GRADventure

​GRADventure is a central hub of professional development resources designed specifically for graduate students at the University of Waterloo. It is offered by the Graduate Studies Office, in collaboration with campus partners. 

No matter which career path you choose to pursue, we've got you covered.

GRADventure is a "one-stop shop," where you'll find relevant resources, special events listings, and details about upcoming workshops that were designed for you. We know that graduate students have unique needs when it comes to professional development; that's why GRADventure events and resources are open exclusively to graduate students (and sometimes postdocs).  

Explore our offerings, which are organized into three series: inquire, connect, and strategize. Or, jump right to our events, below, and join us for an event coming up soon. 

  1. Apr. 28, 2017non-academic career conferencestudents chatting

  2. Apr. 28, 2017Grad writing cafe

    Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!

    We’ll provide free coffee, tea, and snacks. Just come and write!

    Additional information: No need to register. Bring your laptop. All grads welcome!

  3. May 5, 2017Grad writing cafe

    Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!

    We’ll provide free coffee, tea, and snacks. Just come and write!

    Additional information: No need to register. Bring your laptop. All grads welcome!

All upcoming events
  1. Apr. 26, 2017Program Management and the PhD: Professional Development in the FieldBeth in the field

    When I was accepted into my PhD program, I’ll admit I was afraid of becoming an armchair academic – pulled out of the field for four years, rapidly losing the skills I learned at work. Receiving a fieldwork grant was a great opportunity to maintain my program management skills during my studies.

  2. Apr. 16, 2017The Grad Writing Café: an antidote to my weekly writing hurdlesstudents writing

  3. Feb. 15, 2017GRADventure Specialist Profile: Xiao-Bo LiXiao-Bo Li

    I am a PhD student in the Cheriton School of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics. My research is about the mathematical aspects of modeling protein structures. For example, one of the topics I work on is demonstrating that a variety of protein dynamics problems can be formulated as low rank positive semidefinite optimization problems.

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