Workshops & Events

This is a great time to focus on developing your skills and competencies online! Check out our virtual offerings below. Be sure to visit regularly as more live events will be added in the coming days!


March 2020

Mar. 26 - Developing a Successful Resume and Cover Letter
Mar. 31 - CV Essentials
Mar 31 - Software Carpentry Workshop (Unix Shell, Version Control and R)

April  2020

Ongoing - Software Carpentry Workshop (Unix Shell, Version Control and R)
Apr. 6 - Academic Advising Clinic for Graduate Students
Apr. 7 - The Job Search: Steps for Success
Apr. 9 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Ideation and the Lean Canvas
Apr. 15 - Interview Skills  (Hosted by Science and Career Development)
Apr. 15 - Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School and Beyond
Apr. 16  - Avoiding Plagiarism
Apr. 16 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Skills Identification and Team Building
Apr. 22 - Systematic Review Methods: A Primer
Apr. 27 - Tips for Remote Working (Hosted by Career Development)
Apr. 23 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Mentors and Advisors
Apr. 27 - Virtual Networking Tips (Hosted by Humanities and Social Sciences)


May 2020

May 5 - Intellectual Property (IP) 101
May 6 - Creating your LinkedIn Profile (Hosted by Career Development)
May 13 - Exploring Career Assessment Tools (Hosted by Career Development)


March 

Developing a Successful 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 and make a positive impression. 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, March 26, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: Online
Presenter: Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, Graduate Studies
REGISTER HERE

CV Essentials
What are the qualities of a good CV and what is its purpose? A CV is an archive of your academic history that is used is in different ways by different people throughout your academic career. Learn about the critical aspects of developing and enhancing your academic CV by:

  • Incorporating Data – The CV is a database as well as your personal archive. Referees analyze the ‘data’ in your CV to craft individualized and specific reference letters.
  • Focusing on the individual – Your CV is unique to you, and your position in your career. It’s important not to compare with others when critiquing your own CV.
  • Growing a living document – Different aspects of your CV can shine for specific opportunities, and by reviewing your CV for each new opportunity you can customize your CV for maximum impact.

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 31, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Dr. Meghan Burchell, Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology
REGISTER HERE

April

Academic Advising Clinic for Graduate Students
Do you have general questions about program requirements, fees, regulations, research exams, graduation processes, etc.? Andrew Kim, Director (Director, Graduate Enrolment Services) will be holding a clinic on general academic information that might help you through your program. This is an interactive session, however, please feel free to attend even if you don’t if you have general topics or questions. If you’d like to forward topics prior to the session, or can’t attend but still have questions, please email akim@mun.caEveryone is welcome!
Date and Time: Monday, April 6, 3 - 4 pm NST
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Moderator: Andrew Kim, Director, Graduate Enrolment Services, School of Graduate Studies
REGISTER HERE

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: Tuesday, April 7, 1 - 1:45 pm NST
Mode: Online
Presenter: Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, Graduate Studies
REGISTER HERE

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Ideation and the Lean Canvas
Have you ever thought about starting a business, but really have no idea where to start? This session will give you the tools to critically consider the feasibility of your business idea (or help you come up with one), and help you learn how to pivot within that idea for the best chance at entrepreneurial success.
Date and Time: Thursday, April 9, 2-3 pm
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

Interview Skills
Do you have questions about job interviews? The presentation will focus on tips for different types of interviews including in-person, telephone, and online. Now is a great time to build up your career skills so that you are ready when opportunities arise. Bring your questions!
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 15, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: Online
Presenter: Elena Fenrick, International Student Career Advisor
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Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School and Beyond
Graduate school is hard but it shouldn't be impossible - in fact, it should be a rewarding and satisfying experience. In this session, we'll discuss some strategies and tips to survive and thrive in your graduate school program.
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 3 - 4 pm NST
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Dr. Aimée Surprenant, Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Dean, Graduate Studies
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Avoiding Plagiarism
This workshop shows some of the common mistakes academic writers make when incorporating sources into text - mistakes that can lead to unintentional plagiarism. It also provides tips to avoid plagiarizing through developing paraphrasing and summarizing strategies.
Date and Time: Thursday, April 16, 11 am - 12 pm
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Carolyn Best, Manager, The Writing Centre
REGISTER HERE

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Skills Identification and Team Building
The idea of starting your own business can be daunting, but it’s a lot easier if you have the right co-founders and team to help you along the way. This session will help you identify your own skills as well as the skills you will need within your team to ensure success for your business.
Date and Time: Thursday, April 16, 2-3 pm
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

Systematic Review Methods: A Primer
A systematic review is a particular type of literature review that emphasizes transparency and reproducibility throughout the review process. Although this review method was originally developed to assess the effectiveness of medical interventions, it is becoming increasingly common in disciplines outside of the health sciences. This session will begin with a brief overview of the history and philosophical foundations of systematic reviews. Next, the various stages in the review process will be outlined and described. Other knowledge synthesis publication types and helpful software tools will also be addressed.
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Michelle Swab, Public Services Librarian, Health Sciences Library
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Tips for Remote Working

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 23, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: Online
Hosted by: Career Development
Registration coming soon!

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Mentors and Advisors
Did you know that there are countless resources out there to help aspiring entrepreneurs? This session will provide an overview of the supports that exist both on and off campus that can help students start their own business. The more help you get, the higher your chance at success!
Date and Time: Thursday, April 23, 2-3 pm
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

Virtual Networking Tips
Networking is an essential part on any job search and is often hailed as the most effective strategy for uncovering opportunities. We can still maintain and develop our professional network even as industry professionals are working remotely. In this presentation, learn how to build a professional network online, effective online platforms in which to do so, and tips on how to be an effective virtual networker.
Date and Time: Monday, April 27, 2 - 3 pm NST
Mode: Online (Registration not required)
Presenter: Andrea Keating, Career Development Coordinator/Academic Advisor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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May

Intellectual Property (IP) 101
This session will provide an introduction to Intellectual Property (IP) and Memorial’s Technology, Transfer and Commercialization team. It will cover the basics of IP, delving into copyright, trade secrets, trademarks and patents which are all different methods of IP protection that are utilized at Memorial. Finally, the session reviews IP ownership, inventorship and the disclosure process. This overview will help attendees understand when to engage with the team, important IP considerations for students, and how we can help move ideas toward commercial opportunities.
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 5, 11 am – 12 pm NST
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenters: Dr. Paula Mendonça, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Kara Strickland, Intellectual Property Officer, Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office
REGISTER HERE

Creating your LinkedIn Profile
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 6, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: Online 
Hosted by: Career Development
Registration coming soon!

Exploring Career Assessment Tools
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 13, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: Online 
Hosted by: Career Development
Registration coming soon!

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