ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Peer Career Discovery Groups (PCDG) program exists to guide trainees in their career exploration and preparation. Career exploration is an iterative process. In the PCDG program, you will conduct self-assessments and self-reflection with the goal of gaining insight into your strengths, interests and career preferences. You will use these insights and career research to identify career options that could be a good fit. Equally important is using these to discard career options that do not seem, or no longer seem, to fit. We will introduce you to the world of work outside of research and teaching positions in academia, although what we discuss will still be relevant for those considering faculty careers, and we will support you in your career research. Near the end of the program, we will shift to supporting you in deepening your career planning with the creation of effective documents for the job search.
WHAT TO EXPECT
As part of the PCDG Program and over a series of 6 interactive workshops you will:
- Actively engage in self-reflection through structured activities, provided in a free workbook, to reveal individual strengths, values and interests.
- Work with peers in break-out groups and foster a supportive network for discussing individual strengths, values, and interests to gain additional insights and perspectives.
- Obtain information about a variety of career paths both through independent research and networking with PCDG participants.
- Prepare the documents crucial to job success (example: c.v., cover letter etc)
- All presentations will be delivered live in English with French subtitles or texts.
- All presentations will be available in french after the web conference
- Upon preference, we will match you with french speaking peers during breakout groups.
Registration is necessary to receive a link to the workshops.
Must have a working microphone (built-in to your computer/laptop or separate) and webcam (suggested)
|Questions? Contact Christina (DCAT Coordinator)