Mitacs Step is Canada’s only comprehensive program providing business-ready skills to up and coming researchers. Step trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in essential interpersonal, project management and entrepreneurial skills required for them to succeed in their future career.
Registration for Mitacs Step and a calendar of current workshop offerings can be found here.
Step offers workshops in the following key areas:
- Basics of the Business Environment
- Project Management
- Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property
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I am a social person naturally, but I lacked the formal training in how to behave in a proper networking event. Mitacs Step taught me key networking skills like carrying business cards, building a LinkedIn profile, and simply how to approach a stranger and make small talk which were all very beneficial, and the instructors were excellent.