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Career Week for Graduate Students & Post-Doctoral Fellows

Discover your career pathway

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October 19-23, 2015

Hosted by the School of Graduate Studies

Registration will not be open until the Fall.

Our second annual Graduate and Post-Doctoral Career Week will take place from October 19 to 23, with workshops focusing on strategies for career success in academia and beyond. The sessions feature practical tips and discipline-specific advice that you can use to develop your career in research/academia, public sector, non-profit or industry.

During the week you will learn how to identify your many skills and how to translate them into future employment opportunities. The final event of the week will be a networking reception on October 23 from 4 to 6 pm at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Meet local employers and alumni of Queen's graduate programs to expand your network and explore career opportunities. In this guided networking event, each employer or alumnus will have one tip on finding a career you never knew you were trained to do. 

Monday, October 19

Full details about day 1 coming soon

General Breakdown:

Time Event Location
10:00am-12:00pm

LinkedIn Strategy (Advanced)

Presented by Julia Blackstock from Career Services

Ellis Hall, Room 319
1:00pm-3:00pm

E Portfolios

Presenter TBA

Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
4:00pm-5:00pm

Writing for Social Media

Presented by Sidneyeve Matrix

Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
Tuesday, October 20

Details about day 2 coming soon

General Breakdown:

Time Event Location
10:00am-12:00pm

Preparing a Teaching Dossier

Presented by Andy Leger

Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
1:00pm-3:00pm

Preparing for your Academic Career

Stefanie von Hlatky & Tim Bryant 

Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
4:00pm-6:00pm

Career Planning: The Versatile Graduate

Presented by Christine Fader from Career Services

Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
Wednesday, October 21

Details about day 3 coming soon

General Breakdown:

Time Event Location
10:00am-11:00am

Meet & Greet - Coffee Drop In with Anne Krook

Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
11:30am-1:00pm

For Faculty: Mentoring Graduate Students for Multiple Career Paths

Presented by Anne Krook

Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
1:30pm-5:30pm

The graduate students' and postdocs' guide to the non-academic job search​

Presented by Anne Krook

Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
Thursday, October 22

Details about day 4 coming soon

General Breakdown:

Time Event Location
Morning

 

TBA

Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
1:00pm-3:00pm

Winning CVs, Resumes, Cover Letters

Presented by Christine Fader from Career Services

Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
Friday, October 23

Details about day 5 coming soon

General Breakdown:

Time Event Location
Morning TBA Ban Righ Hall in Levana Room
2:30pm-3:30pm

What Employers Want - concurrent sessions

  • Stem/Health Sciences
Ban Righ Hall, Levana Room 
2:30pm-3:30pm

What Employers Want - concurrent sessions

  • Humanities/Social Sciences
Room, TBA 
Networking Reception

Networking Reception

When: Friday 23rd October, 4pm - 5.30pm

Where: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Atrium

Meet local employers and alumni of Queen's graduate programs to expand your network and explore career opportunities.
More details and how to register.