Survival Skills for Scientists and Engineers

It can be daunting to think of the myriad of opportunities that await you after you graduate. Sure, you could pursue a career in academia; however, you may be curious about the incredible number of other options available to you as graduate student in the sciences. Fortunately, no matter where you want to go, there is high-demand for individuals who can apply scientific methods and logic to solve problems and analyze complex data.

But how do you get started? How do you identify these opportunities and how to you translate your work as a graduate student into employability? What is the honest reality of the job market for scientists?

This webinar series will help you explore how your work may be applicable in a variety of careers as well as give you the opportunity to have your questions answered while providing guidance to inspire and inform your own successful career paths.

#NextLevel Instagram: The Basics 

June 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm REGISTER
This workshop aims to provide participants who are familiar with Instagram with tips and tools to engage with their audience, including how to take their account to the #NextLevel. More info>>

Guide to Entrepreneurship

June 11, 11:00am-12:00pm REGISTER
Do you have a business idea but don’t know where to start? This webinar will identify different resources available to start-ups, show you how to create a basic business plan, and highlight key documents that are important when setting up a new business. More info>>

Networking Essentials: How to Talk to People

May 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm REGISTER
Networking is a key component of career development and job search. The tips offered in this webinar will help you get into a positive networking mindset, learn more about the world of work, and expand your career opportunities. More info>>

Plotting your Individual Development Plan

June 4, 11:00am - 12:00pm REGISTER

Goal setting is an important predictor of success in graduate school and can help you to transition successfully into your chosen career. In this session we will discuss what is involved in creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP). More info>>

Preparing for Interviews

May 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm REGISTER

Got an interview? You got this! This webinar will provide tips and tricks for preparation, communication, and follow-ups that will help you crush your interview, whether in person or virtually. More info>>

Presenting Beyond Academia

May 7, 11:00am - 12:00pm
This webinar is designed to help graduate students as they think about transitioning to talking about their research with people outside of academia. More info>>

Skills for Success in a Professional Environment

May 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm REGISTER
In this webinar, participants will learn about effective workplace productivity techniques, strategies for working collaboratively and individually, and tips to improve and apply their professional skill set. More info>>

The Art of Explaining Science to Non-Specialists

June 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm REGISTER

Would you like to learn how to help non-specialists understand key knowledge and novel research in your field? Join us for a webinar where you’ll learn strategies for writing “explainers” that are clear and compelling to people outside of your field. More info>>

As a McGill student, your participation in activities such as training workshops and volunteering are tracked on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR)! Having your co-curricular activities listed in one document can help you revise your CV or cover letter, prepare for interviews, and explore career options. Learn how to leverage this important document through myInvolvement, and make your training count!
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