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With a Career Counsellor

Self-Understanding and Career Awareness

Come meet with our Career Counsellor to discuss your interests, values, strengths, and personality type. Through self-reflection exercises, she can help you gain a better “sense of self” in order to create 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.

Career Opportunities related to my Academic Program (Career Advice)

Unsure of what you can really do with your degree? Our Career Counsellor can help you identify various career possibilities and potential employers associated with your area of interest.

Comparing Job Opportunities between Specializations

Are you hesitating between two specializations at Telfer? This requires a great deal of thought. Understanding the academic journey ahead as well as the potential career opportunities associated with each path is crucial. Our Career Counsellor can give you a sense of the job options connected to the fields you are considering so that you can make an informed decision.

With a Professional Development Coordinator or Career Counsellor

Introduction to Cover Letter

New to cover letters? Not sure how to go about it? Don't worry! Come and learn all the basics, build your writing skills, and receive precious business insiders’ tips on how to nail this crucial self-marketing tool.

Boosting your Online Presence and Visibility with LinkedIn

Don’t just let your profile sit there. Make it work for you! Receive clever tips, tricks, and strategies to increase your visibility as a candidate, elevate your credibility as a professional, and generate views from industry leaders who could lead to your next employment.

Adapting your Resumé to the Canadian Context

New to the Canadian job market? You are not alone, and we are to support you. Learn more about what Canadian employers expect from a strong resumé, regardless of your nationality, and learn how to market yourself and stand out from the competition.

Writing a Compelling LinkedIn Summary

Discover how to promote your skills, talents, AND personality quickly and efficiently by tackling this crucial piece of creative writing. With the help of our specialist, get to know your product (you!) better and learn how to sell it in a compelling profile and a convincing elevator pitch.

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.

Industry Information

This consultation will allow you to gain information on recruitment processes and career paths.

Building my Alumni Network

This meeting is designed to help you understand how to connect with Telfer alumni from your industry and nurture and leverage those relationships in your job search.

Contacting Employers: Best Practices

Not sure if you should reach out to an employer on LinkedIn or by email? Wondering if you should send that follow-up email and how much time to wait before sending it? Book an appointment, and a Relationship Manager will answer all your questions.

Pivoting my Job-search Strategy in a Changing Market

For any questions about pivoting your job-search strategy during unprecedented times and in a changing market, don’t hesitate to book an appointment, and you’ll receive informed advice from an expert.

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 an appointment request on Careeer Launch
  • Email the Career Centre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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