Take a Sail on the Internship

Get an internship

I expect that few graduate students embark on a Master’s or PhD degree without having an occupational end-goal in mind. We here at Gradifying have been focused this month on writing about career preparation. Career Week here at Queen’s finished

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

Campus optics in the fall.

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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The Conclusion of Career Week – The Employable YOU

What makes you special?
from: http://www.toonpool.com/cartoons/INTERVIEW_166370

This afternoon I had the pleasure of sitting in on the well attended, last session of Career Week called The Employable YOU – Identifying your Program Specific Skills.  In this post I am going to provide a brief overview of

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Reporting Live from Career Week (well… on Friday Oct. 17th)

Ladies and gentlemen, grad students of all disciplines, Career Week is upon us at Queen’s.  As both Amanda and Sharday alluded to, October can a hectic time for grad students; one in which we often find ourselves planning ‘the next

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October: a month of (career planning) opportunities

comic

  October is always a busy month for Grad Students here at Queen’s. Midterm season is approaching which means lots of e-mails from students, busy office hours and of course, exam and/or assignment marking. Grant season is gearing up so

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Career Planning & Grant Season

A little cynical, but also a very real part of making a successful application (Image courtesy of Ross Mayfield via Flickr)

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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What’s Networking Got to Do with It

Post 3-Feat

(If you caught that musical reference right away, score yourself a point. If you have any hints for your fellow readers that won’t give it away, right it down in the comments at the bottom.) But seriously. For our readers

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MyGradSkills.ca – The Non-Academic Work Search

This month at Gradifying we have been discussing professional development and some resources that are available at Queen’s to help you develop, professionally.  As Sharday discussed in her most recent post, the launch of MyGradSkills.ca took place last week and

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

Multi-tools for multitasking

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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Expand your horizons

First of all, I just wanted to say welcome to all of the new graduate students and welcome back to those returning to Kingston. Of course also a happy ‘ first official week of school’ (not that school stopped for

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