The Centre for Career Action acknowledges that our work is on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our institution is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.The active work by the University of Waterloo toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.
Centre for Career Action
Your career is yours to decide, but we're here to help.
The Centre for Career Action (CCA) supports all students, alumni and employees. Career Advisors can help with career planning, career management strategies, graduate and professional school preparation, work search methods and setting meaningful career goals.
Please note that services have temporarily been suspended in the Tatham Centre. CCA services are still available virtually, and co-op interviews will continue to be conducted remotely. Questions about CCA's services? Live chat with us between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Go to WaterlooWorks to book:
- A one-on-one online/phone career appointment on a range of employment topics
- A virtual co-op consult for pre-first work term students (students who are currently on or have completed a work term should contact their student advisor for support)
- An online drop-in for help with résumé, cover letter, or interview topics (undergraduate and Master's students)
- An online career consult drop-in to start the career planning conversation (undergraduate and Master's students)
- Apr. 22, 2020
How do you plan for a career in a fast-paced, ever-changing and complex world? Participants at the first ever Career-a-thon dove straight into this question at the day-long career-planning “crash course” on Saturday, March 7.
Guided by a team of career advisors, students reflected on their interests, values and skills, considering how these aspects might contribute to their career goals and aspirations. Independent activities and group discussion facilitated their own career exploration with peers throughout the day.
- Mar. 2, 2020
When it comes to your career, sometimes all you need is just-in-time, bite-sized advice. This month, Employee Career Advisor and Learning Specialist, Sue Fraser, is offering 30-minute drop-in appointments as part of the Employee Career Advising Program to support University of Waterloo employees with urgent résumé review or interview preparation.
- Jan. 30, 2020
See the University of Waterloo's Coronavirus update website for the latest information.
- June 8, 2020
Whether you are considering a career in industry or academia, having a broad skill set and being able to recognize the value of your skills is important for success. Attend this workshop to explore the skills you already have and to create an action plan for skill development during your graduate studies.
Note: this workshop has significant overlap with the Foundations workshop for the Professional Skills Foundations (PSF) program and is recommended for students who are not participating in the PSF program.
- June 9, 2020
Two-session workshop: attend the first session to learn about your personality type and preferences. In the second session, discover how to apply your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator results to explore potential careers.
NOTE: There is a student materials charge of $15 payable at the Centre for Career Action prior to the session; Alumni fee is $27.
Once you have registered and paid, you will be given information on how to complete the MBTI assessment online. The assessment must be completed at least 2 business days prior to the workshop.
- June 16, 2020
Learn how to interpret job descriptions to identify your strongest and most relevant skills. Adopt the perspective of an employer when submitting your application for a position.
Register on WaterlooWorks.