Career Development and Academic Support

The Career Development and Academic Support Office offers different one on one and group services to help students achieve academic success, as well as identify, clarify and achieve their academic and career objectives. All services focus on providing students with the skills and tools needed to achieve these objectives, meet Bishop’s requirements and facilitate a successful integration to university and transition from university life to the workplace.

Students can also participate in the annual Success Retreat, Career Bootcamp and Career Day to help them be successful at school and in their transition to the workplace.

Career and Vocational Counselling Services

Are you:

  • Having second thoughts about your choice of major or career objectives?
  • Seeking greater knowledge of the career options related to your academic program?
  • Looking to define your career plan and identify the different actions that will help you reach your career objectives?
  • Considering pursuing a graduate degree, but need help in identifying the program that will best meet your needs?
  • Graduating and need help in identifying the professions you could pursue or ways you can reach potential employers?
  • Seeking to polish and refine your resume and cover letter?

The Career and Vocational Counsellor is available to assist students discover or clarify their academic or career objectives and the most effective strategies to reach these objectives. She can also assist students develop or polish their job search tools and strategies.

Workshops on job search topics, such as résumé and cover letter writing, effective job search strategies or interview skills are offered on a regular basis throughout the academic year. To register or to have further information on these workshops, please see the Events and Workshops page, or the Bishop’s Events Calendar.

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Ms. Nathaniele Pelletier

Career and Vocational Counsellor

Nathaniele Pelletier holds a Master of Education in Career Counselling from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). She is a registered member of the Ordre des Conseillers et Conseillères d’Orientation du Québec. Nathaniele has more than 15 years of experience assisting individuals discover their interests, skills, values and work expectations to identify and implement meaningful career or academic decisions, as well as action plan. From her different work experiences (university, government and non- profit organizations), she has acquired a broad knowledge of the occupational world and the workforce that she shares with students to assist them in their career planning and transition from school to work.…Contact Information
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2246

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Nathaniele Pelletier holds a Master of Education in Career Counselling from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). She is a registered member of the Ordre des Conseillers et Conseillères d’Orientation du Québec. Nathaniele has more than 15 years of experience assisting individuals discover their interests, skills, values and work expectations to identify and implement meaningful career or academic decisions, as well as action plan. From her different work experiences (university, government and non- profit organizations), she has acquired a broad knowledge of the occupational world and the workforce that she shares with students to assist them in their career planning and transition from school to work.
“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”
Confucius

Academic Facilitator

Are you:

  • Struggling to balance, school, work, money, social life, etc.?
  • Having difficulties integrating into university?
  • Feeling disorganized or overwhelmed?
  • Questioning your academic or personal goals?

The Academic Facilitator is dedicated to helping students experience university with the greatest degree of success possible. Although emphasis is on first year students and their integration, academic coaching can provide you with support during your academic journey or on your transition out of university. Services range from adjusting to university life, self-knowledge development, goal and plan setting, time management, soft skills development, etc.

The Academic Facilitator is available to meet with students one-on-one to help them form individualized strategies for overcoming whatever challenges they might face in their academic paths. In addition to individualized coaching, the Academic Facilitator hosts workshops on different themes throughout the year and coordinates the annual leadership retreat.

Office hours (by appointment):
Tuesdays 9:00-4:00
Wednesdays 1:00-4:00
Fridays 1:00-4:00

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Ms. Katie Bibbs

Academic Facilitator

Originally from Bowen Island, BC, Katie holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Business Administration from Concordia University. She is also a certified yoga instructor, and believes in holistic solutions to health and well-being. As the academic facilitator, Katie brings over a decade of experience from the public and private sectors, including her time spent teaching at the secondary level and consulting both in the small business and non-profit sectors. Her mission is to help Bishop’s students reach their fullest potential on-campus, so that they feel empowered to fulfill their dreams wherever they may go from here.Contact Information
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2381

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Originally from Bowen Island, BC, Katie holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Business Administration from Concordia University. She is also a certified yoga instructor, and believes in holistic solutions to health and well-being. As the academic facilitator, Katie brings over a decade of experience from the public and private sectors, including her time spent teaching at the secondary level and consulting both in the small business and non-profit sectors. Her mission is to help Bishop’s students reach their fullest potential on-campus, so that they feel empowered to fulfill their dreams wherever they may go from here.