People profiles

Annie Noori

Client Support Representative

Annie provides front-line support for career planning resources and services to all Centre for Career Action clients.

Annie graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Masters of Education in Educational Administration. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from Pahlavi (Shiraz) University in Iran.

Jayne Hayden

Career Advisor

Jayne works with students and alumni. She facilitates career development workshops, including those focused on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory; conducts individual appointments for career exploration and decision making and job mock Interviews. Jayne also teaches ARTS 111, a credit course in career decision making.

Jennifer Woodside

Director

Jennifer is a member of the Co-operative Education & Career Action (CECA) leadership team. She is accountable for the management of the Centre for Career Action and the development, continuous improvement, and innovative deployment of career development support to UWaterloo students, alumni, and employees.

Jennifer holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Arts and Science (both from McMaster University), as well as certificates in Career Development (Conestoga College) and Solution-focused Brief Coaching (University of Toronto).

Katie Denomme

Manager, Centre for Career Action

As a member of the Centre for Career Action management team, Katie coordinates the development, delivery, and evaluation of career programming for the Centre for Career Action in collaboration with the Director, fellow Manager, and campus partners. While ensuring a high quality of career development programming for all clients (students, employees, and alumni), Katie manages and supports further education advising, graduate student services, employee career services, career counselling services, and our busy front-line service desk operations.

Linda Davis

Career Advisor

Linda advises students on résumés, cover letters, job search strategies, interview skills and co-op process navigation.

Linda has a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario.

Tanya Gillert

Career Advisor

Tanya consults with University of Waterloo alumni, undergraduates, employee advising, providing expertise in defining challenges and opportunities, and recommending a plan of action. She offers individual advising in career exploration (including utilizing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory) and job search. She also facilitates a variety of career development workshops to deliver additional guidance and support in decision-making and goal setting.

Taryn MacLean

Career Advisor

Taryn advises students on résumé and cover letter writing, interview skills, job search strategies and co-op process navigation.

Taryn holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology (University of Guelph), a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology (Wilfrid Laurier University) and a Post-graduate certificate in Public Relations (Humber College).

Geff Haugh

Process and Technologies Specialist

Geff supports the Centre’s needs for data analysis and reporting, process standardization, and application development for workflow efficiency. He also maintains the Career Action website as well as a co-op preparation course in LEARN.

He has undergrad degrees in English Literature and in Physics (Bishop’s University) and an M.A. in English Literature (Concordia University). He has most spent over a decade in private industry managing projects and teams of knowledge workers, and introducing process efficiencies.

Lauren Broderick

Career Advisor

Lauren advises students on résumé and cover letter writing, job search strategies, interview skills, and co-op process navigation. She also oversees the Student Career Leader program and facilitates workshops on international work search topics of interest to students.

Lauren holds a Master of Education in Leadership and Management from the University of Southern Queensland and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Development Studies from the University of Waterloo. She is currently enrolled in the Career Development Practitioner program through Conestoga College.

Kristen Eppel

Manager, Centre for Career Action

Kristen is a member of the Centre for Career Action management team. Her areas of focus include undergraduate student employment support and co-operative education support services. Kristen is responsible for the development, delivery and evaluation of these areas and works closely with Career Advisors to ensure high quality student service.

Kristen holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University. She also holds a Career Development Practitioner’s Certificate from Conestoga College.

Eva Skuza

Career Advisor

Eva provides individual career advisement sessions for students at any stage of the career development process.  She assists students in exploring and clarifying career goals using an action-oriented approach through self-assessment, occupational research, decision making and self-marketing. Eva also facilitates customized career development workshops and provides support to co-op students preparing for their first work terms.

 

Kathryn Fedy

Career Education Programming and Communications Specialist

As the Career Education Programming and Communications Specialist, Kathryn manages the Centre for Career Action's programming portfolio, including custom workshop requests and special projects, and oversees CCA's communications and events.

Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, with concentrations in both marketing and psychology. She has continued education in both graphic design and social media management. 

David Thiessen

Career Advisor

David advises undergraduate students on résumé and cover letter writing, interview skills, job search strategies, and co-op process navigation. He also facilitates workshops through the Centre for Career Action for the EDGE certificate, coop fundamentals, interview skills, and job search strategies.

David holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo as well as a Master of Arts and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo.

Laura Ashfield

Career Advisor

Laura advises undergraduate students on résumé and cover letter writing, work search strategies, and interview skills. She also supports co-op students in preparing for their first work terms and delivers workshops across campus.

Paulina Cisneros

Career Advisor

Paulina advises undergraduate students on résumé and cover letter writing, interview skills, job search strategies, and co-op process navigation.

Sam Kang

Career Advisor

Sam advises students on résumé and cover letter writing, interview skills, job search strategies, and co-op process navigation.

Sam holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Socio-legal studies and Sociology at the University of Toronto, St. George. Sam previously worked for the University of Toronto, Career Education and Exploration department.

Kaitlyn Kraatz

Career Advisor

Kaitlyn advises students and alumni on professional/graduate school planning, application review, and professional school mock interviews through workshops and one-on-one appointments.

Kaitlyn holds a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in German Studies from the University of Waterloo.

Sue Fraser

Employee Career Advisor and Learning Specialist

Sue works with University of Waterloo staff, faculty, CUPE members and contract staff with a contract of 1 year or more.  She provides free, confidential individual career appointments for all stages of the career development process.  She offers appointments for career exploration which can include assessments for values, skills, and personality type using Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. She also provides support for job applications and interviews. Sue facilitates customized career development workshops. 

Jaclyn Halliwell

Career Advisor

Jaclyn advises undergraduate students on résumé and cover letter writing, interview skills, job search strategies, and co-op process navigation. She also organizes the Centre for Career Action events.

Jaclyn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with minors in Human Resources Management, Psychology, and Speech Communication from University of Waterloo, and an Advertising Diploma from Sheridan College. 

Kayla Klimasko

Career Advisor

Kayla advises students on résumé and cover letter writing, job search strategies, interview skills, and co-op process navigation. She also organizes events in the Centre for Career Action and supervises a Project Assistant on marketing and social media tasks.

Alicia Flatt

Career Advisor

Alicia advises students on work search strategies, résumés, cover and broadcast letters, and interview skills. She also provides support to students navigating the co-op process and delivers workshops to University of Waterloo students across campus.

Alicia has a Master of Arts in Higher Education from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and History from Redeemer University College. She has also taken a number of courses in the Career Development Practitioner Program at Conestoga College. 

Kait Hazzard

Career Advisor

Kait advises students on résumé and cover letter writing, job search strategies, interview skills, and co-op process navigation.

Kait holds a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies from Royal Roads University and a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Development Studies from North Central University.

Erica Refling (on leave)

Career Advisor

Erica supports graduate students and postdocs who are searching for both academic and non-academic jobs. She facilitates workshops and offers individual appointments on a wide range of work search topics, including effective document preparation, interview skills and job search strategies.

Erica holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Business (Psychology) from the University of Waterloo as well as a Master of Science and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Social-Personality Psychology from Queen’s University.

Shawn Lotte

Client Support Representative

Shawn provides front-line support for career planning resources and services to all Centre for Career Action clients.

Shawn graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of English with a minor in Philosophy. Shawn also graduated from Humber College with a diploma in Comedy Writing and Performing.

Gillian McKenzie-Yorke

Administrative Assistant

Gillian provides logistical and administrative support to the Director and financial management for the department.  She also plans and schedules Centre for Career Action events, workshops and educational information sessions.

Gillian graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts degree and has several years of experience in business and optometry administration.

Jessica Lang (on leave)

Manager, Centre for Career Action

Jessica is a member of the Centre for Career Action management team. Her areas of focus include undergraduate student employment support, co-operative education support services and front desk operations. Jessica is responsible for the development, delivery and evaluation of these areas and works closely with both Career Advisors and Client Support Representatives to ensure high quality student service.

Kira Bruschke

Career Advisor

Kira supports graduate students and postdocs.  She provides one-on-one appointments and workshops on a number of career development topics such as self-assessment (including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory), career exploration, decision making, self-marketing, job success as well as work search strategies for academic and non-academic work search.

Philip Miletic

Career Advisor

Philip supports graduate students and postdocs, coaching them on building their career goals and realizing the career paths that best fit their values. He holds one-on-one appointments and facilitates workshops in career documents, interviews, skill identification and articulation, and navigating the work search in academic and non-academic job markets.

Philip holds a PhD in English, specializing in Digital Culture and Communication, from the University of Waterloo, and a Masters of English and BA (Honours) in English from Brock University.

Jay Michaud

Career Advisor

Jay supports students and alumni across campus who are planning and applying for professional and graduate programs. She facilitates workshops and offers individual appointments on topics such as professional and graduate school planning, application review, and professional school mock interviews.