Responsibilities May Include
It is the nature of our work to be of service, but we have to remember to look after ourselves as well.
A career mindset puts you in control of your destiny. A degree mindset is stagnating.
Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of “coming second,” job seekers need to address the issues that are within their control and shift their perspective.
Research has shown that student mental wellness is a growing concern, but what can we do about it?
These programs offer the chance to explore new career paths, make connections in a field of interest and facilitate future employment.
Students should be clear on what professional associations are, what they do and why they matter.
Sharing resources between career services and faculty/departments promotes successful career transitions for grad students.
Your role is to create the conditions in which others can become autonomous, and to guide them toward that autonomy.
As knowledge brokers, graduate professional development programs can build stronger bridges between students and the skills they need.
Developing personal relationships with peers can act as a counterweight to the burden of graduate training.
Students will feel more in control if they are exposed to career exploration early and within their academic discipline.
Don’t wait until you are actively looking for a job to identify your transferable skills.
Mentorship can enhance your degree, but every program offers different takeaways.
Graduate students and professors need to act to promote academic integrity.
Leveraging the skills you acquired in grad school is key to enhancing any future employment you delve into.
We gain far more by capitalizing on our strengths than by focusing on our weaknesses.
A detailed plan can help you decide when and what opportunities to say yes to and, more importantly, which to say no to.
Lessons learned from Concordia University’s Graduate Professional Skills program.
This exercise is key to enabling positive mindsets.
Don’t overlook the benefits of working in a non-faculty role at a university.