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Professional development


In partnership with campus and external providers, Concordia’s Graduate & Professional Skills (GradProSkills) program offers practical workshops designed to provide the professional skills needed to succeed in today’s workplace. The more than 400 annual workshops and events, reserved only for graduate students, empower students to achieve their academic and professional goals in eight skill areas.

Individualized development planning tools

Individual Development Plans (IDPs) are career exploration and planning tools used by postdoctoral fellows and graduate students around the world to help them achieve success in their careers within or outside of academia.

Career Advising and Professional Success (CAPS)

The Career Advisors at CAPS can help graduate students prepare a job search strategy, provide personalized assistance in preparing résumés and cover letters, and assist in mock interviews that familiarize you with common interview questions geared specifically to your target area of employment. CAPS also helps students to connect with employers through job postings, on-campus recruiting career fairs and career panels.

Attend and present at conferences

Present scholarly papers about your thesis or dissertation research at academic conferences. Contact with other scholars will motivate you to complete your work.

Did you know you can apply for funding for Conference Presentations? 

Co-curricular Record (CCR)

The Co-curricular record (CCR) is an official university document that chronicles students’ activity and engagement outside the classroom. It is a great tool to share and communicate any extracurricular, leadership or volunteering activities to potential employers, on graduate school applications and for grant and bursary applications.

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