Centre for Career Action

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WIE – Graduate Academic
Career Path Workshop
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Facilitator
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Elisabeth Adrian
Career Advisor
Centre for Career Action
Tatham Centre
[email protected]
X 32590
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Centre for Career Action
We work with:
» Regular & co-op; undergrad & graduate; all levels
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On:
» Job search tactics (e.g. résumé, interview, networking)
» Career strategy (e.g. career exploration)
» Grad school prep (e.g. application review, admission
interview practise)
Through:
» Individual appointments, workshops, events, print &
online resources (e.g. Career Development eManual), job
postings
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But I just got here!
(Is this relevant to me?)
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» Less than 20% of PhD’s land
academic positions (University Affairs, 2011)
» 39% of grad students change career
goals during their studies (Wendler et al,
2012)
» Many PhD graduates leave university
without a firm understanding of their
work options (U.S. Center for Innovation and
Research in Graduate Education)
» It takes six months, on average, to
find a job (MTCU, 2012)
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Take ACTION
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» Integrate career planning & prep into grad
studies
» Explore both academic and industry options:
» Attend workshops
» Talk to people in related fields
» Pay attention to what excites you or inspires
curiosity
» Keep your eye on labour market trends
» Read about career options & collect job postings
» Track your skill development & accomplishments
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www.uwaterloo.ca/career-action
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Appointments
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» Full length: 1 hour long
» Book in advance
» Drop-in: 15 minutes
» 12:00-1:00pm daily
» Career Advisors are “on call”
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Appointments, cont’d
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Career exploration & decision-making
Résumé, CV & cover letter critiques
Work search
Mock interviews (for jobs or
professional schools)
» Grad/professional school planning
» Grad/professional school application
reviews
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Workshops
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Career exploration and decision making
Exploring your personality type
Work search strategies
Professional school options
Interview skills
Business etiquette and professionalism
Networking 101
Thinking about an international experience
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Workshops exclusively for
grad students & post-docs
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» Careers 601
» So you want to be an academic
» Preparing for difficult conversations
with your supervisor
» Teaching philosophy statement
» Writing CVs and cover letters
» Academic interviews
» Interview skills for academic positions
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Workshops exclusively for grad
students & post-docs, cont’d
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» Successfully Negotiating Academic
Job Offers
» Writing Successful Grant Proposals
» Careers Beyond Academia
» MITACS workshops:
» presentation skills (1 day)
» project management (2 days)
» How to Start Your Own Business
» Non-academic Work Search and
Networking
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Big Events
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» Career Fair (Sep 25, 2013)
» Volunteer/Internship Fair (Sept 18,
2013)
» Professional & Post-degree Days
(Oct 16-17, 2013)
» Job Fair (Feb 5, 2014)
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Online Resources
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Career Development eManual
Career Cruising
CHOICES Planner
Type Focus
The BIG Guide to Living & Working
Overseas
» JobMine jobmine.uwaterloo.ca
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We also recommend…
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» University Affairs: Career Advice
www.universityaffairs.ca/Careers.aspx
» Versatile PhD - www.versatilephd.com
» Centre for Career Action listserv
» Inside Higher Ed www.insidehighered.com
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Employer info sessions
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Questions?
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Elisabeth Adrian
[email protected]
Jennifer Woodside
[email protected]
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