Professional Development

Mitacs Step: Fall Workshop

September 22, 2016
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Want to gain some hot new professional skills this fall?

Mitacs is offering the following workshops at SFU, free to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows: 

Networking Skills

This workshop is designed to provide insight and interaction along with the know how to build and stabilize business relationships through effective networking. Participants will learn the who-what-where-when and why to networking, and participants will have the opportunity to practice what they learn. 

Discovering the Entrepreneur Within

Participants will gain an understanding of the entrepreneurial climate in Canada and the resources available to start-ups. In this workshop, you will learn how to create a sound business plan and deliver a successful pitch, and you will analyze entrepreneurial success stories to see how others have reached their goals. You will then use your knowledge to create and present a product or service concept to the group and get instant feedback from your facilitator.

Scientific and Technical Writing Skills

This workshop will help bring your knowledge to life in the written realm. You will learn how to engage your readers with technical reports that are clearly organized and well written. It’s a chance to work on current writing pieces or re-examine past work with a valuable critique from the experts. This is a two-day workshop:

  • Wednesday, November 23 & Friday, November 25 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
  • Location: Surrey, SUR 3040 (Wednesday) & SUR 2990 (Friday)
  • Register and more info here

All grad students and postdocs can attend any Mitacs session, held anywhere in BC. Check the Mitacs website for additional offerings. 

As always, Mitacs sessions are at no cost but space is limited and seats go fast so sign up now! (The workshops are free if you show up, but you are charged $50 if you do not show up. See their registration information.)

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