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Centre for Career Action

Centre for Career Action

The Centre for Career Action is located in the Tatham Centre, room 1214, 519-888-4047.

View our revamped Career Hub.

The Centre for Career Action works with all University of Waterloo students and alumni on job search tactics, graduate and professional school preparation, and career strategies.


Print and online resources are available on:

  • Career planning - occupational descriptions and trends, career assessments, self-guided career exploration 
  • Education - Canadian university and college calendars, subject and geographic-specific directories, professional test applications
  • Work search - employer directories, work/study abroad programs and guides, résumé, job application and interview process, interview success and entrepreneurship

Career Development eManual

The Career Development eManual is an award-winning step-by-step guide to the career development process. Interactive modules (e.g., résumé/letter writing, interview skills, work search, success on the job) include activities that will help students to apply relevant concepts. In order to participate effectively in workshops and appointments, the completion of online modules (where applicable) is an important first step.


  • Face-to-face workshops cover topics such as: career decision making, job search, interviewing, negotiating job offers, Curriculum Vitae (CV) writing, business etiquette, thinking about an international experience, and working in a different culture.
  • Register for workshops on the Centre for Career Action website.


  • Appointment types include résumé/letter/CV critiques, career exploration and decision making, job search, mock interview, CV or graduate/professional school applications, and co-op process.
  • Drop-ins: all students (regular and co-op stream) can drop in to meet with a career advisor for 15 minutes to ask quick questions about résumés, letters, CVs, job searching, interviewing, or further education. Co-op students can also access co-op process drop-ins.
  • For details and to book appointments, consult the Centre for Career Action website.


  • Job and career fairs
  • Professional and Post-Degree Day
  • Faculty of Education Talks  
  • Volunteer/Internship Fair
  • Employer Information Sessions


Part-time, summer, volunteer, Work Placement, permanent, and contract jobs.

  • Daily job postings on WaterlooWorks enable all students and alumni to access the wide array of job opportunities received by the Centre for Career Action.


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University of Waterloo
2nd Floor, Needles Hall
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
519 888 4567

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