Friday, February 21, 2020 — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Through discussion and hands-on activities in this half-day workshop, you will learn how to prepare an effective résumé and cover letter by analyzing job descriptions, assessing the relevance of your transferable skills and articulating these transferable skills in an action-oriented way.

Additional information: Registration through WaterlooWorks not yet open - check back soon!

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Are you worried that active learning is incompatible with lecture-style instruction? That you have to choose between one and the other?  In this workshop, we address these concerns, investigating a variety of "lecture breaks" that can be easily integrated between lecture segments without significant cost in instructional time.  Along the way, we will examine the benefits of making lectures more interactive, in terms of student attention and recall.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 (all day) to Friday, February 21, 2020 (all day)

Whether you are giving a conference presentation, a job talk, or defending your dissertation, as a graduate student you need to be able to speak with authority and knowledge about your research area, respond to questions, and engage in scholarly debate.

Speak like a Scholar is designed to help doctoral students develop their professional scholarly voices and give effective academic presentations with confidence.

Application required: Applications due January 20, 2020. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

In this interactive workshop, you will discuss the value of making connections as part of a job search strategy.  You will explore networking strategies and identify your own action plan.

Additional information: Registration through WaterlooWorks not yet open - check back soon!

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Do you need some dedicated time to compete your Individual Development Plan (IDP)? Would you benefit from feedback on your proposed activities? Attend the Foundations IDP drop-in lab!

Open to all current Professional Skills Foundations participants (those who have completed a Professional Skills Foundations introductory workshop), this drop-in lab offers an opportunity to work on your IDP and receive feedback or help brainstorming activities and workshops. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Planning tutorials, labs, and guest lectures requires careful attention to goals, content, activities, and timing. In this workshop, you'll learn to streamline your lesson preparations and strengthen your teaching.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST
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This introductory workshop is a requirement for participating in the Professional Skills Foundations program, a new professional skills credential for graduate students at the University of Waterloo. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Are you a Master's or PhD student who will be completing your program soon? Are you hoping to remain in Canada and work full-time? Join the immigration consultants to learn what options are available to you. 

Monday, February 10, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Theses and other long documents (e.g., books, manuals, reports) can present challenges that shorter documents don't. It is more difficult to maintain a standard "look and feel" throughout a long document like a thesis. This course will demonstrate features in Word that will make formatting your thesis easier and less time consuming, such as: styles, numbering headings, page numbering, captioning tables and figures, footnotes, cross references, table of contents, and lists of tables and figures.

Monday, February 10, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Our classrooms are filled with students who represent a broad range of racial, cultural, linguistic, physical, and intellectual backgrounds. This workshop provides a starting point for honouring and benefiting from this diversity in our classrooms. Through self-reflection and discussion, we'll provide teaching strategies for optimizing our diverse students' engagement, comprehension, and retention.

Thursday, February 6, 2020 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST

"Any questions?" This is, perhaps, one of the most widely used questions in the classroom. However, it is not the most effective. When you ask your students questions, are you often met with blank stares and no response? How can you use questions effectively to elicit responses and facilitate learning?

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

This interactive workshop will provide teaching assistants with the techniques and confidence to effectively deliver an engaging lesson in the classroom. Topics covered in this workshop include: (i) methods for structuring your delivery, (ii) developing visual aids, (ii) strategies for preparation, (iv) dealing with nerves and anxiety and (iv) tips for engaging your students throughout the lesson.

Additional Information

Registration: Registration is required. Registration for this workshop will open on January 16. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Join the immigration consultants to learn about working in Canada as a graduate student. We will discuss Canadian regulations for working on-campus and off-campus during study terms, scheduled breaks and co-op work terms.

Additional information: Registration required through Portal. 

Please note:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Did you know that the Partnerships for Employment (P4E) job fair itself is taking place on February 5, and has over 100 employers registered to attend? 

Be prepared to make the most of the job fair, by attending this preparation workshop on February 4. 

Friday, January 31, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
People working on computers

The first in the three-part “Rock Your Thesis” series, this workshop will equip you with the skills you need to plan a large academic writing project like a thesis or dissertation. This hands-on, interactive program has four objectives:

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Concept's Meet & Greet event is the perfect moment for you to come out and talk about your startup or side hustle, commercializing your research, and get to know other grad students and postdocs with entrepreneurial interests. Whether you are hard at work on a startup or research, are interested in entrepreneurship, or just want to meet like-minded grad students and postdocs, this is the event for you. Concept supplies the food, while you supply the conversations!

Monday, January 27, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

In this interactive workshop, you’ll practice translating academic language to industry language, apply strategies for answering interview questions and evaluate the effectiveness of responses to interview questions.

Additional information: Registration through WaterlooWorks not yet open - check back soon!

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Monday, January 27, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Effective communication is an important skill for all Teaching Assistants (TAs). In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to identify your communication strengths and areas for development. We will discuss common challenges to effective communication that are encountered by TAs, and help you select appropriate strategies to address these challenges in the classroom.

Additional Information

Registration: Registration is required. 

Monday, January 27, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Academic integrity requires that you paraphrase and summarize other people’s work. Through hands-on practice, you will learn these skills and how to integrate your supporting research for improved credibility.

Additional information: Registration required

Thursday, January 23, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Planning tutorials, labs, and guest lectures requires careful attention to goals, content, activities, and timing. In this workshop, you'll learn to streamline your lesson preparations and strengthen your teaching.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Successful teachers make it a priority to critically reflect on their teaching by tapping into the many evaluation tools available to us. In this workshop, we'll explore how teaching assistants can get evaluations of their teaching from supervisors, peers, students, and others. We'll talk about whom to ask for feedback, when to ask, and how. You'll work in groups to analyze both formal and informal feedback tools, discuss how to incorporate them into your teaching, and consider how to interpret and make use of evaluations you receive.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST

Turn your research into a startup! Why not?

At this panel discussion with local founders and University of Waterloo professors, learn how the skills and research gained through your graduate studies can enable you to be a great entrepreneur. Meet other graduate students and build your network with other aspiring entrepreneurs.

Additional information: Registration required

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Are you a Master's or PhD student who will be completing your program soon? Are you hoping to remain in Canada and work full-time? Join the immigration consultants to learn what options are available to you. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

You already know about the Matrix Method from Literature Review Part A and have completed one.  Now in Part B, learn to situate your research within the body of existing related scholarship.  Bring your completed matrix and your ideas for how best to organize and present the research so that it meshes with your own contribution to the field.

Additional information: Registration is required

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
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This introductory workshop is a requirement for participating in the Professional Skills Foundations program, a new professional skills credential for graduate students at the University of Waterloo. 

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