Grad Life Coaching

Grad life coaching appointments are here to support your holistic journey through graduate studies.

By booking an appointment, you can speak with Jeremy about your experiences as a Western graduate student on topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • Transitioning into and out of grad school
  • Academics and goal setting
  • Leadership and professional development
  • Wellness and well-being
  • Social life on campus
  • Community-building

As a former Western graduate student and current staff member, Jeremy is here to help you navigate Western’s resources, programs, services, and supports, and can work with you to develop short- and long-term plans that support your thriving through graduate studies.

Keep in mind, coaching appointments are not a counselling or advising service. Coaching sessions are designed to guide your journey as a graduate student by helping you develop a plan that accounts for your holistic goals and then connect you with the relevant campus experts to put that plan into action.  

Book an Appointment

  1. Log in to Western Connect
  2. On the left-hand side, choose Appointments
  3. Choose Grad Life Coaching
  4. Select "View Calendar"
  5. Choose an open time slot in the calendar and book your appointment

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Dr. Jeremy Johnston

Program Specialist, Graduate Student Life  

Jeremy has a passion for education and storytelling, and he harnesses that enthusiasm when coaching students and connecting them with our campus experts. Knowledgeable of Western’s various programs and resources available to graduate students, Jeremy is here to support graduate students navigate Western’s resources and build a plan that will see them thrive throughout their graduate studies. Having completed his PhD in English (‘21) at Western, Jeremy brings both personal and professional experience to his role coaching graduate students, and he understands that everyone’s path through grad life is unique. While Jeremy does love reading to learn, he also enjoys listening to podcasts to unwind and is open to recommendations.