Getting the Most Out of your Academic Experience: Designing your Grad School Strategy

Date & Time

Wednesday, 17 November 2021
10:00 to 11:30



Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

Registration Closed / Past Event


Take the lead of your education and hone your career intentions!
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.


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.

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.

Registration Information

Registration opens on Monday, November 8th 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

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. 


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.