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).

Karleigh Nyman

Career Advisor

 Karleigh advises undergraduate students on résumé and cover letter writing, interview skills, job search strategies and co-op process navigation. She also facilitates a variety of career-related workshops and outreach presentations.

Karleigh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Honours Legal Studies (University of Waterloo) and a Career Development Practitioner Post-graduate Certificate (Conestoga College).

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.

Saja Al-Biladi

Employee Career Advisor

Saja works with University of Waterloo employees (staff and faculty).  She provides confidential individual career advisement and coaching for all stages of the career development process, including: self-assessment (using tools such as Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory), occupational research, decision-making, self-marketing, and job success.  She also facilitates customized career development workshops. 

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.

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. 

Erica Refling

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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 Stewart

Career Advisor

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

Sam obtained an Industrial PhD in Medicinal Chemistry through the collaborative GlaxoSmithKline/University of Strathclyde PhD Program after completing a Masters degree in Chemistry from the University of York. Sam has also worked in Scientific Recruitment, covering a wide range of scientific jobs across multiple industries.

Sue Fraser

Employee Career Advisor

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. 

Vanessa Thomas

Experiential Learning Project and Events Coordinator, Graduate Student Programming

Vanessa plans, implements, and evaluates programming, processes, and communications that support graduate student and postdoc experiential learning initiatives as part of the Graduate Career Advising team.

Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Business, and Therapeutic Recreation with a minor in Psychology from the University of Waterloo.

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.

Monica Munaretto

Career Advisor

Monica assists graduate students and postdocs as they prepare for diverse career pathways inside and outside academia. Monica meets with students in individual appointments and facilitates a number of on campus workshops, providing support in job search skills, interview skills, and document preparation.  

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