Professional career counselling is about understanding yourself in relation to the choices you make about your academics, occupation and lifestyle. Benefits include maximizing your investment of time and money in your education, ensuring a good fit with your program, developing increased self confidence in your direction, enhancing motivation for your studies, and learning to develop an identity on campus and in the community. Professional counselling can also allow you to work through the confusion, anxiety and disappointment that can sometimes accompany educational and career decision-making.
As well as individual career counselling we offer career-related groups and workshops. Click on Career-Related Groups and Workshops to learn all about them.
You may also benefit from checking out the materials in the Career Resource Centre located in the Career Centre - Podium 60A.
Please note that the CSDC does not provide career counselling to Continuing Education Students. Those wishing to access this service should do so through the Career Centre.
Counsellors assist both undergraduate and graduate students with educational decision-making and planning including changing programs and future studies (post-diploma, graduate and professional). Group programs are available to those with an academic standing of Required to Withdraw or Permanent Program Withdrawal who are thinking about taking their studies in another direction.
For guidance on course selection, course drops, academic standing and other concerns specific to your program of studies, your first step should be to consult with the academic advisor in your school/department. Unlike centralized guidance offices in the secondary school system, each Ryerson program has administrative personnel designated to advise students on these matters.
Please note that the Centre for Student Development and Counselling does not provide educational counselling to prospective students. For easy access to information about undergraduate and graduate programs as well as our Continuing Education offerings, please visit Ryerson’s webpage for Future Students.