Career Development

Western offers a variety of excellent resources for you to invest in your personal and professional growth. This Career Development section is a central resource that lists all professional development resources available to graduate students, including online modules and discipline-specific resources.

Discover opportunities to improve your ability to communicate complex ideas, foster positive working relationships, manage projects and teams, promote work-life balance, engage learners, navigate effectively through cultural and social diversity, and develop strategies to launch your career.

Career Education

  • Career coaching
  • Events and workshops
  • Resume, cover letter, CV, and LinkedIn profile help
  • Interview prep

Find a Job or Internship

  • Graduate Student Internship Program
  • Western Connect
  • Working at Western

Own Your Future (OYF)

  • OYF is a professional development program for doctoral students
  • Workshops
  • Resources

Centre for Teaching and Learning

  • Teaching Assistant training
  • Course Instructor training
  • Teaching certificates
  • Future Prof Workshop Series
  • Teaching conferences

Strengths Program

  • Discover your talents with the CliftonStrengths assessment
  • Career exploration workshops
  • Online resources


David Feeney

Career Coach, Graduate and Postdoctoral Students 

David is a seasoned career development practitioner, assisting students in navigating a path to help them fulfill their career goals. Changing paths himself after leaving Graduate School, David has a unique perspective on change and career design. Whether through the facilitation of workshops or one-on-one appointments, David is committed to creative career development and sees the career path as a multi-forked road. In his current role David helps support graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in their journey toward a meaningful life and career. Film, theatre, cooking and reading are activities that help David recharge.