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  • 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
  • Planning is Key to a Smooth Grad School Experience
    Posted on January 12, 2022 | By GradProSkills    
    It's a new term with a new list of projects to achieve. Learn how to set your goals, plot your schedule and manage your effort early in the term to avoid burnout later. Here are our tips to plan your term and still have time for a personal life. Read more
  • Looking back on my PhD journey: what helped me thrive in it?
    Posted on December 20, 2021 | By Geneviève Grégoire-Labrecque    
    As the year comes to an end, Public Scholar Geneviève Grégoire-Labrecque reflects on her doctoral trajectory and shares tips and tools to undertake such an adventure. Read more
  • Careers Outside Academia: Podcast Trailer
    Posted on November 18, 2021 | By Tanya Singh and Alexa Ruel
    In this special podcast episode, Tanya Singh and Alexa Ruel, two Public Scholars at Concordia University, interview 3 Concordia PhD graduates about their decision to start their career in industry. Read more
  • You Need These Strategies to Complete Your Self-care Toolkit
    Posted on November 4, 2021 | By GradProSkills    
    While your academics are extremely important, don’t forget to create time to take care of yourself. In order to figure out the appropriate self-care plan, we first need to understand self-care and why it is important to practice it. Read more
  • Essential Skills for Building Strong Professional Communities
    Posted on October 7, 2021 | By GradProSkills    
    Graduate studies are known for being isolating but they also present a unique opportunity to make meaningful connections - professional contacts, lasting friendships or mentors. One of your primary goals for graduate school should be building your professional network. Read more
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