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Tuesday October 10

 


The Versatile Graduate: What do I want to do with my life/degree

When: 9:00am - 11:00am

Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202

Presenter: Christine Fader (Queen's Career Services)

Description:

Are you wondering what career you might pursue after graduation? Join us in a guided and interactive workshop for graduate students  and post-doctoral fellow designed to explore the five questions that can help you identify possible career paths in your future. Come with an open mind — leave with a list of career possibilities.

Learning Outcomes: students will

  • Understand how careers happen
  • Practice using tools that help them explore career direction
  • Develop increased confidence around pursuing options that are a fit for them, inside and outside academia

The Versatile Graduate: What do I want to do with my life/degree (PDF 3.08MB)

 

Presenter Bio

Christine Fader Christine Fader

Christine Fader has over 20 years of recruiting, hiring, and career development experience in diverse fields such as academia, medicine, business, social services, government and engineering.  With a background in disability studies, she was a member of the provincial Accessibility Standards Development Committee (Employment) that developed new legislation to increase employment accessibility in Ontario by 2025.  She currently works as a career counsellor with undergraduate and graduate students at Queen’s Career Services, as well as in private practice.  She is the author of the chick-lit meets career book, “Career Cupid:  Your Guide to Landing and Loving Your Dream Job”.  


Resumes and Cover Letters for Business, Government & Non-Profits

When: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202

Presenter: Christine Fader (Queen's Career Services)

Description:

Are you interested in working outside academia?  Learn how to translate the skills and expertise from your academic CV to a resume that is more suited to non-academic applications.  You will also learn about key components and strategies that make an effective cover letter and work on exercises designed to help you customize it.  To gain the most benefit from this workshop, it is helpful to have a specific opportunity/sector in mind. Please bring a draft copy of your resume or CV to work on (if you have one). 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the key differences between a CV and a resume and when to use each
  • Identify key sections of the resume that help convey my career identity/match
  • Use at least one new strategy to write a compelling cover letter

Resumes and Cover Letters for Business, Government & Non-Profits (PDF  2.41MB)

 

Presenter Bio

Christine Fader Christine Fader

Christine Fader has over 20 years of recruiting, hiring, and career development experience in diverse fields such as academia, medicine, business, social services, government and engineering.  With a background in disability studies, she was a member of the provincial Accessibility Standards Development Committee (Employment) that developed new legislation to increase employment accessibility in Ontario by 2025.  She currently works as a career counsellor with undergraduate and graduate students at Queen’s Career Services, as well as in private practice.  She is the author of the chick-lit meets career book, “Career Cupid:  Your Guide to Landing and Loving Your Dream Job”.  


CVs and Cover Letters for Academic Positions

When: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202

Presenters: Dr Marta Straznicky and Dr Kim McAuley, Associate Deans of School of Graduate Studies

Description: Did you know that the terms “résumé” and “CV” are often used interchangeably, but are not the same thing? These next two workshops (CVs and Cover Letters: Academic Positions and Résumés and Cover Letters: Positions in Sectors Outside Post-secondary Education) will help you understand the difference and learn to produce effective CVs and résumés, as well as provide strategies for writing successful cover letters for positions within and beyond academia. Learn the purpose and components of a CV, effective ways of presenting and organizing information about your educational, employment, and community service achievements, and strategies for writing informative, engaging, and persuasive cover letters for academic positions. To get the most out of the workshop, please bring your draft CV to work on, as well as a particular job ad you would consider applying for. In the workshop, you will have an opportunity to customize your CV and cover letter for this particular position as well as learn general strategies that can help your application stand out

CVS and Cover Letters for Academic Positions (PDF 1.41MB)

Presenter Bio

Dr Marta StraznickyPresenter - Marta Straznicky

Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Professor in the Department of English Languate & Literatures. Research Interests are Early Modern theatre and print culture; book history; women’s drama; household theatre; history and theory of landscape architecture.

 


Dr Kim McAuleyPresenter - Kim McAuley

Kim McAuley is Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University where she has received awards for both research and teaching.  With her graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, she develops fundamental mathematical models for a wide range of chemical production processes.  These models are used for process design, optimization and control.  In addition, her group has developed novel statistical methods to aid parameter estimation so that model predictions match process behaviour. Kim McAuley’s research group has developed models for leading Canadian and international companies.  She serves on the international advisory boards for Advances in Chemical Engineering, Macromolecular Theory & Simulations and Macromolecular Reaction Engineering and on the Board of Directors for the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences.