Resources for Graduate Students | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Resources for Graduate Students

Various seminars and workshops are available to assist current graduate students and postdoctorate fellows in search of rewarding careers.

You might want to join one of the many clubs or organizations that we have on campus.   Be sure to check out our General Services and Support for Graduate Students tab on our Campus Community Resources and Support page.

Grad Pathways: What Path will you take?

Starting in fall’17, a Working Group (made up of College representatives and those units on campus who have long provided professional skills development opportunities for graduate students) undertook a review of the University of Guelph’s various professional skills development activities within and outside the graduate curriculum with the goal of making these activities more apparent to graduate student and more effective. The research and recommendations of the Working Group are captured in this report.  Please review it and stay tuned for a more formal launch associated with a dedicated web page. 

Grad Pathways is a skills development hub that brings together key campus services (e.g. the Library, Wellness Services, Career Services etc.,) to support academic, personal, and professional skills development for graduate students.


Beyond the Professoriate

Beyond the Professoriate is an e-learning platform providing career advice to Graduate Students and postdocs.  Students can complete two programs of study, Career Exploration and Career Strategies to explore career options and learn job search strategies to secure employment outside academia.  Over 70 hours of on-demand videos and 120 interviews with PhDs are available on this site, with content being updated monthly.  Please visit our Beyond the Professoriate webpage to login with your central login ID and password



Mitacs offers a free professional development program open to Canadian post-secondary students. This program is designed to provide support for post-secondary students as they complete their research and innovation projects, prepare to take on a leadership role in their industry, and improve employability in their respective fields. 

Benefits of the Mitacs professional development program: 

  • No cost for the students or the academic institution 
  • Participants will receive a certificate after completion of each course bundle
  • Bilingual language options (English and French) 
  • Flexible course offerings online in all Canadian time zones and throughout the calendar year 
  • Open to Canadian post-secondary students of all levels and Mitacs program participants 
  • Accessibility features to support the learning experience, including animations and subtitles 
  • Enhanced professional skills that improve employability 
  • Opportunities for applied group discussions between participants and facilitators based on online learning

To register, students need to create an account or log in on the learning management system EDGE.  

You will find more about each course bundle on the website: Training Courses | Mitacs.  

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