Graduate students & postdoctoral fellows

Grad students and Postdocs: your career starts here!

You're highly educated with an impressive academic record. Did you know that you also have industry-relevant experience, an in-demand skill set, and several career path options? Let us show you.

Our two full-time graduate career advisors are dedicated to serving grad students and postdocs like you.

We also have workshops, appointments and resources to help guide your post-academic career development. Whether you've just started your graduate degree, or you're wrapping up your PhD thesis or postdoc project, we're here for you. 

Graduate students in a co-op program

Are you in a Co-operative Education supported Master’s co-op program and looking for clarification of the co-op process? Meet with a career advisor in a short “co-op consult” by registering online via WaterlooWorks. Virtual co-op consults are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Online registration begins at 4:00 p.m. the previous business day. After logging into WaterlooWorks, select ‘Co-op Consults’ in the appointment list and follow the booking prompts.


"My advisor was incredibly insightful and helpful. She did an excellent job of identifying strengths and weaknesses and of communicating them. The assistance I received was well above my expectations, and I have already recommended this service to other students." 

"Excellent. Without a doubt the most helpful advisor I have met with from both my undergraduate and graduate degrees at Waterloo. 100% above and beyond my expectations. Could not be happier with my experience."

Explore our grad student/postdoc resources