What is the purpose?
To provide fresh perspective on career exploration by inviting professional speakers from a wide sector of industries to address our attendees on their positions and career paths, and to facilitate professional development by providing relevant and impactful skill-building opportunities.
How does it work?
- At our career exploration seminars, 1 to 3 invited speakers address the crowd placing an emphasis on their journey from academia into industry, as well as a description of their work duties.
- A collective Q&A period is held following the talks, providing a unique opportunity for delegates to network with professionals.
- At our skill-building workshops, 1 to 3 invited speakers conduct a session focused on development of a professional skill (including resume writing, creating a LinkedIn account, or navigating through a successful interview). We encourage an interactive atmosphere at these events with a lively exchange between our attendees and invited speakers throughout the course of the workshops.
When does it take place?
The seminar series typically takes place once or twice every month between September and June.
Graduate students/Trainees – Learn about careers that interest you first-hand from people working in the field! Find out what you should be doing to successfully position yourself for a career you may pursue!
Professional Guests – Share your experiences and expertise with our attendees and help shape the next generation of graduate students as they transition from academia to industry! This is also a great opportunity to give back to fellow graduate students still navigating through the complexities of non-academic post-graduate careers!