Professional Development Workshops


The GSA hosts a series of free, one-hour workshops to help grad students acquire skills they may not obtain otherwise. Most workshops are offered on the Main Campus. Feel free to bring your own lunch or extra snacks! To register, please email Julie Brown at careers@gsa.ucalgary.ca. All registrants will receive a confirmation of attendance email 2 days prior to the date of the workshop.

You need to pre-register to attend the workshops.

The Active Job Searching Strategies Workshop Series

    • Building Your Interview Portfolio
      In today’s competitive job market, it is crucial that you take the steps to ensure you leave a lasting impression on potential employers. Displaying proof of your skills through the creation of a portfolio that you bring to the interview will do just that. This workshop walks you through the steps of the creation of both e-portfolios and hard copies of your work.
    • Finding Key Decision-Makers for Internships, Mentorships, and Information Interviews
      Whether you want to convince someone to agree to an internship, mentorship, or book an appointment for an information interview, the important thing is to get in front of the person who has the authority to make the final decision. This workshop addresses 5 different methods of identifying the key decision-maker and increasing the opportunity to connect with them.
    • 5 Steps to Marketing Yourself to Potential Employers
      Employers appreciate people who can articulate the skills they possess in a manner that convinces them it is true. This workshop identifies 5 actions that will demonstrate to a potential employer that you are a good fit for their company.
    • Information Interviewing: A Strategic Tool for Job Searching
      Over 80% of job postings are never advertised. This workshop will focus on Field Research (also known as Informational Interviews) as a means to landing those unposted positions. You will learn how Informational Interviews allow you to: identify the kind of skill sets companies want in your field; what kind of career options are available within a certain company or profession; and allow you to build your professional network in order to tap into the hidden job market.

Spring & Summer

  • Building Your Interview Portfolio
    June 27, 2017 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm
    June 29, 2017 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Finding Key Decision-Makers for Internships, Mentorships, and Information Interviews
    July 4, 2017 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm
    July 5, 2017 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm
  • 5 Steps to Marketing Yourself to Potential Employers
    July 12, 2017 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm
    July 13, 2017 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm
  • Information Interviewing: A Strategic Tool For Job Searching
    July 19, 2017 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm
    July 20, 2017 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm

FALL TERM

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WINTER TERM

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