Get your career off to a great start!
The Career Development Centre has joined forces with the Alumni Association to provide uOttawa alumni career and coaching services. Whether you’re looking for your first job or getting ready to undergo a major career change, you can call on professional advice to guide you through the process.
Career counselling services
If you graduated less than two years ago, you can benefit from services free of charge. If you graduated more than two years ago, you can have unlimited access to services for $50 a year. Career counselling can help you:
- identify your career objectives
- evaluate your professional skills
- understand job market trends in your field
- develop your own job search strategy
- tailor your resumé to the job you’re looking for
- prepare for interviews
Psychometric testing and analysis
The Career Development Centre can also provide career guidance using psychometric tests, including the following:
- Strong Interest Inventory
The report enables you to link your interests with the job categories they fit into.
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
With the MBTI, you discover the type of activity that stimulates or interests you most, and you clearly define the type of work or workplaces that suit you best.
Once you’ve completed the tests, you meet with a counsellor who provides an in-depth analysis of your test results to help you draw up a customized action plan to find your perfect job.
If you graduated more than two years ago, you can take these psychometric tests for a discounted fee of $80 (for a total of $130 with your one year membership). Consultations by appointment take place at Career Development Centre.
To book an appointment or for more information please email the Career Development Centre (cdc@uOttawa.ca).
Career Fairs and Workshops
Did you know that the University sponsors nearly a dozen career fairs and workshops over the course of the academic year? Why not attend some to meet with potential employers?
uO2.0 Mentorship Program
The University of Ottawa has created a professional mentorship program that partners mentors with students who are looking for advice on career possibilities and professional development. This program is offered through the Biology Department in the Faculty of Science and the Communication Department in the Faculty of Arts.