Designing a Personal and Realistic Career Plan – Calgary
When: Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)
Where: University of Calgary / TFDL 410
Cost: This workshop, as with all Mitacs workshops, is free for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. However, the preauthorization of a valid credit card is required as part of the registration process. A $50 penalty will be applied to all late cancellations (cancellations that are not made 5 days or more before the workshop date), no shows, or incomplete attendance. These penalties are only charged after the completion of a workshop and no charges are ever made to interns who participate in full. For answers to some frequently asked questions, please visit our help page here.
Testimonial: “What I liked the most about the “Designing a Personal and Realistic Career Plan” Workshop is that we identified the competencies developed in higher education. I also liked that we learn about methodology and concrete tools for creating a professional plan. Finally, I particularly appreciated the alternation between theory and practical exercises”
A unique opportunity to dedicate two days to plan your future and design one or several professional project(s). During this graduate-focused, interactive training, you will design a realistic career plan that fits your personal aspirations, your competencies and aligns with the job market reality.
Finally take the time to think about and plan your professional future, whether inside or outside the academia. Design a realistic career plan that fits your personal aspirations, your competencies and aligns with the job market reality. Receive personalized support post-workshop to enforce your action plan.
During this post-secondary focused, interactive training, you will:
- Identify your aspirations, values & motivations
- Identify your competencies, including transferrable skills gained through graduate education
- Identify jobs that match your competencies and interests in a changing career landscape
- Acquire a methodology to help define a professional plan and explore career options inside and outside the academia
- Learn to communicate value and promote competencies acquired during graduate education to prospective employers
- Write an action plan leading you to personal and realistic career plan
Key Topic Areas:
- The job market for graduates, opportunities inside and outside the academia
- Group and self assessment techniques
- Graduate competency framework
- Which competencies for which careers?
- The three spheres technique
- Defining your priorities
- Career mind-mapping
- Finding and validating job options
- Proactive career management
- Designing a SMART action plan
- Taking action to enforce your plan
If you have any questions please contact the Mitacs Training at firstname.lastname@example.org