Leveraging Your Strengths to Strategize for Success
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Quick – tell us the top five things you are good at! Can you do it? Or would it be easier to tell us the things you’re not good at? The truth is many of us spend more time focused on (and trying to fix) what we’re not good at, instead of discovering, appreciating, and cultivating our strengths. In this session, using the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment (www.gallupstrengthscenter.com), you will learn more about your particular top strengths, how they interact with each other, how they shape your perspective, and how they can be leveraged for success in grad school and beyond.
In this workshop, you will
- reflect, interpret, and articulate your unique strengths and specify what they mean to you
- discuss and share next ideas about how your strengths inform your degree and your future career plans
- begin to create an individual graduate school success plan to help you explore your strengths and challenges, and to design goals for your life and work.
Danielle Barkley is a Career Educator who works with the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers to support graduate students at UBC. She completed her PhD in English literature at McGill University and has previous experience as a university instructor and writing consultant.
Jacqui Brinkman is the Manager of the Graduate Pathways to Success program in Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Through this role, she works to improve the graduate student experience. Previously, she has managed postdoctoral and undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Medicine and was as a lab-based researcher both within academia and industry. She completed her MSc in Biology at McGill University.
Registration opens on Monday, May 28 at 9:00am.
Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. After registering, you will receive confirmation and additional event details within two business days at the e-mail associated with your community.grad.ubc.ca account. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail us at email@example.com.