Professional Development

SFU's Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has information regarding professional development opportunities for graduate students relating to career and employment, academic and research, teaching and learning, workplace and professional skills, community and wellness, and other useful information and courses open for graduate students.

Fall 2020 Your Career Compass 3-Part Workshop Series

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in partnership with Career and Volunteer Services offers a three-part series for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Whether you would like to narrow your career options or use your skills to zero in on your career target inside or outside of academia, this series of workshops would help you take the lead on your own career path.

What’s in it for you?
Proactively tap into your education and experiences, helping you design an intentional action plan to guide your next steps and career management strategies.
You’ll walk away with substantive takeaways and tools that you may return to again and again.

Dates:
Various Dates
Location: Online
Learn More & Register: https://www.sfu.ca/gradstudies/life-community/pro-d/career-compass.html

Fall 2020 4-week Remote Intensive International Teaching Assistants (ITA) Seminar

You will be able to develop skills and confidence in public speaking and remote classroom communication, understand and apply equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) concepts and practices in instructional settings. At the end of the seminar, you will demonstrate increased intercultural competence in remote classroom facilitation and student engagement. It's free for all registered graduate students and is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official University document that tracks students’ co-curricular involvement at SFU.
Dates:
Various Dates
Location: Online
Register: https://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/about/program-units/international-teaching-assistants-program/register/4-week-ITA-seminar.html

10-week Intensive International Teaching Assistants (ITA) Seminar

Are you interested in improving your academic communication and/or teaching skills?
The FREE 10-week International Teaching Assistants Seminar is designed for you! It's free for all registered graduate students and is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official University document that tracks students’ co-curricular involvement at SFU.
Dates:
Various Dates
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, SFU’s online course management system, Canvas
Register: https://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/about/program-units/international-teaching-assistants-program/register/just-in-time-ITA-seminar.html