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Professional development

Experts at uOttawa can help you prepare for a dynamic, ever-changing workplace: gain the skills and confidence you need to assertively transition to your career.

Professional development opportunities

Develop professional skills – Altitude program

The Altitude program prepares you to integrate into the workforce and progress in your career.

Learn more about the Altitude program

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Learn about employability skills and opportunities

The Career Development Centre offers various services and resources that enhance the employability skills you need in today’ labour market. Take advantage of career counselling, job search tools, career fairs, and other useful resources.

Learn more about the Career Development Centre

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Gain research and teaching experience through our assistantships

Most academic units offer research and teaching assistantships. Although priority is given to those who hold admission scholarships from the University of Ottawa, some academic units may award assistantships to other students based on the availability of funds.

Learn more about research and teaching assistantships

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Academia and research

Complete the Mitacs Training

Mitacs Step is the only comprehensive program in Canada to hone the business skills of up-and-coming researchers. Mitacs Step trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows like you in the essential interpersonal, project management, and entrepreneurial skills you need to succeed in your future career.

Learn more about the Mitacs Training

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Be the best teacher you can be

Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS) is a team of professionals who love teaching and specialize in teaching students in higher education settings. They support our faculty members so they can provide a quality education and a memorable experience at uOttawa.

Connect with the Teaching and Learning Support Service

Train in university teaching

Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS) provides graduate students and postdoctoral fellows like you with an opportunity to take formal training in university teaching through a course and practicum.

Learn more about training in university teaching