Friday, January 17, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Bring your laptop or pen and paper and get drafting or improving your résumé and cover letter. Career Advisors and your peers will be available for feedback and guidance. 

NOTE: To attend this writing session, you must attend the morning workshop Résumé and Cover Letter Writing for Master's Students.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to finish your thesis, dissertation, or other writing project? In this workshop, you’ll learn what writing experts have discovered about how to set up a writing schedule, avoid procrastination, and set goals in order to make consistent, sustainable progress. This workshop is only for grad students. Remember to bring a laptop, your agenda or schedule, and a writing project you are currently working on to this interactive workshop.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to prepare an effective curriculum vitae (CV) as well as how to write a professional and compelling cover letter for professor/lecturer and postdoc positions.

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

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 — 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST
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Attend the GRADflix showcase!

We're rolling out the red carpet for a GRADflix showcase!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Most instructors teach the way they were taught, which may or may not be a good thing. This interactive workshop will provide participants with a toolbox of activities suitable for any classroom. We will introduce the concept of active learning and teacher-centred versus student-centred classrooms. In this workshop we will also discuss some of the reasons for using different teaching methods and help you decide which ones are right for your classroom.

Additional Information

Registration: Registration is required.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Through this interactive workshop, you’ll become better prepared for a campus interview. In addition to learning about a typical campus interview schedule, you’ll learn to analyze interview questions and evaluate and develop effective responses to these questions.

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

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 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.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Literature reviews are a keystone of academic writing. This workshop explores using the Matrix Method to manage your literature review.  Bring a laptop or mobile device so that you can begin applying this method to your own work. 

Additional information: Registration required.

Friday, January 10, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 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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Thursday, January 9, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Academic work is constantly under review as instructors assess students' papers, supervisors guide students on theses, or students evaluate instructors teaching, only to name a few examples. In all of these cases, evaluative information is being given to one person by another as feedback has occurred. But was it helpful? Was it assimilated? Will it make a difference in the future?

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