Career Action Series

The Career Centre will be offering facilitated round-table discussions as a way to help graduate students and post docs gain insights to lead them in taking an active approach to the careers. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch and to prepare questions to add to the interactive discussion sessions hosted by Career Centre Advisors Tyree McCrackin and Andrea Spevak.


Online Discussion Series

Slimming Your CV to Create a Resume

Most grad students have some version of a CV on file but what happens when you start looking outside of the academic arena for positions? Suddenly you need to pare down a multipage document to no more than two pages.  Join us as we discuss how to make this task a little less daunting.Please note there is a one-hour PD Credit available with completion of Google Form following the session. 

Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD Students
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Noon–1:00 p.m.
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Masters and PhD Students
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Noon–1:00 p.m.
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Transitioning to the Workplace 

Every transition in your life requires you to adapt to new expectations. Leaving behind your academic journey — whether Masters, PhD, or Postdoc — to move into a new career role, is no exception. We will share some common sources of tension and discuss how to prepare for a new role. Please note there is a one-hour PD Credit available with completion of Google Form following the session. 

Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD Students
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Noon–1:00 p.m.
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Masters and PhD Students
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Noon–1:00 p.m.
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Mastering Networking 

Whether you are comfortable speaking with strangers or prefer to avoid networking events altogether, let's talk about some strategies you can use to expand your community. Please note that there is a one-hour PD Credit available with completion of Google Form following the session.  

Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD Students
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Noon–1:00 p.m.
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Masters and PhD Students
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Noon–1:00 p.m.
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Acing the Interview

For most people, participating in a job interview is not a common activity. What are employers really looking for? What can you do to prepare? We will share some tips to help you ace your next interview. Please note there is a one-hour PD Credit available with completion of Google Form following the session.  

Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD Students
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Noon–1:00 p.m.
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Masters and PhD Students
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Noon–1:00 p.m.
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Do I Qualify For This Job? 

For people who have spent a long time in an academic environment, job advertisements may seem to be written in an unknown language. Are you qualified for the position? How do you know if you should apply? We will uncover some of the common mistakes people make in matching their abilities to job advertisements. Please note there is a one-hour PD Credit available with completion of Google Form following the session.  

Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD Students
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Noon–1:00 p.m.
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Masters and PhD Students
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Noon–1:00 p.m.
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Worthwhile Informational Interviews

You have found a company where you would like to work or identified someone on LinkedIn with whom you would like to connect. What are the next steps? An informational interview can give you many insights into what a company is looking for, the work environment, types of work, career path to get there, and more. We will share a common approach to starting your informational interview that may lead to a prospective job in the future. Please note there is a one-hour PD Credit available with completion of Google Form following the session.  

Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD Students
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Noon–1:00 p.m.
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Masters and PhD Students
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Noon–1:00 p.m.
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Career Search Strategies

You may have an idea about the types of jobs you are interested in, but are unsure of the best way to start looking for jobs. Do you stick with the large job boards like Indeed? Search on LinkedIn? What if you don't know the job titles in Canada or what jobs are in demand? Join us in discussing different strategies for starting your career search and discovering various job opportunities.

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Career Fears: Fighting Analysis Paralysis

You have just landed your feet in your postdoc and you feel like you haven't had a chance to think about what you really want to do. Or you look at the options out there and are paralyzed by what you should do next. Perhaps you have never been employed in the careers that appeal to you and wonder would it be the right fit for you. These are only a few fears that people may have. We hope you can join us for a conversation that can give you the power to take action.

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How to Negotiate

You are getting ready for your job interview and have questions about start dates, wages, and more. When should you negotiate? What types of things can you negotiate? Who starts this process and how can you get better at asking for what you need? Join us for a discussion about negotiation in a non-tenure track position.

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Tyree McCrackin, Career Advisor

Andrea Spevak, Grad Student Internship Advisor