Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2005/2006
Canadian Excellence

Career Services

Director, Co-operative Education and Career Services: Janice L. Basso, BA, MEd, jbasso@wlu.ca, ext. 4137
Career Advising Co-ordinator: Tara Orchard, BA, MA, torchard@wlu.ca, ext. 4139
Career Information Co-ordinator: Denise Cornfield, BA, dcornfield@wlu.ca, ext. 2625
Employment Services Co-ordinator: Joy Mitchell, jmitchel@wlu.ca, ext. 4136
Office Location: Main floor, 232 King Street North
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office is also open three evenings each week from September to March and one evening each week from April to August.
Website: /career

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

Career advising services are provided on an individual and group basis to involve students in examining their interests, abilities, values, goals and opportunities as part of the career decision-making process. A Career Information Centre is 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.

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 sponsors several programs to familiarize students with a variety of occupations and graduate/professional schools for those pursuing further education. These include events such as Teacher Education Sessions, a Graduate and Professional Education Fair and a Careers in... series. Newsletters, For Your Information, containing information related to educational, career and employment opportunities, are published and distributed to students, staff and faculty. Workshops on career planning, résumé writing, job search and interview skills are also offered for interested students.