Graduate Student Professional Development Conference 2017

About GPDC 2017

We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 for UTM’s first Graduate Student Professional Development Conference (GPDC)! This will be a full-day event with workshops and seminars that aim to enhance your transferable skills, in order to better prepare you for your studies and for a competitive job market. The conference will be a great place to make meaningful professional connections with staff, faculty, and other graduate students.

Although we hope you’ll be able to attend the full day, please feel free to come and go as necessary. We know you are busy, so we’ve intentionally structured the conference to maximize your flexibility. All workshops are eligible for GPS credit. The number of GPS credits received will depend on the total hours you spend attending sessions through the day. You will receive one GPS credit for every three hours you spend attending sessions.

Whether you’ve just started or are close to defending your thesis, we’re sure there will be something at GPDC to get your year off to a great start!

Program Offerings:

  • Maximising Your Oral Presentations
  • Entrepreneurship 101
  • Coping with it all, when things don’t go as planned
  • Four Strategies for Improving your Academic Writing
  • How to Get the Supervision You Need
  • Developing Your Teaching Philosophy Statement and Dossier
  • Beyond Books: Using the UTM Library as a Graduate Student
  • Career Management Mini Series: “Where are the jobs?”

*Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included!

Full Schedule

Click here to download a PDF of the full schedule.

Registration is required!

Click here to complete the registration form.

Our Partners

Special thanks to the Office of the Vice Dean, Graduate and to the following programming partners:

  • UTM’s Association of Graduate Students (UTMAGS)
  • UTM Health and Counselling Centre (HCC)
  • UTM Career Centre
  • UTM Library
  • UTM Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre (RGASC)
  • Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC)
  • Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) Program
  • Teaching Assistants' Training Program (TATP)