Job Search Club

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Are you an international master's student preparing to search for work in Canada after graduation?

Not sure where to begin with the job search? Are you looking to join a community of students going through the same experience?

Note: The Job Search Club will not be running in winter 2024. Please keep an eye on our website for future updates. 

Program information

The Job Search Club is an interactive six-week program developed by career advisors at the Centre for Career Development (CCD) for graduating international students.

The club sessions include small and large group discussions, practical activities, and information sessions to support your job search. You will:

  • Build personal and professional connections with fellow graduates
  • Create and practice your ‘personal introduction’ out loud with peers
  • Discuss common networking scenarios and problem-solve together
  • Strengthen knowledge and skills in work search strategies (e.g., LinkedIn)
  • Prepare and practice responses to common interview questions
  • Increase confidence in navigating career challenges and learn about your rights as an employee
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the transition into Canadian workplaces by hearing international alumni share their personal experiences
  • Learn about resources and supports available through CCD and other campus/community partners

Sample session topics

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How to stand out to employers

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How to network and have great career conversations

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Immigration and employment


To participate, you must meet the following eligibility requirements. You:

  • Are an international student on a study permit

  • Are registered as a part-time or full-time student in a master's program (Alumni, PhD students, postdoctoral scholars and undergraduate students are not currently eligible)

  • Are in your last year of study at the University of Waterloo

  • Aim to work in Canada after graduation and are not planning to immediately register for further education or pursue work in another country/location

  • Have a clear idea of the kind of work you are interested in and need support to find

  • Are commited to dedicating two to four hours per week to the Job Search Club including weekly sessions and take-home activities

  • Are willing to participate in small group discussions and activities

Note: The Job Search Club will not be running in winter 2024. Please keep an eye on our website for future updates.

Application form (closed winter 2024)