TRAJECTORIES is a new professional development program designed specifically for Carleton graduate students and postdocs. It offers multiple Skill Pathways comprised of workshops and modules that cover a wide array of in-demand skills. Each Skill Pathway provides a blueprint for enhancing key career competencies and improving overall employability.

We currently offer the following five Skill Pathways:

(To learn more, click on the Skill Pathways below)

Career Planning & Job Hunting

Professional Writing

Communications & Engagement

Research Management

Business & Personal Finance

TRAJECTORIES is informed by the three components of effective professional development:

  1. Learn: attend workshops and modules to start developing new skills and tools and learn some of the principles of professional development
  2. Implement: practice applying what you learn in workshops and modules, whether within your ongoing academic projects or in your non-academic activities
  3. Consult: request a consultation to receive feedback on your work, plans, and progress

Use our Progress Tracker to record your attendance and reflections after participating in each session:

Progress Tracker

You can follow the TRAJECTORIES pathways on your own, or you can contact us to consult on how to proceed. Just send an email to david.lafferty@carleton.ca and karim.abuawad@carleton.ca and let us guide you through!

Overview of TRAJECTORIES

Core Pathway

Skill Pathways

Career Planning & Job Hunting

Professional Writing

Communications & Engagement

Research Management

Business & Personal Finance

  • Workshop: Establish Your Career Narrative: Identify Your Skills

  • Workshop: Establish Your Career Narrative: Explore the Job Market

  • Workshop: Establish Your Career Narrative: Enhance Your Employability

  • Discussion Series:
    Alt-Ac and Beyond

  • Discussion Series: Alumni Conversations

  • Workshop:
    The Alt-Ac Launchpad

  • Workshop: Resume and Cover Letter Development

  • Workshop series: LinkedIn & Networking
  • Module: Writing Academic Articles

  • Module: Writing Grant Proposals

  • Module: Writing Reports

  • Workshop: Creating Portfolios

  • Workshop: Managing the Writing Process
  • Workshop:
    The Hows and Whys of Networking

  • Workshop: Introduction to Knowledge Mobilization

  • Module: Copywriting

  • Workshop:
    Get Connected! Finding Your Social Media Ecosystem
  • Workshop: Thesis & Dissertation Layout Made Easy

  • Workshop: Grey is the New Black–Grey Literature: How to Find It?

  • Workshop: Systematic & Scoping Reviews: An Overview & Demonstration

  • Workshop: Introduction to SPSS

  • Workshop: Introduction to Research Data Management
  • Workshop: Budgeting & Expense Planning

  • Workshop: Debt & Credit Scores

  • Workshop: Introduction to Investing

  • Workshop: Cryptocurrencies & Beyond

  • Workshop:
    Digital Privacy & Identity Theft

  • Workshop: Things to Know Before Starting a Business

For more information, contact the Graduate Professional Development team:

David Lafferty, PhD

david.lafferty@carleton.ca

Karim Abuawad, PhD

karim.abuawad@carleton.ca