Career Resources

Career Resource Centre

  • Waterloo Main Career Centre - 192 King Street North, Waterloo Campus
  • Laurier Brantford Career Centre - SC Johnson Building, 38 Market Street, Brantford Campus
  • Waterloo SBE Graduate Student Career Centre - SBE2245, Waterloo Campus
  • Faculty of Social Work - FSW, Kitchener Campus

The Career Resource Centre contains comprehensive career-related information in a variety of media from books to DVDs. You will find information about career options, employer directories, labour market studies, guides for starting your own business, program directories and information to prepare grad school applications as well as resources to prepare resumés and for interviews. We invite you to browse and utilize the resources as you plan for your career.

Log into Navigator to search the extensive Career Resource Library for print and AV resources available in the Career Centre.

Waterloo campus:

Resources can be borrowed overnight with a $10 deposit with the exception of any resources marked "Reference".

The Resource Centre also provides access to the Laurier wireless network and provides a comfortable place to read and prepare job applications. We have 6 computers available for student use.

View our 'Best Picks' - print resources identified by Career Centre staff and student volunteers as highlighted resources on specific topics.

Sections in the Career Resource Centre include:

Career Planning

  • Learn how your personality and skills set can assist with deciding on your career

Occupational Information

  • National Occupational Classification files
  • “Major binders” – information about potential careers, education and other career-related information organized by major
  • Books including “Careers in…” or “Opportunities in…”
  • Labour Market Information

Employment Preparation

  • Resumés/Cover Letters - sample resumés, keyword ideas
  • Job Search /Networking - tips for conducting an effective job search and accessing the hidden job market
  • Interviews/Negotiation - tips for successful interviews including sample questions and answers as well as salary negotiation resources
  • Career Management - how to succeed in the workplace and how to make a career change
  • Employment Equity - resources for students facing equity-related career issues such as workplace accommodations, employment standards and disclosure

Employer Directories

  • Employer directories contain contact information for organizations - divided by type of industry including business, finance, healthcare, social services, media/advertising, science and search firms as well as by type of job (summer, graduating, etc.)

Job Postings/Volunteer Opportunties

  • Job posting are available online in Navigator
  • Internship opportunities and directories - in Canada and international

Employer Literature

  • Files containing information about many employers who have recruited at Laurier - this information is helpful for preparing job applications and for interviews.

Work/Travel Abroad

  • Work Abroad resources including directories, helpful tips on looking for international work, writing résumés and CVs and cultural etiquette
  • Specific country information including visas, entry requirements, etc.
  • Teaching English as a second language information

Further Education

  • Program directories for Canadian, American and international programs
  • Specific information for areas of study including teacher education, law school, medical school and MBA
  • Information on application procedures including how to write personal statements
  • School calendars for universities in Canada and colleges in Ontario
  • Graduate admission test information and preparation books (LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, etc.)
  • Study abroad directories

Career Centre Material

  • Books and handouts developed by Career Centre staff to assist you with writing a résumé, conducting an informational interview, interview skills and much more!
  • 'Career Overview' information sheets for academic disciplines at Laurier

Free Publications

  • Magazines with job postings, career-related information – both general and discipline-specific

Professional Associations/Designations

  • Learn about associations in your field of interest - many have student memberships




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