THRIVE Professional Skills Program

The THRIVE Professional Skills Program for Graduate Students provides free, optional opportunities for uLethbridge graduate students to develop competencies across the graduate student lifecycle that complement program curriculum. These competencies include developing teaching, research, career, personal, and professional skills that are vital to graduate student success. Participation in the THRIVE program not only provides you with skills to be successful in your graduate program, but also helps you to develop transferable skills for future career opportunities, gain a competitive advantage, and increase professional employability.

Our mission is to assist graduate students in finding success in their future careers and developing skills that will allow them to contribute to their community and society. The skill sets developed through the program are transferable to a variety of careers, are highly valued by employers, and viewed as essential for 21st century employment. Students who elect to attend the various workshops will be prepared to move forward within multidisciplinary, multi-cultural and team-based workplace environments.

In collaboration with partners both on and off campus, as well as university alumni, the THRIVE program offers a suite of workshops, events, and activities focusing on five thematic areas: communication, project management, professional and research ethics, 21st century employability, and information retrieval and management. The focus of the workshops, events, and activities promoted by THRIVE vary and respond to graduate students' evolving needs as they progress through their graduate programs. This allows our graduates to develop skills that position them well to enter the career stream of their choice.

Examples of workshops and events include (but are not limited to):

  • Basic & Advanced EndNote training;
  • TriCouncil Grant Proposal Writing;
  • Project Management offered by Mitacs;
  • Time management Offered by Mitacs (online);
  • Networking and Job Search Strategies;
  • Targeted Resume & Cover Letter Workshop;
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development;
  • Thesis Writing Boot Camp,
  • a 3-day event Three Minute Thesis Competition; and
  • Images of Research Competition.

For more information and upcoming events, please see THRIVE webpage.