About Professional Development Days
Professional Development Days is a series of free professional development workshops for graduate students who wish to learn professional skills to help them excel in their chosen field. Post-doctoral fellows are welcome. The next workshops will be hosted from June 15-19, 2020. For a complete listing of our PD offerings, please consult campusBRIDGE, FGSR Events & Training. To register for individual sessions, please see below:
Professional Development Orientation (not for PD Credit)
Date & Time: June 15, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Why Mentors Matter
Date & Time: June 15, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Alive with Joy
Date & Time: June 16, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Career Session Question Period (not for PD Credit)
Date & Time: June 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Digital Science Communication: Background, Barriers and Battleplan
Date & Time: June 17, 2020, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Career Fears: Fighting Analysis Paralysis (Postdocs and PhD)
Date & Time: June 17, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Career Activities to Pursue During a Pandemic
Date & Time: June 17, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
The Magic Behind Reference Letters
Date & Time: June 18, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Career Fears: Fighting Analysis Paralysis (Graduate Students Only)
Date & Time: June 18, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Academic Reflections of the Hiring Process!
Date & Time: June 18, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Why Do Employers Hire Graduate Students?
Date & Time: June 18, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Special Session - LinkedIn/CV/Rapid Resume Review (not for PD Credit)
Date & Time: June 19, 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
These sessions may be used towards the University of Alberta Professional Development Requirement which includes an individualized career plan document called an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and the completion of eight hours of professional development activities inspired by your career plan.
The IDP outlines seven competencies. You will find IDP competency information in the workshop descriptions to help you determine which workshop will expand your desired skill areas.
To record these workshops towards your eight hours of PD activities, you will be able to sign in online or have an FGSR representative sign your record of PD activities. Please keep these records, no other record will be issued. All professional development activities must be approved by your department.
Supported by “A Vision for Innovation in Alberta: Excellence and Transformative Talent” - a Government of Alberta grant.