With a Career Counsellor
Self-Understanding and Career Awareness
Come meet with a Career Counsellor to discuss your interests, values, strengths and personality type. Based on your personal profile, the Counsellor can help you to determine the career path options that fit best and assist you in creating a job search action plan.
Goal Setting and Career Planning
In this individual consultation, you will complete goal setting exercises to help you identify where you want to go and the steps needed to get there.
General Job Search Strategies
Come explore various job search strategies with our Career Counsellor. This will help you find your place in the professional world and assist you in mapping out an effective job search strategy.
Interview Preparation and/or Practice Interviews
You have the opportunity to participate in practice interviews throughout the year in order to prepare for an upcoming interview or to simply polish your skills.
Career Testing (MBTI & Strong Interest Inventory)
You have the opportunity to learn more about your interests, personality and career preferences with the help of two accredited tests: the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory (Strong). Both assessments are available online.
The individual and small group interpretation sessions are facilitated by a qualified professional. For more information regarding career testing, or to obtain and discuss test results, you need to make an appointment with the Career Counsellor.
With a Reviser or Career Counsellor
Individual Resumé and/or Cover Letter Critique
You can book an individual appointment to receive valuable feedback on your resumé and cover letter which will help you create a strong marketing package.
LinkedIn Profile Critique
You can book an individual appointment to receive valuable feedback on your LinkedIn profile which will help you create a strong personal brand.
With a Relationship Manager
Networking and Exploring the Hidden Job Market
We invite you to meet with a Relationship Manager to create a personalized networking strategy in line with current employment trends.
Targeted Job Search Strategies
Come meet a Relationship Manager to create a customized plan with job search strategies targeting industries that interest you.
This consultation will allow you to gain information on recruitment processes and career paths.
Immigration law: Under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, educational institutions such as the University of Ottawa cannot give advice on immigration questions. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has up to date information about how to work in Canada and the uOttawa International Office does bring in outside experts to offer information and advice.
Job Search for International Students
Understanding the cultural context of a new country can be difficult, and finding a job in a new environment is an even greater challenge. We can help international students better understand the nuances of looking for a job in Canada.
To Book an Appointment:
If you are interested in booking an appointment with a career professional, we strongly suggest you to do it as early as possible due to the high demand.
- Complete the online booking form
- Call 613-562-5656
- Drop by the Student Services Centre (DMS 1100)