October 21: Develop career skills with the Professional Skills Foundations program!

From: Graeme Northcote

Subject: Develop career skills with the Professional Skills Foundations program!

Hello Graduate Students!

Are you thinking ahead to your future career path and wondering what opportunities there are to help you develop the professional skills you need to succeed? Join Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) on Nov 1 for our Fall 2022 Professional Skills Foundations Introductory Workshop, hosted in collaboration with the Centre for Career Action (CCA). 

The Professional Skills Foundations is a program for Master’s and PhD students, designed to help you identify and develop the professional skills that will help you succeed in your academic program, secure a job, and thrive in your future workplace. We will work with you to create a personalized Individual Development Plan (IDP), based around the specific professional skills that you are interested in improving. The program can be completed at your own pace, and will give you access to valuable feedback and resources that will help you achieve your professional goals.  

If you are interested in learning more, you can attend our next live virtual Introductory workshop on Nov 1. This workshop will outline the structure of the program, answer any questions that you might have, and even help you get started on drafting your Individual Development Plan (IDP). Register through Eventbrite to attend! 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at gradventure@uwaterloo.ca

Take care,



Graeme Northcote, BA, MA, PhD ABD (he/him)
Graduate and Postdoctoral Programming Specialist

Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs
University of Waterloo 
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

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