Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success

Date & Time

Wednesday, 27 October 2021
10:00 to 11:30

Location

Online

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
 
 

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. The Top 5 Strengths Assessment is included in this workshop.

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

Facilitators

Danielle Barkley, PhD, 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, MSc, is the Director of Graduate Student Professional Development at 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 Information

Registration opens on Tuesday, October 12th at 9:00 AM PT.

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 2-3 business days. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail graduate.pathways@ubc.ca.

DON'T BE A NO-SHOW: Please email us at least 24 hours prior, if you are no longer able to attend this event.  If available, we can provide you with resources related to the session topic when you cancel. 
 

Accessibility

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