Career Action Series

In partnership with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR), the Career Centre will be offering monthly roundtable discussions to help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows take action on their careers. This is an opportunity for you to have your career questions answered. 

One hour PD credit is available for graduate students who complete the Google document post-event. Please confirm with your department/faculty that they will accept this session towards the PD requirement.

Registration is now open via campusBRIDGE.

Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Online Discussion Series

Proactive Career Search Strategies - Sept. 14, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
How do you know if a particular job/career option is the right path for you?  Perhaps an informational interview can help you decide.  Join this session to learn more about how networking can help you understand your career options, especially as you complete your IDP.

CV or Resume?  What Do I Need? - Oct. 12, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Graduate student career choices often include or bridge both academic and non-academic realms. This can lead to confusion on whether to create both documents. Come learn how they differ and when to use them.

What Do Employers Want? - November 16, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
The future of work has changed in response to the pandemic. Come join us for a conversation about what employers are looking for from their employees and what changes have taken place  in their workplace.

Reframing Career Beliefs and Debunking Career Myths - January 11, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
If I leave my new position after a few months, will new employers hesitate to hire me?  Do I need to have all the requirements for a job posting, in order to apply?  These are just two of the  myths that we will discuss, so join us for the real facts.

Developing Your Interpersonal Skills, Identifying Your Transferable Skills - February 8 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
One of the most difficult tasks is evaluating your interpersonal and transferable skills. Just as you need to size this up for your IDP, you will also need to do this for your resume, cover letters, and job interviews.  Join us for a discussion on ways to build and recognize your skills.

Stepping up Your Social Media as a Career Strategy - Mar. 8, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Although some people are hesitant to post on social media, when it comes to getting a job or launching your career, having a social media presence can be a real bonus.  Join us for a session on how to use different social media platforms to build your brand.

Yes You Should Apply! - Apr. 12, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
For people who have spent most of their lives in an academic environment, job advertisements often seem to be written in an unknown language. Do you qualify? How do you know if you should even apply? We will uncover some ways you can better align your resume to fit the job description and boost your confidence.

Interview Skills - May 10, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
For most people, participating in job interviews is not a common activity. Preparing for them can feel like a daunting task.  What are employers expecting? What will they ask?  What can you do to prepare for your next interview? We will share some tips to help you ace your next interview.

Negotiation Jitters - June 14, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
You are getting ready for your job interview and have questions about start dates, wages, and more. What types of things can you negotiate? Who starts this process? Can you negotiate once you have the job?  Let’s test your negotiation skills!

Navigating the workplace - July 12, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Every transition in your life requires you to adapt to new expectations and leaving behind your graduate program/Postdoc to move into a new career role is no exception.  We will share some common sources of tension and how you can better prepare yourself for your new job role.

To learn more about Professional Development opportunities for graduate students, visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website.