For graduate students

Support for graduate students
Master of Global Business student Michael Carzim (right) worked as part of the Risk Analysis and Finance team during his work term with Beanstream.

What lies beyond graduate school for you? You may be able to join graduate co-op to gain work experience in your field of study, plus there are many ways to develop your skills outside of your academics. 

Coming up: Résumés, CVs and cover letters for grad students

Are your résumés, CVs and cover letters showcasing your strengths for the jobs you want? Through your thesis, projects, courses, TA work, publications and other experiences, you've developed skills that employers need.

In this workshop, you'll unpack your skills and experience to create useful content for your résumés, cover letters and CVs. Plus, you'll develop speaking notes for interviews and networking opportunities.

All graduate students are welcome. Register here (events tab).

WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 2018

WHERE: McPherson Library, room A003

Questions? Contact

Opportunities through Co-op and Career


Career development workshops, events, appointments and online programs for all students.


Intercultural competency lessons: A series of cultural competency lessons for all students.


Pro-D workshop - Graduate Student Résumés, CVs and Cover Letters: In-person workshop.

November 2018 (check back soon for details).

Pro-D event - From Graduate School to a Career: networking opportunity with employers and mentors

March 8, 2019 from 3-5 p.m. (register).

Opportunities through Counselling Services

UVic Counselling offers several programs to help support graduate students. Upcoming opportunities include:


Thesis Completion Support Group: Learn more


Career Exploration Workshops and appointments: Learn more


Opportunities through Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation


Graduate Student Teaching Pro-D Certificate: A series of workshops for graduate students who are teaching assistants. Learn more

Sept - April.

LATHE certificate program: For graduate students pursuing a teaching career in post-secondary. Learn more

Sept - April.

Teaching Assistant Conference: A conference designed to develop and improve teaching skills. Learn more

Fall and Spring.

Teaching Assistant Consultant Program: For graduate students with experience as a Teaching Assistant. Learn more

Sept - April.

Ongoing workshops about teaching and learning in higher education: For new TAs and graduate students who are just starting to teach at university. Learn more

Sept - April.

Opportunities through the Faculty of Graduate Studies


Thesis Boot Camp: 30 students per session. 3-day commitment. For both master's and PhD students. Learn more

End of December and June.

Opportunities through MITACS

Mitacs has transformed their Mitacs Step professional skills training program - which delivered over 1400 training and skills development workshops to Canadian students over the past 10 years - into a more comprehensive offering called Mitacs Training.   

With funding from the Government of Canada through Budget 2017, Mitacs will deliver 1000 workshops through Mitacs Training over 5 years to complement our work-integrated learning programs, which are scaling to support 10,000 research internships annually.


MITACS Step Program: Workshops typically offered online.

See the calendar.

Opportunities through Student Recruitment


Graduate Student Orientation: In-person welcome, tours, workshops and more. Learn more

August 31, 2018.

Opportunities for international students


International Student Welcome: For all international students, including international graduate students. Includes information sessions on work permits, as well as a Service Canada Session for students to get their Social Insurance Number (SIN) on campus. Learn more

August and January

Workshops on student work permits: Co-op/internship permits, post-graduation work permits. Learn more


International Teaching Assistant Culture and Communication Certificate: Unique certificate program for international teaching assistants. Learn more