null Online Peer Career Discovery Groups (PCDG)

Peer Career Discovery Groups PCDG

Host/Sponsor: The Desjardins Centre for Advanced Training (DCAT) of the RI-MUHC and McGill’s Career Planning Service (CaPs)

Date: Every Tuesday from 9:30 – 11: 00 am, starting March 9 – April 13, 2021



Online Peer Career Discovery Groups (PCDG)

Career Exploration for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the life sciences

  • Explore career options: The PCDG program is a series of 6 FREE online seminars
  • Plan for your career: Discover careers in the life sciences
  • Job search tactics: Learn new job-hunting strategies
  • Fortify your CVs: Learn how to tailor your CVs to the position you want
  • Improve your networking & interview skills: By participating in the online program, you will meet trainees from the RI-MUHC and McGill.

Every Tuesday from 9:30 – 11:00 am
Starting March 9 – April 13, 2021
To get the most of the program, it is recommended to participate in all 6 seminars in the series.

The Schedule of Topics
Topic 1: Intro to PCDG and career exploration | March 9, 2021
Topic 2: Planning your career using design thinking | March 16, 2021
Topic 3: Discovering your career options | March 23, 2021
Topic 4: Move to action: career planning | March 30, 2021
Topic 5: An intro to non-academic CVs | April 6, 2021
Topic 6: Mock job interviews | April 13, 2021

Each online conference will consist of three parts:

  • Part 1: Introduction to the topic (10-15 minutes)
  • Part 2: Breakout groups with peers (20 - 25 minutes)
  • Part 3: Group Discussion, Assignment of exercises at home, and Question period (10 -15 minutes)
  • Participants will also receive the PCDG workbook (PDF)


Can’t make it to the online seminar? We have you covered. Registered participants will have the option to receive the video complimentary of the presentation directly to their inbox every Wednesday.

Live Seminars
By joining the online live seminar, you will benefit from

  • advice and insights from experienced career advisors,
  • useful activities and references available in the PCDG interactive workbook,
  • support from like-minded peers
  • early-bird access to online career events organized by DCAT

Register Today!

To learn if you qualify for this program please contact