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Charting your path: Uncover limitless opportunities with us

Are you someone with a passion for supporting your peers? Would you like to help your fellow students to explore their possibilities? The Centre for Career Development (CCD) hires and trains students to fill various service-based positions.

Working with us, you will have the chance to help your peers to explore and secure their future in the world of work – all while gaining valuable experience yourself!

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Career leader (Appointments and drop-ins)

Career leaders (Appointments and drop-ins) are a team of University of Waterloo undergraduate and graduate students who provide one-on-one supports to our community through same day, 20-minute drop-in sessions. These drop-ins cover multiple topics including résumés, cover letters, interviews, work search skills and further education.

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Career leader (Workshop and events)

Undergraduate and graduate career leaders deliver workshops on career fundamentals, including résumé and cover letter writing, job search strategies, LinkedIn and your rights in the workplace. They can speak from a student perspective on work search, interviews, networking and success in the workplace — both in our standard workshops and the custom requests we receive across campus.

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Social media assistant

The social media assistant position is a part of the Centre for Career Development communications team. This position assists in creating social media assets for Instagram, Facebook and X. Social media assets include grid posts, stories, reels, carousels and writing engaging captions.


Job Search Club program facilitator 

The Job Search Club program facilitator supports the content creation and facilitation of CCD’s cohort-based program for graduating international master’s students.

The person in this role is responsible for:

  • reviewing session materials,
  • creating interactive activities,
  • facilitating Job Search Club sessions,
  • creating an inclusive environment and
  • supporting international students through the job search process.


Job Search Club co-ordinator

The Job Search Club co-ordinator supports the planning, administration and facilitation of CCD’s cohort-based program for graduating international master’s students. 

The person in this role is responsible for:

  • communicating with Job Search Club participants,
  • liaising with campus partners,
  • organizing program logistics and analyzing data from program evaluations and
  • facilitating activities and information sessions.


Client services and projects assistant (co-op)

The client services and projects assistant (co-op) supports all client service needs including answering day-to-day questions and concerns through CCD’s in-person and remote channels.

The person in this role is responsible for:

  • booking career advising appointments and drop-ins for students
  • providing administrative support for career advisors
  • working on various projects that involve learning more about the career and co-op work search processes
  • supporting various communications teams with written content submissions for newsletters
  • acting as an ambassador for the CCD.


Events co-ordinator (co-op)

The events co-ordinator (co-op) will co-ordinate workshops, events and education programs, and assist in all aspects of event processes: planning, promotion, execution and evaluation.

The person in this role is responsible for assisting career advisors and other team members in a variety of ways, including but not limited to technical support, planning and co-ordinating large-scale events and/or pop-up booths on campus.

There may be opportunities to take on additional responsibilities that reflect your interests and career goals. These tasks can help you develop skills that may be applicable for a future co-op work term.


Digital content developer (co-op)

The digital content developer will plan, design, and create video and social content to support communications broadly at the Centre for Career Development. There are opportunities to create other digital design assets and take on additional design projects as needed and depending on individual interest. The digital content developer supports the development of special projects as needed, through audio and video design and editing, graphic input and design, and creative problem solving.


Graduate career development program specialist (PhD students)

The graduate career development program specialist works closely with our graduate career advisors and helps to support and promote career-related programming events and services for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The person in this role is heavily involved in planning the annual Academic Career Conference and preparing communications for newsletters and social media.