Grad Hive for International Graduate Students



Ready to start job hunting with a group of your international peers?

Take the sting out of your career search by signing up for the Grad Hive!

CaPS Grad Hive is a 4-part Design Thinking workshop on career development for international graduate students.

The curriculum will include speakers, workshops, hands-on experiential learning opportunities, and self-reflection tailored specifically for graduate students of international status, as well as those new to Canada. Topics will include career exploration, effective communication, self-promotion, and Canadian workplace culture.

By registering for the May 30 session you are automatically enrolled for all four sessions.

Thursday 30 May, 12-130 PM MS-74
Thursday 6 June, 12-130 PM Research Commons Room A
Thursday 13 June, 12-130 PM Research Commons Room A
Thursday 20 June, 12-130 PM MS-74


Registration through myFuture is mandatory.


Additional Grad Hive Sessions (separate registration required)


Mitacs Internship Info Session - Grad Hive Edition

June 3rd 12:00-1:30pm Room 5001 - RSVP

This outreach session will provide information on the available programs sponsored by Mitacs, which offer financial assistance to graduate students and post-docs interested in undertaking research through a university-external collaborator partnership such as those with companies, non-profits or international academia.
Discussions will centre on the following programs:

  • Mitacs Accelerate
  • Mitacs Elevate
  • Mitacs Accelerate International
  • Mitacs Globalink


International Student Services Visa & Work Permit Info Session - Grad Hive Edition

June 3rd 1:00-1:30pm Room 5001 - RSVP


Doctoral Internship Program (DIP) - Grad Hive Edition

June 10th 12:00-1:30pm Room 5001 - RSVP


The Pitch – Grad Hive Edition

June 18th 12:00-130pm Room 5001 - RSVP

Stuck in an elevator? Why not try out your “pitch”?

Job seeking is all about the stories that you tell about yourself! In this workshop, students will learn the importance of networking and will receive tips and strategies for communicating effectively with employers, recruiters, and future colleagues.

This workshop is open to all graduate students, and is designed to complement the International Graduate Student Grad Hive curriculum.

Learning outcomes: Graduate students will learn networking strategies and communication skills in the context of the job search.


The Grad Hive coordinators are committed to making our events as accessible and barrier-free as possible. Please let us know if you have any accessibility needs or require accommodations to participate by contacting careers.caps [at]


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