Live Webinar for Grad Students: Research Partnerships 101

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Do you feel your career options after graduation will be too limited? Would you like to do research with a non-academic partner but don’t know where to start? Join us for a live webinar and learn how to broaden your horizons as a graduate student by acquiring research experience in the field of your choice.


  • Jesse Vincent-Herscovici, MA, Senior Account Manager at Mitacs
  • Jochen Fahr, PhD, former Mitacs internship participant

WHAT: Free Live Webinar, Research Partnerships 101: How to find non-academic collaborations that can advance your career

WHEN: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 2:00pm-3:00pm (Eastern time); 12:00pm-1:00pm (Mountain time); 11:00am-12:00pm (Pacific time)

WHERE: View the recording at:


  • Become more employable
  • Get a better starting position
  • Gain a new perspective on your research


Research reveals a disconnect between the number of graduate students and available faculty positions at Canadian universities. Estimates suggest that less than 20% of PhDs obtain a full-time professor position, yet businesses are expressing shortages of high-level skills.

Join the live broadcast on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Jesse Vincent-Herscovici, Senior Account Manager at Mitacs will review Canada’s labour market and provide advice on how to obtain a funded research internship to expand your career prospects. Jesse will be joined by Jochen Fahr, a former Mitacs Accelerate program participant, as he shares his career tips and experience with research partnerships that allowed him to advance his career. Questions will be answered live during the session.

The webinar has ended. The recording can be viewed at:

Topics include:

  • Why Canada needs graduate-level skillsets
  • How to do research with a non-academic partner
  • How a research internship can impact your career