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:  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.

EDGE by Mitacs Training
The Mitacs Training program is focused on four core competency areas in Professional Development. These are Leadership and Management, Communications and Relationship Building, and Professional Management and Entrepreneuralism. The individual courses in the training curriculum build skills in each of these competencies.