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What’s the difference between career counselling and career advising?

A career counsellor helps you make choices about your academic and career path based on your strengths and interests. They can help you find out what you can do with your degree, whether that means entering the job market or continuing your studies.

A career advisor helps you with your job search. They can give you tips and resources to help you land the job you want.

Career counselling

Not sure what you can do with your degree, or if you’re even in the right program? Meet with a career counsellor to:

  • Find out what you can do with your major
  • Choose the right degree for you
  • Plan for further education
  • Explore your strengths, interests, and passions to guide you to the right career path
  • Find out how your interests can influence your future career

Career advising

Are you looking for a career-related job or part-time work? Meet with a career advisor to:

  • Find jobs in your field
  • Find career-related experience
  • Find a part-time or summer job
  • Improve your résumé and cover letter
  • Ace your next interview
  • Review your LinkedIn profile
  • Learn networking strategies

Accessing Appointments

Access to services varies according to your student status (currently attending courses or not) and your place of residence. Before booking an appointment, check which services you have access to.

Call 514-848-2424 ext. 7345 / 3921 to book an appointment.

Please note that students must call to book their own appointments. Parents, friends, etc., cannot book appointments on behalf of a student. 

Please also note: during peak periods, there may be longer wait times to book an appointment due to the high volume of requests.  

Which services do I have access to?

Current Concordia student taking courses

Residing in Quebec

Residing outside Quebec

Residing outside Canada

Student enrolled in program but not taking courses this semester

Residing in Quebec, outside Quebec or outside Canada

Concordia alumni

In light of the current pandemic, services for alumni are currently being reviewed. Please check back regularly for updates.

Cancelling or being late for your appointment

You must cancel 24 hours in advance if you are unable to keep your appointment with Career and Planning Services. Please call 514-848-2424 ext. 3921 to cancel. 

If you expect to be late for your appointment, please email the person who sent you the ZOOM invitation for your appointment to let them know. If you are more than 20 minutes late, your appointment time may be given to another student.

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