Graduate Student Engagement Program

Take your academic and professional development to new heights by joining CERIC’s Graduate Student Engagement Program!

GSEP members have the unique opportunity to connect with like-minded peers, learn from industry experts, and access top-tier resources designed to advance their careers in the field of career development. 

CERIC encourages the engagement of full-time graduate students enrolled in a Canadian University whose academic focus is on career development and/or related fields through the Graduate Student Engagement Program (GSEP).

The GSEP brings together engaged graduate students interested in advancing their academic, personal and professional development through unique opportunities of networking with peers across the country, recognized experts in the field, accessing top-tier resources and more. 

Through the GSEP, graduate students are invited to take advantage of these opportunities:

The application process is now closed and will re-open in 2024.

Why apply?

Read this article that addresses the challenges faced by graduate students throughout their academic journeys and discover how CERIC’s GSEP program enriches students’ experience through active engagement, mentorship, and fostering a sense of connection and belonging.

Who can apply?

  • Full-time graduate students enrolled at a Canadian university (domestic or international students) living in Canada
  • Students need to be full-time graduate students at the moment of application and keep their status for the upcoming year
  • Students who have a connection to the career development field



Do you want to know more about the program and how graduate students can benefit from joining, the requirements and eligibility criteria and what you need to submit your online application? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions!

Hear what current, past members and mentors have to say about GSEP!

Still deciding if GSEP is where you belong to? Find out what previous GSEP members and mentors have to say about the program and how it impacted their graduate studies and professional journey after graduating.

Access to GSEP articles

Visit the GSEP Corner and browse through the collection of articles written by past GSEP members, including the winners of the GSEP Award and learn about their research or career development topics of interest. Your article could be next!

All you need to know about the GSEP Award

This award provides a free registration to Canada’s Career Development Conference and up to $1,000 to cover expenses to attend the conference. Discover who are the previous winners and how to submit your application for this prestigious award!

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