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ESP Advising Bulletin: January 16, 2023

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Apply for a Winter Bursary: January deadlines

For students who started ESP in September

ESP is happy to announce that we have a few winter bursaries available. These bursaries were established to help support students with workshop fees and educational expenses.

  • What: This is a bursary award of $1000 for this term. A bursary is a grant that is awarded based on financial need. Unlike loans, you do not need to repay bursaries. There are 5 bursaries available.
  • When: Deadline extended to January 22nd at midnight
  • Who: This will be awarded to 6 current ESP/IESP students who are in need of financial assistance this term.
  • Criteria: Priority will be given to students with strong attendance and academic performance, and who have not received a Carleton University bursary this academic year.
  • Note: This bursary is intended for students who started ESP in the fall term.

For students who started ESP in January

New January students should use the General Bursary Application in Carleton Central.

  • See instructions here.
  • Deadline to apply: January 31st
  • Need a hand? Book a coaching appointment for help: and select “Book a coaching appointment”.

Questions? Just ask!

Apply Now →

Academic Coaching starts this week

Our ESP Academic Coaches are excited to meet with you starting this week.

  • ESP students can meet with coaches once every week.  Appointments are 55 minutes in length.
  • If you need more than one appointment a week, please email with your request 48 hours in advance.
  • Coaches can:
    • help you get organized for the term ahead
    • work on reading and study strategies
    • strengthen your writing
    • help with procrastination and test anxiety
    • … and so much more!

Please help us ensure we are reaching as many students as possible.  If you need to cancel your appointment, please notify us at least 12 hours in advance.

Book your appointment here.  Can’t find a time that works for you?  Just email the Academic Coaching team – we’ll help you out!


The ESP Academic Coaching Team

Book now →

ESP game nights & movie nights

Join ESP mentors and fellow students at one of this term’s social activities. Feel free to bring a friends or come on your own. Join the Discord to see movie options and for updates.

All Game Nights are in the ESP Student Lounge and all Movie Nights are in TB 234.

  • January 20, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (GAME NIGHT)
  • January 27, 4:30pm (MOVIE NIGHT)
  • February 3, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (GAME NIGHT)
  • February 10, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (GAME NIGHT)
  • February 17, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (GAME NIGHT)
  • February 24, 4:30pm (MOVIE NIGHT)
  • March 3, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (GAME NIGHT)
  • March 10, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (GAME NIGHT)
  • March 17, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (GAME NIGHT)
  • March 24, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (GAME NIGHT)
  • March 31, 4:30pm (MOVIE NIGHT)
  • April 7, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (GAME NIGHT)

Join ESP on Discord for updates →

Deadline for course changes: January 20

The deadline to request a change to this term’s courses is this Friday, January 20 by 4:00 pm. You cannot change courses yourself, so you’ll want to make an appointment with an advisor right away for help. Email us if you have any trouble finding a time

Book an Advising Appointment now →

Looking for work? Virtual career fairs January 17 & 25

If you’re looking for part-time or summer work, there are two career fairs coming up that you should check out:

City of Ottawa Career Fair

  • Who: The City of Ottawa in partnership with ImmigrantsCAN, settlement organizations and community partners are organizing this
  • What: Virtual Career Fair for High School, College and University students. Over 500 paid positions available with employers including the City of Ottawa HR, Federal Government of Canada, Province of Ontario, Private Corporations and Non-profit enterprises.
  • When: January 17th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
  • Register: Event is virtual (Zoom); register at

Carleton’s Winter Career Fair 

  • Who: Organized by Carleton’s career services
  • What: Virtual Winter Career Fair for current students and alumni. Explore full-time, part-time, summer, and co-op opportunities and browse current job openings.
    • Discover a range of organizations to see if you would be a good match. Review employers alphabetically or by degree. Employers will continue to be added in the lead up to the event.
  • When: Wednesday, January 25 from 10:00-4:00
  • Register: on the online platform Brazen.

Reminder: Many employers will be accepting resumes at the fairs! If you need assistance with your resume prior to the fair, please book a virtual resume review appointment with Career Services by emailing You can also attend a virtual Prepare for the Fair event on January 19 or January 20 to have your resume reviewed via Zoom or ask any questions about navigating the Career Fair (register on the mySuccess Co-op and Careers Workshops and Events Calendar).

Learn how to prepare for an online career fair →

Summer courses

Curious about summer courses? Course offerings are now available to view in the Public Class Schedule. ESP Student Registration starts on March 27 and early summer term courses begin May 4.

Read more about taking summer courses as an ESP student →

Applying to a degree

To apply for a program, come in and meet with an Academic Advisor.


  • March 1st: Architecture, Engineering, Computer Science, Humanities, Industrial Design, Information Technology (Interactive Multimedia and Design), Journalism, Music and Social Work.
  • June 1st: This is the general deadline for all remaining programs, including all in the Bachelor of Arts (such as Criminology, English, Psychology, Sociology and so on), Business, Economics, Global and International Studies,  Cognitive Science, Science, etc.

Book an Advising Appointment →

Withdrawal deadline: January 31

The financial withdrawal deadline is January 31st. You can withdraw from courses up until March 15, but January 31st is the last date to withdraw and receive a refund of winter term fees.

You need to request a withdrawal from an academic advisor either by email: or by booking an appointment (link below).

Book an appointment →