Most appointments to meet with a Career Centre staff member, with the exception of resumé writing at the Waterloo campus, can be booked electronically through Navigator. You can also book an appointment by calling the Career Centre (Waterloo/Kitchener - 519.884.0710 x4495, Brantford - 519.756.8228 x5726, SBE Grad Programs - 519.884.0710 x2850) or visiting in person.
Drop-in hours - Waterloo campus: you can come to the Career Centre for a 10-15 minute appointment during drop-in hours. Students/alumni are seen for drop-in hours on a first-come, first-served basis. Drop-in hours are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (no drop-in hours on Fridays) from 1-3 p.m. year round, except for the month of December. Drop-in appointments are for assistance with resumés, cover letters, job search, or interview coaching.
Drop-in hours - Brantford campus: you can come to the Career Centre for a short appointment during drop-in hours. Students/alumni are seen for drop-in hours on a first-come, first-served basis. During the summer months drop-in hours will be offered on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. - 12 however, may need to be cancelled on occasion. Please check our event calendar for our drop-in schedule before coming in: http://navigator.wlu.ca/careerEvents/brantford.htm.
The Career Centre provides individual appointments on the following topics:
Career Advising or Planning
Preparing for Further Education
What to Do When You Graduate
Looking for Employment
A Note About the Career Advising Process...
Career consultants can provide you with information on many occupations based on your interests, skills, preferences, past experiences, education and training. If you require a career advising appointment, you should be prepared to commit two to three hours of time over a three to four week interval – 45 minutes for an initial career advising individual appointment, 30 minutes to complete one or more assessment tools, one hour to attend an assessment debrief appointment if you choose to complete assessment tools and a 45 minute follow-up appointment with a Career Consultant to further discuss your individual situation.
Career consultants may recommend a self-assessment tool, which will be delivered and interpreted by trained staff. Frequently-used tools include TYPEFOCUS™ and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), self-assessment inventories designed to assist you in identifying your preferences as they are related to career strengths and weaknesses, what type of setting or environment you may need to enhance your career satisfaction and what types of careers may be suited to your personality. The inventory takes about 15 - 20 minutes to complete. There is a cost of $5 for TYPEFOCUS™ and there is a cost of $25 for the MBTI. Click here for a list of all assessment tools offered at the Laurier Career Centre.