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  • Post-Graduation: Are you ready for the Canadian Job Market?
    Posted on January 25, 2023 | By GradProSkills    
    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
  • How to Take Truly Restful Breaks
    Posted on November 17, 2022 | By GradProSkills    
    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
  • Reading Strategies: Skimming vs Close Reading
    Posted on October 12, 2022 | By GradProSkills
    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). Read more
  • Time-management Tips: Make Each Day a Productive Day
    Posted on September 29, 2022 | By GradProSkills    
  • 7 Actions to Build Essential Graduate Skills
    Posted on September 1, 2022 | By GradProSkills    
    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. Read more
  • 5 Ways to Polish Your French for Life in Quebec
    Posted on May 26, 2022 | By GradProSkills    
  • 6 basic writing principles for grad students
    Posted on May 12, 2022 | By GradProSkills    
    Graduate students are excited about the fieldwork phase of their research. But, when it comes to writing papers, thesis, or dissertation, students face significant struggles and lack motivation. Here six basic writing principles to help you hone your writing skills during graduate school. Read more
  • Dear PhD student – this letter is to you!
    Posted on April 14, 2022 | By Ezgi Ozyonum    
    Five years in the doctoral program has taught Public Scholar Ezgi Ozyonum a lot; she shares her insights on PhD studies. Read more
  • Negotiating Your Job Offers Like a Professional
    Posted on February 24, 2022 | By GradProSkills    
    You have just received a job offer. It is a great position, but the salary seems a bit low. “I am not going to mention anything,” you tell yourself. “If I try to negotiate, I might make a bad impression. What if they rescind the offer? I am going to accept it anyway.” Does this situation sound familiar? If your answer is yes, worry not. This week’s blog post will equip you with handy strategies for negotiating your job offers like a pro. Read more
  • Teaching Data Science Online: A Blessing or a Curse?
    Posted on January 27, 2022 | By GradProSkills    
    Teaching data science online has revealed some useful strategies to be continued as we transition back to in-person teaching. one of our workshop leaders is sharing his experience. Read more
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