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Certificates

You can attend individual workshops, or work toward earning your Career Development Certificates.

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Career Development Certificate

The Career Development Certificate for Undergraduate Students

  • Provides you with the skills and knowledge to find the position you want and plan a fulfilling career.
  • Makes a valuable addition to your resumé and Laurier Experience Record.
  • Attend all six workshops at any point during your studies at Laurier:
    • Career Planning
    • Resumé Writing
    • Cover Letter Writing
    • Job Search and Networking Strategies/Job Search Chat
    • Interview Success
    • LinkedIn: Build Your Profile

"I completed my certificate in my first year and found the experience really valuable.... I liked that the workshops were short; students can pop into the centre and complete a workshop in between classes."

- Second-year Health Sciences student.

Career Development Certificate for Students in Graduate and Professional Programs

Successfully transitioning from graduate school into academic or post-academic professions requires a combination of self-reflection and job market awareness, as well the proactive development of career planning and employment preparation skills. The Career Centre offers professionalization workshops and events in each of these areas, with the ultimate aim of supporting your progression into a meaningful career.

Part of the ASPIRE program, the Career Development Certificate is a convenient way to earn while you learn through attending five of the following qualifying Laurier Career Centre workshops:

  • Career Planning
  • Resumé Writing and Cover Letter Writing or Academic CV Writing
  • Job Search and Networking Strategies (Academic or Non-academic)
  • Interview Success (Academic or Non-Academic)
  • LinkedIn: Build Your Profile

Engagement and Employability Certificate

Build your knowledge and skills for the job search process.

Certificate components:

  • Transferable Skills: Articulate Your Experiences Workshop
  • Workplace Expectations: Be Prepared Workshop
  • Network with Confidence: Perfect your Pitch Workshop
  • Conduct an informational interview 
  • Complete a mock interview appointment
  • Engage: Experience Events – attend three Career Centre events (e.g., Career Fair, Job Fair, Career Centre Speaker Panels, Employer Recruiting Sessions, Further Education Fair)

To earn your certificates:

  • Register for workshops on Laurier Navigator. Workshops are offered frequently throughout the academic year.
  • Enrol in the Career Development Certificate in Navigator by clicking "Sign-up for a Program." As you swipe your OneCard at each workshop, Navigator will track your certificate requirements. Once you have attended the workshops, complete the "Completion Questionnaire" in Navigator to receive your certificate.