New Year, New You and the Office of Career Development & Experiential Learning

Resources and Programs Available at CDEL for Your Career Development

It is a new year, and a quest to achieve our personal and career goals continues. The search for a volunteer, part-time or full-time position might stressful and daunting sometimes and students get frustrated due to the lack of resources to search and get these positions. The Office of Career Development and Experiential Learning (CDEL) offers resources and programs that are readily available to students to achieve their career goals.

Here are some of the resources and programs we offer:

  • Career Advisors: Our career advisors are Experiential Learning Professionals that offer one-on-one support to students.  The career advisors have diverse experience in career development and are available to help students achieve their career goals. Our career advisors can help students in areas such as career planning, resume critique, cover letter development, job search methods, interview preparation, etc.  To book an appointment with a career advisor, kindly log in to mySuccess to book an appointment tailored to your needs.
  • Peer advisors: Career Peer Advisors are well-trained students that are available for drop-ins during weekdays to help fellow students with writing effective resumes and cover letters. Peer advisors also provide tips and resources that students can use to achieve their personal and career goals.
  • Workshops: Throughout the semester, our office offers workshops on various topics related to career development. The workshops are approximately one hour, and cover topics related to resumes, cover letter, interviews, job search, professional school, etc. To participate in any of these workshops, visit mySuccess to see the schedule and register for the workshops.
  • Job shadowing program: Job shadowing is a great way to have a first-hand experience of the daily workflow of a position and/or industry. Participants spend one day shadowing alongside a professional carrying out their daily activities in order to have a better understanding of their career and work environment. The program is a great opportunity for participants to ask professionals about the skills, education and knowledge required to obtain the position and to carry out day to day activities successfully. Our next job shadowing program is coming up on February 18, 19 and 20th. The deadline for this semester's Job shadow program is 26th January and students can register HERE. Find more information about the program
  • Ignite program: This is the University of Windsor work-study program. The program offers work positions on campus for students who meet the eligibility requirements. Students interested in this program can log in to mySuccess and select “Ignite-Work Study” to view the available positions. A mandatory launch session attendance is required for students hired under this program. For any inquires related to Ignite, please contact
  • VIP community service: This program proffers students with the opportunity to use the knowledge they have gained in class to help their local community. This program is great as students get to gain work skills and experience while sharpening their existing skills and knowledge. The participants of this program work with organizations in the local community to provide solutions to their needs. In addition to the work experience and skills gained, participants in this program also get a notation on their academic transcript which can help them stand out among their peers.
  • Events: CDEL hosts various career-related events and fairs all through the year. These events can be in the form of a job fair or employer pop-up event, where students get the opportunity to have a face to face interaction with an employer. To see our career events calendar with the information about our upcoming events, kindly log in to mySuccess.
  • Library: CDEL library offers various top-notch career and personal development books that students can loan for a certain period. The library also offers resources on graduate school, professional exams, study abroad, etc. Kindly visit our office at Joyce Entrepreneurship Center Room 100 to see the resources available.

Feel free to drop by JEC 100 between 10 am to 4 pm on weekdays to see our peer advisors for more information about our resources and how to make effective use of them.  Information about these resources is also available on our website at

See you soon!