David Lafferty, PhD, is available to consult with graduate students and postdocs about the following professional development activities:

  • Forging a professional identity
  • Articulating and cataloguing your skills
  • Researching the non-academic job market
  • Exploring alternative careers within academia
  • Recognizing and building your professional network
  • Identifying professional development “decision points”
  • Engaging in public scholarship
  • Preparing for the academic job market
  • Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Sessions are 45 minutes, held in person or over Zoom. Consult Career Services for help with career counselling, resumes, interviews, or LinkedIn pages.


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