As you progress through your graduate program, it is tempting to focus only on your immediate future. But no matter how far along you are or how busy you might be, take the time to look ahead at what awaits you after graduation. If you can develop a clear vision of your long-term career path, you’ll work with added focus and direction, because you’ll be investing in a future for yourself and your ideas.

Grad Navigate

To help you plot your course, Carleton offers a range of workshops that are listed on our Grad Navigate website. All grad students are welcome to attend these workshops. All workshops on Grad Navigate also count toward paid pedagogical training hours for TAs if completed during a term when you are working as a TA.

CUPortfolio and the CUIDP

Coming in Fall 2017. Sign in to CUPortfolio, join our Graduate Professional Development (FGPA) group, and gain access to the CUIDP (Carleton University Individual Development Plan) template for graduate students. These tools can help you build your career narrative.

Writing Bootcamps and Resources

Are you struggling to make progress on your thesis or dissertation? Do you find it difficult to write in isolation? We offer thesis/dissertation writing bootcamps that are designed to provide you with inspiration, dialogue, and camaraderie while you work toward your writing and research goals.

Online Professional Development Workshops

Carleton University graduate students can take online workshops through both and Mitacs. For more information, please consult our list of workshops. Please note that completion of online workshops will not be credited toward TA training hours.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)

If you are a grad student in a research-oriented program, we encourage you to consider entering our annual 3MT (3-Minute Thesis) contest. The 3MT gives you an opportunity to focus your research and hone your public speaking skills while engaging in friendly competition for prizes and exposure.

Grad Research Link (GRL)

In order to develop as both a student and a future professional, it is essential to connect with your peers and learn about disciplines outside your own. Grad Research Link provides a listing of talks, forums, and conferences coming up on the Carleton campus that may be of interest to graduate students.

Upcoming Workshops and Other Events

Please note: this list includes both Grad Navigate and other workshops. Please check the workshop descriptions to determine which workshops count towards paid pedagogical training hours.