FGSR Professional Development
For Graduate Students
Graduate students can develop professional skills and qualities sought by employers through many resources on campus.
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From cultivating a teaching portfolio and integrating ethics into your research, to preparing for careers outside academia, there are sessions and workshops year-round to help you now and in the future.
Make yourself competitive in the global market by starting your professional development the day you arrive on campus, not when you're done your dissertation.
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FGSR Professional Development Week January 3 - 11, 2013
The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is hosting a series of teaching sessions for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and the campus community at large.
Details for each session are below. Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/PDWeek-January2013 for each session you plan to attend by Friday, August 10, 2012
Session Information: PD_Week_January_2013
New Limitations of Session Size:
MITACS Sessions are limited to 24 participants, and FGSR will forward all registrants to MITACS on July 30th. How to be Mentored Effectively will be restricted to 50 participants. The Business Basics Session is also limited to 25 people and registration is through a separate website.
All sessions are free with exception of the weekend workshop hosted by ABC Campus and TEC Edmonton. They will be asking for a minimal $20 to cover lunch/hosting expenses.
Note: two sessions may be used towards Ethics Credit. Please review with your department Graduate Coordinator/Chair if they will accept these sessions for this purpose.
Session 1: Reference Letters
Session 2: Preparing your Scholarship Application - Research Description
Session 3: How to be Mentored Effectively – Workshop (Limited to 50 participants)
Session 4: Project Management with MITACS (2 day workshop open to 24 participants)
Session 5: Intellectual Property
Session 6: Supervisor Student Conflict Resolution
Session 7: Showing Confidence Even When You Don't Feel It
Session 8: RefWorks - Citation Management Made Easier
Session 9: Presentation Skills with MITACS (1 day workshop open to 24 participants)
Session 10: How to Prepare Your Thesis for Your Committee and for Submission
Session 11: Gaining Mentoring Skills Through the Undergraduate Research Initiative
Session 12: Workplace Culture and Communication
Session 13: Business Basics for Innovators (BBFI) – (Limited to 25 participants)
For Faculty & Staff
The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research offers workshops for faculty and graduate contact staff who are taking on the challenges of graduate education.
Two to three workshops are normally held annually, each geared to different roles (new grad coordinators, new supervisors and new academic staff) however all involved in graduate administration are welcome to attend.
Topics covered can include: admissions, funding and scholarships, supervision and mentorship, plus student recruitment.
Watch for FGSR notices about upcoming workshops.
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