Grad Talks

Grad Talks 

Grad Talks

Gradlife and The Grad Room partner to offer learning sessions to help graduate students build skills and gain balance; all sessions are held at the Grad Room at 66 Harbord Street.

Sessions fall in one of these categories:

  • Communication

  • Wellness

  • Creative Arts

  • Career

  • Great to Know

  • Academic Support




Talking to New People

Wednesday, March 1, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Does the idea of walking into a room full of strangers make you want to run in the opposite direction?  Are you really interested in finding a mentor but don't know what to talk to them about? We will teach you the tips and techniques that will make those conversations a lot less awkward and a lot more meaningful.

Presented by Erin Clifford, Mentorship Programs.



Negotiating Job Offers

Monday, March 6, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

In this workshop you will develop strategies for negotiating contractual details with employers for all types of positions (including faculty). We will model negotiation tactics through structured activities that will help you build this valuable workplace competency.

Presented by Jonathan Turner, Career Centre 



Telling Compelling Stories

Tuesday, March 28, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Whether it's a corporate setting, a stage performance, or just coffee with a good friend -- knowing how to tell a compelling story matters.This two-hour workshop workshop focuses on beginner skills: finding your personal storytelling voice, the hard and fast rules of an enthralling story, stage presence, characters, and story structure. Discover ways to emphasize the strengths while minimizing the weaknesses.

Presented by Sage Tyrtle.



Seeking, Striving, Finding: Staying Motivated in Grad School

Thursday, April 13, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Graduate school, as the saying goes, is more of a marathon than a sprint—but what does this mean in practice? In this workshop, we'll explore the challenge of staying motivated when the finish line is nowhere in sight. This session will involve reflection, discussion, and creative exercises. Active participation is encouraged.

Presented by Eugenia Tsao, Academic Success Centre.