Propel XL (DAY 2)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 08:00 to 15:00

This special 2 day Propel professional development event is offered exclusively for graduate students to learn skills and knowledge that will help you in your career and academic success.  By attending this event, you will have this experience added to your Co-Curricular Transcript as evidence of your commitment to professional and personal development.

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Event details:

  • Register for one or both days
  • Dress your best and have a professional headshot taken and sent to you through our LinkedIn photo booth so you can have a professional profile picture that will get the attention of employers
  • Enjoy your morning refreshments and lunch provided for you
  • Meet other UWindsor grad students
  • This event will include breakout sessions (which you choose during registration), as well as large sessions that cover topics such as dealing with mental health considerations unique to grad students, job search and networking for grad students, entrepreneurship, and topics covered by our special keynote speakers. 


Keynote Speaker:


Lego Grad Student @LegoGradStudent (April 25)
“A hollow head struggling to make it through a blocky world.”

Whether you care to openly admit it or not, grad school has probably felt like a sledgehammer repeatedly slamming into your face and soul. Spend an hour with Lego Grad Student as he attempts to explain why this is a perfectly normal–but not inevitable–feeling, and offers painfully learned advice on how you can manage it.


April 25th Breakout Sessions (choose 1):

  1. Publishing in Scholarly Journals: This session will explore the process involved to get published in peer-reviewed journals. It will explain some of the key terminology such as “double blind peer review” and offer some advice on how to achieve success in the publishing world.
  2. Professional Communications: Learn how to communicate verbally, non-verbally, and electronically in the professional manner that employers expect.
  3. Job Search for MOM Students: This session will cover job search best practices as well as using LinkedIn and job search sites to research and submit applications for open positions.
  4. Academic Vs Non Academic Careers: Learn career options for graduate degree holders and tips for preparing for both academic and non academic careers that can increase your chances of employment.
  5. Resume Vs CV: Gain an understanding of the differences between a resume and curriculum vitae (CV), how to format them, and how they are used in the application process.
  6. I'm going to Google you: ePortfolios and building your online brand: If you Googled yourself today, would you hire you? In this session, we'll use Wordpress to connect your life, your passions, your education and your career path.
  7. Career Assessment: Use career assessments to learn about different career options that will fit with your interests and motivations.
  8. Get Work Ready: Using the latest labour market information and employer research, this talk will give you tools and tips to be ready to find great work after graduation. 
  9. Professionalism for the Workplace: Employers want employees who understand how to be “professional”.  Learn how to demonstrate this to employers.