Please note that services have temporarily been suspended in the Tatham Centre. All Centre for Career Action (CCA) services are 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.

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.

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)

See How to Book an Appointment for details, live chat between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, or contact for further support.

  1. Apr. 22, 2020Diving into Career Exploration

    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.

  2. Mar. 2, 2020Employee Career Advising Program offers new drop-in appointments

    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.

  3. Jan. 30, 2020Coronavirus update

    See the University of Waterloo's Coronavirus update website for the latest information. 

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  1. July 7, 2020Networking in academia (Grad/Postdocs)
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    In this workshop, we will explore networking basics in academia and learn how to maximize the opportunities to engage in networking events and practices that will benefit your career. We will focus on networking at academic and professional conferences, work search strategies to increase your network and effective social media uses to actively engage with those in your network and more widely share your accomplishments.

    Register on WaterlooWorks.

  2. July 7, 2020How to make the most of your next decade (recession edition)

    We're going to tell you everything you wanted to know about building your career during a recession. Professor Larry Smith, Director of The Problem Lab, author and TED speaker, shares lessons learned in previous recessions, including mistakes made, what to expect, and what opportunities to look for.

    Register on WaterlooWorks.

  3. July 7, 2020Growing your career through reflection
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    In this interactive workshop you will look back on your experiences and learn to use critical reflection as a tool for building a successful career.

    Register through WaterlooWorks.

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