Two new WesternU programs look to highlight grad student skills for employers

August 14, 2019

A pair of new programs at Western University are looking to match Western graduate students and non-academic employers. The first of the programs, called hirewesternu PhD, promotes what doctoral students bring to the table, including their non-discipline specific skills fostered through both their academic and professional development programs. The second program, or Graduate Student Internship Program, lets doctoral students create internships that are project-based or designed around specific pre-existing duties. “We need to do a better job of helping grad students understand that there are more opportunities than being so focused on academia,” said Chris Circelli, Graduate Experiential Learning Developer (Careers & Experience) with Student Experience at WesternU. WesternU (ON)