CERIC encourages the engagement of Canada’s full-time graduate students whose academic focus is in career development and/or related fields through the Graduate Student Engagement Program (GSEP). Faculty members are asked to play a role in identifying appropriate graduate students.
Through the GSEP, graduate students will be introduced to CERIC and its programs and invited to:
- Compete for the CERIC Graduate Student Engagement Program Award, which provides free registration and up to $1,000 to cover expenses to attend and present at the Cannexus National Career Development Conference;
- Join one of of CERIC’s committees (one graduate student per year);
- Write articles for ContactPoint / OrientAction, our internationally recognized online communities for professionals in the career development field;
- Submit an article to the peer-reviewed Canadian Journal of Career Development, the pre-eminent open access academic journal dedicated to multi-sectoral career development in Canada and around the world;
- Connect with other graduate students through the GSEP Network, a dedicated LinkedIn group, or through the GSEP group on Facebook.
“This has been a wonderful initiative and several of my own students have benefited from the support.”
- Nancy Arthur, PhD., R.Psych., Professor, Educational Studies in Counselling Psychology, Associate Dean Research, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary
“Being part of GSEP at CERIC has been valuable, not only in terms of winning a scholarship to Cannexus, but also in terms of access to resources and support when I’m trying to find the answers to academic and professional questions.”
– Jennifer Davies, MEd, CCC, EdD candidate in Counselling Psychology, University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Co-op Co-ordinator, Seneca College
“My membership with GSEP at CERIC offered me an opportunity to attend and present at Cannexus, but more importantly to get connected with those working in a field I felt so passionate about. Career is a life long process, as is the learning we will undergo, and GSEP is the perfect way to engage in the dialogue of the journey.”
– Angela Katsamakis, MA Counselling Psychology candidate, University of British Columbia
“Being part of the GSEP has allowed me to really further explore my research and professional interests through writing an article that I was proud to share with family, friends and colleagues. In addition, receving GSEP’s support allowed me to contribute to the exciting field of career development by supporting my attendance at the Cannexus conference for my very first speaking presentation.”
– Danni Lei, MSc Counselling Psychology candidate, University of Calgary