Designing to Succeed in Graduate School and Beyond

Date & Time

Thursday, 21 November 2019
09:30 to 12:00


Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC Point Grey Campus

Offered by

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

Registration Closed / Past Event


Take the lead of your education and your career objectives!

Graduate students today have a plethora of academic and professional opportunities they may engage in during their graduate journey. There are also many ways to define success both within and after graduate school. How do you choose which opportunities to take advantage of? Are you setting yourself up to succeed in your intended career path after graduate school? Do you even know that path?

This interactive workshop will not only help you develop or enhance your academic plan for completing your graduate degree but will help you explore possibilities and design your career path. We’ll build a road map for navigating the many opportunities available and help you establish strategies for attaining your professional objectives.

This session is part of Thrive, a month long celebration, with events and initiatives focused on building mental health through the Thrive 5. Check out other Thrive events at here.


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 Director of Graduate Student Professional Development at the 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 a lab-based researcher both within academia and industry. She completed her MSc in Biology at McGill University.

Registration Information

General registration opens on Monday, November 4 at 9:00 am.

Restricted to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. After registering, you will receive confirmation and additional event details within 2 business days at the e-mail associated with your account. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail us at


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.