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Attend an event or workshop, or request one! 

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

Non-Academic Career Conference

Job Shadowing Program: Exploring Diverse Careers in Academia

For our upcoming workshops, please visit our calendar, 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.

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 Step at the Centre for Career Action

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

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

Although Mitacs workshops are listed on our calendar, you must register through Mitacs. Workshops fill up fast, so register early.