COVID-19 Update: In order to maintain the safety of our students and staff, as of March 18, 2020, and until further notice, all career appointments will take place via zoom video chat. Please see Ways to Schedule an Appointment.
Before you book a career appointment, it’s important you know a little bit about us, and the kinds of things we can talk about and accomplish together. Our staff have diverse credentials and areas of career expertise. Some of us are also Registered Psychotherapists, which means we are well-equipped to support mental health concerns that may be impacting your career success. We work with ALL current undergraduate and graduate students. Alumni within one year of convocation can also book career appointments. See a full description of alumni career support.
Our goal is to help you design a meaningful life and prepare for work in a changing world
Here are just some of the things we can talk about:
- Connecting your degree to future work, including self-exploration and career assessments
- Career decision-making, goal setting, and getting experience
- Further educational options (applications/interviews)
- Job search and networking strategies, and preparing for interviews
- Diversity and employment, as well as mental health-related to your career
If this is your first time meeting with us, we recommend starting with an introductory appointment.
Can't make it to campus? No problem. We also offer appointments over the phone and through zoom.
This is a brief, 15-30 minute one-on-one meeting where we will go over the type(s) of career support that will be most useful to you.
This is a 45-60 minute meeting where you will work one-on-one with a Career Educator or Registered Psychotherapist on the career goals you identified in your introductory appointment.
This will be a 45-60 minute, videotaped session where we will work on getting you interview-ready!
You may benefit from working with a staff member who is also an RP. Individuals generally seek psychotherapy when they have thoughts, feelings, moods, and/or behaviours that are adversely affecting their ability to enjoy day-to-day life. In a career context, this might look like:
• Struggling with your career goals because of anxiety, depression, or another mental health concern
• A lack of confidence in your skills and abilities
• Having difficulty identifying your purpose in life
Through a psychotherapeutic process, you and your RP will work together to bring about positive change in your thinking, feeling, behaviour, and social functioning within the career context. You may also be interested in reading through the Procedures and Guidelines Governing Psychotherapeutic Career Support.
What students are saying
"Thank you so much for all of the resources - these will be extremely helpful! Thank you as well for all of your help during this past year. Meeting with you has certainly helped ease this transition." - Jordan Douglas Phelps (right)
"Our career counselling sessions really helped me a lot and pushed me to take action. Even though I can sometimes be fearful, I am looking forward to the future!" - Tanja, third-year Arts & Humanities student