Presenter: Margot Wilson, Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Have you ever wondered how to prepare yourself for the rigors of graduate school or more importantly, for what comes after graduate school? What skills (beyond the expertise of your degree) do you need to be successful both inside and outside of the university? And, how can you acquire these skills? How does one prepare to launch a career?
Like the fable of the Blind Men and the Elephant—each with their hands on a different part of the animal and attempting to describe it to the others—professional development is a complex and multifaceted beast. In order to be competitive, graduate students increasingly need to engage in the ongoing development of skills that complement their academic programs and enhance their employability. As the knowledge economy demands higher levels of professional skill from all of its participants, graduates will need to pursue those skills in order to prepare for and ensure success. The task I have set myself is to define the territory of professional development at UVic (that is, to describe the elephant) and to point you in the direction of resources and supports that will help you on your way. To ask (and hopefully answer), what are the professional transferrable skills that you need and where can you get them?
Facilitator: Janet Sheppard, Counselling Services
Are you wondering how your graduate education can best contribute to your career development? Do you know what content specific and transferable skills you want to utilize in your next job setting? How about connecting your values, skills and lifestyle preference to your career trajectory?
This workshop is specially focused on graduate student professional development. It will help you recognize your core motivators, explore research and networking, and help you understand more about the learning you need to experience in order to move toward the rewarding career you want.
|Presenter:||Russel Horwitz, Principle, Kwela Leadership and Talent Managment|
If you've ever wished the day was 36 hours long, this workshop is for you. Paradoxically, poor organizational habits are often created by the same technology that was designed to make us more effective – swamped with emails, meeting requests, and piles of paper makes getting 'real' work done even harder and increases stress levels and occurrences of burnout. This morning workshop will help tune your skills to help manage your time and priorities not only for work but your personal life to!
Concentrated action creates results
Simplicity: Less is more
|Presenter:||Ian Robertson, Career Educator, Co-operative Education and Career Services|
Curious about the difference between a résumé and a CV? Wondering if you need both? In this session, we will review the purposes and structures of résumés and CV's and provide strategies for starting to build your first CV as well as enhancing your current résumé. We will also review the resources and services available to you on campus to support you in building your résumé and CV. There will be lots of opportunity for questions and discussion.
|Presenters:||Marty Wall, Teaching Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre|
|Cynthia Korpan, TA Training Program Manager, Learning and Teaching Centre|
This session will provide information about a program designed for graduate students wishing to pursue an academic career. The Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE) (formerly called Professional Development Program in University Teaching (PD-PUT)) provides graduate students with certification for participating in a sequence of workshops, practica, and teaching activities, including hands-on preparation for post degree job seeking. A crucial component of the program is the guiding of your production of a teaching dossier that will make you stand out from other job applicants. The second part of this session will go through the different elements of a teaching dossier to help you get started on documenting your teaching.
|Presenter:||Dr. A. R. Elangovan, Professor & Director, International Programs, Gustavson School of Business|
Our work not only occupies a significant portion of our time in daily life, but also plays a key role in how we define and identify ourselves and shape our life stories. This session will look at the historical origins of the notion of a calling and probe its modern relevance and application. Questions will be explored, such as:
Presenter: Laurie Waye, Manager, The Writing CentreAre you updating your skills for the workplace? Are you looking to better manage your graduate student tasks, such as writing your thesis or a grant proposal? This workshop will introduce what project management looks like in the workplace and how you can use project management principles in your graduate work.
Moderator: Lynn McCaughey, Career Educator, Co-operative Education and Career Services
Many graduate students pursue careers outside academia. This panel discussion is a great opportunity to learn more about how your graduate education can help you prepare for these careers. You'll hear from HR consultants from the public sector, private sector and not-for-profit sector on why they value graduate degrees. You'll also learn about how to determine the roles that you are realistically qualified for, how to network effectively and how to prepare strong applications.
Director, Strategic HR
Regional Director, Vancouver Island, BC North and Interior
Canadian Diabetes Association
Senior Director, Service Canada
Federal Executive in Residence, School of Public Administration, UVic
Manager, Human Resources
BC Investment Management Corporation
Director, Organizational Development & HR Consulting Services
University of Victoria
Director of Human Resources
BC Office of the Auditor General
Please note: LANDING YOUR FIRST ACADEMIC JOB – PANEL will be offered March 29 from 3-5pm. Click HERE for more details and registration.