Queen’s campaign to help students plan for the future, expands to 17 Ontario universities

It All Adds Up, a career health campaign initially launched at Queen’s University, kicks off this week at 17 university campuses across Ontario. The initiative gives students confidence that what they’re doing inside and outside the classroom and the skills and experiences they are developing will form the foundation for their future careers.

“Queen’s students responded positively to It All Adds Up, and we are excited to have the opportunity to share this initiative with students across the province,” says Cathy Keates, Director of Queens’ Career Services, which partnered with the Alma Mater Society (AMS) last year to create the campaign. “In a recent survey, 31 per cent of Canadian university students reported thinking about their career or future traumatic or very difficult to handle in the past year.”

Created jointly by the Queen’s Career Centre and the Alma Mater Society in 2014, the campaign is designed to help students feel less stressed about their future careers. Using whiteboards located around the Queen’s University campus, students write down the activities they participate in and the interests they have and how those things add up to success. They then take a photo of themselves with the whiteboard and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #italladdsup.

The campaign uses both Instagram and in-person conversations at the photo locations to help students reflect on their successes and share their stories.

For more information and a list of participating schools, follow #ItAllAddsUp on social media or visit the website.

Article retrieved from the Council of University’s website.

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