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It’s Year End, so We’re Popping Bottle (Posts)

This semester we’ve been nothing if not practical over here at Gradifying, with September being dedicated to a series on professional development, October focused on grant writing and career events, and November spent on the actual application phase of job

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Writing the Job Letter: What’s Too Much Information?

Building on our October series on career events, we’re going forward in November with some posts about the actual application phase of job seeking. Feel free to write to us with any requests! This is too loose to qualify as

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Posted in Jobs and Careers

Pre-Post-Doc, Minimizing your Exit Wounds, and Finding the Cure for a Bad Case of Adjunctivitis

Pre-Post-Doc, Minimizing your Exit Wounds, and Finding the Cure for a Bad Case of Adjunctivitis October is a long month, as you may agree, and so I’m popping in again this week before Dustin closes us off on the 27th

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Posted in Events, Jobs and Careers, New Students

Career Planning & Grant Season

Pretty soon after orientation, we grad students have to start thinking much longer term–September and October are grant season for many of us and tomorrow (Sept. 30) is Queen’s Career Fair, which comes just ahead of Career Week (Oct. 14-17th).

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Posted in Finances, Jobs and Careers

GPS launch: Get your professional development skills at MyGradSkills.ca

Today is the day that a new online tool becomes available to grad students in Ontario. It’s a set of free self-paced professional development “courses” collected under the banner of MyGradSkills.ca. Queen’s, in fact, has been instrumental in developing some

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Today’s Welcome and Resource Fair

I missed the pancakes, but I didn’t walk away empty handed. The Bartlett Gym (Physical Education Centre​ [PEC]) was packed this morning as I joined the standing-room-only crowd for a presentation by key Queen’s figures including Ann Tierney (Associate Vice-Principal

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Posted in Events, New Students, Orientation

Guest Post–Rana Pishva on Dissertation on the Lake, or: How my Dissertation got its Groove Back

Today we have  a guest post from Psychology’s Rana Pishva, MSc (PhD in the works). Look forward tomorrow to a report from the joint SGS/SGPS orientation event that’s open to all (remember, the one with the pancakes?). ——————————————————————————————————————————————– Dissertation on

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Re/Orientation: Graduate Welcome and Resources Fair

Bullet points: Pancakes You got questions? The SGS has answers Campus and community resource fair Tours Accessibility If you’ve already been here (at Queen’s) for a while, don’t skip ahead assuming this post isn’t for you. Our August post series

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Posted in Events, New Students

Accessibility and Universal Design

This month, Amanda, Jeremy, Dustin, and I are going to write about issues, events, and opportunities related to the concept of accessibility. Accessibility is something to which we all have a different set of relationships. For instance, we may perceive

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Farewell Atif and Rachel, Hello Jeremy and Dustin–Or, Gradifying: A Long, Slow Goodbye

The Queen’s of the Stoneage concert is coming up, and so I’m writing in song lyrics more than usual. (If you’re not familiar with the song “A Long Slow Goodbye,” click this YouTube link immediately, if not sooner) It’s time

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