Lakehead University opens new Career Zone

January 29, 2020 – Thunder Bay, Ont.

Lakehead University held a ribbon cutting to open the new Career Zone on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Career Zone will offer a variety of supports and services such as resume review, interview and job searching skill development, and an alumni mentorship program.

Staff from the Career Zone office will also organize networking events such as the four annual career fairs, career exploration resources, and a variety of skill building workshops.

“The Career Zone showcases Lakehead University's commitment to career readiness for all students and alumni,” said Dr. Moira McPherson, Lakehead’s President and Vice-Chancellor.

“This will allow for the continued development of career services at Lakehead University as well as the expansion of employer relations, which will be beneficial for our students and graduates when they begin searching for a career,” Dr. McPherson added.

Located next to a study space on the lower level of the University Centre building, Career Zone’s multi-purpose office will offer supports and services provided by staff members and part-time students.

“This new space creates a more visible presence of career supports available for students,” said Sarah Lewis, Director of the Student Success Centre. “We believe this increased visibility will bring even more students to use our services and will help increase their chances of success when searching for a career.”


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Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university with approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and over 2,000 faculty and staff at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead has 10 faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Law, Natural Resources Management, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Science & Environmental Studies, and Social Sciences & Humanities. In 2019, Maclean’s 2020 University Rankings, once again, included Lakehead University among Canada’s Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities, while Research Infosource named Lakehead 'Research University of the Year' in its category for the fifth consecutive year. Visit


From left, Sarah Lewis, Director, Student Success Centre; Dr. Moira McPherson, President and Vice-Chancellor; Andrea Tarsitano, Vice-Provost (Students) and Registrar; Aimee Jaun, Associate Vice-Provost (Students); and Dr. David Barnett, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) participated in a ribbon cutting to open the new Career Zone at Lakehead University.