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 steps’ of our degree and/or career.
In my September post I discussed the Non-Academic Work Search Module offered through MyGradSkills.ca (if you haven’t checked it out, do it!). This week, I will be writing about the Career Week seminar titled: The Employable YOU – Identifying your Program Specific Skills, which is taking place this Friday, October 17th from 2-4pm. Based on the description of this workshop, I anticipate that the content will be a nice extension of the MyGradSkills module. I’m especially keen on hearing the panellists’ stories about their respective journeys from academia to a non-academic career (I’m sure their paths were not linear).
I recommend giving up a couple of hours at some point this week to attend the Career Week seminars… and if you attend Friday’s event, come say hi!