Career Corner

Career Corner

Career Corner is a professional development workshop series where everyone from graduate students to established faculty members can learn how to advance their academic careers, publish and market their research, improve their lesson planning and teaching skills and find out about careers outside of academia.

The workshops are free and open to all Congress attendees.

The following workshops are described in English or in French based on the language they will be presented in. 

Sunday, May 31

13:00 to 14:30: Ideas matter: Telling your research story
This workshop provides specific strategies and concrete tools to help you more effectively tell your research story in ways designed to engage a broad public audience. Learn more

Monday, June 1

10:30 to 12:00: How to write a lot - Download the PowerPoint presentation
This workshop will present strategies to overcome the barriers to writing and will discuss tactics to improve your writing productivity. Learn more

14:30 to 16:00: Réseautage efficace
Apprenez les techniques de réseautage professionnel en personne plutôt qu'en ligne. En savoir plus

Tuesday, June 2

10:30 to 12:00: Médias sociaux pour augmenter vos citations - téléchargez la présentation PowerPoint
Cet atelier examinera les facteurs contribuant à ce que vos articles apparaissent sur les moteurs de recherches et comparera les différences majeures entre les différents algorithmes. En savoir plus

13:00 to 14:30: Publishing and marketing your scholarly book
Acquiring editors and marketing specialists from some of Canada’s top scholarly presses offer their valuable advice for getting your book published and into bookstores, libraries and classrooms. Learn more

15:00 to 16:30: Mentoring café - Thriving in academia / Café mentorat : La réussite en milieu universitaire
After a short introduction by each of the 'experts', they will spread across the room and you will be able to chat with them in a small group for 15 minutes.
Après une courte présentation de chaque 'expert', ceux-ci se disperseront aux quatre coins de la salle et vous pourrez échanger en petits groupes pendant quinze minutes. Learn more / en savoir plus

Wednesday, June 3

10:30 to 12:00: SSHRC Scholarships and Fellowships 101 / Cours 101 : Bourses du CRSH
Considering applying for a SSHRC award? Wondering what makes an application stand out? Need help navigating the submission process?
Vous envisagez de présenter une demande de bourse auprès du CRSH? Vous vous demandez ce qui rend une demande compétitive? Vous avez besoin d’aide pour naviguer le processus de soumission des demandes? Learn more

14:30 to 16:00: Effective networking
Break out of high tech, and bring "high touch" to your career search. Learn more

Thursday, June 4

10:30 to 12:00: Social media for citation driving - Download the PowerPoint presentation
This workshop will examine the factors that contribute to relevance weighting in search engines and compare known differences between major algorithms. Learn more

13:00 to 14:30: Parenting in academia / Être parent et universitaire
Thinking about balancing the worlds of academia and parenting?
Jongler avec la carrière universitaire, la vie familiale et leurs impératifs, c’est tout un art ! Learn more / en savoir plus


Career Corner is brought to you by:

University Affairs

University of Ottawa

Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences