GPSC 462 GradConnect Series - Build your Graduate and Professional Network


Build your networking skills through practical experience. GradConnect provides graduate students with the opportunity to build basic networking skills then to apply them in situations where networking happens. For example, learn to talk about sports with your prospective boss. Or talk about performance arts with colleagues. Mingle with professionals.

This series is designed to provide graduate students with more opportunities to build networking skills in real networking situations.

The series opens with:

September 10 - 1:30 - 3:00 pm - GradConnect information session on building your network including a review of strategies

Each networking outing will include a talk/tips given by the host to prepare you for networking strategies suited for the setting. Networking Events in the series include:

September 12 - 5:30 - 9:00 pm - Networking and Sports - Attend the Concordia Stingers vs McGill University Men's Hockey Game - McGill Arena. Learn about the game from a hockey guru while practicing your networking skills during the game.

September 25 - 6:00 - 8:30 pm - Networking and Culture - Attend a guided tour at the McCord Museum. Learn about Montreal to better prepare yourself for a conversation on this great city!

NOTE DATE CHANGED: from October 23 - 5:00 - 8:00 pm - TO OCTOBER 15. Networking and Business - Attend a Young Chamber of Commerce cocktail event. Practice networking with young professionals from Montreal's community.

October 31 - 11:00 - 12:00 pm - Strategies for going forward building your graduate and professional network

Registered students must attend the Information Session (Sept 12), Strategies for going forward (Oct 29), and a MINIMUM of two GradConnect events from the above list.

Participants are also encouraged to register for other GradConnect Networking opportunities including:

GPSC463 - November 7 - 5:00 - 8:00 pm - Networking and Arts - Vernissage at Concordia's FOFA gallery.

GPSC 460 November 13 - 5:00 - 8:15 pm - GradProSkills Speed Networking event.

GPSC457 - November 22 - 5:30 - 9:00 pm - Networking and Sports - Attend the Concordia Stingers vrs McGill University women's Hockey Game - Loyola Campus Arena.

The Networking Information Session will cover:
- Etiquette for different settings
- How to approach people you do not know
- Practice introductions and your personal pitch(es)
- Questions to engage the person you are talking with
- How to discuss a range of subjects while keeping it at a professional level
- Learn vocabulary for various network settings
GradProSkills Events and Outreach Team members
Leader Biography:
to come
Learning Objectives:
1- Opportunities to practice your networking skills with graduate students
2- Build your communication skills for various networking settings - eg. Sporting events, art galleries, music
3. Practice engaging with professionals from various fields
This workshop is recorded under the skill domain:
Strategic Communication
Target Skills:
Related skill domains:
Career Building
/A1 Tue, Sep 10 2013 13h30-15h00 SGW MB 5.215 (Note Room Change)
/B1 Thu, Jan 31 2013 13h00-15h00 SGW S-205 (2145 Mackay) *** room change
/A1 Thu, Sep 27 2012 13h30-15h30 SGW MB 3.285
Can't make any of the above dates? Let us know your preference and we will work with partners to see if alternative dates can be scheduled.
Suitable For:
All Streams
Workshop Capacity:
/A1 25
/B1 25
/A1 25
Remaining Spaces:
/A1 21
/B1 12
/A1 8
Non-attendance Fee: $25        
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The following feedback was offered by attendees and includes their degree and program information.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: I enjoyed learning about one's "pitch", the game of hockey, and the 80-20 rule.
Arts_and_science - Diploma
Most beneficial aspect: Talking to other students in an informal career setting was a great way to start the course.
Engineering -
Most beneficial aspect: The activities were really helpful.

Past Offerings

/A1 Tue, Sep 10 2013 13h30-15h00 SGW MB 5.215 (Note Room Change)    4/25
/B1 Thu, Jan 31 2013 13h00-15h00 SGW S-205 (2145 Mackay) *** room change    13/25
/A1 Thu, Sep 27 2012 13h30-15h30 SGW MB 3.285    17/25