As a graduate student, it can be tricky to know how to move towards your career goals - or even to know what those goals are.
The CSI&C wants to support graduate students as they activate their careers, and we have funds available to help you try stuff out. By participating in the GSCAP 2021 program, you’ll have access to the following:
- A tailored, small-group workshop to help you explore career and life design
- Funding (up to $500 per participant) for prototyping and trying out actions related to career exploration
- Participation in a cohort of other graduate students exploring career and life design
- Access to 1-1 coaching
What You’ll Need to Bring/Contribute
- Curiosity and an openness to exploring potential career goals
- Encouragement to support the goals of your cohort members
- Adequate time to attend the Career Design Lab and to explore prototypes and actions that emerge from the launch workshop
Funding must be disbursed and utilized by March 31, 2021. Students should expect to be engaging in their prototypes between February 24 and March 31, and ensure they will have adequate time to do so
To learn more about how previous GSCAP participants have leveraged the program to expand their career horizons, check out the artefacts at https://students.ubc.ca/career/career-resources/career-resources-graduate#gscap-student-projects.
All full-time students enrolled in a graduate program administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies are eligible and encouraged to apply.
In order to participate, students must be available to attend the Career Design Lab session on February 25, 2021 at 2pm Pacific Standard Time. The session will be held virtually, via Zoom, and will require active participation and access to video and audio. Students who cannot attend the Career Design Lab session will not be eligible to participate in the program, or receive funding.
Students are not required to obtain the signature of their supervisor at the time of application; however, the expectation is that students will show judgement, good faith, and transparency as they plan career development opportunities, and will honor all existing academic and research commitments.
How To Apply
In order to apply, please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org, Graduate Career Development Coordinator, by February 8, 2021:
- a completed application form
- a resume/CV (any length/format is acceptable)
- a 300-word statement responding to the following: What’s your biggest career question? How would your grad school experience be different if you could take action towards answering that question?
- Optional Statement: The CSI&C is committed to supporting equity and career intersectionality. If there is anything you would like us to know about you and your identity as we consider your application, please feel free to share in a short statement. Any of this information will be kept confidential.
Any questions about the program or application can be directed to email@example.com.