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Career Week at Queens–What’s next?

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Hi Folks,

Are you ready for the 3rd Annual Career Week at Queen’s?

Crashing schedule of your classes and the workshops?

That’s not the problem!

The writers of Gradifying are going to a variety of workshops this week, collecting all the important information for you.

Want to know more about the updates of career week? Just check on Gradifying. We get you covered.

Here are the workshops that I am gonna attend:


  1. Career Planning – the versatile graduate (what is your grad story? how would you tell it to a potential employer, in an application, for networking)

            Speaker: Christine Fader (Career Services)

            Time: Oct.11 10:00am-12:00pm

             Location: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202 (138 Union Street)

  1. Building Skills and Experience (internships, volunteerism, student government, community engagement). Working on Graduate Program Maps

             Speaker: Panel – Alumni, Julia Blackstock (moderator)

             Time: Oct.11 2-4pm

              Location: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202 (138 Union Street)


Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Ma Chengcheng

Name: Ma Chengcheng Program: Cultural Studies, Year 2 About Me: I Completed my undergrads at Tsinghua University, with two bachelors in Chinese Language and Literature; Journalism and Communication. I am now in Cultural Studies at Queen's, specializing in Film and Media. My current research interest lies in contemporary cinematic culture, mainly on the visual representation of cinematic ideology. I start with "textual" analysis of film publicity, and combine it to the new mechanism of movie-goers seeing and perceiving cinematic images in the postmodern society. I am also into arts outside academia. I had three years' training in sketch, but later on I took up photography. I've been trying to infuse my sensibility to the art world into my academic research. During the past two years, I've travelled a lot to Japan, Korea, Canada, America, Germany, France, Holland, Spain, and different provinces of China, which largely enriched my experience. During these journeys, I always carried what I had learnt in class with me, and embraced new things with a critical mindset. Why I chose Queen’s: I have to say that Queen's is really good at outreaching. The funding is satisfactory. But the main reason that I chose Queen's is owing to the department setting of Cultural Studies, which is extraordinary interdisciplinary. This is awesome because I've got a platform to combine my varied academic backgrounds and interests together in a productive way. What I’m here to blog about: Grad students are really bound up in the readings, conferences, TA jobs, and even part-time jobs. We may not be so active on social media. However, our voices need to be heard, either by ourselves or by others. We need a place like Gradifying to exchange minds, share opinions, and build up networks. I always love reading and writing. And I see this an opportunity to use my skills to benefit the community of grad students.

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