Enhanced Career Services and Resources for Graduate Students

Title Enhanced Career Services and Resources for Graduate Students
Faculty/College/Unit VP Students
Status Completed
Duration 3 Years
Initiation 04/01/2013
Completion 05/31/2016
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2013/2014
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Kim Kiloh
Year 1: Funded Amount 147,000
Year 2: Project Year Year 2
Year 2: Funding Year 2014/2015
Year 2: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 2: Principal Investigator Kim Kiloh
Year 2: Funded Amount 103,100
Year 3: Principal Investigator Carol Naylor
Year 3: Funded Amount 87,400
Year 3: Project Year Year 3
Year 3: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 3: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 3: Team Members

Kim Kiloh, Director, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Dr. Susan Porter, Dean and Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Colum Connolly, President, Graduate Student Society
Dr. Gail Murphy, Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies, Faculty of Science
Dr. Marwan Hassan, Department Head, Dept. of Geography
Dr. Rachel Fernandez, Associate Dean, Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Student

Professional Development:
Medhi Piltan Graduate Student, Community Animator
Waged Jafer, Graduate Student, Community Animator
Jacquelyn Brinkman, Manager, Graduate Pathways to Success Program (GPS)
Blair Simonite, Faculty, Sauder School of Business, entrepreneurship@ubc

Year 3: Summary

Approximately 60% of Canadian PhD graduates do not establish academic careers. , Demand for graduate degrees in the Canadian labour market has increased over the past two decades, from 600,000 jobs in 1990 to over 1.3 million jobs in 2009. Graduate education must continue to prepare students for academic careers, yet also support students in the non-academic careers so many will pursue. This proposal, to continue the development of career services for graduate students, will focus on four key initiatives: (1) discipline- and industry-specific learning resources, delivered in-person and online; (2) mentorship opportunities; (3) experiential learning and entrepreneurship opportunities; and (4) further developing the Summer Career Symposium for Graduate Students. These initiatives will support graduate students to effectively prepare for life after graduation, fully contribute their immense value to their communities, places of work, and our society.

Year 3: TLEF Showcase Year 3: TLEF Showcase
Project Report Final-Report-2015-TLEF-SP-Naylor-WEB.pdf