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. 

Need quick support that works with your busy schedule? Visit us virtually 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.

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.

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.