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: Representatives from NSERC will be talking about application processes for different NSERC awards and scholarships for undergrad, masters and doctoral students. This session would be helpful for current and future graduate students.  
Host: TBD
Date: September 17, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
 
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: Wondering how using LinkedIn effectively can enhance your job search? Curious about how to leverage LinkedIn's features to build your professional network? Attend this webinar and find out!
Date: July 25, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mitacs

 
Business Writing for Today's Professional
Summary: This workshop will help all professionals hone their writing skills using proven techniques and processes.
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (registration starts at 8:45am)
Location: TBD
 
Summary: This energetic, intensive one-day workshop will sharpen your professional time management skills and optimize your working week.
Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (registration starts at 8:45am)
Location: TBD
 
Summary: Recognize and utilize the skills of others to achieve workplace goals quickly whie gaining the understanding of what it takes to lead and participate in a truly effective work team that meets deadlines and sees results.
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (registration starts at 8:45am)
Location: Albert McCormick Community Centre, City of Waterloo