Past Career Symposium 2017

About the Invest in Your Future Career Symposium

Invest in your future and fulfill part of your Professional Development Requirement this fall reading week! We think this is a can't miss event for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows because we have worked very hard to design a career symposium that will help you recognize your talents, learn professional skills and make the connections that will help you excel in your chosen field.

This symposium is open to all Campus Alberta graduate students and postdoctoral fellows which includes 26 post-secondary institutions. Made possible by funding from the Government of Alberta

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What to expect for the Invest in Your Future Career Symposium

On Nov. 15-16, 2017, from the Invest in Your Future Career Symposium in CCIS, the following were live streamed:

Nov. 15, 2017

  • 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Maren Wood, PhD, Co-Founder of Beyond the Professoriate - Finding Success in an Uncertain Job Market
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Jared Wesley, PhD, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Alberta - Your Purpose, Your Brand, Your Network, Your Career, Your Mark

Nov. 16, 2017


Business cards:
At the conference registration desk you will be given a business card form to complete and take to our business card table. These will be sent to the printer and your business cards will be available at the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research office in Triffo Hall at a later date.

CliftonStrengths Assessment:
With the purchase of a Full Conference or Day 2 ticket, a Top 5 CliftonStrengths Access Code will be emailed to you. Please complete the online assessment and bring it to the conference. This assessment is required for the Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessment Workshop.

Professional Development:
Some sessions may be used towards the Professional Development (PD) Requirement. At the sessions eligible for PD credit, you will be able to sign in online or have an FGSR representative sign your record of PD activities. All ethics and professional development sessions or activities must be approved by your department.