Career advising

career advisingAlumni Relations, in partnership with the Centre for Career Action, provides career advising services for Waterloo alumni. As an alumnus you are entitled to:

  • up to three free confidential, individual appointments (non-transferrable)
  • discounted rates if you would like more than three appointments ($40/appointment, discounted from $85+/hour)
  • subsidized career assessments  (approximately $23 per assessment compared to $150+)

Our alumni career advisors are available for individual appointments in person and by telephone. Some evening appointments are available. They can help you:

  • determine your career direction or plan a career change
  • assess your personality and interests
  • improve your résumé, cover letter and interview skills
  • develop work search strategies including social media
  • identify your personal brand

Book an appointment

Follow the instructions on the Centre for Career Action website to log in and schedule your appointment.

Online Job Search

Did you know that, as an alumnus, you also have access to Alumni WaterlooWorks?  You can search WaterlooWorks for jobs posted specifically for Waterloo alumni! This is a free service, but to make use of this tool you must be an alumni e-community member.

Career Hub

The Centre for Career Action has created a Career Hub to guide you through the career development process. After completing an online module (e.g., interview skills), as an alumnus you may request individualized assistance on that topic either in-person, by phone, or by Skype (e.g., mock interview). Visit the Centre for Career Action website today to browse and register for appointments, workshops, and event offerings of interest to you.

The Centre for Career Action main site will also refer you to additional information on these topics via links to other websites and print resources.

Here is what alumni are saying...

"The alumni career advisor provided me with a short, concrete list of action items and a wealth of resources. With her help, I have the framework I was looking for to help my career."
BMath '87

"I want to thank you for your ongoing support. You provide an excellent service for Waterloo alumni and are great at what you do!"
BES '89

”Even many years after graduating, I have really benefited from alumni career advising. Exploring what is most important to me has been instrumental in choosing my best career fit.”
MA '91

"I found the advisor provided some of the most practical advice I have received... The advisor provided very specific techniques which have already begun to pay off."
BMath '93

"Working with the alumni career advisor allowed me to realize a multitude of exciting career options for my degree."
BA '02

After meeting with an alumni advisor at the Centre for Career Action, I feel confident in my ability to search for and find a career path that compliments my skills, strengths, interests and personality.”

BA ‘11

"I really benefited from meeting with the alumni career advisor regarding my interview skills.  The friendly and professional environment allowed me to build my confidence while identifying areas for improvement. The advisor’s advice was extremely useful and will help me advance in my career."

MA ‘96