David Mendes

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

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 a related degree, you may be headed back…

Read More

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

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 you can pick up your map and look…

Read More

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

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 only as a specialist in your domain, but…

Read More

Filipa Carreira Barbosa – Navigating the International Student Experience

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 from family and friends may be challenging, especially…

Read More

Fiona Robinson – Listening to Your Inner Voice

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 it – they complete an IronMan, or in…

Read More

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….

Read More

Rob Hutcheson – Playing to Your Strong Suits

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 personal life, during your studies. In this episode,…

Read More

Mark Roberts – Transferable Skills and Industry Jobs

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 so far. And during this time, it has…

Read More

Joe Makkerh – Pushing Through Obstacles and Difficulties

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 still be unanswered – what comes after? In…

Read More

Dana Murchison – Checkpoints in Your Graduate Education

In a space mission, there is one countdown, one launch, one destination, and no place for error or doubt. Grad studies are less like a rocket launch, and more like an expedition into uncharted territory. As such, they are a forgiving endeavour, where you have ample opportunity to reassess and reorient along the way. This…

Read More