Professional Development for Graduate Students

The following list contains workshops that may be of interest to post-doc and graduate students. It is important to get an edge in the current market and in your respective field, thus it is essential that you invest some time into growing your personal skills. The workshops below are just small collection of the resources available, an extensive list can be found by navigating the websites below:
Faculty of Graduate Studies

Summary: This session shows participants how to use a step-by-step process to identify the most common writing problems, and quick and simple techniques for fixing them.
Host: The Faculty of Graduate Studies
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Summary: Drop by to learn about the office and what kinds of services are provided to help advance your research, scholarship and creative activities. 
Host: The Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation
Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm 

Summary: Connect with professionals in science, technology, engineering and math professions (STEM) and learn more about hiring practices, employer expectations and how to leverage higher education while exploring available career opportunities.
Host: The Career Centre & Faculty of Graduate Studies
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Summary: Professionals will share examples of the range of opportunities available within their fields, the particularities of applying as a PhD and talk about how to translate the skills developed in academia to non-academic careers.
Host: The Career Centre & Faculty of Graduate Studies
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Summary:  This interactive workshop will get into the nuts and bolts of the main proposal types determined by participants' interests: the research funding proposal, and the non-academic project proposal.
Host: Faculty of Graduate Studies
Date: Winter 2018 (complete details TBD)
York Career Centre

Summary: This one-on-one appointment can be useful to help you to identify and pursue career paths both inside and outside the university, improve your job search and make the transition to your professional life. Contact Carolyn Steele at to arrange an appointment. You can register using the Career Centre's online system.

Summary: This workshop has participants analyze successful entrepreneural ventures and identify what it took for those entrepreneurs to reach their goals. 
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm (registration starts at 8:45am)
Location: Training Centres of Canada
Summary: This workshop is designed to provide insight and interaction along with the know how to build and stabilize business relationships through effective networking. 
Date: Monday, October 29, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (registration starts at 8:45am)
Location: Toronto Central Grosvener Street YMCA Centre