Book an Appointment

Appointments to meet with a Career Centre staff member 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 - Friday from 1 - 4 p.m. year round. Drop-in appointments are for assistance with resumés, cover letters, job search, interview coaching or further education options and applications.

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. Drop-in hours will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. however, may need to be cancelled on occasion.  Please check the event calendar for details due to occasional cancellations by logging in to Navigator.

The Career Centre provides individual appointments on the following topics:

Career Advising or Planning

  • Self-assessment and interest testing
  • Changing or selecting a career
  • Deciding on a major or an area of study related to career possibilities
  • Optimizing volunteer experience
  • Identifying relevant transferable skills

Preparing for Further Education

  • Graduate school applications and tests
  • Information on professional schools including faculties of education, medical school, law school and others
  • How to complete statements of interest required for graduate schools
  • Post-degree programs at college

What to Do When You Graduate

  • What jobs can you get with your degree (always remember, your degree does not define you!)
  • Where can you find jobs and employers relevant to your education

Looking for Employment

  • Job search and networking (learn how to access the hidden job market)
  • Resumés and cover letters
  • Interviews and mock interview practice
  • Job and salary negotiation
  • The Alumni Employment Service

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. TYPEFOCUS™ is free of charge and there is a cost of $28 for the MBTI. Click here for a list of all assessment tools offered at the Laurier Career Centre.

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