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GSS and CSIC Career Launchpad: Graduate Student Workshops and Professional Headshots


March 14
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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GSS Loft @ The Nest
Room 4202 - 6133 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 Canada


Graduate Student Society – UBC Vancouver
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The GSS, in collaboration with the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers (CSIC), brings you an afternoon of activities designed to enhance your career and jumpstart your post-graduate success with a new headshot and polished job search skills. 

Professional Headshots

2-6pm – Advanced registration is mandatory (see sign-up box above), and available as first come, first served.*

You will receive up to three (unedited) headshots for your use on LinkedIn, conferences, job hunts, etc. 

* Each Headshot takes approximately 5 minutes and the order of the headshots is determined upon registration. 

*Registration and payment is only required if you wish to get headshots taken. If you’re only planning on attending the workshops, you don’t need to register or pay as these are FREE.

Career Workshops

During the headshot photography sessions, the CSIC is concurrently offering the following workshops in the main room of the GSS Grad Loft: 

2:00-2:45—Leveraging Linked In & Finding Employers
This session will be facilitated by the CSIC employer liaison specialist, Abraham Asrat, and will prepare graduate students to research career opportunities and prospective employers.

3:00-3:45—Job Search Strategies
In this session, CSIC career advisor Alicia Helde will offer strategies for executing an effective job search, with a focus on targeting the hidden job market using networking and informational interviews.

4:00-5:00—Practical Prep for Networking and Interviews
How do you talk about your skills and experiences as a graduate student? In this session, CSIC graduate career educator Danielle Barkley will provide a range of hands-on networking and interview strategies curated for graduate students.

5:00-6:00—Ask An Advisor Anything
Flexible time for conversation, consultation, and advising.

*To avoid EventBrite fees, in-person payment at the GSS Office is available with exact cash or cheque only. No registration will be held via phone, email, or social media requests.

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