Welcome to Centre for Career Development

Explore your possibilities

The Centre of Career Development can help you build a meaningful future. Whether you are a student (undergrad or graduate), postdoctoral, alum, or employee — we can help you explore opportunities. Our career advisors are available to support you by working together to map your career route. Whether you are seeking career planning, career management strategies or graduate and professional school preparation, we can help.

Get career support

It doesn’t matter where you are in your journey, we offer a variety of one-on-one supports both virtually and in person to help you explore your career possibilities.

Ensuring a welcome space for all

We are committed to providing inclusive support and services to all our stakeholders. We believe everyone deserves equal access to opportunities and resources that support their career journey and aspirations. For more about equity at the University of Waterloo, visit the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism.

Supports and Resources

In addition to our one-on-one supports, the Centre for Career Development offers several other resources to support your career journey. Take the next step in planning for your future by visiting CareerHub, your online career resource for things like:

  • Finding work
  • Exploring skills
  • Applying and interviewing for jobs
    and post-grad programs
  • Making decisions
  • Applying to professional school

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Here for your career questions

We are here to support you. We offer virtual and in-person appointments to discuss your career journey and goals.

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Earn while you learn

Co-op is one direction your career journey could take you. You can explore jobs, gain valuable work experience and earn money while completing your degree. The Centre for Career Development works in close partnership with Co-operative Education and the Centre for Work-Integrated Learning to offer innovative academic courses and alternative work-integrated learning (WIL) programs.

  1. Aug. 31, 2023Exploring our possibilities with a new brand!
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    After many months of consultations, information gathering and analysis, the Centre for Career Action (CCA) has rebranded and is now the Centre for Career Development (CCD).

    Coming out of the rebrand process is a new look, name, feel, website and re-imagined CareerHub tool.  

  2. Aug. 29, 2023Career leader appointments on August 31

    Career leader appointments are cancelled on August 31, 2023.

  3. Aug. 2, 2023In person drop-in appointments August 3

    Career leader in person drop-in appointments are cancelled 12pm-2pm on August 3, 2023.

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  1. Dec. 5, 2023Success in the Workplace

    Getting the job is the first step.
    How you handle your workplace experience will play a key role in your future success. Join us for tips and strategies for success at work.

    Register on WaterlooWorks.

  2. Dec. 6, 2023Help: How Do I Work Term?

    So, you landed a co-op job! Now what? Learn all about what to expect and how to make the most of your first work term. We’ll guide you step-by-step through the whole process, from post-match to finishing your work term strong. We’ll touch on topics like tips for finding housing, midpoint check-ins, the Student Performance Evaluation , who and how to reach out to for support and, last but not least, your workplace rights.

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