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PhD Career Connect

PhD Career Connect equips PhD candidates, recent graduates and postdocs with tools and connections to secure meaningful employment in diverse career paths. Every Spring, this innovative program brings together students, mentors and employers through workshops, case studies, panel discussions and networking events. 

Register for PhD Career Connect 2024

The 2024 edition of PhD Career Connect will start in April for PhD candidates, postdocs and recent alumni. This leads-up to a 2-day event with employers and mentors on June 12 and 13.   

We are currently recruiting participants. We invite you to read the participant guide relevant to you.

Student guide | Employer guide

The model

PhD Career Connect selects a multidisciplinary cohort of sixty PhD candidates, recent graduates and postdocs to complete the program’s three stages:

  1. Ten weeks of self-directed, and instructor-led workshops to enhance their professional and job readiness skills.

  2. A two-day event where students network with mentors and employers to present their skills and learn about diverse career options.

  3. A workshop where students create a career action plan. 

PhD Career Connect was modelled after the award-winning graduate training program titled Accelerate to Industry (A2I) which originated from North Carolina State University.

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