CBR Skills Development Workshop: Exploring Career Options: Danielle Barkley, Ph.D.

Tuesday March 28, 2023 from 2-3 pm PT

The Centre for Blood Research (CBR) is pleased to hold a Skills Development Workshop: “Exploring Career Options” on Tuesday March 28, 2023 from 2-3 pm PT, with Dr. Danielle Barkley – Career Educator, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, UBC.

She shared some insightful takeaways with our audience:

Most graduate students will consider more than one career option over the course of their degree, and many students will find their career paths to be influenced by a variety of factors, such as family responsibilities, desired living location, desired income, labour market trends.

As a graduate student, your most valuable career development resources are curiosity, flexibility, and an open mind.

 As you think about your career, you may wish to consider the following:

  • Skills: What you know how to do and are good at.
  • Interests: The type of work you like to do, the questions you want to answer, and the problems you want to solve.
  • Values: What you care about and how you want to show up in the world.
  • My IDP self-assessment
    Access a combined self-assessment and goal setting tool designed for students with graduate degrees in STEM fields that includes information on academic and non-academic career paths.

Dr. Danielle Barkley is a Career Educator who works with the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers to support graduate students at UBC. She completed her PhD at McGill University and has previous experience as a university instructor and writing consultant.

CBR also runs career workshops (AMA Café series) – About the Career “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) Café series

The aim of this series is to provide a casual networking environment where attendees can learn about diverse science career paths, gain insight about the job market around the world, and directly ask questions to the professionals.

For any questions about the Career “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) Café series or to suggest the next mentor, contact the CBR’s Education Program Manager, Dr. Parvin Bolourani (parvin@mail.ubc.ca).