Workshops & Events

Looking for a more tangible way to develop your skills and competencies? We offer up to 100 workshops and events throughout the academic year. Click on the links below for details!

Upcoming Spring Opportunities

May

Campus to Career
Career Exploration Group
Virtual Job Fair
Graduate Student Work Experience Program (GradSWEP)
Entrepreneurship Training Program
EDGE Career Series - Facebook Live Event
Translating Your Graduate School Skills to Career Success
Mitacs Foundations of Project Management I
Social Media and The Job Search

June

GSU Monthly Mental Wellness Workshop: Owning Your Finances and Mental Health
The Art of Small Talk and Marketing Me
Sweaty Palms and Breathlessness: Preparing Yourself for Stressful Presentations
How to Write a Winning Resume and Cover Letter

July

Preparing to Write Your Thesis: An Academic Writing Workshop
Making Entrepreneurship Accessible
How to Write a Professional CV
Validation for Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods Research
Marketing Yourself: Networking & Informational Interviewing

August

The Job Search: Steps to Success
Thesis Writing Retreat


Campus to Career
This event will help students transition from their classroom to their career. Come join us for a series of interactive sessions focusing on career planning, job search, and interview skills. You will be provided with career-related tips and learn techniques to help you navigate your career path. During the workshop you will be able to put into practice what you have learned and build your confidence so that you can prepare for success. Lunch will be provided.
Date and Time: Friday, May 3, 9 am – 3 pm
Mode: On-campus
Location: Arts & Administration Building, A 5014
Offered by: Career Development (Student Life)
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Career Exploration Group
This is a six-week-career exploration program aimed to empower students to recognize, foster, and apply their interests and strengths towards the selection and achievement of their career goals. Collegiality is a key feature of the program and is aimed to encourage professional relationships that foster community and sense of belonging. Applications close May 9!
Date and Time: Wednesdays, May 15 – June 19, 12 – 1 pm
Mode: On-campus
Location: TBA
Offered by: Career Development (Student Life)
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Virtual Job Fair
Don’t miss out on the second annual Virtual Job Fair! The Fair provides all students, new graduates and alumni with the opportunity to connect with employers on a virtual platform. Applications open May 13th!
Dates: May 13 – 24
Mode: Online
Offered by: Career Development (Student Life)
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Graduate Student Work Experience Program (GradSWEP)
This program provides graduate students with the opportunity to participate in 75-hour job placements, paid at the prevailing graduate student rate. Placements provide relevant career experience in the student's area of study, connect the student with a community organization for all or part of their hours worked. Students are overseen by a Memorial faculty or staff supervisor. Application open May 24 @ 5 pm and close May 31 at noon!
Application Dates: Friday, May 24 - Friday, May 31
Mode: On-campus
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Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP)
This a free program for graduate students interested in starting a business and learning the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Through the ETP's Discover and Develop programs, students build the skills, knowledge, and connections necessary to succeed as entrepreneurs. “Discover” is the first stage of ETP. It is a program that is offered online this semester through BrightSpace. “Develop” is the second stage of ETP. It is an in-person program for graduates of the Discover program. Applications close May 24!
Date and Time: Wednesdays, June 5 – July 31, 10 – 11:30 am
Location: Engineering Building, Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE), EN 3075
Mode: On-campus or online
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EDGE Career Series: Facebook Live Event NEW
In this introductory session, we'll explore questions and concerns many graduate students have about "What's next?" for their career after grad school. We'll help students evaluate and reframe their readiness to enter the job market (inside or outside academia) and connect them to useful resources to meet their goals!
Date and Time: Thursday, May 16, 12 – 12:30 pm NST
Mode: Online
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Translating Your Graduate School Skills to Career Success
As a graduate student, you develop a wide range of skills to prepare you for multiple career options. However, it can be challenging to translate these skills into those most valued by potential employers. This session will identify these skillsets and offer tips to help you market yourself effectively to ensure career success! Refreshments will be provided.
Date and Time: Thursday, May 16, 7 – 8 pm
Mode: On-campus or online
Location: Signal Hill Campus, 100 Signal Hill Road, Room TBA
Presenter: Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, Graduate Studies
Registration 

Mitacs Foundations of Project Management I
This 2-day course provides an experiential, collaborative learning experience to enable participants to integrate the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership that they can apply immediately and in their future careers and lives. Participants experience the processes of collaborative planning and management and can see the benefits firsthand.
Date and Time: Tuesday & Wednesday, May 21- 22, 9 am - 5 pm
Mode: Off-campus
Location: Murray Premises Hotel, St. John’s
Details
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Social Media and The Job Search
Did you know that social media can help you make professional connections, build your network and tap into the hidden job market? This webinar describes the role of social media in the job search and how to develop an online professional presence via Linkedin!
Date and Time: Thursday, May 23, 1 - 1:45 pm NST
Mode: Online
Presenter: Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, Graduate Studies
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GSU Monthly Mental Wellness Workshop: Owning Your Finances and Mental Health
This workshop will take place in two parts. The first part, from 5-6 pm, will be presented by CPA Canada. This Financial Literacy Session will teach you about how to manage your debt as a post-secondary student and how to make your credit work for you. This session will also include an opportunity to ask a professional about your financial questions. The second part, from 6-7 pm, will be an open space for you to talk about how finances impact your mental health and will include a discussion on how financial related stress can impact your mental health.
Date and Time: Wednesday,  June 5, 5 - 7 pm
Mode: On-campus
Location: GSU Boardroom, 2nd Floor, Feild Hall
Facilitator: Grant Outerbridge, Chartered Professionals Accountants Canada
Details & Registration

The Art of Small Talk and Marketing Me
Small talk is a big deal. Whether you’re looking for a job, searching for funding, or just trying to make connections, knowing how to market yourself and your ideas is essential. This session will teach you how to feel comfortable talking yourself up and chatting with others in a professional setting.
Date and Time: Monday, June 10, 10 -11:30 am
Mode: On-campus
Location: University Centre, UC 4002
Presenter: Dan Dillon, Development Coordinator, Student Life
Registration

Sweaty Palms and Breathlessness: Preparing Yourself for Stressful Presentations
In this immersive workshop, participants will be introduced to a range of tools and techniques to help them navigate conference presentations, thesis defenses, academic and non-academic job interviews, and other stressful situations.
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 12, 1 – 2:30 pm
Mode: On-campus
Location: Bruneau Centre, Beatrice Watts Boardroom, IIC 2014
Presenter: Dr. Sonja Boon, Associate Professor, Gender Studies
Registration

How to Write a Winning Resume and Cover Letter
A professional résumé and cover letter are critical to securing an interview in today’s competitive job market! Learn how to market yourself effectively so you stand out above the rest. This webinar will help you to prepare and tailor a resume and cover letter that clearly reflects your education, experience and skills to ensure that your documents are directly relevant to the position you are applying for.
Date and Time: Thursday, June 27, 1 - 1:45 pm NST
Mode: Online
Presenter: Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, Graduate Studies
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Preparing to Write Your Thesis: An Academic Writing Workshop
This interactive workshop gives a general overview of writing expectations for graduate-level. It offers tips that guide you to begin thinking and planning your thesis. This session is best suited for students who are in the early stages of their programs or beginning to write their research proposals.
Date and Time: Thursday, July 4, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: On-campus or online
Location: Bruneau Centre, Beatrice Watts Boardroom, IIC 2014
Presenter: Jenny Higgins, Interim Director, The Writing Centre
Registration

Making Entrepreneurship Accessible
Part of making your business work is hiring the right people and keeping the right people. Creating an accessible environment within your business is important not only for people with disabilities, but for a wide variety of talented people with different needs. This presentation explains how important accessibility is for your business and how straightforward it can be.
Date and Time: Thursday, July 11, 10 – 11 am
Location: Engineering Building, Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE), EN 3075
Mode: On-campus or online
Presenters: Charlotte Dove, Student Learning Accessibility Advisor, Blundon Centre & Claire LeDrew, Career Advisor, Career Development
Registration

How to Write a Professional CV
It’s important to know the difference between a CV and a resume. A CV is required for academic employment, but it is also useful for other opportunities (such as consulting and research) as well as applying for awards and scholarships. This webinar identifies critical components of a CV and offers tips on presentation and style.
Date and Time: Thursday, July 11, 1 - 1:45 pm NST
Mode: Online
Presenter: Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, Graduate Studies
Registration

Validation for Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods Research
Validity has many names, such as credibility, trustworthiness, legitimation, and so forth. Regardless of terminology, the fundamental validity question is: Can we trust the inferences we make from the results of our research? This session will explain, with examples, several validity checks that researchers should conduct to strengthen validity.
Date and Time: Thursday, July 18, 1 – 2 pm NST
Mode: On-campus or online
Location: Bruneau Centre, Beatrice Watts Boardroom, IIC 2014
Presenter: Dr. Beverly Fitzpatrick, Education and Assessment Specialist, Pharmacy
Registration

Marketing Yourself: Networking & Informational Interviewing
This webinar will introduce students to the importance of networking and its role in the job search process. The steps involved in preparing for and following up on networking opportunities will be presented. Participants will also learn about informational interviewing and how it relates to a successful job search.
Date and Time: Thursday, July 25, 1 - 1:45 pm NST
Mode: Online
Presenter: Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, Graduate Studies
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The Job Search: Steps to Success
Looking for a job can be a full-time job! This webinar will provide strategies to help you get started. Topics covered include self-evaluation, how to conduct a job market search, the hidden job market, how to research employers and job search tools.
Date and Time: Thursday, August 15, 1 - 1:45 pm NST
Mode: Online
Presenter: Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, Graduate Studies
Registration

Thesis Writing Retreat
The School of Graduate Studies and the Writing Centre are offering an intensive one-week program designed to help graduate students make significant progress on or complete their theses. This retreat offers a dedicated time and space free from distractions to help students write and provides them with a supportive and interdisciplinary intellectual community. Writing staff will be available throughout the day to address specific questions or concerns. The retreat is a full, five-day commitment.
Date and Time: Monday, August 26 to Friday, August 30; 9 am – 4:30 pm
Mode: On-campus
Location: The Writing Centre, Science Building, SN 2053
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Contact

Enhanced Development of the Graduate Experience (EDGE)

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000