Appointments and drop-ins

Student meeting with an advisor

We offer both virtual and in-person appointments to help you explore your possibilities.

We cover a variety of topics like résumé and cover letter support or conversations around further education. We also offer same-day co-op consults for all co-op students preparing for your first work term to support navigating the process, arranging your own job and job ranking. You can book all career advising appointments and same-day drop-in times through WaterlooWorks.

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Types of appointments

We offer a variety of appointments available for all undergraduate, master’s and PhD students, postdoctoral fellows,  alumni and employees.  


Available for undergraduate, master’s, regular and co-op students. Information for alumni and employees to book an appointment can be found here. 

  • 20-minute conversations.
  • In-person and virtual options are available. 
  • Online registration for all drop-ins begins at 8 a.m. ET Monday to Friday.

Drop-in support

  • Résumé, cover letter, interview: For support with building your application or interview preparation.
  • Work search drop-ins: Find answers to quick questions about the work search process or begin exploring work search strategies.
  • Further education: Support for navigating quick questions about the professional and grad school application process and decision making.

Drop-in schedule

Online, Monday to Friday ET

May 6 – August 30:

  • 9 – 10 a.m.
  • 12 – 1 p.m.
  • 5 – 6 p.m.

In-person, Monday ET

May 6 – July 29:

  • 5 – 7 p.m. in the Davis Centre Library

In-person, Tuesday and Thursday ET

May 6 – July 26:

  • 12 – 2 p.m. in the Tatham Centre


Available for co-op students in their first recruitment term.

Co-op consult support

  • Navigating the co-op process.
  • Arranging your own job.
  • Rank/match process assistance.

Co-op consult schedule*


  • 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET Monday to Friday


  • 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET Tuesday
  • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET Thursday

*additional service available on ranking days from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

Book an appointment through WaterlooWorks, live chat or the CEE Hub desk.


Available for all undergraduate, master’s and PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, alumni and employees.

  • Meet virtually or in person with a career advisor for a confidential discussion about your career strategy, job search tactics, or grad/professional school prep.

Career advising support

  • Searching for a job? Book a résumé, cover letter, mock interview, or work search (inside or outside Canada) appointment. Consider registering for the Managing online presence workshop to learn more about how your online presence affects your work search.
  • Interested in career planning? Book an initial career consult to start this conversation, explore career supports and learn more about the next steps in your career journey.
  • In graduate school? Book a résumé, cover letter, mock interview, curriculum vitae/CV (for academic and/or research and development positions), or work search (inside or outside of Canada) appointment.
  • Ask me anything. Do you have career or employment-related questions, but don't see an appointment type that fits your needs? Ask a career advisor anything! We'd be happy to have a conversation, answer any of your questions, and/or discuss your career journey for further support.


Available for all undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral or PhD students, alumni and employees.

  • Book appointments with further education advisors to discuss navigating future education plans or application preparation.

Further education support

  • Further education pathways.
  • Decision-making around professional or graduate schools.
  • Preparing for specific programs (e.g., grades, admission tests).
  • Writing application documents (e.g., personal statement, CV, online applications).
  • Preparing for an interview.

To book a further education appointment, fill out the request for further education support form. The form will ask you questions about what kind of support you need, which program(s) you’re thinking about, as well as your booking availability and preferences.

Note: As demand for appointments can fluctuate throughout the term, please note that your appointment could be scheduled anywhere from a few days to a few weeks after submitting the form. We recommend submitting your request two to four weeks in advance. Although we'll do our best to meet your needs, filling out this form does not guarantee you a further education appointment.

How to book an appointment or drop-in

  1. Log in to WaterlooWorks using your WATIAM credentials

  2. Select Appointments from the navigation menu
  3. Select the type of appointment module you would like to book:
    1. Same-day, virtual drop-ins (for ALL students)
    2. Same-day, virtual co-op consults (for students in their first recruiting term)
    3. Further education
    4. Undergraduate student career advising
    5. Master's and PhD student career advising
    6. Postdoctoral fellows career advising
    7. Alumni
    8. UWaterloo employees

Note: Some individuals may have more than one active WaterlooWorks (WW) account. For example, if you are an alum and an active student you will have two accounts. If you are an active student, use your student account (student ID) to log in to WW to book student appointments. To book alumni appointments, use your alumni account (student id - ALUM).

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Attending an appointment

After booking your appointment, you’ll receive a confirmation email with more information on how to connect with your career advisor. Bring any digital or hard copies of documents you'd like reviewed as well as other relevant materials (i.e., job descriptions, résumé and cover letter, etc.).

If your appointment is virtual, it will appear in the Today's Webcam Appointments and/or Interviews widget of your Dashboard when you log into WaterlooWorks. When you click View you will see your upcoming Webcam interactions.

Screenshot of Today's Webcam Appointments view in WaterlooWorks
'Join' button circled in red

Ten minutes prior to your appointment time, the relevant Join button will become active and you may click it to begin your appointment (note: you may need to wait for your advisor if you are early)

For the best experience, use Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers on a laptop or PC. Disable any ad blockers or add-ins.

Cancelling an appointment

You can cancel your appointment up to 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Cancel through any of the following methods:

We keep it confidential

Before booking an appointment, please read our confidentiality statement. By booking an appointment, you are agreeing to the terms of our appointment confidentiality policy.


Congratulations! As a Waterloo Alum, our alumni career advisors are available virtually for individual appointments. You'll receive the first three appointments free of charge. Each appointment is one hour in length.

Additional appointments will cost $40 per hour.

Employees and faculty members

As a UWaterloo staff member, faculty member or Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) employee in a regular appointment or temporary assignment of one year or more, you can book an unlimited number of career advising appointments with our employee career advisor and learning specialist.