Supports after Graduation

As you prepare to graduate and even after graduation, Lakehead University is here to support you in a variety of different ways.  

Stay Involved & Alumni Benefits: Lakehead University Alumni Association

The Lakehead University Alumni LogoOn behalf of the Alumni Association, we would like to congratulate you on your upcoming graduation from Lakehead University! As a graduate, you join over 65,000 exceptional alumni living and working all over the world.

Lakehead alumni are connected by a common shared experience and we want to make sure that you are supported in this new phase in your life.

Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the many opportunities now available to you. As a Lakehead alumnus, you have access to services that allow you to remain connected, and great benefits to take advantage of!

We encourage you to stay involved in as many ways as you can. We have an exceptional global network of engaged alumni, and together with you, it will grow even more. Help shape the future of Lakehead University by sharing your time, knowledge and passion with fellow students and graduates of the future.

This is such an exciting time in your life! We hope you reflect on what you have accomplished and celebrate this great achievement. And we hope you remain Lakehead for Life!


Supporting your Career Goals: Lakehead University Career Zone

An icon of a handshake with a background of yellowThe Career Zone offers an abundance of services to Lakehead students who are embarking upon graduation! We can help you develop your employability skills, network with employers, explore career pathways and job opportunities, and much more! Our services include:

  • Resume Services
  • Job Searching Services
  • Interview Skills Services
  • Career Exploration Services
  • Networking Programs and Career Events

For more information about our career services, events, tools and resources, please visit

Contact Information: Kristen Bohonis, Career Zone Coordinator,

Supports for New International Student Graduates: Lakehead University International

Headshot of Jennifer Hay. Jennifer is here to help advise our students with immigrationMeet Jennifer Hay!

Jennifer is a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor, and is here to help international students with the next steps after graduation. Join her workshops or connect with her one on one for your post-graduate work permit application, visa and social insurance number renewal, and pathways to permanent residency.



Book an Apointment

Online Drop-In Advising - Tuesday/Thursday, 3-4pm


Your One Stop through the Graduation Process: Student Central

Student Central, a location for our students to have any questions they may have  answeredStudent Central is here to help you through the graduation process!

We can help you order official documents (e.g. transcripts, special letters), explore continuing your Lakehead Adventure with undergraduate professional program options, and more!

As you finish up your program, you will want to start thinking about repaying any provincial or federal loans you may have. We’ve created this Repaying Your Loans document to help answer some questions you may have!

Contact: If you have any questions about how we can help contact us at or 807-343-8500.


 Staying Healthy: Student Health and Wellness

You have a lot to think about when leaving the Lakehead bubble but don’t forget to make your health a priority!

Only current LU students can access Student Health and Wellness services so consider booking an appointment if you want to address a concern or have any prescriptions that are running out soon. You can also request that your records be transferred to your next healthcare provider.
Check out the Student Health and Wellness website for medical clinics and counselling options in both Thunder Bay and Orillia.

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Explore Employment Programs: Agelic

The Agelic logoAgilec is here to help you navigate through the labour market and successfully transition into sustainable employment.

We can help you access a number of employment programs offered by the provincial and federal government, all free of charge!

With our help, you can reach your employment goals. Our services include:

  • Assisting with career decision making
  • Obtaining labour market information and resources
  • Creating realistic, individualized action plans
  • Developing resumes, cover letters, portfolios and social media presence
  • Connecting to employers – job matching support
  • Preparing and practicing for interviews
  • Support for advancement and retention
  • Other financial supports

Visit our Website
Phone: 705-325-1203 Ext 3020

Financial Advice: Royal Bank of Canada

A student smiling having just graduatedGraduating? Upgrade your finances from student life to working life with help from RBC On Campus. All it takes is a quick chat with one of our advisors to get this exciting new chapter started right! They’ve made the jump from school to the working world and know what it takes.

Book your virtual one-on-one meeting today.

We know that the transition from student to professional can be a challenge. Get the tools, support and experience you need to kick start your career.

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Book an Appointment Today!

 Employment Job Search Services: YES Employment Services
Land your dream job. Yes helps individuals of all age and skill levels connect to meaningful work.

NEXT STEP: Land your dream job!

YES Employment Services delivers Employment Ontario programs that help connect you with meaningful work.  Recent graduates can work one-on-one with a Career Development Practitioner to research employment opportunities and ensure that you are ready to conduct an effective job search in your chosen field.  All our services are free, so contact us today.  Your dream job awaits! YES helps individuals of all ages and skill levels connect to meaningful employment.  Virtual service is available.  Reach out today.

Phone: 807-623-0768

Learn more about YES