Career Development

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Graduate degrees are valuable tools for broadening your career options as well as advancing within your existing career.

We partner with the University of Alberta's Career Centre on several programs to help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (PDF) pursue their career goals.

Graduate Student Internship Program (GSIP)

This internship program offers paid, flexible work experience opportunities for U of A graduate students. Interdisciplinary work placements are available throughout the year.

Learn more about the Graduate Student Internship Program (GSIP) »
Career Development Workshops

The U of A Career Centre offers workshops for graduate students and PDFs to take action on their careers.

Career Action Series »
IDP/PD Requirement Training Series »
University of Alberta Career Centre

Staff at the Career Centre can help graduate students and PDFs develop the skills, knowledge, experiences and connections to confidently manage their careers.

Career Centre »
Career Advising Appointments »

PhD Alumni Study

How are PhD alumni from the U of A contributing to Alberta's and Canada's economic and social sectors?

In 2019 the U of A's then Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies and Research (FGSR) embarked on the Career Preparation and Outcomes Study, to answer this question. Our survey revealed that four in five U of A PhDs secured employment before graduating, demonstrating the demand for and value of PhDs in today’s complex global job market.

We systematically collected publicly available career information to get a picture of employment outcomes for 5000+ PhDs who graduated between 2005 and 2017. The study successfully and reliably secured career outcomes for 85 per cent of this population, a total of 4,365 U of A PhD graduates.

Read the Report »