Graduate Professional Development Conference (GPDC)

Academic and Professional Development for Graduate Students

The GPDC aims to enhance graduate students' transferable skills in order to better prepare you for your studies and for a competitive job market. It is a great place to make meaningful professional connections with staff, faculty, and other graduate students. Whether you are at the beginning stages of your graduate career or close to your next steps, we are sure the GPDC will help you reach your career aspirations!

Register for GPDC


October 11 (online) 

Schedule on October 11, 2023 (online via Zoom) 

Time Event
10:00 – 10:10 am Welcome
10:10 – 11:10 am

Unclutter to Feel Better: The Academic Workflow

Presenter: U of T Coders

11:15 am – 12:45 pm

Enhancing Job Readiness by Identifying Transferable Skills in Teaching

Presenter: Teaching Assistants’ Training Program and UTM Career Centre 

1:00 am – 2:30 pm

Graduate Student Research Tools & Strategies

Presenter: UTM Library

2:45 – 3:45 pm

Preparing for a Large Writing Project: Tackling Writer’s Block and Procrastination

Presenter: Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

Update: The Mix and Mingle Networking Event planned for October 12th has been cancelled.

GPDC Fall 2023 Program Details