Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Booking an Appointment

How to make an appointment

Talk to the Student Services secretary between 8 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday in Old Main 1651, or call 250-828-5023. Drop-in counselling at the office is available for students in crisis or emergency situations; otherwise, an appointment is necessary.

When booking, please indicate the nature of the appointment (personal concerns, academic success strategies or career counselling). If you are an Aboriginal student, you have the option of booking with the Aboriginal counsellor.


If you are unable to attend your appointment, please notify the secretary as soon as possible. Messages and correspondence will be responded to during regular office hours.

What is the difference between a Counsellor, an Academic Advisor, and a Career Education Coordinator?

Advisors talk to students about specific program information such as course and program requirements and assist with the application and admission processes. Advisors assist all TRU students, whether they are interested in career, trades, academic or university preparation programs.

Counsellors provide personal counselling, which can help determine career strengths, goals and objectives, and assist students with personal problems that may affect scholastic performance or social well-being. Counsellors also help students with issues related to success in post-secondary education, from stress management to techniques for becoming a better student.

Career Education Coordinators create personalized career plans, conduct career mapping exercises, and can offer more strategic career advice and support reaching out to the labour market and determining student career paths.

Book an appointment with an Academic Advisor to talk about specific program information such as course and program requirements and application and admission processes.

Book an appointment with the Career Education Department for a personalized career plan, career mapping, career course information, labour market and industry review, cooperative education and more.