GPDN Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows - Day 3

Date & Time

Thursday, October 26, 2023
10:00 am to 12:45 pm



Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and Graduate and Postdoctoral Development Network

Registration Closed / Past Event


Each year, the Graduate and Postdoctoral Development Network hosts a career symposium for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows aimed at professional development and career exploration.

Join the 4th annual Career Symposium from October 24-26. Registration link will be updated here soon. The registration will be through UBC’s sponsorship.


All time listed below is in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

10:00 am – 10:35 am: Making the Most of Your Non-Thesis/Course-Based Master’s Degree by Danielle Barkley, PhD, University of British Columbia & Megan Hébert, MEd, University of Lethbridge

10:35 am – 10:45 am: Break

10:45 am – 11:20 am: Learning about the Employment Sector to Boost Career Exploration by Rebecca Maymon, PhD, McGill University

11:20 am – 11:30 am: Break

11:30 am – 12:05 pm: Yes, Just Apply. You Are Marketable! by Kris Gies, PhD, University of Guelph & Renee Polziehn, PhD, University of Alberta

12:05 pm – 12:15 pm: Break

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm: Interview STAR! By Jonathan Turner, PhD, University of Toronto

The full 3-day program agenda is now available.

Registration Information

Registration will open on September 25th, 2023. It is open to current UBC graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff who are supporting current graduate students. 

Please note that the registration survey will be the same for Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 of the Career Symposium. In the registration survey, there are options to choose which day to attend. 


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.