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Our graduate student professional development events, workshops and conferences will help you communicate effectively, compile a teaching portfolio, learn more about research ethics, cultivate a creative mindset and prepare for your career. Programming, registration, and tracking is captured in campusBridge.

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JEDI Strategies For Your Career Management Journey

Monday, June 21, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 noon (MST) | 1 HOUR PD CREDIT | Register Here

For UAlberta graduate students, please confirm with your department/faculty that they will accept this session towards the PD requirement.

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With the frequent news of disparity in employment and earnings based on gender, race, and education, there is no surprise that graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have considerable concern about how justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) play out in career planning.   This session will focus on education, reflection, and application. Students will learn about the historical construction of JEDI and exclusion, examine how JEDI impacts their career management personally, and think about how to apply what they learn in their own work.

Soni Dasmohapatra, MPA
Soni Dasmohapatra currently leads the Career Mentoring Program with the responsibility of enabling students to grow professionally.  Soni has held a diversity of roles over the years including owning her own consulting business, she worked with the Government of Alberta, Edmonton ShiftLab 1.0, and was the grant coordinator at the Edmonton Heritage Council.  When she lived in Toronto, Soni supported social innovation with organizations such as the City of Toronto and the community not for profits United Way,  Laidlaw and Maytree Foundations. Soni was a senior project manager with the Government of Ontario and a consultant with the United Nations. 
Emily Marriott, has worked as the Graduate Student Internship Program Career Advisor for three years, following a position as a Career Educator with the Career Centre. As a certified teacher, Emily has worked with individuals across age groups in a variety of circumstances. In her current role, she meets with graduate students to prepare job applications and practice interview skills and supports current and incoming interns in their placements. Through meeting with hundreds of graduate students, Emily has a strong understanding of the challenges and anxieties students face when preparing for job applications