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Talk to a Career Counsellor

How to Access Career Counselling Services

STEP 1: Which service are you eligible for?

  • If you are a current student in a degree, diploma or certificate program, or a graduate of those programs, continue to Step 2 (below).
  • If you are a future student  in a degree, diploma or certificate program you can consult with the Recruitment department's Career Advisor once you have completed the Idea Generator online tool.
  • If you are a current, past or future student in Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies (aka "Continuing Education"/evening courses), call 905-845-9430 ext.2690 to book an appointment with a Career Counsellor.
STEP 2: Current Students/Grads - is this the type of assistance you need? See list below. If not, try our Employment Consultants.

  • Career testing & assessment.
  • Exploring career options, finding direction.
  • Research & evaluation of career alternatives, setting career goals.
  • Labour market information, outlooks & future trends.
  • Planning further education (university, college programs, transfer agreements, apprenticeships, etc.). 
STEP 3: Should you book an appointment or come to the drop-in?
  • Drop-ins are typically 5–10 minute interactions and intended for brief questions and/or follow-ups to previous meetings.
  • Drop-in times may be limited when others are waiting. If your inquiry cannot be handled in that time you will be referred to book an appointment.
  • Initial appointments are usually 30 min. Your Counsellor may also recommend follow-up sessions(s) for further consultation, career testing, etc.
FALL 2017

Davis (B230)



HMC (A265)



Trafalgar (D103)



Daily Drop-Ins      appointments only this semester
appointments only this semester

Mon-Fri 11:30-12:30 (D103)

Appointments Available
Monday-thru-Friday
Monday-thru-Friday

Mon-thru-Thu full day

Friday mornings

How To Book an Appointment

call x5400 or visit B230

call x2528 or visit Centre for Student Success call x2533 or visit D103

*Exceptions

Services may be limited or unavailable during break weeks (classes are not in session).

Notes
  • Appointments may only be booked by the client who it is for, in person or by phone (not email).
  • You may access Career Counsellor services at any campus, regardless of where you attend classes.
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late for a booked appointment, your time may be reassigned for other people or purposes.

Meet the Counsellors in Career Services

Neil Baldwin, B.Sc., M.Ed., C.C.C. - Counsellor - Trafalgar campus

Neil - Career Counsellor TrafalgarNeil has been a Counsellor at Sheridan since 1992, providing guidance to thousands of students of all ages and life stages. His career planning approach is based on the concept that, "your work should reflect you not vice-versa," and he applies this whether helping clients explore career options or make educational plans. Neil's approach emphasizes vocational assessment (career testing) to promote self-awareness, as well as thorough research for a realistic appreciation of job factors and future trends. Neil has particular interests in labour market information, statistics, and future outlook. He has presented on a variety of career development topics to the general public as well as provincial and national professional conferences.  Neil is behind the development and ongoing upkeep of our online career planning tools: Idea Generator + Career QuickTips + Career Planning MicroCourse. Neil holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (U of T), a Master of Education degree in Counselling (U of T), and the Canadian Counsellor Certification (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association). In 2012, Neil used sabbatical time to expand his professional scope of "green" careers as well as those which, more broadly, contribute to a sustainable world. He practices hands-on sustainable living at his off-grid, forested property in beautiful Grey County.

Phone ext. 2538 Email Neil Note: Professional consultation is *not* available via email. Please attend in person for career counselling and educational planning services.

 

Judith MacKinnon, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.A., M.Ed., C.C.C. - Counsellor - Davis campus

Judith joined Sheridan Student Services in 1998 and the Career Centre team in 2002. Since that time she has had the privilege of working with thousands of students in the process of making important career and educational transitions in their lives. Judith uses a strengths approach to counselling combined with solution -focussed goal setting strategies. She believes in developing the “leader within”, and uses self- awareness and career testing to find the best fit for educational programs and for providing ongoing career and student development strategies. Prior to Sheridan, Judith had the unique experience of working in a number of provinces across Canada .She has worked with all age groups :from elementary, junior and senior high school counsellor and teacher to Adult Education instructor with the GED program. During her career at Sheridan, Judith has had the opportunity to initiate and develop a wide variety of college projects: Sheridan’s Beyond Graduation Education Fairs, Peer Mentor leadership training and program coordinating, Sherababa Multicultural Festival, the Duke of Edinburg programme,  and  Sheridan Davis Bruins Toastmasters Club to name but a few highlights. Judith has presented at both provincial and national conferences as well as completed volunteer work in Ecuador with the Sheridan Community Development students. She is an avid jogger (17,000 miles since 1988)  plus fitness and wellness advocate and  has completed several full and half marathons. Judith is qualified to administer and interpret a variety of psychometric instruments including: the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong, and Strengthsfinder;  is a Personality Dimensions  workshop facilitator; and is a certified counsellor with CCPA, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Most recently, Judith returned to graduate studies , recently achieving an M.A. in Critical Disability Studies focussing  on  Disability, Human Rights, Law,  and Social Justice Issues.

Phone extension 5191 Email Judith  Note: Professional consultation is *not* available via email. Please attend in person for career counselling and educational planning services.

 

Maria Kapakos, B.A., M.Ed. - Counsellor - Hazel McCallion campus

Maria Kapakos - CounsellorMaria has over 15 years of career counselling experience working with college and university students and adults in career transition on issues related to educational planning, career exploration and career decision making. Having worked in a variety of post-secondary environments, Maria has a strong background in understanding the academic and learning needs of a diverse student population and is effective in helping students create academic plans, while maintaining a focus on their longer term career goals. She has assisted students in selecting academic paths, in preparing applications for further education for both Canadian and international programs, in learning about and conducting labour market research and in exploring their career options. Maria holds a Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology from OISE/UT, and is trained and certified to administer and interpret a variety of career assessment tools including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory® (SII). In addition to providing individual educational planning and career counselling support, she also is experienced in leading group workshops on academic decision making, career exploration and personality assessment, and has attended and presented at various Canadian career development conferences. Maria is very passionate about helping students achieve their academic, career and life goals and supporting them in making informed career decisions.

Phone extension 2817 Email Maria Note: Professional consultation is *not* available via email. Please attend in person for career counselling and educational planning services.

Mary Beth Michaels, B.A., M.Sc., O.C.T. - Counsellor for the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies Department - all campuses

Mary Beth MichaelsMary Beth has been a career counsellor at Sheridan since 2011. Mary Beth has over 15 several years’ experience in the adult education sector working with students’ from diverse backgrounds. In her previous careers, she has worked in the areas of North American university admissions and student recruitment, professional career workshops and as a teacher. She is certified with the Ontario College of Teachers and has experience as a cooperative and business adult education teacher to professionally educated newcomers. Mary Beth is qualified to administer and interpret Personality Dimensions, Myers Briggs and COPS testing. She believes in a solution-focused approach to counselling and inspires students’ to recognize their own strengths and abilities. Mary Beth has earned certificates in Solution-Focused Counselling, Human Resources, and Training and Development from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor’s degree from Ryerson University and a Master of Science degree in Education in New York State. She has co-facilitated at The Ontario School Counsellors’ Association and is a current member. She has volunteered at Thomas Merton Adult Centre in Oakville as a tutor and provided counselling to youth at risk. Mary Beth enjoys the arts, travel and fitness.