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: 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: one-day practical training session will explore some of the project management skills and tools that can help optimize work performance in a range of professional contexts.
Host: Faculty of Graduate Studies & Talent Acquisition & Development
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
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: Will enable the participants to enhance their learning from each other, to experience the development of a strong team, and to develop a model of the culture that they will want to create and execute their projects.
Date: Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23, 2018
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am SHARP)
Location:  Ryerson University, room YDI-1134 at 1 Dundas St West, 11th floor
Summary: This 2-day workshop provides an experiential, collaborative learning experience to enable participants to build on the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership identified and applied in Level I, while exploring key concepts in greater detail to further develop participants skills and knowledge in the area of project planning and management.
Date: Monday, March 26, 2018 to Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am SHARP on Monday)
Location: Toronto Central Grosvenor YMCA (20 Grosvenor St), Grosvenor Room