Career advising

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. 

Whether you need some guidance on a quick question or some one-on-one help, stop by Career Services during our drop-in hours.

Drop-in advising (May - August)

Looking for online career support? Career development advisors are available on Zoom during these hours: 

  • Wednesday: Noon – 1:30 p.m.

We are also open to seeing students in person for 1-on-1 and drop-in appointments upon student request. Book an appointment on Elevate.

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.