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.
Need quick support that works with your busy schedule? Visit us during our drop-in times listed below. Please note that drop-in appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Times are listed in Mountain Standard Time.
Until further notice, we will not be offering in-person advising at our offices. Career development specialists are available on Zoom during these hours:
- Monday: 9 – 10:30 a.m.
- Tuesday: 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Wednesday: 9 – 10:30 a.m.
- Thursday: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
- Friday: Noon – 1:30 p.m
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.
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.