Get Career Ready
Resources and Training
The School of Graduate Studies wants to help you advance your career through training and professional development opportunities.
Academic Skills at Trent
Check out the Academic Skills website to learn about programming they offer to assist with research, writing, presenting and more!
Trent University's Careerspace offers resources for graduate students to help with career readiness, including workshops, a NEW e-Course, and tip sheets.
Workshops are listed under the EVENTS tab on Student Experience Portal page, with both in-person and virtual options. Register in advance for workshops at any time.
Workshop topics cover Resumes & Cover Letters (weekly on Wed, from 3-4pm until April 6th), LinkedIn, Networking & Job Search, and Interview Skills.
Career Workforce and Readiness e-Course (NEW)
The Career and Workforce Readiness e-Course is free and openly accessible, with six modules that can be completed at your own pace. Each module will take approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete and covers the following career readiness topics:
- Skills identification & articulation (technical & transferable)
- Resume & cover letter writing
- Networking & LinkedIn
- Job search strategies & the labour market
- Interview skills
- Workplace communication & professionalism
Many tip sheets are available, covering all career readiness topics, along with examples of resumes (skills- and experience-based)
Mitacs Training provides professional skills development courses for all Canadian university students. To register for these courses, visit the EDGE portal, create an account and choose the e-learning course you would like to take under the ‘Catalog’ heading of the Mitacs Training page. All courses listed below are self-paced e-learning (asynchronous), and are available throughout the year.
The themes include:
- Career planning – 90 min
- Networking skills – 90 min
- Communication skills – 120 min
- Leadership skills – 90 min
- Writing and presentation skills – 90 min
- Project and time management – 120 min
- R&D management – 120 min
- Reconciliation and EDI – 60 min
Resources for International Students
Devant prepares international students for career success in Canada and offers free services including Resume Tools, Live Online Events (Networking, Immigration, Expert Panels), Virtual Hiring Expos, Bi-Weekly Newsletter and Facebook Community Access. Additional services are available through paid membership options.