Career Counselling

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HOW WE CAN HELP

We discuss what you want to talk about; it’s confidential, respectful and non-judgmental.  We help you get to know yourself and what career options might work for you. Undergraduate and graduate students often want to talk about:

  • What can I do with a degree in biology, psychology, commerce…..you get the drift?
  • I am not sure if I am in the right program. Can you help?
  • I'm in graduate school and would like to get more clarity on my next steps. Can you help?
  • What are my skills? What skills do I have that employers want?
  • I don’t think I’m going to go into the career I was aiming for; what else can I do?
  • Do I need to go to grad school to get a good job?
  • Can you help me with my grad/professional school application and interview?

What would YOUR question be?

We are a sounding board and can help you find the information you need to make your career decisions.

We help you identify and overcome barriers that are getting in the way of achieving your goals.

Come into the Career Centre (DV 3094) or call us at 905-828-5451 to make an appointment. We are looking forward to working with you!

Your privacy is respected in this process; we do not share information with others without your written consent unless required by law. Appointments are private; students wishing others to be present will first meet with the counsellor/advisor to discuss this request and arrive at a mutually agreed upon solution.

OUR TEAM

The Centre is staffed by Career Counsellors who hold a Master of Education in Counselling, training in career development including certification in a variety of career and personality assessments, and many years of experience both inside and outside the university.


MalouMalou Twynam, Career Counsellor

M.Ed. Counselling Psychology, University of Toronto (OISE)
M.A. Sociology, University of Waterloo

Malou earned her Master of Education in Counselling Psychology in addition to a previous Master’s Degree in Sociology. Prior to joining the team at the UTM Career Centre, she worked for seven years in career services assisting persons with disabilities to achieve their career goals. She also has experience providing personal counselling to post-secondary students and adults. She enjoys helping students to discover their unique gifts, explore career possibilities and make confident career decisions. Malou enjoys outdoor adventures including kayaking, camping and hiking. She is also an avid reader and cook.

 

Head shot of Peggy Shkuda one of our Career CounsellorsPeggy Shkuda, Career Counsellor

Honours B.A. Philosophy, University of Toronto
M.Ed. Counselling Psychology, University of Toronto (OISE)

Peggy has her Masters of Education Specializing in Counselling Psychology with a focus on career development. She has six years of experience working as a Career Coach in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to that, she enjoyed a successful career as a TV documentary producer specializing in the arts.

Peggy believes that the career journey has many twists and turns along the road which teaches us new and exciting things about ourselves. She is also an active member in the International Association of Career Professionals. When she is not following career trends, she is busy practising the piano and supporting live music whenever she can.

 

Daniela Cristini, Career Counsellor

M.Ed. Counselling, Western University

Daniela has provided career coaching for more than five years, working with young and older adults ranging in ages 15 to 80.   

Beyond her experience as a career coach, Daniela honed her skills from roles including trainer, project manager and vocational evaluator. She has worked in post-secondary education as well as employment support service centers.

Daniela aspires to help students explore their uniqueness and identify what makes them tick (ie via skills / interests / personality traits and work values). With this self-awareness, one can more clearly define a suitable career fit and effectively manage one’s career development within a changing world of work.  

In her free time, Daniela enjoys cooking, keeping fit and spending quality time with her family, including her pet guinea pig, Zeus.

 

Kayla Sousa, Career Counsellor at the UTM Career CentreKayla Sousa, Career Counsellor

M.Ed. Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Toronto (OISE)

Kayla has her Masters of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is a practicing member of the OACCPP. She believes that career exploration is anything but linear and she enjoys helping others navigate the unexpected turns along the way.  Outside of career counselling, she has experience with personal counselling and she currently travels across the GTA to conduct psychological assessments on individuals who may be in need of mental health assistance.

When she’s not working, Kayla loves to read fiction, go to live theatre events (especially in the outdoors), and she is a self-professed media junkie who is always ready for a movie trivia game.