University of Waterloo

  • Career Advisor

    Requisition ID
    Job Category
    Career Services
    5182 - Centre for Career Action
    Job Status
    Regular Full-Time
    Hiring Range
    $54,589 - $80,897
  • Overview

    As a member of the Centre for Career Action team, this Career Advisor role works primarily with co-op students preparing for their first work term and all undergraduate students to guide them to take action to achieve their career and employment goals. This position reports to a Manager, Centre for Career Action.


    Provide consistent and measurable career (and co-op) education/advisement for all students (co-op, regular) at all levels (undergraduate, graduate)

    • Conduct individual advisement sessions and facilitating regular and customized workshops, planning and executing events, creating online and printed resources
    • Provide assistance with any aspect of the career development process including: self-assessment, researching occupations, making career decisions, marketing themselves, and being successful on the job
    • Provide on-campus, face-to-face support to students who are having difficulty with co-op employment strategies or processes
    • Ensure advisement for pre-first work term co-op students

    Provide support to Student Advisors across all teams

    • Provide assistance to students/Student Advisors on a case-by-case basis
    • Coach Student Advisors on career advising issues
    • Work with co-op students in need of more in-depth career advice (referred by Student Advisor)
    • Advise unemployed co-op students individually and in groups (on campus or off)

    Engage in activities that support the Centre for Career Action as a leading edge centre of excellence and expertise in career development and advisement. These activities include:

    • Contribute to development of tools and training, and provide career advisement expertise for co-op students on work term and for co-op students still seeking employment late in term
    • Maintain awareness of career development issues by reviewing pertinent publications/resources, and seeking out professional development and networking opportunities
    • Develop online advisement materials and activities
    • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of other university and community resources

    Act as functional lead for a key program/service offered through the Centre for Career Action. Examples include:

    • Oversee peer advising program including recruiting, training, evaluating and scheduling student peer advisors
    • Maintain, organize and share information about print and online resource collection
    • Promote the Centre for Career Action to students using a variety of methods and media (e.g., student orientation programs, training dons/mentors/leaders, in-class promotions)


    • Undergraduate degree required or equivalent education and experience; additional training in career development strongly preferred
    • Experience advising students on career and employment issues
    • Extensive individual advisement and group facilitation skills (in person and via technology)
    • Significant experience working with undergraduate students across a range of faculties, streams, and levels
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills 
    • Experience working with international students would be an asset
    • Willingness and availability to work some evenings and weekends


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