APEX workshop series

The APEX Workshop Series is designed for advanced degree holders looking for structure and support in building their professional development plans. It will help you:

  • Expand your professional network 
  • Build confidence in your knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Translate your knowledge, skills and abilities to various audiences (which may show up on your career documents such as CVs, resumes, teaching dossiers and online profiles such as LinkedIn.) 

This workshop series previously made up the APEX Certificate Program. Registration for the APEX Certificate program has been discontinued and participants currently enrolled in the program have until Summer 2019 to earn their certificate.

The following APEX workshops will continue to be offered to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are not registered in the certificate program. Please pay attention to any pre-requisites, and notice that each session has pre-work which must be completed prior to attendance at the session.The pre-work for each workshop is accessed through APEX Online

Foundations (Workshop 1) 

In this session you will explore your personal professional background, which includes beginning to identify your transferable skills and your signature strengths. You'll explore professional development options and set action items to move you forward in reaching your career goals.  You must complete the essential pre-work before attending this session. Essential pre-work is accessed through APEX Online

  • Monday, May 15, 1:30pm - 4:30pm at Burnaby campus, Library Committee Room 7200

Pre-requisites: none 
Registration required using myInvolvement 

Creating Your Own Luck (Workshop 2) 

In this session you will gain a deeper understanding of how to increase your 'luck' and 'chance' in the world of work. Continuing your exploration from the Foundations workshop, you will continue to document what's important to you in the world of work by using a Career and Life Sketch. Essential pre-work is accessed through APEX Online

  • Tuesday, June 13, 1:30pm - 4:30pm at Burnaby campus, AQ 4140

Pre-requisites: Workshop 1 
Registration required using myInvolvement 

Building Authentic Relationships (Workshop 3) 

This session will redefine the power of networking and help you think about proactive and systematic ways to approach your job search process. You will learn tools and strategies to help you approach people and build professional relationships, including informational interviews. Essential pre-work is accessed through APEX Online

  • Wednesday, June 21, 2:00pm - 5:00pm at Burnaby campus, AQ 4140

Pre-requisites: Workshop 1 
Registration required using myInvolvement 

Connecting the Dots (Workshop 4) 

This session is a synthesis session, a chance to connect all the dots from your professional development activities, career exploration, and activities completed within the workshop series. You wil spend time honing your professional statement and practice presenting your professional self to your peers and facilitators. Essential pre-work is accessed through APEX Online

  • Tuesday, July 25, 4:00pm - 7:00pm at Burnaby campus, Library Committee Room 7200

Pre-requisites: Workshops 1, 2 and 3  
Registration required using myInvolvement 

Access pre-work materials with your SFU credentials