The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs offers virtual professional support consultations to assist postdoctoral fellows in the planning and implementation of their objectives while at Carleton University.

Potential topics you may discuss during your one-on-one consultation with Karim Abuawad, PhD, include:

  • Review of job documents such as cover letters and CVs
  • Planning and writing articles
  • The academic and non-academic job markets
  • Opportunities for professional development at Carleton
  • Crafting an Individual Development Plan

The topics of the consultations are based on individual needs, so the list above is not exhaustive. If you need support in an area not mentioned in the list, you may still request a consultation.

To request a virtual consultation, please fill out the form below. We will contact you with the details of your appointment.

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  • Karim Abuawad is generally available for appointments during weekdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Please let us know your availability during these times. The more availability you have, the sooner we will be able to schedule an appointment. Example: “I am available Mondays (10:00; 11:15; 2:00), Tuesday (11:00; 1:30; 2:00)…”