As a graduate student you have unique needs when it comes to planning your career and finding work. You may be headed towards a career in research or teaching, or preparing for a specific job in the private or not-for-profit sector. What ever it may be, we have a variety of resources and programming designed to help you figure out where you’re going and how to get there.
In addition to the resources and services listed below, we encourage you to explore the entire Career Services website for further information and tools to help you with your next steps.
Career Services is excited to support graduate students professional development as one of the partners in GradPlus. This new initiative, being rolled out this year, is focused on providing graduate students with opportunities to develop professional skill sets and competencies that complement the knowledge acquired in graduate programs.
The GradPlus partners are packaging and coordinating services, activities and resources that will prepare graduate students to make a successful transition to careers. Go to the GradPlus website to become acquainted with the program and our other partners. The website features a listing of events - find out when and where to participate in many professional development workshops and activities here at Brock.
As a Graduate Student at Brock University, your participation in professional development activities can be showcased on an official, co-curricular, GradPlus transcript. This official document is recognized by Brock University and is a great addition to your portfolio.
As you move forward in your career and work to market yourself to prospective employers, you must identify methods of highlighting your skills and experience. Your GradPlus transcript is one tool you can use to showcase your commitment to participate in professional development activities.
What is tracked on your GradPlus transcript?
Your co-curricular transcript documents various activities including:
- Professional development workshops and activities
- On-campus jobs (research assistant/teaching assistant)
- Volunteer work
How to Register:
- Log in to my.brocku.ca
- Select the "Applicant & Student Self Serve" tab on the top menu
- Select the "Student Self Serve - Menu" link
- Select the "Career Services", "Experience Plus", & "Student Data" menus
Once you have registered you can access and update your GradPlus account via this same process. PLEASE NOTE: GradPlus co-curricular transcript is administered through the Experience Plus system
Career Resource Guide
Navigating your Career Search is a career resource guide created specifically for graduate students. If you are unsure of where your education may take you, this resource will introduce you to information and tools that will help you explore potential career paths and provide you with guidance on how to get there.
Job Search Resources
Job postings for both on and off campus opportunities can be found on CareerZone. You will need your Brock ID and password in order to access this job posting portal.
The Find a Job section of our website will also link you to additional online job boards and resources including Academic and Government job search sites as well as Work Abroad information.
For career information and resources specific to your major, check out our series of Degree Exploration Guides and discover what you can do with your degree!
Looking for interview help? The interview preparation section of our website will provide you with tips and strategies for successful interviewing inside and outside the academy.
Career Services Workshops
Online workshops on the basics of resume/CV writing, cover letter writing, interviewing for employment and portfolio devlopment are available on CareerZone. Alternatively, facilitated workshops are available on request if you are looking for more customized information. For a listing of topics and how to request a workshop, please visit the workshops section of our website.
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