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Individual Services

Online or email appointments can be booked with Career Centre staff while the university is working remotely. You can pre-book an appointment or book a same-day, brief appointment.

Any questions about appointments can be sent to careercentre@wlu.ca (Waterloo/Kitchener) or careerbrantford@wlu.ca (Brantford). While we are unable to see you in the Career Centre right now, we look forward to meeting with you online or by email.

How to Book Your Appointment

To book an appointment:

  • Log in to Navigator and click Book an Appointment.
  • Select your home campus calendar.
  • Book by appointment type. Appointments are 15 - 45 minutes in length.

Teams Set-Up for Online Appointments

You will either see a link to join a Teams meeting as the appointment location or you will be emailed a link by the consultant providing the appointment.

To access the online appointment: 

  • Click the link at the time of your appointment and then "Join on web instead" (no software download required).
  • If you are on your phone, you will be prompted to download the free Teams app and join as a guest.

Volunteering

If you are uncertain about your career path or have not had the opportunity to gain paid experience in your chosen career field, volunteering can be a tremendous source of information and experience!

Types of Appointments

Career Consulting/Planning

  • Self-assessment and interest testing.
  • Changing or selecting a career.
  • Deciding on a major or an area of study related to career possibilities.
  • Optimizing volunteer experience.
  • Identifying relevant transferable skills.
  • Identifying jobs and employers relevant to your education.

Preparing for Further Education

  • Graduate school applications and tests.
  • Information on professional schools including faculties of education, medical school, law school and others.
  • How to complete statements of interest required for graduate schools.
  • Post-degree programs at college.

Looking for Employment

  • Job search and networking (learn how to access the hidden job market).
  • Resumés and cover letters.
  • Interviews and mock interview practice (including virtual interviews).
  • Job and salary negotiation.

The Career Consulting Process

Career consultants can provide you with information on many occupations based on your interests, skills, preferences, past experiences, education and training.

Your Commitment

If you require a career consulting appointment, you should be prepared to commit two to three hours of time over a three to four week interval:

  • Initial career advising individual appointment (45 minutes).
  • Completion of one or more assessment tools (30 minutes).
  • Attend an assessment debrief appointment, if you choose to complete assessment tools (one hour).
  • Follow-up appointment with a career consultant to further discuss your individual situation (45 minutes).

Career consultants may recommend self-assessment tools, which will be delivered and interpreted by trained staff.