The Centre for Career Action acknowledges that our work is on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our institution is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.The active work by the University of Waterloo toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.
We offer a wide range of career-focused workshops and events for all students, including co-op, regular, undergraduate and graduate, and alumni. Currently, all of our programming is offered virtually. Register for online workshops and webinars via WaterlooWorks.
Did you miss our webinar series, How to Find a co-op for Spring 2020 in May? Listen to the recorded webinars and learn ways to skill up this term.
See IST's update on the recent student email migration to make sure you don't miss your reminder email with the workshop link.
Career fundamentals workshops
- Growing Your Career Through Reflection - Tuesday, July 7
- How to make the most of your next decade (recession edition) - Tuesday, July 7
- Virtual Interviews: Preparing for Questions - Wednesday, July 8
- Virtual Interviews: Proving Your Skills - Tuesday, July 14
- Information Session for Graduating Students - Tuesday, July 14
- Information Session for Graduating Students - Wednesday, July 15
- Get a Job Using LinkedIn - Thursday, July 16
- Successfully Negotiating Job Offers - Thursday, July 23
- Getting a US Work Permit
- Career Spotlight: Management Consulting - Monday, July 27
Workshops for graduate students and postdocs
- Networking in Academia (Grad/Postdocs) - Tuesday, July 7
- Writing CVs and Cover Letters for Academic Job Applications - Monday, July 13
- Using your research to recession proof your career - Wednesday, July 15
Further Education Workshops
How to survive applying to medical school
Preparing your medical school takes time and energy. It can be hard to stay on top of everything. We’re facilitating a biweekly (the longer biweekly) connection where you can ask any questions that are coming up and get help to stay on track.
You’re welcome to join us if you’re applying this cycle, planning a future application, or simply medical-curious. These sessions will be focused on the 2020-2021 application cycle for Canadian programs.
- Plan your application timeline - Thursday, July 9
- The 2020 Canadian application rules - Thursday, July 23
- Prepare for your activities sketch - Thursday, August 6
- Brainstorm your Toronto essays - Thursday, August 20
- Plan for your Western essays - Thursday, September 3
- Topic to be determined - Thursday, September 17
- Assessing your skills using SkillScan - Thursday, July 16
- Staying positive: Developing your career during these challenging times - Thursday, July 23
- Achieve Your Goals with 1% Effort - Monday July 27
Attending or requesting a workshop
Check out the sections below for instructions on how to attend workshops or request a custom offering.
To browse and register for upcoming workshops and events:
- Log into WaterlooWorks
- Click the “Career Centre Events” tab on the left navigation pane
- Select a workshop/event to view the description
- Follow the prompts to register
- Review your event history within the “Events” tab
Tip: to prepare for and make the most of your workshop/event experience, review related material within CareerHub before attending!
If you convocated before 2001, you will need to perform a one-time reactivation of your WatIAM account. Instructions can be found on the Centre for Career Action Alumni page.
Attend workshops to learn from our Career Advisors and share ideas with other university colleagues!
Request a custom workshop
If you are interested in a custom workshop from the Centre for Career Action, please provide us details through the Workshop Request Form.