As you progress through your graduate program, it’s tempting to focus on only 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.

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.

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Apart from Grad Navigate, we also offer special workshops and bootcamps that are designed to provide you with inspiration, dialogue, and camaraderie while you work toward your writing and research goals.

If you are a grad student in a research-oriented program, we encourage you to consider entering our annual 3MT (3-Minute Thesis) contest, in which you can hone your speaking and presentation skills.

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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. This is why we maintain a site called Grad Research Link, which provides a listing of talks, forums, and conferences coming up on the Carleton campus that would be of interest to graduate students.

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TA Training

All students are encouraged to attend Grad Navigate 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. TAs are also now required to complete Compliance Training sessions as employees of Carleton. Please visit our TA page for more in-depth information about TA training and the difference between pedagogical and compliance training.  Please note that TA training hours are manually tracked and TAs should allow 2 weeks for training to appear on their training transcript.

Upcoming Workshops

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.