The Student Success Centre has several Career Counsellors who can help you explore your career options. Ensuring complete confidentiality, Western's Career Counsellors have graduate degrees in counselling and experience in career and employment counselling.
Our counsellors are skilled in helping students identify their career options, make career decisions, and implement effective job search strategies. They may suggest career assessments if you are uncertain about what you want to do, or may use other approaches to help you begin planning for a fulfilling career.
Who can access Career Counselling?
All current Western students can access our services, including undergraduates, graduates, students at Brescia, Kings and Huron, post-degree diploma students
Alumni within one year of
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See the Alumni Career Management page for additional information, resources, and supports available to all alumni.
Can't find what you're looking for? Try checking out career services in the London community.
Postdoctoral Scholars can access career counselling during the duration of their appointment. All Western Post-Doctoral Scholars are welcome to access CareerCentral including job postings, events and career resources. To have a CareerCentral account created for you, which will enable you to book appointments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org from your Western email address.
Once your Post-Doctoral Scholar appointment ends, career counselling through The Student Success Centre is no longer available, however, there are several services in the London community.
The intake appointment is a quick,
Intakes are not intended to provide in-depth support. You and the counsellor will discuss your needs, which may include referral to career resources, other career services and programs, and/or scheduling a follow-up counselling appointment. Please be mindful that counselling appointments are limited and it may take up to a few weeks to schedule a follow-up appointment.
Intakes are offered as
1. Online (preferred) through CareerCentral (in the “Appointments” section):
2. By phone (519-661-3559):
3. In person (UCC 210):
If all available appointments are booked for the day you want (you will not see any availability in the online booking calendar), you can come in person to our reception desk in UCC 210, and add your name to the standby list for that day.
Please arrive 10 minutes early for your appointment to complete an intake form. If you arrive more than 5 minutes late, you may have to reschedule. You may cancel your appointment
If you are in crisis and need immediate support, please refer to Western's Mental Wellbeing resources.
Following an intake appointment, all career counselling appointments are 45 minutes. It is important to arrive 5 minutes before your appointment. Please refer to our cancellation policy below if you must cancel your appointment.
The mock interview is a career counselling appointment that simulates an actual interview and provides in-depth feedback on your interview skills from a career counsellor in a
To be prepared for the mock interview, you must:
It is important to arrive 5 minutes before your appointment. Please refer to our cancellation policy below if you must cancel your appointment.
If you would like additional interview practice, please review our Peer Mock Interview service (no limits and no intake needed!).
Please note that we are not offering group career counselling for the 2017/2018 academic year.
Group Career Counselling: Registration for 'Group Career Counselling for International Students' for the Winter 2017 term will open January 3, 2017. The dates/time for group career counselling this Winter term will be every Thursday, 12:30-3:30 for Graduate and Undergraduate International Students, for 8 weeks. Learn more.
In person: The Student Success Centre, UCC 210
By phone: (519) 661-3559
Online (for intakes only): CareerCentral
The Student Success Centre hosts a number of workshops on career and employment topics, such as: