Information for Laurier Faculty & Staff

The Laurier Career Centre’s vision is for all students to be engaged in career development as an integral part of their Laurier experience. Faculty and staff play a major role in this happening given the impact/influence of your relationship with undergraduate and graduate students. Many students seek career and further education guidance from their professors. We would welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you and your colleagues to organize career and professional development activities and events tailored to your program needs. We offer a variety of workshops including resumé, cover letter, job search, interview success, LinkedIn as well as career panels and career resources all of which can be customized to fit the needs of your students. Our goal is to help students learn about themselves, the skills they develop while at Laurier and the career opportunities available to them.

At the Career Centre, we appreciate the unique relationship you have with your students. We would be happy to work with you to support Laurier students and help them on their unique career path.

What the Career Centre Can Do:

  • Conduct presentations in classes on topics such as career planning/self-awareness, further education opportunities, careers related to…, job search strategies, and personality type assessments to benefit students in understanding themselves and maximizing their potential in groupwork
  • Provide graduate survey data relevant to your academic program
  • Assist you in hiring students
  • Collaborate, suggest and participate in discipline or industry-specific programs and panels by engaging with alumni and/or employers
  • Identify potential employer contacts and alumni for speaking opportunities in classes
  • Respond to referrals from faculty/staff to consult with students on an individual basis
  • Provide current resources related to further education and careers to assist you in advising students

What You Can Do:

  • Promote the Career Centre's career development and further education services to students when you are approached with questions related to career
  • Hire a student - part-time, summer, Laurier Work Study Program (LWSP), International Student Work Experience Program (ISWEP)
  • Utilize the Laurier Experience Guides in conversations with current and prospective students
  • Collaborate, suggest and participate in discipline or industry-specific programs and panels
  • Request a class presentation where Career Centre staff can facilitate career development workshops or customized presentations pertaining to your course’s learning outcomes
  • Encourage your industry contacts to engage with the Career Centre to promote employment opportunities and post summer, full-time, part-time paid internship and volunteer postings
  • Encourage your alumni network to engage with the Career Centre for their own career development needs, to participate on an career panel, serve as a mentor or be a guest speaker on a panel
  • Sign up for a profile in Laurier's Ten Thousand Coffees hub - a networking opportunity with Laurier alumni and students

Contact Information:

If you would like to arrange any of the above or explore other options for career support for students in your faculty, department, unit, or student organization/club, please contact:

Waterloo - Katherine St. Louis, Manager: Career Resources & Operations, kstlouis@wlu.ca, 519.884.0710 x2625
Brantford - Lori McMaster, Supervisor: Laurier Brantford Career Centre, lmcmaster@wlu.ca, 519.756.8228 x5878

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