Advising Appointments

Our advising appointments are tailored to your needs. We examine your particular situation and use the hour-long appointment to help you in your career development or work search. All course and program planning questions, for both prospective and current students, must be directed to the appropriate faculty/department advisor

Types of Advising Appointments

We offer four types of advising appointments: 

Career Advising

Using an action-based model of career management, our career advisors can help you understand how transitions and unplanned events impact your career, suggest methods to discover and test your career options, and help you make sense of career information so you can formulate career decisions.

If you are searching for work, our career advisors can help you identify and overcome obstacles, learn new work search strategies, and sharpen your existing work search skills.

Although we cannot tell you the specific career or occupation that's best for you, we can suggest actions and resources that will move you towards your preferred future.

LinkedIn Profile Critique
Our advisors provide feedback on your LinkedIn profile, suggest ways you can improve it, and show you features and tools of LinkedIn that can improve your career research and work search.
Mock Interview

Our advisors will develop and simulate a targeted interview, then provide you with valuable feedback on how to improve your interview skills.

Career advisors for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows provide mock interviews for those looking for work both in and outside of academia.

We also offer mock Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI), which are used for admission into some academic programs. 

Document Reviews: Resume, CV, Cover Letters

Our advisors will provide advice on how to make your existing resumé, CV, cover letter, or application more effective, focusing on content, wording, format, and presentation.

We also offer critiques of personal statements for graduate school applications.

Please note that we do not offer resume writing, proof reading or editing services, or vocational testing.

Appointment availability differs depending on the time of year and the type of advisor you need to see.

Drop-in Advising

Talk to a career advisor in person at 2-100 SUB. Drop-in advisors can answer quick questions, recommend resources, or help you identify the next steps in your career management.

Drop-in advising is offered on the following dates during the spring and summer months:

  • Wednesday, May 1 from 12 - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 7 from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 15 from 12 - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 21 from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 29 from 12 - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 4 from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 19 from 12 - 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 3 from 12 - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 16 from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 31 from 12 - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 13 from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Advising Appointment Fees

Current U of A students and recent alumni

For current U of A students and alumni who have graduated within the last 12 months:

  • No charge
  • Failure to attend an appointment without proper cancellation notice will be recorded as a no-show. If you miss two appointments, you will be required to pay for any future appointments.
  • 24 hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule appointments
Staff, alumni, and other
For staff, alumni, and others who are not current U of A students:
  • $60/appointment
Current Postdoctoral Fellows
For current Postdoctoral Fellows:
  • $30/appointment

Book an Appointment

How to schedule an advising appointment

Advising appointments can be booked online through campusBRIDGE.

  1. Login to your campusBRIDGE account:
    • Current students, sign in to your account using your CCID and password.
    • Alumni and guests: create an alumni or guest account using your preferred email.
    • U of A staff: create an account using your preferred email.
  2. Once logged in, go to Career Centre Appointments in the left navigation. You can find all open appointments by clicking on Book by Appointment Type.
  3. Select the type of appointment and date/time you need.
    • Carefully review the types of appointments and select the appropriate one based on your affiliation with the university (undergraduate student, graduate students, etc.) and needs.
  4. Complete the booking in-take form. This information will help your advisor prepare for your appointment.
  5. You will need to submit the required documents when booking your appointment. If you need to share updated documents after booking your appointment, please submit via email at least 24 hours or one business day in advance of your appointment to

Required documents:

  • Career advising: Your resume
  • Document reviews: Copies of the documents you want reviewed. Please note we can only review up to two documents per appointment (ie. a resume and a cover letter).
  • Mock interviews: Your resume, cover letter, and a description of the job or type of work for which you are being interviewed.
  • LinkedIn: Link to your LinkedIn profile

Please note you will need to combine all required documents into one file.




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