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.

Testimonials:

"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