From October 18 to October 21, 2021, the Graduate and Postdoctoral Development Network is hosting the annual Canadian Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows, which is aimed at professional development and career exploration.

Because Carleton University is one of the sponsoring institutions, all Carleton graduate students and postdocs are welcome to attend!

Registration will open on October 1 at

All sessions will be in English.

This symposium includes a keynote address by Molly Grisham, owner of the Influence LLC leadership academy, and presentations by GPDN members and invited experts on topics including career self-assessments, labour market research, informational interviews, networking, and research impact. In addition to these sessions, the symposium will host career panels featuring speakers with advanced degrees discussing their experiences in government, consulting, and alternative teaching professions.

Download the agenda. A detailed program will be available closer to the event.

Because this symposium is taking place outside of Carleton, time spent at these sessions does not count toward pedagogical training hours for TAs, but we strongly encourage you to attend!