Graduate Studies Professional Development

Over the course of your graduate degree in Engineering, you will complete the following professional development components. 

The requirements are tracked through eClass. You can self-enroll in the GRAD PD 01 eClass page

 

Requirements specified by FGSR

  1. Complete an individual development plan (IDP) following the FGSR instructions
    • Upload your IDP Completion form to the GRAD PD 01 eClass page
    • Deadline - within the first 12 months (MSc/MEng) or 18 months (PhD) of your program
  2. Attend 8 hours of professional development sessions relevant to your IDP 
    • Upload PD Activities Completion form, along with your attendance record to the GRAD PD 01 eClass page
    • Deadline - by program completion (MSc/MEng) or within 3 years from the start of your program (PhD)

Requirements specified by the Faculty of Engineering

  1. Attend the following two sessions offered by Engineering Career Connections (offered throughout the year)
    • Career Branding & Networking for Success (2 hours)
    • Engineering Your Career: Job Search Strategies that Work (2 hours)
  • You'll receive a confirmation of attendance for each session. Attendance records are kept in the Faculty and do not need to be uploaded.
  • Students who have already completed two Career Connections sessions listed above in a previous graduate degree are required to complete four hours of professional development in the areas of communication, networking, EDI, university teaching, and career development. These hours must be included in the student’s IDP. To confirm the eligibility of the selected sessions, contact Alexandra Komrakova at komrakov@ualberta.ca.
  • Deadline - attend both sessions within the first 12 months of your program (MSc/MEng/PhD)
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Questions

For questions regarding…

  • Deadlines, submission materials, and requirements, contact your graduate program advisor
  • The Engineering Career Connections sessions, contact enggcc@ualberta.ca
  • FGSR requirements (individual development plan and professional development sessions), contact gradpd@ualberta.ca