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GPLL9 - Strategies for Grad School Success: Developing your Academic and Career Potential

New graduate students often encounter a variety of challenges as they discover an educational reality that can be very different from their undergraduate experience. Studying remotely in the midst of a pandemic adds its own set of challenges too.

In this 3-part interactive workshop series, you will learn what it takes to be a successful graduate student and gain strategies to achieve your academic and career goals in a healthy and balanced way during the unusual circumstances brought on by COVID-19.

While the combination of all three workshops provides the most complete overview of how to maximize success in grad school, students can choose to register for only one or two workshops or attend all three. A unique registration is required for each session.

This is part 3 (Developing your academic and career potential) of the workshop series. The other two workshops in the series are:
GPLL7 -Strategies for Grad School Success: Designing your MAP to Success
GPLL8 - Strategies for Grad School Success: Maintaining a Healthy Balance

Learning Objectives


PART 3: Developing your academic and career potential
1- Understand the importance and process of effective career planning
2- Learn how to seek and create opportunities to expand your network and skill sets
3- Learn how to stand out and get ahead in your field of study
4- Identify best practices for fostering positive working relationships with class or lab mates, professors and research supervisors

Leaders Information


This workshop will be led by Monica Boulos, M.A., c.o. and Laura Mitchell, Ph.D.

Monica Boulos is the First-Year Support Counsellor at Concordia’s Student Success Centre. She completed her M.A. in Counselling Psychology in 2011 and has been working with the team of Services for New Students since 2012. She offers one-on-one supportive counselling to all first-year students, first-year check-ins in a group format, as well as a variety of orientation sessions and workshops like this one, tailored to first-year students.

Laura Mitchell is the Director of Concordia’s Student Success Centre and Executive Director of Student Services. She completed her Ph.D. in 2004 in the area of psychological management of physical pain and was a Psychology Professor for 12 years in both Scotland and Canada. In 2015, she became the Director of the new Student Success Centre at Concordia, and continues to teach in the Centre's University Skills for Success courses.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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