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: Approach your next interview or networking event with increased confidence. Learn how you can influence the first impression you make and show your best self while answering employers' questions. 
Date: July 11, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Summary: Want to be more effective in getting the job you want? Find out how to uncover and create career opportunities by learning how employers fill job openings. Learn how to uncover hidden opportunities and build relationship that maximize your job search efforts. 
Date: July 19, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
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

Summary: Build your career through this competitive annual fellowship for up to two years. Elevate includes a research management training program and a postdoctoral fellowship.
Deadline: July 11, 2018
Time: Projects start no later than February 6, 2019
Summary: This full-day session features tools and tips for better verbal communication. It will test your assumptions and mental models and for many it may be the first time you learn about the Ladder of Inference, the Johari Window and more. The goal is to make you more aware of the tools available to help you become a better communicator in both your work and personal lives.
Date: Monday, July 16, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (registration starts at 8:45am)
Location: YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St., Toronto, ON, M4Y 2V5
Summary:  Enable participants to integrate the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership that participants can apply immediately and in their future careers and lives.
Date: Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am )
Location:  Chelsea Hotel Toronto - 33 Gerrard Street West
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, June 11, 2018 to Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am SHARP on Monday)
Location: St Paul's Bloor Street, 227 Bloor Street East