women conversing across tableCareer Development and Experiential Learning offers advising services to support students in their journey from the classroom to the workforce.

Career advising services available to students looking for job search support

Career Development and Experiential Learning (CDEL) within the Office of Experiential Learning is offering personalized career advising services to help support students in their journey from the classroom to the workforce.

Students can book one-on-one, 30-minute appointments with a career advisor to discuss a variety of topics including job search strategies, developing standout resumes and cover letters, honing interview skills, investigating career options, and more.

CDEL manager Krista Kelly says that when it comes to finding the right job, employers often look for individuals with a unique set of skills and experiences, encompassing both academic and non-academic pursuits.

“This is where career advisors at the CDEL office excel,” she says. “They provide personalized, tailored guidance to help students identify and showcase the skills and experiences that will truly make them stand out from the crowd.”

One of the key advantages of the one-on-one career advising appointments is the opportunity to receive personalized feedback and support. The advisors are well versed in the intricacies of the job market and can offer valuable insights and suggestions tailored to a student’s goals and aspirations.

Students can schedule an appointment with a career advisor through mySuccess. Appointments are offered in-person, online via Microsoft Teams, or via phone.

In addition to the scheduled career advising appointments, CDEL offers drop-in hours with trained career peer advisors designed to further enhance students’ employability.

Nursing student Jenniflore Dorvilier says the peer advising staff in the CDEL office were very helpful when preparing job applications.

“The Career Peer Advisors helped me with my resumé and cover letter by giving me some key tips on formatting and applying for jobs,” she says.

Students can stop by the CDEL office, located in the Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre, Monday to Fridays from noon to 3 p.m. for introductory tips and resources on career-related topics.