Meet with a Peer Advisor
Not sure where to start? Meet with a peer advisor during our online drop-in hours for brief introductory tips and resources. Our trained peer career advisors will spend 10-15 minutes with you to answer questions and recommend next steps. Peer advisors are also available for scheduled appointments for a resume or cover letter critiques.
Winter 2021 Peer Advising (January 12 - April 8)
- No peer advising on holidays, during exams, or when the University is closed. Hours subject to change. Check Career Events calendar on mySuccess for most up to date information.
Online Drop In: 12 - 2pm Tuesday to Thursday
To access the drop-in service, joing the CDEL Blackboard site and go to the Virtual Workshop and Advising Room. The room will be open 15 minutes before drop-in hours start and students will be served on a first-come-first-served basis.
NEW!!! Quick Peer Review Resume and Cover Letter Appointments: Tuesday to Thursday mornings
Already have a resume or cover letter written but want a second opinion? Book a 20 minute appointment with one of our trained peer advisors to get feedback on formatting and content. Choose the Career Advising - Cover Letter and Resume (Quick Peer Review) appointment type when you book.
If you would like a longer appointment or a more thorough review, see below to learn how to book with one of our professional advisors.
Scheduled Appointments with a Career Advisor
Looking for help with your job search or need some support to gain clarity about your career goals? Our team of career advisors offer ½ hour scheduled one-on-one appointments on a variety of career development and job search related topics.
*** Please note that appointments are currently taking place on the phone or online only. You will be prompted for a phone number when you book an appointment on mySuccess. The career advisor will either be in touch to schedule a Microsoft Teams meeting or they will call you at the scheduled time at the phone number you provided.
Once you've attended an Interview Prep appointment or completed an "Interview Tips" workshop, you may schedule an in-person mock interview with a member of the Career Development & Experiential Learning team. A Mock Interview, which takes approximately one hour, gives you an excellent opportunity to practice interviewing with a trained professional who is well versed in the job interview process.
Guidance and tips will be provided on the purpose of a resume/cover letter, how they are viewed by potential employers, and the construction and formatting of an eye catching, industry specific resume. You can also bring in your resume/cover letter and a job posting you want to apply to, and receive tips on how to tailor your application to that specific job.
Guidance and tips will be provided on the purpose of a CV, when to use one, and the construction and formatting of an eye catching CV for applying to opportunities in academia and research.
Receive information on effective job search techniques. Learn how to identify employment goals, match skills and experience, research and access employer information, and develop a personalized job search plan that gets results.
LinkedIn can be a powerful tool for networking and connecting with job opportunities. Review your LinkedIn profile with a career advisor and get some guidance and tips on how to enhance it and increase your chances of impressing employers and recruiters in your desired field.
Learn more about graduate and professional schools and the purpose of preparing a written personal statement or letter of intent as a part of the application process. Explore what needs to go into documents and gain and understanding of how to tailor your work to the specific information each program is looking for. Have your statement reviewed for content, style, and professionalism.
Discuss the various options that may exist and explore things you may want to consider when determining program options. If you already intend to apply for additional schooling you can discuss tips for your application materials or have your personal statement reviewed.
If you have an admission interview coming up for Medicine, Law, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, etc. Learn how to prepare for school entrance interviews and effectively discuss your skills and experience related to your program of choice.
Discuss what kind of careers you can go into with your major and some viable long-term plans based on your interests, aptitudes, and academic profile.
Learn more about your interests, skills, and values and how to link them to possible careers. Investigate what options are out there in the world of work and gain answers to common career questions like, “What can I do with my major?” and “Where am I going with my career?” Work with a career advisor to develop a plan for how to get there.
If you are struggling to find a career path that is right for you, looking to become more aware of occupations related to your field, or in need of goal-oriented career planning, participate in this multi-session series of appointments for thorough support and guidance from a career consultant.
Register for an intake appointment to get started.