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  • Achieving Flow and Focus: Memorization and Concentration Techniques
    March 8, 2021, 2:00 PM

    Do you have trouble concentrating? Do you often wish that you would remember more of what you read? This workshop will identify and discuss strategies that will help make it easier for you to process, understand and remember class and reading material.

    Facilitator: Alireza Siadat, Study Coach, Studying For Success and PhD Student in the Civil and Resource Engineering Department

    Link to register (registration closes March 7 at 2:00 p.m.)

     


  • What have I really learned?
    March 9, 2021, 2:00 PM

    This event is offered by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). Register by creating or logging in to your CIRTL account.

    Can you articulate your graduate skills? Are they related to project management? Leadership? Creative thinking? In this event, we will help you identify the transferable skills you are acquiring as a graduate student that extend beyond your disciplinary specialty. Knowing how to identify and speak to the less obvious, but perhaps more universal, skills you are developing during your graduate studies will help you uncover career options that best suit your interests, goals, and capabilities. By the end of this session, you will be equipped to recognize and articulate your graduate skillset, and to translate that skillset into terms and concepts that are recognizable by a wide range of employers, both in academia and beyond.

    This event is the first in our four-part series "Exploring and Unpacking Post-PhD Career Possibilities: Recognizing and Articulating the Value of What You've Learned as a Graduate Student."


  • Launch Your Career: Discover Government Funding Programs to Help You Land Work After Graduation
    March 11, 2021, 1:00 PM

    Want to get a head-start to land work post-graduation? Learn more about provincial government funding programs, Innovate to Opportunity and Graduate to Opportunity, and how these programs could provide your next employer with funding to help make your job permanent, full-time, and meaningful. These opportunities are for both domestic and international students. In this workshop we will also discuss self-marketing strategies and how to use your elevator pitch to stand out to potential employers.

    Dr. Marty Leonard, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, will give opening remarks at this session.

    Facilitator: Margaret Schwartz (Outreach Coordinator, Youth Employment Programs, Department of Labour & Advanced Education). Margaret is a MSVU Public Relations graduate who helps employers and recent graduates access funding to create new jobs and meaningful career opportunities in Nova Scotia.

    Link to register (registration closes March 10 at 1:00 p.m.)


  • Academic Job Search
    March 16, 2021, 1:00 PM

     

    Specifically designed for students considering academic careers, this webinar provides an overview of the academic job application cycle along with resources to help you begin to assemble your materials. By the end of this webinar, you will be able to find current postings using various websites, understand and define the components of a typical academic job application, and articulate your preferences for your job search (e.g. tenure or teaching track, urban or rural location, small or large institution…).

    Facilitator: Catherine Maybrey, PhD CPD

    This webinar is part of MEOPAR's Navigating the Career Search series. Register on the MEOPAR website.


  • Developing Professional Skill Sets in Mentoring and Advising Relationships
    March 16, 2021, 2:00 PM

    This event is offered by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). Register by creating or logging in to your CIRTL account.

    Graduate students play a lot of roles - student, researcher, lab partner, co-author, mentor, advisee, mentee - and in each role you develop different interpersonal skills. In this event, we will break down the interpersonal skillset that graduate students develop: what these skills are, how they show up in the many roles that grad students play, and how they apply to different career paths you may be interested in pursuing. By the end of this session, you will be able to identify the roles you play as a graduate student and articulate the skills these roles enable you to develop in interpersonal communication, multicultural competence, and active listening.

    This event is the second in our four-part series "Exploring and Unpacking Post-PhD Career Possibilities: Recognizing and Articulating the Value of What You've Learned as a Graduate Student."


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