Responsibilities May Include
These programs offer the chance to explore new career paths, make connections in a field of interest and facilitate future employment.
Students should be clear on what professional associations are, what they do and why they matter.
Sharing resources between career services and faculty/departments promotes successful career transitions for grad students.
Your role is to create the conditions in which others can become autonomous, and to guide them toward that autonomy.
As knowledge brokers, graduate professional development programs can build stronger bridges between students and the skills they need.
Developing personal relationships with peers can act as a counterweight to the burden of graduate training.
Students will feel more in control if they are exposed to career exploration early and within their academic discipline.
Don’t wait until you are actively looking for a job to identify your transferable skills.
Mentorship can enhance your degree, but every program offers different takeaways.
Graduate students and professors need to act to promote academic integrity.
Leveraging the skills you acquired in grad school is key to enhancing any future employment you delve into.
We gain far more by capitalizing on our strengths than by focusing on our weaknesses.
A detailed plan can help you decide when and what opportunities to say yes to and, more importantly, which to say no to.
Lessons learned from Concordia University’s Graduate Professional Skills program.
This exercise is key to enabling positive mindsets.
Don’t overlook the benefits of working in a non-faculty role at a university.
Exploring the implicit ways that academic programs continue to promote academic career paths as most worthwhile.
A moment may be all the time to seize that important opportunity.
When it comes to skills development, sometimes you have to make advantage before you can take advantage.
How a “fantastic failure” inspired me to change the way we do grad student professional development at Brock.