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Chris Kent – Leveling Up Into Entrepreneurship

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! It’s never too late to follow your calling. Depending on where you are in life, there are many ways you can reorient and choose a new path for yourself, be it getting a second degree, growing your minor or a hobby into your main focus or getting…

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Tamarah Luk – Taking on Further Studies After Grad School – Law

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! Sometimes, when you finish your studies you get a job, or you start a business. Sometimes, you go back to school. Be it because you want to go to law school or med school, or because you want to access a domain that requires you to have…

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Kelly Bullock – Pivoting From the Bench to a Creative or an Artistic Career

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! There is always one day when reality hits. Your well devised trip, that you’d been planning for months, or for years, falls short of your expectations, of what you had imagined. The disappointment you feel may bring you thoughts of packing up and heading back home… Or…

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Emily Roberts – The Power of the Side-Hustle or How to Set Yourself Up for a Healthy Financial Life

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! When talking about grad school, we often talk about the challenges of academic life, about mental health, and about physical health, but what about financial health? Academic accomplishments are paramount at this juncture in your life, but in the end, you want to be set up not…

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Filipa Carreira Barbosa – Navigating the International Student Experience

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! Many of us leave home for grad school, to another city or even to another country. Some end up staying after graduation, some end up coming back home. Being an international student can be an experience in freedom and independence, but the fact that you are far…

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Fiona Robinson – Listening to Your Inner Voice

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! Imagine swimming 1.9 kilometers, then biking 90 kilometers through the hills of Mont-Tremblant, and then running a half-marathon. It may sound impossible or a task for super-humans… But people like you and me set out to do it, diligently train for months and months, and they do…

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François Beaubien – Changer d’univers sans perdre le nord

En recherche, on apprend des techniques, des principes et un langage particulier. Dépendamment du type d’études que vous suivez, ce langage et votre domaine d’expertise peuvent devenir très pointus et quasiment hermétiques. Ce n’est pas pour autant que vous êtes pris au piège et que l’accès au marché du travail non académique vous est barré….

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Rob Hutcheson – Playing to Your Strong Suits

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! During grad school, your personal interests and strengths can serve as a blueprint for what comes after graduation and inform the career choices you will make once you’re on the job market. Your personal interests are also key for keeping a healthy balance between work and your…

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Mark Roberts – Transferable Skills and Industry Jobs

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! You don’t embark in a master’s or a PhD without confidence. A trust, a confidence that you can delve into the unknown of a master’s or a PhD project and come out with answers to questions no one has asked before. This confidence is what fueled you…

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Joe Makkerh – Pushing Through Obstacles and Difficulties

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! You’re finishing grad school, or you’ve just finished. Your project has brought you here and now – it had challenges, victories, failures, obstacles, successes. It has brought you excitement, frustration, exhilaration, anxiety, satisfaction. In it, you have asked questions, tested hypotheses, studied, discussed. But one question may…

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