Welcome to the Centre for Career Development

Explore your possibilities

The Centre for Career Development can help you build a meaningful future. Whether you are a student (undergrad or graduate), postdoctoral fellow, alum, or employee — we can help you explore opportunities. Our career advisors are available to support you in mapping your career route. If you're seeking career planning advice, career management strategies or graduate and professional school preparation, we can help.

Get career support

It doesn’t matter where you are in your journey, we offer a variety of one-on-one supports both virtually and in person to help you explore your career possibilities.

Ensuring a welcome space for all

We are committed to providing inclusive support and services to all members of the Waterloo community. We believe that everyone deserves equal access to opportunities and resources supporting your career journey and aspirations. For more about equity at the University of Waterloo, visit the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism.

Supports and resources

In addition to our one-on-one supports and workshops, the Centre for Career Development offers several other resources to support your career journey. Take the next step in planning your future by visiting CareerHub, your online career resource for things like:

  • Building your strategy to find work
  • Reflecting on your skills
  • Applying and interviewing for jobs
  • Making career-related decisions
  • Exploring post-graduate programs
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Workshops and events

We designed our workshops and events to help you prepare for your future. Whether you need help with résumé writing, interview skills, or something else on your career journey, we have resources to find relevant information to support you.

Here for your career questions

We are here to support you. We offer virtual and in-person appointments to discuss your career journey and goals. 

Use our live chat for quick questions and assistance (during operating hours).

Careers in the classroom

Are your students curious about life after university? We have resources the can equip your students with what they need in order to launch their careers. Integrating career education into curricular spaces enables faculty to lead students to identify skills, reflect on how classroom or program-level knowledge benefits their careers and prepares them for the employment process (co-op, work-integrated learning, post-graduation).

Earn while you learn

Co-op is one option through which you can pursue your career path. You can explore jobs, gain valuable work experience and earn money while completing your degree. The Centre for Career Development collaborates closely with Co-operative Education and the Centre for Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) to offer innovative academic courses and career-building programs and materials.


Tuesday, July 23, 2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

FREE Headshots (Jul 23, 2024)

***Pre-booked timeslots have been filled. We are still taking walk-ins during the event on a first come first-served basis***

CCD and EDGE are offering FREE headshots. It will take place on July 23, 2024 in the Tatham Centre (TC) on the main floor by the stairs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please select a 10-minute timeslot for your headshot and arrive 5 minutes early on the day of the event. We will also be offering walk-in appointments on a first-come first-served basis after booked appointments. So booking a timeslot ensures that you will get your photos taken at the time you have indicated. 

Please register and pick your timeslot on the booking form. You will receive a confirmation email after you register and a reminder email 1 day before the event. Within 14 days after the event, you will receive 3 images with no edits made along with information on how to edit the photos should you choose. There will be four appointments available for each 10-minute timeslot. 

If you have any questions, please email careers@uwaterloo.ca

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

How to find a job (Jul 23, 2024)

Searching for work? Whether you're looking for co-op, seasonal, or part-time jobs, this workshop is for you! In this virtual session, we'll share and discuss a variety of job search strategies: where to look for opportunities, how to optimize your applications, and uncovering the "hidden job market" by making networking work for you.

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Graduating Students Information Session (July 24th, 2024)

Graduating in 2024? Maximize your employment opportunities upon graduation by learning about Waterloo's job board, WaterlooWorks. Also, hear about the many services and benefits offered through the Centre for Career Development and Alumni Relations that remain available to you after you graduate.

Upon registering for this event in WaterlooWorks, you will receive a link to register in Zoom.