Events and Workshops

Career Symposium

About the Invest in Your Future Career Symposium

Get ready to invest in your future at the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research's career conference for graduate students this fall reading week! This year’s conference is designed to inspire and give you the skills to design your life, work your network, tell your story and think “different”.

On Nov. 15-16, 2018 the Invest in Your Future Career Symposium will feature:


Nov. 15, 2018 9:30 a.m. – LIVE STREAMED

Think “Different”: Why Using a New Lens to Take Stock of Your Skills Will Make the World a Better Place
Curtis Clarke, PhD, Deputy Minister, Alberta Education, Government of Alberta

Nov. 16, 2018 3 p.m. – LIVE STREAMED

The Best Career Advice I Ever Got: “Say Yes”
Kory Mathewson, PhD Candidate, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, University of Alberta and improvisational artist, Rapid Fire Theatre


  • Designing Your Grad Experience to be Career-Ready 
    Nana Lee, PhD – PD Credit
  • Growing, Using, and Sustaining Your Professional Network 
    Anne Krook, PhD
  • Master's and PhD Alumni Career Panels
  • The Value of Storytelling: How to Showcase What Counts For You 
    Elaine Broe, MA and Kelly Wood, MA – PD Credit
  • How to Develop an Entrepreneurial and Innovation Mindset: Skills Employers Want 
    Evan Hu M Eng – PD Credit

Made possible by funding from the Government of Alberta.

This symposium is open to all Campus Alberta graduate students and postdoctoral fellows which includes 26 post-secondary institutions.

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Your Full Conference registration includes:

  • Light breakfasts, coffee and snacks, beverages and lunches (both days)
  • Professional photo for your LinkedIn profile or website (both days)
  • Networking Mixer with hot appetizers (Day 1)
  • Opportunity to have your resume, CV or LinkedIn profile reviewed (Day 2)
  • Career and professional development related information booths (Day 2)

The interactive workshops may be used towards the Professional Development (PD) Requirement. To record your PD credit please bring your ONEcard or have an FGSR representative sign your record of PD activities at the workshops. All professional development sessions or activities must be approved by your department.

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Space is limited. Registration will close when the event reaches capacity, or on Nov. 8, 2018.