Designing YOU - resources

Designing YOU is all about you. It's not just a book - it's a process, and it's for the you of today and the you of tomorrow. Designing YOU is about viewing yourself and your life more strategically. It's about designing a road map for making decisions big and small - a road map that helps you address the relentless questions about your future you're probably getting right now.

Designing YOU - Life Beyond Your Grades, is written by Mount Royal's David J. Finch, Associate Professor - Marketing, and Ray DePaul, Director - Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A copy is available to view in Career Services' resource centre, or download a copy of Designing YOU for free.

Listen to the Designing YOU - Life Beyond Your Grades podcasts - a 5-part series which follow the real-life journeys of professionals from different fields and backgrounds who defined and followed their dreams.

Designing You book and career guides

Designing YOU career guides and podcasts

Each career guide is part of the Designing YOU book series, and will help you confidently step in the direction of your future because you'll understand what you need for professional success in your industry - now and long-term. Each guide also includes a series of Mission Maps, providing examples of how you can create a plan to achieve your professional mission.

Each podcast in this series explores the diverse career paths of different fields through first-hand stories of professionals, and is an extension of the Designing YOU career guide for each field.

All career guides and podcasts are available to download for free, with additional information on Find your program below and get started! Career guides for other MRU programs will be added later in the year - check back for updates.

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Public Relations

Social Innovation

Sport and Recreation

Supply Chain Management


The Designing YOU series is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) licence. Reuse of individual illustrations may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher.

For on-campus career and employment support, visit us in A200 Kerby Hall.