Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2009/2010
Canadian Excellence

Career Development Centre

Director, Co-operative Education & Career Development: Jan Basso, BA, MEd, jbasso@wlu.ca, ext. 4137
Co-ordinator, Career Consulting: Tara Orchard, BA, MA, torchard@wlu.ca, ext. 4139
Co-ordinator, Career Information: Katherine St. Louis, BA, kstlouis@wlu.ca, ext. 2625
Co-ordinator, Employment Services: Joy Mitchell, jmitchell@wlu.ca, ext. 4136
Office Location: 192 King Street North
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office is also open Tuesday evenings until 7 p.m. each week throughout the year.
Website: www.wlu.ca/career
Email: careercentre@wlu.ca

The Career Development Centre provides assistance to all students and alumni in their career planning and job search. There are three primary services offered by the department: career consulting, career information and employment services.

Career consulting services are provided on an individual basis to involve students in the career decision-making process, in developing effective job search strategies, and in their pursuit of further education opportunities. A career resource area is also available to students seeking information on topics such as educational programs, work/study/travel abroad, careers, graduate admission tests, job search techniques and potential employers. In addition, a comprehensive website has been developed to meet the career-related needs of students and alumni.

The following services are available to assist students and alumni in their search for employment opportunities. A Graduating Student Employment Service is available to all students completing their final year of a degree or diploma program and to alumni who are currently registered as students at Laurier. Through this program, employers interview students during the fall and winter semesters for full-time employment available upon graduation. In addition, graduates may register with the Alumni Employment Service. A Summer and Part-time Employment Service is also offered, and a Career Fair and a Job Fair are held annually.

Throughout the year, the department offers a multitude of career-related programs and events including a number related to graduate and professional school options for those pursuing further education after graduation. These programs and events include a Career Development Certificate Program, a Graduate and Professional Education Fair, a Careers In... Series and the RBC Career Transition Program for Students with Disabilities. Newsletters containing information related to educational, career and employment opportunities are published and distributed to students, staff and faculty. Workshops on career planning, resumé writing, job search and interview skills are also offered for interested students.