This course is designed to empower trainees to be market-ready at a time when the job market continues to become more competitive, whether it’s in academia or outside academia. Embarking on a career path requires strategic consideration of who you are, what skills you have and what kind of value you can deliver. Importantly, many graduate-level trainees have strong technical skills as well as well-developed soft skills, but may lack the ability to communicate these skills effectively during the job search process. The primary goals of this course are to broaden students’ self-awareness around their skills, interests and overall value and to teach trainees how to explore and create career options and opportunities. Students will learn how to generate a professional development plan and how to confidently market themselves during and after graduate school.
Note: This is a co-curricular topic and cannot be used for credit.
Coordinator: Dr. Bruce T. Seet
Dates: Every other Friday, January 19 - March 30 2018
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Place: 8th floor meeting room, Donnelly Centre (#812)