Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
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Undergraduate Academic Calendar 2011/2012




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J Bell
email: jbell@wlu.ca
phone: 6350

 

Career Development Centre

Director, Co-operative Education & Career Development: Jan Basso, BA, MEd, jbasso@wlu.ca, ext. 4137
Manager, Career Development: Frances Humphreys, BA, MA, fhumphreys@wlu.ca, ext. 3588
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 over 600 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 programming for aboriginal and diverse groups. Workshops on career planning, resume writing, job search and interview skills are also offered for interested students. In addition, e-newsletters containing information related to educational, career and employment opportunities are distributed regularly to students, staff and faculty.