Catherine Maybrey is the owner of CM Coaching Services and has over eight years of experience working in Canada’s postsecondary sector. A longstanding advocate of the need for career services developed specifically for graduate students and the post-academic job search, Catherine has spoken at numerous conferences and events to educate graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on the realities of and opportunities in the post-academic market.
Her current research focuses on PhD employment outcomes, labour market conditions, hiring practices, employment trends, and the impact of Applicant Tracking Systems on hiring competitions across sectors.
The race is on at campuses across the country to enhance co-op programs for STEM and business students following the federal government’s commitment of $73M in support of this cause.
We know that many students today are uncertain about what career prospects await them after graduation, yet how many of us tend to think of career preparation as a mental health issue?
The introduction, adoption, and explosion of technology across sectors has certainly “disrupted” how we do our jobs, but it has also transformed the jobs themselves and the way we find new talent.
What is the purpose of the university? Judging by their mission statements, they define themselves as institutions of research and teaching, with varying degrees of emphasis on one or the other.
In a 1992 speech, technology entrepreneur Richard Tirendi told his audience that “if you’re the smartest one in the room, you’re in the wrong room.”