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Career-Related Groups and Workshops

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Help - I'm Reconsidering My Educational Direction and I Don't Know Where To Start

Are you having misgivings about your program of study? Have your grades and/or academic standing been compromised? Do you want to identify an educational path that might better suit you? Would you like to know more about alternative programs, schools, or occupations?

Having a clear understanding of who you are and what you want, and knowing how to research the worlds of work and education are critical components of effective career decision-making. Join this session and learn about the tools and information you need to re-evaluate your direction and formulate a new plan.

Call 416-979-5195 or drop by the Centre to register.

What am I Doing Here and Where am I Going?

Are you increasingly losing interest in your program of studies? Do you feel like you've lost your direction and that you're becoming confused about where you're heading? Are your ideas of success based on family pressures? Is your lack of motivation leading you to feel anxious, worried, disengaged? Are your grades suffering? In this 6 sessions group, you will have the opportunity to discuss these issues at length with other students in a similar position. By exploring who you really are and what you really want, you can discover your "inner compass", learn how to navigate your route, and thereby create a more meaningful student experience.

Call 416-979-5195 or drop by the Centre to book a pre-group interview.

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Final Year but Stuck in First Gear

Are you in your last year of study? Do you feel burnt out, like you're losing momentum? Do your student batteries need charging? Completing your degree is an exciting and important milestone. At the same time, relinquishing your student role and stepping into "the real world" can feel confusing and overwhelming. If you need to get back into gear and develop a roadmap to plan for the future, this 4 session group can help.

Call 416-979-5195 or drop by the Centre to book a pre-group interview.

The A, B, C's of Getting Into Graduate and Professional Schools

Part A: Previewing the Process

Planning for your future studies begins with understanding your motivation for wanting to pursue further education. Knowing what to expect and what makes for a strong candidate increases your chances of a positive outcome. In this initial session you will be introduced to all of the components necessary for preparing a comprehensive and competitive application. Critical time lines of which to be aware will also be discussed.

Part B: Assessing Your Assets

Whether your application involves a resume, personal statement, or interview (or some combination thereof) assessing your assets and experiences is the first step in being able to present them in a dynamic and convincing way. This session will give you the tools you need to evaluate what you have to offer, clarify your education and occupational goals, and impress admission committees with your qualifications.

Part C: Preparing Your Personal Statement

In this session you will learn how to construct a personal statement which highlights both your assets and your academic and life experiences in the most positive way. As well, you will be guided in how to decide whether graduate school is the next best career step and provided with strategies for researching schools and programs in order to inform your written submission. It is strongly recommended that you first attend Part A and Part B.

Call 416-979-5195 for room location. There is no registration and space is limited, so plan to arrive early.

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