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Career advising

Talk to a career development specialist if you're looking for help with the job search or finding potential career paths. They can work with you to build an action plan, improve your job search documents, prepare for an interview and more. 

Get assistance from a career development specialist

If you're looking for help with career planning and developing professional skills, we recommend getting support from a career development specialist.

The career development team aims to empower and guide UCalgary students to find career happiness through coaching and self-exploration. Students can get support with:

  • Creating compelling and targeted cover letters, CVs and resumes
  • Building effective job search and networking skills
  • Preparing for job interviews/mock interviews
  • LinkedIn best practices
  • Career planning and exploration
  • Career assessments to help you identify your strengths, skills, values and interests
  • Understanding Canadian workplace culture (International Students)

Ways to connect

  • Don't have a resume yet, or need help making yours more effective? 
  • Not sure what you want to do when you graduate? Need help finding suitable career paths for your degree?
  • Want to better understand your strengths, communication style, personality and interests, and how they can help you find a job you'll love?

If you're looking for help with the job search or finding potential career paths, an advisor is here to help. They can work with you to build a career development plan, improve your resume, prepare for an interview, and much more. 

For in-depth support, we recommend booking an appointment on Elevate for a time slot that's suitable for you. 

Looking for feedback on your resume or cover letter? A career development specialist can review your resume and provide advice on how to improve it or target it to a specific job or field. This is a free service for current UCalgary students. 

Submit your resume for review using the link below.

Career Tip

Start working on your resume as early as you can. Just like a term paper, it’s hard to write an effective resume in one night — it takes time, effort and lots of revisions.

Did You Know?

First impressions count! Whether they're made in-person or through a cover letter and resume, you may have only minutes — or even seconds — to make a first impression count.

Drop-in hours

Stop by Career Services during our drop-in hours if you need some guidance on a quick question or some one-on-one help. Drop-in appointments are typically 15 minutes in length. If you require a longer appointment, we recommend booking through Elevate.

Virtual drop-in (via Zoom)

  • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday | Noon – 1:30 p.m. MT

In-person drop-in (located in MSC 188)

  • Wednesday | Noon–1 p.m. 
    Resume Rescue: Bring in a paper copy of your resume and/or cover letter for review with a career development specialist!