including updated resume - at 12pm
  • Selection of students completed
  • Nov. 8, 2023 -
    Dec. 21, 2023
    Career Development Consultation – 1:1 Appointment (November and December)
  • Jan. 8, 2024 -
    Feb. 29, 2024
    Job Search Workshops (Identifying employers and Networking) and Interview Preparation
  • Feb. 5, 2024 -
    Apr. 30, 2024
    Ongoing job search support via Teams group and consultations CS

Employer information

Arts students gain a wide range of skills that they are ready to put to work in your business! These highly sought-after skills include the ability to: 

  • Think critically and solve problems
  • Communicate effectively and comprehend information presented in a variety of formats
  • Manage data using various technology and information systems
  • Work with others to achieve goals
  • Manage projects in a timely and organized manner
  • Work well under pressure
  • Demonstrate adaptability and effectively navigate change
  • Manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines
  • Work with and understand broader needs of social diversity and inclusion
  • Demonstrate leadership, collaboration, and continuous learning

Put a skilled arts graduate to work for you! If you’d like to explore the possibility of an Arts graduate joining your team, please reach out to us!  

Contact us

Lindsey Hiebert
Career Consultant and LEAD Program Coordinator

474 University Centre
65 Chancellor Circle
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.