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.

We offer 4 types of advising appointments:

  • Career Advising,
  • LinkedIn Profile Critique
  • Mock Interview
  • Resume, CV, Cover Letter, and Application Form Critiques

Fees

  • $25/students and recent graduates (within the last eight months)
  • $50/others

A subsidy may apply if you are an Arts student or recent graduate. Postdoctoral fellows are fully subsidized through the Postdoctoral Fellows Association.

Book an appointment

Book your advising appointment by calling 780-492-4291, visiting one of our three locations, or filling out an advising appointment request form. 

Request an Appointment

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

We can conduct appointments at our SUB and HUB offices so let us know your preference. We can also conduct appointments using Adobe Connect if you are not able to come to North Campus.

Prepare for your appointment

Depending on the type of advising appointment you book, you will need to provide us with specific materials at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment. Email your materials to yourcareercentre@ualberta.ca.

  • Career Advising - your resume
  • LinkedIn Profile Critique - a link to your LinkedIn profile
  • Mock Interview - your resume/CV, cover letter, and a description of the job or type of work for which you are being interviewed
  • Resume, CV, Cover Letter, and Application Form Critiques - a copy of the document(s) we will be reviewing

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. Your mock interview can be recorded and the recording can be shared with you at the end of the appointment.

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

Resume, CV, Cover Letter, and Application Critiques

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 and autobiographical statements for school board applications.