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 theCentre for Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)to offer innovative academic courses and career-building programs and materials.

Events

Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Grad Lunch and Learn Ask me Anything

The Centre for Career Development (CCD) is hosting a Lunch and Learn Ask me Anything (LLAMA) event for graduate students!All Master's and PhD students are welcometo join us in the Tatham Centre 2218 on Thursday, February 29th between 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Bring your lunch and your curiosity about résumés, job searching, interviews or anything career-related for an afternoon with the graduate Career Advisors.

Come and go as you please, no registration required. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Interviews: How to WOW the hiring manager

Effectively answering interview questions can feel challenging under the pressure of the moment. In this workshop, we will discover tips on how to stay calm, address common interview questions, and effectively demonstrate your skills and accomplishments during an interview.