Finding Your Career Pathway | GPCB623


This course is aimed at early to mid stage PhD and research-based MA students who are interested in exploring career options (academic and otherwise) in a supportive community. Over the course of four (4) weeks, students will undertake an introspective exploration to develop their self-awareness and explore what kind of professional pathways will be good fit for them. Students will be asked to consider their strengths, preferences, motivations, and acknowledge and articulate the transerrable skills they already have. 


Each class will include two (2) hours of in-class instruction as well as approximately one (1) hour of independent work. 

Learning Objectives

  • Students will form a supportive community connected through the collective experience of exploring their professional pathways.
  • Students will apply and practice active listening emphasizing a focus on understanding their personal, and others, professional drives and aims.
  • Students will engage in an introspective personal exploration, increasing personal awareness of their temperament, strengths, and talents. 
  • Students will articulate their talents and experiences into organizational language by matching experiences (professional, volunteer, academic) with transferrable skills through the development of a personalized skills bank.

Leaders Information

Alia Nurmohamed is a PhD student in Social and Cultural Analysis at Concordia University. Alia’s research focuses on mothers' and fathers' experiences with remote and hybrid work. Prior to joining the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Alia worked for 10 years in real estate private equity and consulting. She holds a B.Com in Finance from McGill University, an MBA from the University of Warwick, and a BA in Sociology from Concordia University.


Event details

Workshop location

Sir George Williams

Start date

Thursday, October 19, 2023

End date

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Workshop days



From 09:30 to 11:30


Alia Nurmohamed


Sophia Magliocca


14 / 30

Registration deadline

Monday, October 16, 2023

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Skill domains

Career development Skills Identification