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Monday, March 15, 2021 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

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This event is part of the GRADventure Professional Skills Conference. Visit the conference web page for a full schedule of events.

In this workshop, we will discuss the value of making connections throughout your graduate and postdoctoral studies that can positively contribute to career exploration, decision-making, and creating a community of support in your career. We will discuss a variety of online networking strategies, such as social media, finding online events, and informational interviews; identify an action plan that best suits your preferred approaches to networking; integrate self-care practices that promotes well-being throughout your work search; and, learn how networking can open up career paths and give you an opportunity to explore these paths. This workshop will offer various options for participation and interaction, so that if you choose to participate there can be an option for you to do so comfortably.

Presenter bio:

Phil Miletic (he/him) is fascinated by the everyday personal storytelling everyone does in their day-to-day life, whether it be on various social media platforms, autobiographical stories in books & games, or, in career documents and networking conversations. Phil is currently a Career Advisor for Graduate Students and Postdocs in the Centre for Career Action at the University of Waterloo where he supports individuals through opaque systems, complex processes, and barriers to pursue and achieve their career goals. An alumnus of UW, Phil did his PhD in English, specializing in Digital Life Writing, Media History, & American literature where he cultivated his interested in his career as an advisor. In his spare time, he snuggles with his doggo & child and loves listening to sad music.

Additional Information

  • Registration is required through¬†Eventbrite.¬†
  • This session will be recorded and made available to University of Waterloo graduate students and postdocs through our secure conference recording request form. Please check the conference web page approximately one week after the live session.
  • A link to the live session will be emailed to registered attendees two days prior to the event, as well as the day of the event.

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