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Attend an event or workshop, or request one! 

Online workshops

Unable to attend one of our live workshops? Visit our Online Workshops page to view some of our workshop content and complete self-directed activities at your own pace.

Regular workshops for grad students and postdocs

The Centre for Career Action offers several workshops and events designed specifically for graduate students and postdocs. These workshops are focused on topics related to Career Exploration, Networking, Job Search Strategies and Documents, and Further Education. We also host annual conferences to prepare PhD students and postdocs for the academic and non-academic job search.

Academic Career Conference

Professional Skills Conference 
Previously called "Non-Academic Career Conference"

Job Shadowing Program: Exploring Diverse Careers in Academia

For our upcoming workshops, please view our calendar in WaterlooWorks, and be sure that it's set to the "Graduate Students" tab so you may see both the grad-student  workshops as well as the workshops open to undergraduates.

Note: if you are a new postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo, please log into WaterlooWorks within your first week to ensure you get added as a postdoc in our system. This way, you don’t miss out on important resources and services and you can view our event calendar directly in WaterlooWorks!

Custom workshops

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Scene from a recent Centre for Career Action/ Faculty of Arts Career Development workshop

If you'd like to request a custom workshop for your graduate student association, seminar, or research group, please do so by using our Custom Workshop Request Form

Some examples of recent custom workshops include:
  • A Faculty of Arts event for graduate students on the subject of identifying skills
  • A Women in Engineering (WIE) workshop, called "Networking  for Engineers"
  • A workshop on interview strategies for Master's of Quantitative Finance Students
  • A workshop on alternative-academic careers and "parallel planning" for PhD and Master's students in philosophy

Mitacs Training Workshops

The Centre for Career Action is proud to promote Mitacs - an organization that "builds partnerships between academia, industry, and the world – to create a more innovative Canada."

Mitacs trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in essential interpersonal, project management and entrepreneurial skills required for them to succeed in their future career.

To attend Mitacs workshops, you must register through Mitacs. Workshops fill up fast, so register early.