SEDV Student

Unlock Your Potential

The SEDV program provides the skills and tools needed to further your energy career.

Many SEDV students are seeking to accelerate their career, or achieve a career transition in terms of function, industry or location. We offer a comprehensive and dynamic approach to career transition and professional development to support you in achieving your career goals. From identifying a career plan to perfecting your marketability to a range of employers for a successful job search, we ensure graduates can build career connections and thrive in a challenging job market.

Career Support

Whether your goal is career advancement or transition, our career advisor offers support as you shift from graduate student to energy professional. Services offered include:

  • One-on-One Career Coaching Sessions
  • Strategic Resume Writing
  • Networking For Success
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Practice Interviews
  • Communication and Presentation Skills
  • Effective Presentation Skills
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Stress and Time Management
  • Leadership Development
  • The School of Public Policy Research Assistantships
  • Career Fairs
  • Professional Luncheon Series
  • Participate in Case Competition

In addition to our in-house professional development and career support, students will gain access to additional services offered by UCalgary's Career Services and their platform Elevate. Through this web enabled tool you can view and apply for job opportunities, schedule interviews, sign-up for events and career coaching appointments and access a range of career development resources.

SEDV Mentorship Program

The SEDV mentorship program provides students with the opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals through six one-on-one meetings between September and April. Students are provided with self-assessments and required orientation in advance of program launch so that they are prepared to think about their goals and come to meetings with their mentor well prepared. The program hosts events through the year offered jointly to mentors and mentees as well as events for only mentors or only mentees. A research project runs alongside the program, providing recommendations on best practices in many areas of the program.

Transformative Talent Internships

Faculty of Graduate Studies Transformative Talent Internships are designed to give graduate students exposure to meaningful career opportunities to help bridge the gap between academia and the workplace. Transformative Talent Internships are intended to demonstrate the value to of hiring individuals with advanced research and professional training.


The Faculty of Graduate Studies has partnered with multiple organizations on and off campus to provide you with information about a wide range of valuable resources, workshops, courses and activities in a single location.

Hunter Hub

The Hunter Hub is the University of Calgary’s new initiative to engage and immerse the campus community in a culture of entrepreneurial thinking, challenging them with a new and bold approach to teaching, learning, discovery and knowledge-sharing.


Networking Opportunities

SEDV students enjoy events across campus to complement their program and grow their professional network. While the university hosts an array of topics, these centres are among our students' saved links: 


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