Panic to Power: improving career confidence

Date & Time

Wednesday, 04 November 2015
16:00 to 18:00


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers

Registration Closed / Past Event


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Do you find yourself worrying about achieving your goals? Do you feel avoidant, unsure, nervous and slightly nauseous instead of excited, motivated, confident, and focused? Are you stressed about your thesis, research, or teaching duties? Are you unsure how to navigate the relationship with your supervisor or committee? Do you dread reaching out to other professionals, academics, or employers? Are conferences, networking events, and "meet and greets" a source of worry rather than inspiration?

You’re not alone! Graduate school can be stressful, and, at times, overwhelming. Many Masters and PhD students have struggled with, and overcome, feeling nervous, anxious, or worried about their future.  If your discomfort and uncertainty is getting in your way, this is the workshop for you.

You’ll explore:

  • Explanations for the physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms of nervousness
  • Ways to cope with feeling uncertain and nervous
  • Tips to help you navigate graduate student life, and how to embark on your job search
  • Suggestions for smart self-care and stress management
  • Techniques to identify and change negative thoughts that undermine your abilities
  • Examples of relaxation methods to try

Facilitator:  Michael More works as the Graduate Career Advisor for UBC’s Centre for Student Involvement & Careers.  He helps UBC graduate students with everything from job searching and career skills to help with applications and interviews.   He also plans and runs both campus-wide and department-specific career events for graduate students.  Previous to working at CSI&C, he was an academic advisor. He is a UBC Geography alumni, with an MSc focusing on map-making and river science.

Refreshments: Beverages will be provided.  Please bring your own mug.

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Registration Information

  • Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. Confirmation of registration will be sent within two working days. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please send a message to:


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.