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Student Career & Leadership Development

Nominations now open!

Shine the spotlight on a star student or amazing student society.


Meet with a Peer Advisor

Whether it's resume advice or help preparing for an interview, career advisors can provide guidance and tips to help you succeed.



DALConnects is a free leadership certificate program that can help you gain experience and expand your leadership skills


Recognizing learning outside the classroom

A co-curricular record allows employers and grad schools to see a validated record of your extra-curricular activities and achievements.


Make sure you're on the right career path

Career counselling can provide a better understanding of yourself or a better understanding of your options.


Co-Curricular Record

Get your achievements recognized

Contact our staff

Eric Donovan - Coordinator, Experiential Learning Opportunities

Phone: (902) 494-4306                       Email: eric.donovan@dal.ca

Theresa Anne Salah - Coordinator, Employer & Alumni Engagement

Phone: (902) 494-3837                       Email: tasalah@dal.ca

Shane LeBlanc - Coordinator, Career Programming

Phone: (902) 494-3843                       Email: shane.leblanc@dal.ca

Erin RoweService and Operations Clerk

Phone: (902) 494-3537                       Email: erin.rowe@dal.ca

Vision, Mission, & Values


The Career & Leadership Development Centre (CLDC) is committed to a future where all students and alumni are fully prepared for a successful life after university. The CLDC complements the academic experience in achieving this vision by providing opportunities for students to explore and reflect on experiences that directly impact their future. With a focus on career education and developing leadership potential, the CLDC contributes relevant services, events, and information that are critical to student growth and development.


With a student-centred approach, the Career & Leadership Development Centre strives to:

  • Acknowledge and support the extensive leadership and volunteer contributions students make to the community;
  • Create, support, and encourage meaningful and diverse experiences that allow students to broaden and strengthen their personal and professional networks;
  • Demonstrate innovative approaches to programs and service delivery in the areas of career advising, leadership development, experiential learning, and active citizenship;
  • Leverage our networks and community connections and partnerships to provide rich and meaningful experiences for students.
  • Offer up-to-date accessible information and resources.

We Value

  • Students as our primary focus
  • Individual and institutional diversity
  • Reflective practice and critical thinking
  • Quality through continuous improvement
  • A safe and inclusive environment
  • Effective communication and teamwork
  • Collaborative approaches to implementing services and programs
  • Meaningful partnerships with internal and external organizations