In today's rapidly changing world, adaptability and resilience have become essential qualities for success. Whether we face unexpected challenges, navigate personal or professional transitions, or strive to develop a growth mindset, our ability to adapt and bounce back is crucial. In this blog post, we will explore practical strategies and techniques to enhance adaptability and resilience, drawing inspiration from expert insights and research. Read more
With over 800 million members in over 200 countries, LinkedIn has become the go-to platform for professionals looking to network, showcase their skills, and find new career opportunities. This is a powerful tool for job seekers, recruiters, and business professionals alike. But are you truly making the most of LinkedIn? In this week's blog post, we will explore top tips and best practices on how to create a winning LinkedIn profile and leverage the platform to boost your career. Read more
At least once a year, GradProSkills, in collaboration with Concordia Libraries, the Student Success Centre and Health Services, organize Thesis Boost — a 3-day writing retreat for graduate students in the mid to late stage of writing their thesis. In this week's blog post, Lara Khattab, a Concordia PhD student in Political Science and a past Thesis Boost participant, will share with you four reasons why you might want to attend the event this summer.
Are you feeling that you can never work hard enough? Are you constantly being overwhelmed? Are you having a hard time completing tasks that should be easy? Or are you being unable to focus? You are not alone! We’re here to share some tips on how to relieve some Grad School stressors. Read more
Every year, GradProSkills hires a team of graduate student employees. We look for applicants that meet the position requirements and demonstrate an appreciation of our program goals. However, meeting the requirements listed in the job posting, does not necessarily mean you will get the interview. Following the application process and properly communicating your skills in your submission are critical to demonstrating you are a candidate worthy of serious consideration. This blog highlights some pitfalls to avoid in your job application. Read more
We are all in the same boat! During our graduate studies, we focus on the successful completion of our degree and our research, right? But what about our career after graduation? Are you interested in a professional career but are feeling unprepared to market yourself and navigate the job market? Read more
With many tasks and little time, the idea of taking a break may sound ludicrous. Yet, letting your mind recuperate during times of increased cognitive activity is exactly what you need to do to stay happy and productive. For this week’s blog post, we have collected a number of ideas to help you take truly rejuvenating breaks. Read more
As a graduate student, you’ll find that there will always be an academic text that requires your attention. Readings in graduate school vary from those you need to do to prepare for your seminar discussions, to those you must indulge in to support your own research for your thesis, conference presentations or publications. This blog post addresses two reading methods to help you manage your academic workload: skimming and close reading (SQ3R).
As a grad student juggling work, school, family, administrative processes, sports, while still managing to get sufficient hours of sleep and eat adequately, managing your time effectively can have profound positive effects on your studies as well as your general sense of well-being.
Here are four time-management tips that will help you to make each day a productive one. Read more
As we begin our graduate studies, many of us feel an overwhelming sense of pressure. Today, the stakes at the graduate level are higher than ever before and fueled by an expectation to achieve originality. This intense feeling of pressure might stem from the fact that you’ve now entered a competition between a smaller pool of higher qualified candidates. Now ask yourself: how do I get ahead in the competitive world of graduate studies? Knowing the resources you have and what actions you can take to develop stronger graduate-level skills is the first step to answering this question and propelling you to stand out.