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Improving Career Confidence

  • TRIUMF 4004 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver, BC, V6T 2A3 Canada (map)


Do you find yourself worrying about achieving your goals? Do you feel avoidant, unsure, nervous and slightly nauseous instead of excited, motivated, confident, and focused? Are you stressed about your thesis, research, or teaching duties? Are you unsure how to navigate the relationship with your supervisor or committee? Do you dread reaching out to other professionals, academics, or employers? Are conferences, networking events, and "meet and greets" a source of worry rather than inspiration?

You’re not alone! Graduate school can be stressful, and, at times, overwhelming. Many Masters and PhD students have struggled with, and overcome, feeling nervous, anxious, or worried about their future.  If your discomfort and uncertainty is getting in your way, this is the workshop for you.

You’ll explore:

  • Explanations for the physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms of nervousness
  • Ways to cope with feeling uncertain and nervous
  • Tips to help you navigate graduate student life, and how to embark on your job search
  • Suggestions for smart self-care and stress management
  • Techniques to identify and change negative thoughts that undermine your abilities
  • Examples of relaxation methods to try

Presenter: Michael More, the Graduate Career Advisor for UBC’s Centre for Student Involvement & Career

Earlier Event: November 3
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