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Career Development

Career Development Certificate – Undergraduate Students

The Career Development Certificate – Undergraduate provides you with the skills and knowledge to find the position you want and plan a fulfilling career. It is a valuable addition to your resumé and Laurier Experience Record.

Attend all six workshops:

  • Career Planning
  • Resumé Writing
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Job Search and Networking Strategies/Job Search Chat
  • Interview Success
  • LinkedIn: Build Your Profile

Available in Brantford and Waterloo.

Career Development Certificate – Master’s/PhD Students 

The Career Development Certificate – Master’s/PhD prepares students for successful transition from graduate school into academic or post-academic professions, with the ultimate aim of supporting your progression into a meaningful career. These workshops offer a combination of self-reflection and job market awareness, as well the proactive development of career planning and employment preparation skills:

  • 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

Available in Brantford and Waterloo. 

Engagement and Employability Certificate

The Engagement and Employability Certificate is intended to build students' knowledge and skills for the job search process through a variety of activities. This certificate is offered to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Certificate components include:

  • Transferable Skills: Articulate Your Experiences Workshop
  • Workplace Expectations: Be Prepared Workshop
  • Network with Confidence: Perfect Your Pitch Workshop
  • Conduct an information interview
  • Complete a mock interview appointment
  • Engage: Experience Events – attend three Career Centre events

Available in Brantford and Waterloo. 

Non-Profit Sector Experiential Certificate

The Non-Profit Sector Experiential Certificate is a hands-on certificate program that will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to engage in your community and build skills for your career.

The Certificate Program includes:

  • Guided exploration into your personal values and workplace preferences.
  • Orientation to the social and non-profit sector.
  • Exploration of skills, professionalism and workplace expectations.
  • Experiential volunteer opportunity with a non-profit organization (15–20 hours).
    • You can complete this opportunity throughout the term or during fall or winter reading week.
  • Critical reflection on your learning.

Available in Brantford and Waterloo.