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

Practise Your Conference Presentation Skills
Summary: Hone your presentation skills by presenting a sample ten-minute paper to a group of experienced and friendly retired York faculty members. They'll provide you with detailed feedback on how to perfect those essential conference presentation skills like volume, pace, body language, eye contact, and effective use of visual aids.
Host: Faculty of Graduate Studies & York University Retirees Association 
Date: April 3, 2019

Knowledge Mobilization Planning
Summary: Learn strategic elements, new and emerging planning tools, and the critical components of strategy development in this hands-on session.
Host: Faculty of Graduate Studies & Knowledge Mobilization Unit
Date: TBD
Social Media in Research
Summary: This session will focus on how to build an appropriate plan for those who want to start using social media tools, with appropriate steps to support its successful implementation. 
Host: Faculty of Graduate Studies & Knowledge Mobilization Unit
Date: 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.